As embarrassing as it is, butt hair exists. And whoever says they don't have it is lying.
While some of us rock hair wherever it grows, there's another group of us that are busy getting rid of the hair on our legs, under arms and vajayjays. Meanwhile, our butts are sitting there like, "You missed a spot."
While I'm on this trek of getting to know myself inside and out, I came across butt hair that I wasn't necessarily crazy about. And after doing a quick Google search, I realized this is nothing new. But how do we get rid of it? There's definitely an answer for those of us that can be super self-conscious about it.
Get It Gone For Good
Like hair on other parts of our bodies, laser hair removal is the trick to get it gone for good. Of course, considering this method is as permanent as it comes, it's not the cheapest way to go when it comes to telling your butt hair to get lost. But it's certainly effective. Apparently, a super intense laser is what does the trick for not only butt hair but hair everywhere else. If this is the route you decide to go, get ready to clear your schedule for the day. But hey, at least there won't be any more hair on that side of "down there" ever again.
If you're already into waxing, this is a no brainer. To be honest, I didn't even know this was an option until I got waxed just days before my wedding. One of my friends asked, "Did you get the rootie to the tootie?" And I was proud to tell her I sure did. But of course, the hair has grown back a million times over since then. So, waxing is certainly an option, you'll just have to be okay with going consistently if that's your thing. A plus is that even though it's more painful than laser hair removal (raise your hand if you snap at the person doing your waxes every time), your wallet will still be smiling at you when it's all said in done…even if your butt isn't.
While there should be, there's no book called How to Shave Your Butt for Dummies. So this tacic definitely takes a lot of skill. While I'm a proud shaver, I know I'm not that coordinated. One recommendation I've seen is to use a mirror and of course a high-quality razor to make sure you don't accidentally injure yourself. But I feel like if we can shave our vaginas, which are arguably much more sensitive than any other part of our bodies, we can definitely shave our booties. It just takes a little more hand-eye coordination and focus. And after all that effort, don't be surprised when new hair makes its comeback a few days later. Seriously, who approved for hair to grow there to begin with?
So however you decide to remove your butt hair, the key is to keep that area moisturized at all times. This will certainly help ease any potential pain when it comes to waxing, shaving or using a laser to remove it temporarily or for good. Keep in mind that butt hair is pretty much like pubic hair on our vaginas, it's just in a different spot. So staying moisturized (things like lotion or coconut oil will do just fine) will help prevent inflammation, damaged skin or worse… razor burns and ingrown hairs. Ick. On top of all of that, don't be afraid to dab a little aftershave on it to make sure that it doesn't dry up.
If butt hair is something that you're concerned about, or just freaks you out, it's never a bad idea to talk to your dermatologist about it. They can definitely give you the best removal methods that best suits your body. Or they could just make you feel better about rocking it to your heart's content. After all, if most of us didn't know it was really there to begin with, what difference would it make if we don't remove it? For me, it's just all about preference, sis. If you're going for a smooth body from the "rootie to the tootie," then yeah, definitely remove your butt hair. But if you're indifferent or don't even care, that's cool too!
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