Want to skip the pain of waxing? How about the razor burns, nicks and cuts you get from shaving?
Don’t worry girl, I have a good recommendation for you –> depilatory creams for pubic hair.
You must be thinking “What? Can hair removal cream be used on private parts? Is that even safe???”
Well, the truth is, regular depilatory creams can really cause irritation down there, even nasty chemical burns. That’s why it is important to choose only the best bikini hair removal creams specifically formulated for such a sensitive area.
I used to be so afraid of using depilatories for pubic hair after hearing about my friend’s little Veet accident on her boyfriend’s privates (man-scaping).
She used the regular variant that she uses for her legs and left it on a little longer than what was indicated, thinking it’ll need “more time to marinate” since the hair down there is coarser.
After 15 minutes, she scraped it off with a spatula and along with all these melted hair and cream came a thin layer of her boyfriend’s skin. Ouch!
Three lessons I learned from her (and her now ex-bf) story are:
- Use specially formulated hair removal cream for women’s (men’s) privates and not just the regular variant of depilatory cream.
- Do a patch test to check for any sensitivities from the chemicals used in the cream.
- Follow the package instructions to a T.
Being definitely better compared to shaving, I got tempted in trying depilatory creams so I gave it a go.
Keeping in mind these lessons that I learned from my friend, I scouted for good pubic hair removal creams and found a very close competition between the below 3 products.
- Best Depilatory Creams for Pubic Hair
- The Verdict
- Is Hair Removal Cream Permanent?
- Does Hair Grow Back Darker After Nair?
- Does Hair Removal Cream Make Hair Grow Back Thicker?
- How To Remove Pubic Hair With Hair Removal Cream?
- What To Put On Your Skin After Depilatory Creams?
- How Do You Treat Hair Removal Cream Burns?
- Is There A Cream That Stops Hair Growth?
- Does Stop Grow Hair Removal Cream Work?
- Putting It All Together
Best Depilatory Creams for Pubic Hair
Veet and Nair are two hair removal giants that have proven their place in this industry for years.
While both products are fast and somehow effective, there are still patches of hair left that I can’t run over again with the cream if I don’t want to get burned, so I end up going over it with a razor instead.
I find that Liberex contains more skin-friendly natural ingredients and no mineral oil that commonly cause irritation to some people. All this while being fast and super effective, it can get all hairs in one swipe.
The price may be a bit more compared to Veet and Nair, but being mostly natural and effective, I don’t mind spending that much for such a good quality product that is guaranteed safe to use down there.
Liberex is now, definitely the best hair removal cream for pubic hair in my book.
Now, that we’ve ruled out which is the best depilatory cream for coarse pubic hair, let’s move on to some pressing questions that most girls are dying to know when it comes to vaginal hair removal products.
Is Hair Removal Cream Permanent?
Hair removal creams are not a permanent solution to unwanted hair, their results last a little bit longer compared to shaving and a little bit shorter compared to waxing.
If your goal is to get rid of hair permanently sans the pain, I suggest trying IPL. This method may take 6-8 treatments before you actually start to see dramatic results that last months (there will be new hair growing out of dormant follicles when triggered by hormones).
If you want to be hair free for life and can take a little bit of pain, you may get electrolysis treatments from the salon or clinic near you.
Does Hair Grow Back Darker After Nair?
Short answer – No!
Does Hair Removal Cream Make Hair Grow Back Thicker?
No. The creams don’t change the quality of hair at all. It gives the tips a more rounded or softer edge compared to shaving but the thickness is pretty much still the same.
How To Remove Pubic Hair With Hair Removal Cream?
To be honest, this one depends on the product’s actual instructions. But here are the basics:
- On clean skin apply some product using the provided spatula or your fingers.
- Leave on as per product instructions.
- Wipe off the product using the spatula or a moist towelette by going against the direction of hair growth.
- Wash off any excess with water, lots of water.
What To Put On Your Skin After Depilatory Creams?
Since depilatory creams can strip off skin moisture, it is best to follow up with a good moisturizer to calm and nourish the skin.
My fave? Without a doubt this:
Prone to getting ingrown bumps and irritation? I suggest getting the famous Tend Skin.
It has active ingredients that slough off dead skin cells to release trapped hair. Just be careful in your application, this product is alcohol based and is meant to be applied externally only.
How Do You Treat Hair Removal Cream Burns?
Having chemical burns from depilatory cream is no different from other kinds of burns.
If and once you feel a burning sensation right after applying the cream, remove it immediately by washing off with cold water ensuring that no residue is left.
After cleaning the area, the following tips can also help alleviate the discomfort caused by chemical burns.
Apply Hydrocortisone Cream on The Area
This helps calm the redness. A good one is CeraVe Hydrocortisone Cream.
Keep the Area Moisturized
The bikini area is always in close contact with our undies, and just like getting a pad rash, constant friction can worsen the pain and irritation.
Moisturize the area with petroleum-based products for an added layer of protection. The best one for this? The good ol’ Aquaphor.
Drink OTC Pain Meds to Alleviate the Pain
If the pain feels like 7 hells, then it’s time to get some help from our dear friend, Ibuprofen.
Wear Comfortable Undies
Choose something made out of cotton and not so tight fitting. Save your lacies for better days.
(You know, cotton period panties may just be the comfortable saving grace for this occasion)
Is There A Cream That Stops Hair Growth?
Yes, there are creams, lotions and sprays available in the market that inhibits hair growth.
It’s important to note though that on its own, these hair growth inhibiting products DO NOT remove unwanted hair and is supposed to be used as a supplement to your hair removal method of choice.
Does Stop Grow Hair Removal Cream Work?
Stop Grow Hair Growth Inhibitor Cream is not a hair removal cream, instead, it helps reduce the frequency of hair removal by penetrating the hair follicle and reducing its germinating phase during the Anagen stage (hair growth).
It’s clinically proven safe and effective to use even on the most sensitive skin. As always, do a patch test before using a new product.
Another great product to try if you’re not keen on Stop Grow Cream:
Putting It All Together
Depilatory creams are definitely the most painless method of hair removal. It’s a popular choice among women with low pain tolerance and those who want quick and easy hair removal sans the irritation.
While using regular hair removal creams may result to chemical burns and redness, choosing the right depilatory creams for pubic hair can help turn this negative experience around and give you bikini ready, smooth and hair-free skin without any irritation.
I hope this article shed light on the question of whether or not you can use hair removal creams on such a sensitive area of your body.
As always, if you have pressing questions, comments or suggestions, you may write anonymously and I’d be more than happy to answer them for you. Ciao!