If you wax:
-Choose a licensed esthetician and be sure they do not double-dip (i.e. they use a fresh wax stick every time, so the wax pot cannot be contaminated).
-Exfoliate before you wax.
-Wear soft panties that hopefully won’t irritate your skin.
-We’d recommend starting off with a traditional bikini wax before graduating to the Brazilian (in which all or most of the hair is removed).
If you shave:
-Use a sharp, new razor, preferably with a moisturizing strip.
-You may want to trim hairs that are longer than ¼ inch before shaving.
-Many shaving creams are available, some specific to this sensitive area. Hair conditioner is also a good option.
-Shaving against the grain provides a closer shave. But if you’re prone to ingrown hairs or razor burn, shaving in the direction of the hair growth can prevent further irritation.
After either—tips to help prevent ingrown hairs and other irritations:
-Exfoliate gently with a washcloth in the shower—and don’t use hot water. This can help prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs.
-Yyou can use a post-shaving product (though men’s aftershave will likely burn). Oasis carries Tend Skin, a liquid that is applied to dry skin with a cotton ball. If a wax has left your skin puffy or red, you can try cortisone cream.
-Don’t wear tight clothing immediately afterward.
-Keep the area dry. You can use baby powder to help absorb moisture.