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    Zelly [sign in to see picture]
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    Hey all! My first post so please be kind :)

    I love having a bald downstairs area...it makes me feel sexier and much cleaner. The only problem is I find that just waxing my bikini line is a bit of a mission cause my skin is really sensitive to the heat, I don't want to use it anywhere else down there, LOL!

    I normally shave it but I don't do it often cause the regrowth is a freaking nightmare. I've searched the net for advice on how to handle the regrowth and nothing really seems to work.

    I'm suffering a bit at the moment and i'm using talc to make sure the area is kept dry but I feel like scrubbing my bits with sandpaper would be more comfortable.

    Can anyone recommend some aftercare advice that works for them or a cream that I could try instead of shaving?

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    Kitty_McPlunder [sign in to see picture]
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    I use veet hair removal cream, I find it a lot gentler and a closer shave than razors, but I get regrowth after a day aswell and the itchiness is annoying but I've kinda got used to it now!

    A friend of mine forked out for laser hair removal on her ladybits and she seems very happy with the results. I'd look into it if I had the money! lol

    You could try piling on the moisturiser afterwards, also aren't there some hair minimising moisturisers on the market? - I doubt they actually minimise the number of hairs but perhaps the regrowth hair would be softer ??

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    Tigerlilies [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi, Zelly, I feel your pain. I have exactly the same problem. Love that smooth feeling that shaving gives me but the next day, I'm hopping around in prickly agony.

    Have you heard of Tend Skin? A little shopping google shoud bring it up. It's a product you use after hair removal and it's amazing and getting rid of that sore, red, itchy aftermath. It does sting but it works wonders. I'm very tempted to ask Lovehoney to stock it because it's brilliant.

    If you shave, I find that the mini bikini razors work great and soak your skin in a warm bath first, to soften everything up.

    A good trimmer can be a great investment as well. They won't give you a super close shave but they're great if you're in a rush and I find they cause zero irritation. I got mine from Tescos for under a tenner.

    You've probably heard that exfoliating after waxing is a must. I find that doing it every day after waxing helps, if it's a super strong exfoliant. I make my own out of brown sugar and olive oil. Although I'm guessing you would rather find a non-wax solution.

    There are a few shaving products on LH, this one has some good reviews: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=17920

    And this soothing oil could do the trick: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=17921

    And there's a whole area on LH dedicated to the close shave http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/sex/better-sex-for-her/intimate-shaving/

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    Tigerlilies [sign in to see picture]
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    Kitty_McPlunder wrote:

    I use veet hair removal cream, I find it a lot gentler and a closer shave than razors, but I get regrowth after a day aswell and the itchiness is annoying but I've kinda got used to it now!

    A friend of mine forked out for laser hair removal on her ladybits and she seems very happy with the results. I'd look into it if I had the money! lol

    You could try piling on the moisturiser afterwards, also aren't there some hair minimising moisturisers on the market? - I doubt they actually minimise the number of hairs but perhaps the regrowth hair would be softer ??

    This is exactly what I did. Worth every penny. It requires more than a few treatments to get complete clearage but when you walk out the salon, you won't have to think about hair removal for aaages.

    Kitty MC, do you use the removal cream on just the bikini line? I wish I could find one that's more suitable for the delicate parts but I imagine it's an impossible dream.

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    Kitty_McPlunder [sign in to see picture]
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    Liking the sound of the tend skin soloution Tigerlilies, might invest in a little bottle to try.

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    Alicia D'amore [sign in to see picture]
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    The *only* thing I've tried that really worked wonders, and I am *always* going on about it is exfoliating!

    Exfoliate before and after shaving, shave with the grain and shave every 2 - 3 days until your bikini area adjusts and it really helps!

    If you're still really struggling then a trimmer is a good idea as TL said!

    Seriously - anyone who's never tried exfoliating, try it, it works wonders!

    Adxx

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    Kitty_McPlunder [sign in to see picture]
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    I use the hair removal cream on all my ladybits, but I don't suffer with particularly sensitive skin, I'm quite hardy in that respect.

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    You mention that waxing is bad because of the heat... are there not waxing solutions that are not hot?

    Just a thought...

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    Zelly [sign in to see picture]
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    Thanks all for the advice, I'll be looking into everything recommended.

    I exfoliate before and after everyday and I still get the usual irritation :( But it's also the same when I shave my legs and under arms, I just can't seem to get away from it ^^; I'm so unlucky! Between this, sensitive skin on my cheeks and my latex allergy my skin is a freaking nightmare, LOL!

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    Kitty_McPlunder [sign in to see picture]
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    Oh Zelly that sucks! - Welcome to tthe forums though (forget to say earlier! - doh!)

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    Alicia D'amore [sign in to see picture]
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    I'd say try trimming then! The hair isn't cut as short so the hair is never regrowing from skin level so hopefully reduced skin irritation.

    And keep all soaps away from the area - washing with warm water is just as clean and much gentler. I have sensitive skin too and have been warned off anything other than "Simple soap" from boots but even then nothing is better than that! Shaving gels aren't a good idea but you don't need them to trim as you can (and in fact it's better to) trim dry.

    Adx

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    Is laser treatment permanent or just longer lasting?

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    Probably going to sound a little mental, but I've always found Sudocrem is fairly awesome to use after. Cools the skin down if it's irritated (same jazz as nappy rash anyway, isn't it), highly unlikely you'd be allergic to it, and it does have a moisturising element to keep the skin nice and soft.

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    Ecksvie wrote:

    Is laser treatment permanent or just longer lasting?

    It is permanent. You have to catch the hair follicle in it's 'growth stage.' On your first zap, all the hairs in this stage, won't come back. But the hairs that are dying off will just fall out and then grow back. However, this growth comes back the way natural hair does (taperered, with no itch!) and nothing grows back for weeks and weeks. I got very impressive, permanent removal after just one treatment. I've now had a few more and the areas I've had done are about 90% clear.

    I can't say enough, how amazing laser is. Plus, after a few treatment, most clinics charge by the minute, instead of their standard price, so it works out cheaper.

    If it's something you're curious about, I would recommend speaking with your dermatologist (you get a referral from the GP) and they'll know who is best in your local area because they will have sent patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome to that place. Clinics with Alexandrite lasers are the best and most efficient.

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    Tigerlilies [sign in to see picture]
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    Ecksvie wrote:

    Is laser treatment permanent or just longer lasting?

    It is permanent. You have to catch the hair follicle in it's 'growth stage.' On your first zap, all the hairs in this stage, won't come back. But the hairs that are dying off will just fall out and then grow back. However, this growth comes back the way natural hair does (taperered, with no itch!) and nothing grows back for weeks and weeks. I got very impressive, permanent removal after just one treatment. I've now had a few more and the areas I've had done are about 90% clear.

    I can't say enough, how amazing laser is. Plus, after a few treatment, most clinics charge by the minute, instead of their standard price, so it works out cheaper.

    If it's something you're curious about, I would recommend speaking with your dermatologist (you get a referral from the GP) and they'll know who is best in your local area because they will have sent patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome to that place. Clinics with Alexandrite lasers are the best and most efficient.

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    Tigerlilies [sign in to see picture]
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    BashfulBabe wrote:

    Probably going to sound a little mental, but I've always found Sudocrem is fairly awesome to use after. Cools the skin down if it's irritated (same jazz as nappy rash anyway, isn't it), highly unlikely you'd be allergic to it, and it does have a moisturising element to keep the skin nice and soft.

    I love Sudocrem, not mental at all. Great on blemishes too.

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    Tigerlilies wrote:

    It is permanent. You have to catch the hair follicle in it's 'growth stage.' On your first zap, all the hairs in this stage, won't come back. But the hairs that are dying off will just fall out and then grow back. However, this growth comes back the way natural hair does (taperered, with no itch!) and nothing grows back for weeks and weeks. I got very impressive, permanent removal after just one treatment. I've now had a few more and the areas I've had done are about 90% clear.

    I can't say enough, how amazing laser is. Plus, after a few treatment, most clinics charge by the minute, instead of their standard price, so it works out cheaper.

    If it's something you're curious about, I would recommend speaking with your dermatologist (you get a referral from the GP) and they'll know who is best in your local area because they will have sent patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome to that place. Clinics with Alexandrite lasers are the best and most efficient.

    I'd definitely get this done for my pubic area if not for the cost. Maybe when I'm no longer a student I'll get it.

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    Fancy sharing how much you've shelled out TL?

    That's the big stick for most of us!

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    Tigerlilies [sign in to see picture]
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    WandA wrote:

    Fancy sharing how much you've shelled out TL?

    That's the big stick for most of us!

    A fair amount but nothing jaw dropping. It's certainly something I saved for but then, it brings you to a point where you never spend money on beauty appointment, wax kits, razors....etc

    Something to ask Santa for. Or trade in several Lelo products for.

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    WandA [sign in to see picture]
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    T'is certainly an investment!

    I wonder if Santa elves will do it cheaper now it's their off period?

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