How to Remove Pubic Hair


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You have options for pubic hair removal in this sensitive area. Some are temporary and easy to do, while other methods take a bit more work, cost and time but last longer. We go over each option to help you choose the best hair-ridding method for your preferences, skin and hair type.

Bikini Waxing

A very popular method for ridding hair for up to six weeks using a resin-wax it can be found at salons and spas everywhere. There are many bikini waxing styles to choose from- a clean-up to getting it all removed and everything in-between.

  • Waxing your own bikini line (the hair outside a regular panty line) can be done at home. If you want anything more than that (like a Brazilian) a professional appointment should be made.


  • There are two types of sugaring: paste and a gel. Both types are made with natural ingredients like lemon juice, sugar and water leaving you hair-free for up to six weeks. Many people favor sugaring over waxing because it’s less painful and gentler to the skin. All big pluses for the bikini zone!
    The same principle applies here as waxing. You can clean up your bikini line, but more extreme styles need an appointment with the pros. Make your own product for about a couple of dollars ​ (get recipe) and use it as a paste ​ (read instructions) or heat it up in the microwave and use it as a gel (read instructions).


Using a razor is definitely the easiest and quickest way to rid the hair even though the results are short-lived. Our intimate shaving guides for both women and men help you get a close, safe shave while avoiding common problems like nicks and ingrown hairs.

Laser / IPL

Using pulsed light to disable the hair follicle, it’s FDA approved for permanent hair reduction, but not permanent hair removal. Generally it's suited for those with skin tones on the lighter side and dark hair because the laser targets the pigment (color in the hair).

Although there are home devices (see list) like they're not approved for use on the genitals, only on the bikini line. Professional laser hair removal treatments are needed for removal on the genitals.

If you don't have dark hair or light to medium skin tone, the mē Smooth and is made to treat any color hair on all skin tones safely.


  • This method uses an electric current, has the best track record and is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. Unlike laser hair removal, you don’t need a certain hair or skin color to attain results.

Epilators 101

These devices take out the hair from the root for you. While many people complain of the discomfort when first using them, it's one of the ways to get weeks of hair-free skin easily at home.

Many models and price points are available. While the classic Epilady with the coils is still on the market, they have come a long way with various features like speed levels, angle guides and changeable heads.

Depilatories (Hair Removal Creams)

A strong alkaline product breaks down hair so that it can be easily wiped off. I'm not a huge fan of depilatories. Although they have about the same hairless time as shaving, they don’t usually create as sharp of a tip like when using a razor.

  • Results will only last you for a couple days at the most. Just be careful because hair removal creams contain harsh chemicals and can leave a chemical burn, especially the delicate bikini zone. They shouldn't be used on the genitals, only the hair outside the panty line.
    Try a product made especially for the bikini area, like Ready Betty(read review).