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A few reasons why your pubic hair itches after you trim it and how you can fix it!

At Bushbalm™, we love giving our followers the best advice on health and beauty. We may be experts in pubic hair care, but we offer a lot more to our following. David, one of the Bushbalm™ founders, is here to calm your nerves when it comes to trimming and maintaining your pubic region. 
trimmed pubic hair now itchy and how you can change that

What you need to know now:  
Pubic hair can be trimmed, grown, waxed or shaved, so you have to decide how you approach it. There are three main ways to maintain your pubic region. 

#1 Shave 
#2 Trim 
#3 Grow 


#1 - How to reduce pubic hair itch when you shave it

Note: Shaving is the hardest on your pubic region and most likely to cause redness and irritation. 

There are a few ways you can combat the harsh consequences of shaving. The first two are very simple, but highly effective. 

Suggestion 1: Shave in the shower under hot/warm water 

By shaving in shower under hot or warm water, you quickly soften the hair. This makes the razor cut through the hair much easier, thus, reducing irritation. 

Suggestion 2: Use Pubic Oil or natural oils immediately after shaving

Using a natural product (ideally containing Jojoba Oil) will help soothe your skin after shaving. It's important to get oils that are extremely soft on the skin. At Bushbalm™, we use Jojoba Oil and Tea Tree Oil, which help soften the skin and prevent ingrown hairs. 

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#2 How to reduce pubic itch when you trim 

Note: I'm biased, as I personally trim and find it the most effective way to handle your pubic hair. 

By trimming your pubic hair, you get the benefits of having a natural barrier, but you also get the benefit of relief. When you allow your hair to grow, you eliminate the redness and irritation caused by shaving. However, when growing your pubic hair, it's common to ignore what is under the hair. In the dry seasons, many people get dry skin and ignore it. For this, I'd recommend using a baby oil, or even pubic hair oil when you get out of the shower. 

Itchy pubic area

#3 Growing out your pubic hair and what it really means 

In our beauty society, we often miss the benefits of the natural look. However, it's not all bad to grow out your pubic hair. You get the natural health benefits of additional protection, but you need to be mindful of the risks. By growing your hair, you can occasional maintain more scent. This was originally meant for sexual connection/lure, but forgotten in todays world. To combat it, as well as dry skin, you can always focus on the pubic as much as a man would focus on their beard. It's extremely common to see a dry "straw like" beard on a man, but it's not entirely ideal. For this, you can use various natural oils. At Bushbalm™, we use Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and various essential oils to help your pubic hair stay soft, prevent ingrown hairs, and make you smell delightful.  

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 About Pubic Hair 

These are all helpful tips, but we need to answer a few questions and find out what the purpose of pubic hair is, and how you treat it. 
According to board-certified ob-gyn Jacqueline M. Walters, M.D., pubic hair does in fact have a beneficial purpose: 
“It provides a cushion against friction that can cause skin abrasion and injury; protection from bacteria and other unwanted pathogens, and is the visible result that long-awaited adolescence hormones have kicked in.”
Many people see pubic hair as something we should remove, but in all reality it does have a health purpose. 

What else can I do for my itchy pubes? 

If you want to get ahead of the itch, we'd recommend following the steps in our How to Dry Brush blog post. This will help you prevent the itchiness and soothe your pubic region. 

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