You may be asking this question, but you should know you aren't alone. We get 100's of website visitors every single day who are looking for products and solutions for exactly this problem. It's pubic hair and ingrown hairs are very popular and here at Bushbalm™ we are trying to eliminate both problems.
Why do we get itchy pubic hair?
There are many reasons you could have itchy pubic hair, ranging from Eczema to simply razor burn. Finding an itch on your body isn't unusual, but there are certainly ways to minimize this occurrence. Below we will take you through some commons reasons you have itchy pubic hair, specifically revolving around hair removal (ie. shaving, waxing or sugaring).
- New Pubic Hair Removal
- Sensitive Skin
- Dry Skin and Hair
1. Pubic Hair Growth Through Skin
If you've ever removed your pubic hair, you'll know it can lead to irritation. This type of hair removal is very popular, but we all know can cause some itch. When you shave with a razor you get rid of the hair that is visible, but you aren't entirely removing all the hair. You're essentially just cutting off the top portion and the remaining hair follicles continue to grow underneath your skin. What causes the itch is often the irritation of these hair follicles.
"By moisturizing your pubic hairs daily leading up to a shave you're hair follicles will be softer, which will cause the the hairs to be softer and more receptive to shaving = less itch of your pubic hair"
2. Sensitive Skin & Irritation
It's not uncommon for us to have sensitive skin around our pubic region. This area tends to be hidden from the sun and is generally limited in your skincare routine. If you are someone who suffers from sensitive skin we have a skin and hair routine you can try to reduce itch and irritation of your pubic region.
3. Dry & Flaky Skin
If you go into a shave or wax with dry skin and hair you are looking at trouble. Always ensure you prepare the skin and hair, so it is receptive to shaving or waxing. We'd recommend moisturizing and exfoliating, as well as trimming the hairs to the hairs recommended by your waxer. Having very course pubic hair is a very common reasons you'd experiencing pubic itch or irritation.
How to Stop Pubic Hair Itching When it's Growing Back
Step 1: Exfoliate your pubic region consistently. You can use a sugar based exfoliating scrub to soften the skin and hair. This consistent exfoliation will break down the dead skin cells on in your pubic region leading to less itching and overall irritation.
Step 2: Moisturize your pubic skin and hair on a regular basis to treat any sort of itching or irritation. A soothing pubic oil will help you soften that skin and hair making it more receptive to waxing, shaving or any type of hair removal. It's recommended you avoid any harsh chemicals or moisturizers that clog pores, or are considered comedogenic.
Step 3: Treat Ingrown Hairs and Razor Burn. An ingrown hair & razor burn treatment will help treat that irritation after the fact and reduce the itch. You'll want to look for products that are gentle for your pubic region. Often the most common ingredient will be Jojoba Oil or other natural oils. Additionally, look for Copaiba or Tea Tree Oil for the anti-inflammatory properties, which will reduce the itching feeling after shaving and soothe the skin.
How do I make my pubes softer in general?
If you are looking to soften your pubic hair in general you should focus on soothing oils. We recommend utilizing a nude oil that is filled with jojoba oil, as this helps soften the skin, hair and can even reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs.
For the softest pubes possible you'll want to use a pubic hair oil within 2 minutes of getting out of the shower. According to dermatologists this is the optimal time to apply moisturizers to skin and hair.
What products help with itchy pubic hair?
Where to buy products for itchy pubic hair?
You can find many products online that can help with itchy pubic hair, but we'd recommend sticking with products that are natural, non-comedogenic and alcohol free. It's really common to find surgically strong smelling products that treat this type of itch, but we'd recommend against it. Our lineup of pubic region products are tailored for this area and formulated to treat itchy pubic hair.
"Shaving your pubic hair isn't taught in school. This is something many of us struggle with, but some basic tips will go a long way." - David Gaylord | CEO Bushbalm