The Prickly Problem with Managing Pubic Hair

The Prickly Problem with Managing Pubic Hair

Oh hi! Let me take a wild guess here -- you have pubes! Welcome. Now, how do we manage them? Most people fall into three categories.

  1. Do nothing. Cool! You do you. Pubic hair does serve a purpose. It acts as a defensive layer for bacteria and harmful pathogens. It’s presence can also reduce friction that leads to irritation. That’s why we don’t tend to go with the second option...

  2. Try to remove them entirely. Common ways this is achieved is by laser hair removal, chemically burning them (like with Nair or another topical cream), waxing or sugaring (which both pull out hairs from the root). If this works for you and you’re happy with the results, great! The Rayna team was not. So we turned towards solution three…

  3. Managing your pubic hair in some way, but not necessarily removing it all in one sweaty, painful moment (I’m looking at you, unnamed, popular chain waxing salon).

    Many people with pubic hair turn to shaving. Dermatologists (and maybe you, too!) are familiar with some of the common outcomes we were personally tired of and that we’ve heard about again and again on surveys— check out our infographic below. Shaving tends to directly cause ingrown hairs, razor burn, and skin abrasions that can even lead to infections. Shaving also usually requires supplementary products that themselves can be irritants and mess with the natural pH balance of a healthy vagina! It seems like we just can’t win with the razors.

This is why we turned to trimming. Because a trimmer cuts hair without tugging it out of the pore, it is cut above skin level, meaning ingrown hairs are unlikely to plague your pubic region. This also means razor burn, abrasions, and infections need not keep you up at night. Using a trimmer that is only used on pubic hair (this is key!) means you aren't introducing new bacteria to different body parts.