Entertainment Fashion & Style Advantages of Trimming Pubic Hair Over Shaving Share PINTEREST Email Print Tony Taylor / EyeEm/Getty Images Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Naomi Torres Contributing Writer Naomi Torres is a licensed cosmetologist and a contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Naomi Torres Updated April 10, 2019 Why turn to trimming pubic hair? Shaving gets rid of the hair and the skin is smooth, at least for a day or so. But shaving often comes with a price. Instead of shaving everything off many men and women are trimming down all or part of the region to look more groomed while avoiding the side effects that the razor can inflict. Advantages of Trimming Pubic Hair Over Shaving No razor burn. Since the hair is being trimmed, and a razor isn’t touching the skin, you don’t have to worry about it becoming irritated and red.Less chance of razor bumps. The hair can still grow back into the skin without shaving it, but you’ll have much less likelihood of getting bumps or ingrown hairs from trimming alone. However, the shorter you trim it, the more your odds go up for getting bumps (see bump-fighting products).No cuts. Getting nicks and cuts are bad enough on your legs, face or underarms. But cuts in your bikini zone can be extra painful. This is especially painful for men who can end up nicking their genitals (read more).Less Itching. Because of the delicate nature of the skin down below, the area often gets itchy after shaving when it begins to grow back- all too soon. This tends to happen when shaving the first few times. You Have Options You’re not just stuck between just trimming or shaving. There are many options that will last weeks or even permanently you can read about in: How To Remove Pubic Hair.