Manscaping... just shaved for the first time... HELP!

  • Chitown31

    Posts: 2

    Oct 17, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    So, I am relatively new here so cut me a little slack LOL.

    I just started working out and have seen some small results so I decided to one up my manscaping from trimming with an electronic body hair trimmer to shaving. Problem is, where my pubes used to be now there is some razor burn. icon_evil.gif

    Do any of you guys have any ideas about how I can get rid of the razor burn?

    More importantly, what is a good technique to shave my man parts without getting the dreaded razor burn?

    Thanks in advance! Anyone in Chicago, hit me up!
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    Oct 17, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    Getting razor burn is normal the first few times. Your skin will get used to it after awhile.

    My tips, for grooming the 'naughty region', is put lotion on 2 days before you shave, the day you shave, and put lotion on for a few days after you shave.

    Also exfoliating helps to. Used coffee grounds (like after you brew some in the morning) is an excellent one. So I would exfoliate the day of you shave and the day after as well.

    I generally don't shave that area and instead use Veet (FUCK NAIR AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE)...but since i have REALLY sensitive skin I still use lotion and exfoliate.

    Hope this helps ^_^

    -Alex
  • Chitown31

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    Oct 17, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
    I just saw another thread about the same topic that suggested the Norelco BodyGroomer Pro... so I bought one on Amazon. Should be here in a few days... I'll give it a shot. icon_smile.gif

  • Oct 19, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    Nice, I hope you report back on how it works.

    For what it's worth, I avoid razor burn when shaving by only using new blades for manscaping -- often two or even three blades in one session, depending on how overgrown the shrubbery is. Dull blades irritate the skin like nobody's business.

    Immediately after that -- and I mean IMMEDIATELY -- you should put on a moisturizer or post-shave balm. I use Nivea balm that cost like $5 at Bed Bath & Beyond. It ain't fancy or expensive, but it's cool and lotion-y and soothing, and it works. Slather it on.

    It might also help to use a slightly more upscale shaving cream than you would use on your face -- I bought the Nivea shaving gel along with the balm on the theory that they were designed to work together. Maybe that's overkill, but then again, the two of em together are less than $10, so worth it in my mind.

    Good luck!
  • joxguy

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    Oct 19, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    For quick results on razor burn, try A & D oinment-it is used on babies butts so it is gentle and works fast.
  • buymeasoda

    Posts: 93

    Oct 19, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    instead of shaving cream i use hair conditioner it works great and leaves the skin moist ans soft