Dear Lifehacker After Hours , What's the best way to trim my, uh, private area? I used to use a regular hair clipper without the attachment, but after a small but very bloody mishap I am looking for safer alternatives. I can tell you right now that your first mistake—and likely the reason this happened—was not using the plastic guard that comes with your trimmer. Always use the plastic guard. If you do, it's a perfectly safe option—though not the only one. Let's go through a few of the preferred methods for both men and women.
For men, shaving your pubic hair is significantly different from taking a razor to the face. However, it's fairly easy to do and it only takes about 30 minutes. It's important to select the right kind of shaving cream. Since your pubic area is a sensitive part of your body, a good shaving cream or gel will do the trick. Avoid using a regular bar of soap. Rather, you want a product like Brave Solider, Brave Shave that is specifically made for male body shaving, as it softens the hair follicle for a smoother shave.
The thought of bringing a sharp razor anywhere close to your genitals might be downright frightening. Always start by carefully trimming the area with electric grooming clippers. Then, soak in a warm tub for a few minutes, apply shaving cream, use a sharp razor, and remove the hair with smooth, even strokes. Before you shave your pubic hair, trim it using the lowest setting on your grooming clippers, which will make it easier to shave later. Then, soak in warm water for 5 minutes to soften your hair and skin, which will help the blade cut your hair.
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. Whenever you're holding a sharp razor in a slippery-wet shower, you've got to be careful. But when you're steering that blade below your waistline, it's best to proceed with extreme caution. It's an area of the body where nicks and cuts can be much more serious, and where coarser hair can make ingrowns all the more likely.