With bikini season quickly approaching, it’s time to talk about grooming your lady parts. Whether you trim your hairs or prefer no hair at all, it’s important to take care of your nether regions.

And if you’re thinking about grabbing your razor for some sprucing, here are five things to know about shaving your bikini area.

Shaving and Waxing Can Yield Similar Results
While waxing can help slow down hair growth, it’s much more painful. Shaving is equally as effective when it comes to cleaning up your bikini area and can be done at home.

Ingrown Hairs Will Most Likely Happen
These pesky little bumps aren’t dangerous but they can be unsightly. Using a hair removal cream made specifically for the bikini area can help you avoid ingrown hairs from popping up. You can also purchase products to apply to the area to lessen the appearance of your bumps after shaving.

Shaving off All of Your Pubic Hair May Not Be Great for Vaginal Health
Your pubic hair acts as a barrier between your lady parts and bacteria — just like how your eyelashes protect your eyes from dirt. If you insist on going totally bare down there, make sure to keep the area clean at all times.

Skip the Razor and Grab Your Scissors
If you don’t want to take the plunge directly into shaving or waxing, you don’t have to! Trimming or lightly shaving the hair around your bikini area can help effectively tame it for the months you’ll be spending in a bikini.

Don’t Remove It All at Once
If you haven’t shaved before, it’s best to test the waters before going full on Brazilian. Start with shaving the sides near your bikini line. Next trim longer hairs or opt for a landing strip which is the hair just down the center part of your labia. Still not impressed? Feel free to take it all off!

xx, The FabFitFun Team