Hello, full bush gang! Team Au Naturel is that you?
You have decided to unapologetically keep your natural look down there and go against baseless beauty standards. You are keeping your pubic hair despite the hair grooming trend.
We stand with you, Queen!
Asides from the fact that pubic hair has several biological benefits, keeping your full bush saves you the stress of hair grooming. It also allays the fear of pesky ingrown hairs and angry shave bumps.
Despite all advantages of keeping your vaginal hair, you need to maintain it to reap its full benefits. You should make efforts to keep it clean, soft, and free of infectious microorganisms.
This article takes you through the benefits of going full bush, a guide on how to stay clean down there while keeping your pubic hair, and bonus tips.
Benefits of keeping your vaginal hair
Those who shave or wax think they are healthier, but you are not lesser. Keeping your pubic hair prevents your vagina from a lot of harm.
- Pubic hair traps dirt and bacteria and prevents them from getting to your vagina.
- Pubic hair lessens body heat, it serves as a body temperature regulator. The hair follicles release natural oils that eventually evaporate and cool down the skin. So, leave those who think they will feel lighter by removing their pubic hair, go on to keep yours, get more coolness from down there.
- Keeping your pubic hair reduces friction during sexual intercourse.
- A study also revealed that 60% of those who admitted shaving (during a study) had experienced a health complication caused by this practice.
These are just a few of the benefits of keeping your pubic hair, so start feeling confident with your full pubic hair. Just ensure you have a healthy maintenance routine.
Guide to maintaining healthy vaginal hair
Trimm it a bit
If you are the hairy type, growing full thick pubic hair is inevitable. You may not be able to control the hair, nor care for it, so you should keep it low a little bit by trimming it. Trimming your pubic hair allows for airflow into your vagina.
Although your pubic hair has a cooling agent beneath it, you should allow air to pass through. You can use scissors or an electric trimmer, but ensure your trimming tools are disinfected and clean. You should use trimming tools specifically meant for your pubes and pubes only.
Do not share your trimming tools with anyone, nor use them for other stuff yourself. It's a personal belonging and specifically for your pubic area. Trim your pubic hair regularly, at least once a month.
Wash it regularly
Regular washing of your pubes is necessary. Cleansing your pubic hair removes sweat, dirt, and harmful bacteria. It keeps your pubic hair hydrated and soft. Anytime you visit the ladies, wash it with water. Wash it daily and after strenuous exercises.
To preserve your vaginal ph, be careful while washing. Don't let water or cleanser seep into your vaginal opening. Also, be mindful of your choice of cleanser. Avoid using your body soap or any harsh cleanser to wash your pubic hair.
Using soap to wash your pubic area is likely to cause irritations and dryness of your pubic skin, instead, you should use a cleanser free from scents and fragrance. Avoid using cleansers that have salicylic acid, they can irritate and dry your pubic skin.
Salicylic acid is a common acne treatment in many facial cleansers, it is formulated to give you clear skin. It works by removing more of your skin cells, which can reduce the redness of acne and get rid of acne quickly.
However, using cleansers that contain salicylic acid might be harmful to your vagina because it is a sensitive region. Also, stay away from douching, your vagina is self-cleaning.
OYO "keep it clean" is a pubic skin cleanser that is suitable and safe for your vagina. It is made of natural ingredients free from fragrance. It keeps you clean without compromising your vaginal health.
You should also drink a lot of water. The essence of water can't be overemphasized. Drink at least 8 liters a day.
Apply shaving creams
You might wonder why do you need shaving cream when you are keeping your pubic hair. You need it. You need its softening effect.
Shaving creams are formulated to lock in moisture into your pubic hair. Apply some lather of shaving cream to your pubic hair and wash it off after 5 minutes. Do this weekly to see how soft and tender your pubic hair will become.
Exfoliating your pubic hair helps remove dead cells and rejuvenate your pubic skin. It also removes the dirt and bacteria trapped by your pubic hair, thereby helping you avoid infections.
Exfoliating will also prevent your pubic hair from being lumped together, thus, keeping it smooth and soft. You can use home ingredients such as sugar and coconut oil to gently scrub your V area. However, you can save yourself from the stress of homemade scrub.
You can get yourself an exfoliator safe for your pubic skin. Avoid any product that has fragrance, alcohol, or flavor, as far as your private part is concerned. OYO pubic skin exfoliator is a scrub made specifically for the pubes. It is formulated to help you remove dead cells, so you can have healthy pubic skin and hair. It is made from natural ingredients free of fragrance and chemicals.
Meanwhile, before you start to exfoliate you have to take note of certain precautions;
- Do not exfoliate the center of your vagina, that is, do not exfoliate the opening of your vagina, stay away from your clitoris. Only exfoliate the bikini line, the upper part, and the sides of your vulva.
- Use wool or hand to apply the exfoliator. If you are going to use your hands, make sure they are well washed. Avoid using a sponge, glove loofah, or rough washcloth, they can cause irritations to your pubic skin.
- Exfoliate gently. Don't go hard on your pubic skin, over-exfoliating can burn or irritate your sensitive skin.
After exfoliating your pubic hair, you should cleanse thoroughly to remove the exfoliator residues.
Moisturizer helps keep your pubic hair moist and smooth, it is effective for keeping soft pubic hair. You should moisturize your pubic hair regularly. It soothes your pubic skin and leaves your pubic hair silky and shiny.
You can moisturize your pubic hair with natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, lavender oil, Vitamin E oil, and grapeseed oil.
Get a container, add a tablespoon of grapeseed oil, a teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and 5 to 6 drops of lavender oil, store in a jar. This amount can last you for a week. If you need it to last you more than a week, you can make it in larger quantities. There is no need to refrigerate, it can last up to 6 months.
To apply this mixture to your pubic hair, rub it on your palms, then massage your pubic hair upwards with it. Do not let it touch the lower region.
To avoid the stress of making your moisturizer, you can get a moisturizing product made specifically for the pubes with a combination of natural oils.
OYO" final touch " is a pubic skin moisturizer made with a combination of jojoba oil, coconut oil, and oat silk oil. It softens your hair, brightens your pubic skin, and leaves you with shiny and silky pubic hair. OYO "final touch " is a lightweight moisturizer that quickly penetrates your pubic hair and skin without staining your panties.
Comb your pubic hair
There is a tendency for your pubic hair to tangle as it grows thicker. Just as you comb the hair on your head to keep it good-looking and tangle-free, you need to get a comb for your pubic area too. Get a comb for down there! Sort all the "entanglement" and stay good.
Wear breathable underwear
Whether you are keeping your pubic hair or removing it, you should always wear breathable underwear. Wear at least 90% cotton underwear, it allows for airflow into your vagina and keeps it cool.
Wearing breathable underwear will reduce friction against your pubic area, thus preventing chafing, ingrown hairs, and burns.
Remember, keeping your pubic hair does not make you dirty or unhygienic. However, not maintaining and keeping your vaginal hair clean may mess things up down there and expose you to infections such as pubic lice.
Just as you tend to your facial skin and the hair on your head, you should pay more attention to your pubic hair. To look and feel good down there, take care of your full bush and wear it confidently.