4:43 pm - 12/15/2009

hair removal

Sorry, I looked through the memories but there only seems to be one entry on general hair removal...

Has anyone tried using Veet hair removal creams or a similar product to remove hair down there? How did it work out?

Shaving isn't working out for me and I know I'm too much of a baby to try a Brazilian wax, but something about hair removal creams makes me feel like they won't work very well...
kimie_catclaw 15th-Dec-2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
I've heard good things about Veet, but even the 'sensitive skin' formula gives me chemical burns on my legs, so it's not going anywhere NEAR my vulva. XD
ghetto_bridget 16th-Dec-2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Ugh, seriously. I used that sensitive skin in-shower stuff, and didn't even wait the full 3 minutes to wash it off because IT BURNED LIKE FIRE. And then my legs were red and painful with a slight chemical burn for the next week. Bloody cream barely got any hair off for all my troubles.
topknot_forever 15th-Dec-2009 09:49 pm (UTC)

Ok. Don't do this.

It's not safe to get this shit anywhere near your girly bits. Take it from me, it burns like hell. Just no.

Put on a pair of panties, and any hair that sticking out is what hair removal creams are for.
juice_by_alex 15th-Dec-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
so are shaving and waxing basically my only choices? :(
topknot_forever 15th-Dec-2009 09:54 pm (UTC)

No.

You could trim the hair with a pair of appropriate scissors, learn to love your pubic hair, or get lazer hair removal.

May I ask why shaving isn't working for you?
juice_by_alex 15th-Dec-2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
i trim first, use a brand new razor, use lots of shaving cream, and apply benzoyl peroxide and moisturizer after and i STILL get red bumps everywhere.
topknot_forever 15th-Dec-2009 10:17 pm (UTC)

Have you tried men's shaving cream [like for the face] for sensitive skin? I use Foamy and its works wonderfully. I have really sensitive skin [I have skin reactions to shampoo, soap, and laundry detergent] but it works well for me, especially if I moisturize right after ans use super hot water.

If that doesn't work I'd say experiment with a wax. Do a small area at home, and if it yields the results you want go for a Brazilian wax. It can be embarrassing but its soooooo worth it.
stacy288 15th-Dec-2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Conditioner works best for me as far as not getting bumps. Shaving gels and creams give them to me terribly!
trex_in_boots 15th-Dec-2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
really? i use men shaving cream & no bumps, anything else and i have bumps like crazy >.< but it's possible that since everyone has different skin types.these things can't work for you. I used to use nair, and other shaveless hair removal products and it burned and hurt so bad but shaving cream is the best way.
atalanta0jess 15th-Dec-2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
the benzoyl may be making matters worse instead of better. You might try using something else, or just using some kind oil to replace both the moisturizer and the benzoyl. I'm not a shaver, but it makes sense to me that when your skin is in such a delicate state, you want to avoid applying chemicals and artificial ingredients - they may just be irritating your skin even further.
coco1040 16th-Dec-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
This. As a positive encouragement for women everywhere. Clippers [aka 'bush whackers'] are a good solution for those who want to prune without the trauma of skin rashes, chemical burns, ingrown hairs, and pain of hair removal at the base or root. I use the 2nd shortest attachment and it's very pretty!
scarsxnxstories 15th-Dec-2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
i used veet sensitive formula down below once, and didn't immediately realize it was a mistake. no burning, no pain.... but then i had sex that night and MY CLIT WAS ON FIREEEEE. it hurt so bad. i thought "no big deal... just too rough"

so i didn't see any correlation

the second time i used it, i realized immediately that it was hurting and it was the same pain as after having sex (see paragraph one haha). then it clicked. this stuff burns.

i guess it depends on how sensitive you are - perhaps you could use it on the parts close to your inner thigh and just trim or wax the rest, but i highly discourage using it too close to any useful anatomy
weirddivide__ 15th-Dec-2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Given that Veet & other hair removal creams work by essentially burning the bond between the hair & skin, I wouldn't recommend using them down below!

Have you tried exfoliating before & after shaving? I used to get red bumps even when I moisturised etc, but they went away when I started to exfoliate.
stacy288 15th-Dec-2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Okay, I use Veet off and on, BUT I only use it on my bikini area. When I do use it I make a little shield for my vagina and clitoris using toilet paper and stick it inside my lips.

If you are careful and do not get it on the inner labia you should be fine.
au_revoir_gemma 15th-Dec-2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
i used to have the same problem with shaving as you so i switched to hair removal cream and havent looked back since. ive never once experienced any burning or anything but then again im not trying to remove all my pubic hair, i leave a strip of hair down the middle and dont touch my actual lips.
rad_i_cal 15th-Dec-2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
same here. i only use creams and have never had it burn.
outstare 15th-Dec-2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
I've used veet sensitive skin formula and it works quite well for me
wynter793 17th-Dec-2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Yup, I use it ALL THE TIME and have done for years and I love it :) Infact, I dont actually use Veet brand, mine's Nair and is £1 from a chemisty type shop near me. Never had any burns, and it makes the whole area lovely and smooth. It says leave it one for a maximum of 10 minutes, however mine ususally ends up longer and i've never had any problems. I do sometimes have to shave tiny bits afterwards, as my hair is very thick and dark, but even then I get no rashes or bumps, and I shave against the grain!
Seems I do everything I shouldn't, and I never have any problems at all :)
mydocuments 15th-Dec-2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
I used to use Veet down there, and it worked pretty well for me. I still use it, in fact, to get the hair off of my ass crack/anal area, because I've just nicked myself too many times back there for comfort.

It does burn a little bit, but I grin and bear it.

The only thing that sucks is, if you're like me, and like a racing stripe? It's impossible to keep it down there. So, you'd better be prepared to go completely bare. =)
mydocuments 15th-Dec-2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
The big drawback to me is that it really, really smells bad. And, even if you scrub with scented soap after using, it still smells bad. =/
vaguemotives 15th-Dec-2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Shaving and waxing aren't your only options. It's bit of a monetary investment for a good one, but lots of women swear by their epilators.
abnoanomaly 16th-Dec-2009 01:10 am (UTC)
i use nair or veet on my vag area all the time, like every few days and ive never had a problem. i also keep my landing strip in tact. however i do use an electric shaver to get any strays and that works well too. well, its actually an epilator with a shaving attachment. epilating hurts because ur ripping hair out basically 1 by 1. im assuming the shaver attachment is like an electric shaver. if u dont wanna use a cream hair remover then an electric shaver may be ur next best bet.

**i also have crazy sensitive skin...well in the sense that if i shave anything i get razor burn and it burns for like a day after. somehow the creams have been less invasive for me.
sand_woman 16th-Dec-2009 09:41 am (UTC)
I think it depends where exactly you mean and that may be the cause of the different responses you are getting. I have used hair removal creams on the ordinary skin around my vulva (i.e. not the reddish/brownish bits (I think the word is mucous membrane?) but the bits that look like skin, very carefully so as to get none on my vulva. And also on my mons (the hairy mound above the vulvar area that can be seen when your legs are closed). I used the sensitive/bikini kind and I found some products worked and others didn't because I have very thick hair and some products gave me a rash. I no longer use it because I don't think it's worth the hassle for me and I don't remove the hair on my mons any more.

I definitely don't recommend using it on the actual vulva skin area because I think it would likely burn and be painful and be a bit near the vagina, the idea of which terrifies me. However I find that area doesn't give me a shaving rash the way my bikini area and mons do when I shave, provided that I shave with the direction of growth with a clean razor.
mindydoesstuff 16th-Dec-2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
I use Veet's 3 minute cream in the green package. It says it's safe to use up to 6 minutes and I usually use it for about 4-5 because of the thickness of the hair.

However, I only use it on the mound and basically the areas that would be visible straight-on if I stood up naked. I don't use it near the inner labia, the clit, the vagina, or anus. I shave those areas instead.

Afterwards, I put a white stick antiperspirant (not one that I'd use on my pits, this one's specifically for my vulva) to help reduce discomfort and ingrowns.
shania122010 12th-Nov-2010 10:21 am (UTC)
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