Let’s talk pubes. Until very recently, talking about your pubic hair was a huge social no-no. But there’s also been a huge cultural shift in how we talk about men’s and women’s bodies – hair included.
Body hair has always been a weird source of shame or insecurity for many people. For most women, they’re taught from a young age that long hair is lovely and feminine, but only if it’s on their head. Otherwise, it’s gross and unhygienic – especially female pubic hair. For men, it’s the opposite: body hair is a sign of masculinity, virility, power.
But in 2019, it’s all about loving your body, hair and all. Whether shaving your pubic hair or sporting a full bush makes you feel sexy, we’re all here for it!
To guide you in your journey towards self-love and confidence, we put together a list of the most popular pubic hairstyles for females, males, and everyone in between. Plus a bonus guide on the best way to remove hair down there!
Tips And Tricks For The Perfect Pubic Hairstyle
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- Choose the hairstyle that makes YOU – not your partner, not society – happy. Your body, your rules.
- For pubic hair removal, you can use wax strips, razor, or any other pubic hair trimmer that you’re comfortable with. Just make sure it’s clean! If using a razor, a sharp one will make closer cuts than a dull one.
- Shaving on dry skin is tough; wet your hair (by soaking in a bath or shower) for 10 to 15 minutes before shaving. This will help reduce irritation.
- Using a gentle soap or even conditioner prior to shaving reduces nicks, in-grown hairs, and razor burn.
- Apply a gentle moisturiser or after-shave immediately after. Aloe vera and coconut oil are great natural alternatives that will leave your newly-shaved skin soft and smooth.
Pubic Hairstyles For Men And Women
From trimmed pubes to manscaping styles (and pictures), we’ve got you covered. Here are 6 ways to wear your pubic hair.
No, not the president – we’re talking your natural hair in all its full glory. The bush is obviously one of the most popular pubic hairstyles, male or female. It’s laidback, carefree, and incredibly low maintenance. Plus, your bush is there for a reason: to keep your genitals happy, healthy, and irritation-free!
You don’t need to do anything to achieve this look (that’s the whole point), but consider trimming the hair with a small pair of scissors just to keep it neat.
If you want something tidier than The Bush but still pretty low on the maintenance scale, then The Bikini is perfect for you. This is one of the more common vagina hairstyles for ladies since it’s easy yet breezy, and 100% beach-friendly.
The Bikini shave requires a trim along the creases of your legs. Basically, you get rid of any hair that might peek out of a bikini-style bottom. Then trim the remaining hair until it lies flat and even.
The Landing Strip
The Landing Strip is an absolute classic. It’s a great way to keep your pubic area neat without nuking all of the hair completely. It’s a favourite among models and pornstars because it’s clean but still says “I’m an adult, I have hair, deal with it.”
To get The Landing Strip, simply shave everything on your mons pubis but keep a trail of hair right down the middle. It can be as short or long, narrow or wide as you want. You might need a mirror to make sure it’s centred and not crooked!
Okay, it’s a little cheesy, but you have to admit it’s cute.
Heart-shaped pubic hair is playful, fun, and totally unique. To get The Heart, start by shaping the bottom into a sort of downward-pointing triangle. Then, shave the top part into the two curves of the heart.
For the shape to really stand out, you might need to get up close and personal; use a small handheld mirror and maybe even a pair of tweezers to achieve a perfect heart shape!
If you have a little bit of a wild child in you that you’re dying to express, The Dyed is the pubic hairstyle for you.
Fair warning: it’s a lot of upkeep since you’ll have to colour your hair regularly. And your skin down there is much more sensitive than your skin up top, so you’ll need to use gentler products, like diluted bleach and ammonia-free dye.
But if you manage to pull it off, it can have some pretty spectacular results.
Don’t want to mess with your sensitive pubic area? You can still try a coloured ‘do with a dyed merkin wig, which is like a regular wig...except for your pubic hair!
Brazilian is just a fancy word for a fully shaved vagina or penis. Being completely bare means feeling completely clean, free, and comfortable. But going completely hairless isn’t easy – not only will you have to shave your entire pubic region, but you might also have to reach down deep to get those pesky little butt-crack hairs. If you don’t trust your own shaving ability, get waxed by a professional, they’ll get into every nook and cranny for you!
The landing strip could be your signature style, or maybe you’re brave enough to rock it fully-bare. No matter what you choose, your pubic hair is beautiful – and it’s nobody else’s business. If someone gives you trouble for your hair-down-there, understand that the hair on your crotch is no more significant than the hair on your head! How you wear it is up to you.