Shaving your pubic hair with the wrong razor can make for an itchy, uncomfortable, overall-shitty experience. And when you decide to tackle the time-consuming, tedious task, it’s worth getting a razor that doesn’t tear out your pubes and give you gnarly razor burn.
So, if you shave your pubic hair and are sick of coming away with painful, burning skin and an uneven, splotchy bikini line, I’ve got 7 razors that will make your life better — and less bumpy.
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I wrote all about my experience with the Twig razor, but I’ll summarize here: it’s the f*cking best. While you do need actual shaving cream in order for it to work – no shortcuts – it’s worth that extra $4 at CVS for shaving gel. Featuring a single-edge, single-blade design, your pubic hair stands no chance against this reusable safety razor. A bonus: any safety razor blade fits the razor head, so you don’t need to buy specialty blades, unlike with other razors. It is truly the best shave of my life, and it’s absolutely worth the $59 price tag.
Schick gives you lather and a smooth shave all in one, even if you have sensitive skin. The shave cream is included within the razor, so as you run the four blades along your bikini line, you’ll get a solid amount of softness straight from the source. On top of that, its defense bar is infused with protective and reparative vitamin E, as well as soothing aloe. So, really, it’s a three-in-one, delivering every part of a shave without any accessories. Does it get any better?
If you have sensitive skin, I wholeheartedly recommend the Venus Pubic Hair and Skin Razor (and the rest of its products, too). It doesn’t grate your skin – there is a patented irritation defense bar that keeps the razor from scratching and irritating your pubic area, while also kissing hair goodbye. Just keep in mind that when I say gentle, I mean gentle – if you have coarse hair or don’t shave very often, it might not be enough to get you bare.
Is it weird that a razor has to declare itself as unisex? Yes, not gonna lie about that one. But we’ll take that odd detail, because “Us” from BIC Razors is great for shaving everywhere – including the pubic area. Five blades work together to give you a close shave, but if that’s not enough, its precision trimming edge will get those ridiculously-hard-to-reach areas, too. With an irritation strip that’s infused with calming vitamin E and aloe, this razor is solid to “Me,” and “You” will love it, too.
I have run out of my specific pubic-area shaving gel more times than I’d like to admit, and conditioner and soap just don’t do it for me. However, hanni’s Shave Pillow – featuring moisturizing cactus water and glycerin, as well as soothing adaptogenic mushrooms (including reishi mushroom, which we love!) – coats skin beautifully. But the assist comes from hanni’s razor, which is weighted, reusable, double-edged, and stops razor bumps and burns in its tracks. Also, the razor’s packaging is adorable; even if you hate shaving in general (me), hanni will turn that frown upside down. I even wrote a full review on my experience with hanni — check it out!
Don’t want to travel with your expensive razor, just in case you lose it? Understandable, and a great reason to pick up the basic Dollar Shave Club kit. For less than $15, you’ll receive a razor body, shave cream with soothing aloe vera and coconut oil, and four four-blade cartridges (which are apparently meant for longer hair, so if you don’t shave often, this is great news!). The handle is ergonomic and made from metal, so you never have to throw it out – always ideal when you find something that works for you.
You’ll find “The Trimmer” – pretty straightforward name – will give you the pubic hair shave you need. It’s perfect for every body part, and they promote it for both men and women (hard to find, sadly). Not only is it waterproof, but its ceramic blades and low vibrations help to give you a bump-, razor-burn-free shave everywhere. The battery lasts for 90 minutes, so even those with… extra hair can finish their shave in one go.
What is the best razor for shaving pubic hair? Tell us in the comments!