For many women who like to remove their hair ‘down there’, shaving is a no-brainer. It’s far cheaper, quicker and more convenient than waxing and laser removal. Plus, it’s pain free! Well, in theory it should be. For all its benefits, shaving does come with its own unpleasant after effects like chafing, rashes, itchiness and ingrown hairs. And there’s nothing worse than trying to go about your daily life while being completely distracted by the fact that it feels like your ladygarden is on fire.
The good news is, post-shave discomfort can easily be avoided. Often, it comes down to two factors: 1) shaving with a blunt or old razor and 2) using heavily fragranced, irritating gels. So, if you’re using any old body wash to shave with (or those razors with the in-built gel bars), you’re probably going to have to get a little more picky about your products. Thankfully, there are plenty of gentle creams and gels out there that will give you a close shave without messing with the sensitive equilibrium down there.
Scroll through the gallery for seven of the best shaving products to use on your sensitive lady parts.
TriShave 3 in 1 Shave Creme
Shop the TriShave 3 in 1 Shave Creme.
Bikini Zone Anti-Bumps Shave Gel
Shop the Bikini Zone Anti-Bumps Shave Gel.
Lavanila Sport Luxe The Healthy Body Wash 3-in-1
Shop the Lavanila Sport Luxe The Healthy Body Wash 3-in-1.
Shaveworks The Cool Fix
Shop the Shaveworks The Cool Fix.
Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel
Shop the Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel.
Skintimate Skin Therapy Dry Skin
Shop the Skintimate Skin Therapy Dry Skin.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Body 3-in-1 Shower, Bath, and Shave Gel
Shop the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Body 3-in-1 Shower, Bath, and Shave Gel.
Still not keen on shaving? Why not try out another pain-free, effective way to defuzz — sugaring!