If you embrace manscaping, you may find that you are left feeling sore, sensitive and uncomfortable post-shave. This can be down to a whole host of reasons so we’re here to tackle your most common questions and concerns around intimate shaving.
Razor burn, irritation and chafing can be common among men who groom this intimate area. So it’s time to find out why itching happens and how to relieve itchy pubic hair with some essential grooming tips.
What Causes an Itchy Pubic Area?
There are numerous reasons why your pubic area could be feeling itchy, including:
- Allergic reaction
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Shaving irritation
- Skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis
While shaving irritation can easily be relieved, other causes of an itchy pubic area may require the guidance of a medical professional. Contact your doctor if you have a persistent itch that is accompanied by non-shaving-related symptoms.
What is Shaving Irritation?
Shaving irritation is a temporary discomfort to your skin as a result of a poor grooming experience. It can be classified into three main categories:
- Razor burn – Burning, redness, stinging, itching – sound familiar? If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms after shaving, you’ve had razor burn.
- Razor bumps – Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that occur after shaving. They look like small pimples.
- Chafing – Like razor burn and razor bumps, chafing can look like a red rash with raised bumps. The difference is that chafing is caused by friction, which can happen when your just-shaved (or trimmed) areas rub against each other or your clothing.
Now that you know which kind of irritation from shaving you’re experiencing, read on for the solutions.
Why Does It Feel Itchy after I Shave My Pubic Area?
For lots of guys, shaving your pubic hair is part of an essential grooming routine but issues with your technique and tools can quickly cause itchy side effects. It’s worth knowing that when you shave without prepping the area properly or without the right tools you can irritate the hair follicle, causing that itchy pubic hair sensation.
For example, shaving can increase the discomfort of an itchy pubic area. If you haven’t changed your razor blades in a while, they can become dull – this means you’ll struggle to get a close shave and may feel more pulling on the hair. If you don’t regularly change your blades, they can collect bacteria so be sure to look after your razor and change your blades as soon as you notice dullness.
How to Prevent Razor Burn on Your Pubic Area
Razor burn is a skin irritation that can be caused by dry shaving, shaving too aggressively, or shaving with dull blades. Typically, it starts to appear a few minutes after shaving, and often takes the form of a rash or burning patches on the skin although it can also manifest as a burning sensation on the skin and no rash. To help prevent razor burns on your pubic area, always apply shaving cream.
A shaving cream like our Gillette Intimate Pubic Shave Cream + Cleanser hydrates and protects sensitive areas during intimate grooming, reducing the risk of razor burn. It also helps clean your area while you shave – a win-win in our books.