Regardless of your decision, what’s important is hygiene
Noticed the hair under your armpit or around your vagina?
Well not taking care of the hair in those places can cause infections or body odour.
Making sure that you wash twice daily and thoroughly in those areas with a mild soap and water and applying talcum powder or a deodorant on your underarms can help deal with sweat and odour.
Another way to take care of the hair is by shaving.
Although the decision to shave is up to you, here are some things you need to know.
How to shave
Wet the area before shaving. Shaving dry can lead to cuts and can be painful. Shaving dry can cause bumps. The best time to shave is when taking a bath.
When to shave
There's no set time to shave. Shave when you feel you have enough hair growth. You can also talk to a trusted adult about when to shave. Ask them if you are ready to start shaving. If you are, they can teach you how to shave safely
What to shave with
Use a shaving stick or a blade. Don’t use a knife, blunt or rusty shaving stick or blade. You can ask a trusted adult to help you get a shaving stick or blade.
After you shave
Apply cream to the area. Vaseline and shea butter are perfect for this. Avoid lotions that smell like flowers. The chemicals in many lotions can cause irritation and encourage infection.
Don’t share a shaving stick or blade. This can expose you to infections.
Used shaving stick or blade should be kept in a dry place if we plan to reuse them. This is to avoid rust.
It is totally up to us to either trim our hair regularly or shave totally. Whatever we decide safety is important.
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