If I run out of shaving gel, can I just use soap? You can, but remember that soap and other cleansers weren’t designed to minimize friction and irritation, so there’s no guarantee you won’t have a reaction. Your best bet is to stick with specially designed products such as our Crystal Clear Shaving Gel.
How can I get the closest shave possible? Always use HCDT Crystal
Clear Shave Gel, for starters. It was designed for just that purpose. A
sharp blade is also key. How often you replace the blade will depend on a)
how often you shave and b) how coarse your hair is. Two weeks is probably
Are you supposed to shave with the hair or against it? If your skin
isn’t sensitive, shave against the direction of hair growth for the
smoothest results. If you’re new to shaving, trying a new look or tend to
get red, itchy bumps, try shaving with the direction of hair growth. You
won’t get as close of a shave, but it will be worth it. Most women do well
by shaving first with the hair to remove the bulk of it, then against the
grain to finish the job.
Is it true that hair grows in thicker and coarser after you shave?
You were born with a certain number of hair follicles, and no amount of
shaving can inspire the body to produce more. That being said, there is some
debate about whether the hair that does grow back is thicker than it was
before. No one knows for sure, but it’s probably just that the ends are
blunt and the shorter style seems more dense.
What do you do when you don't have much hair down there to begin with?
Keeping hair trimmed and neatly groomed helps things look fuller and
prettier. Use the HCDT natural-bristle brush to fluff up hair daily. You
might also consider going completely bare (it works for balding men, why not
Is there one bikini-area “look” that’s most popular? As with hair
styles and beauty looks, it changes with the times. Right now, jeans are
slung super-low, bikinis are teenier than ever, thong underwear are more de
riguer than risqué—and a less-is-more approach to shaving just goes along
with the territory. If you’re the type who can’t let a trend pass you by,
try your new stencils to create a little heart or tidy landing strip—or go
bold and take it all off. If that’s all a bit much for you, forget the
trend-talk and go with what makes you comfortable.
How wide should the landing strip be? There are no rules regarding
the length or width of the strip—if you have lots of unruly hair, you might
enjoy a whisper-thin line. On the other hand, if you’re a little sparse down
there, a thicker, neatly trimmed strip can create the illusion of fullness.
Experiment and see which one suits you better.
Are there any health risks to taking it all off? As long as you don’t
cut yourself, it’s all good. Again, make sure you use your own clean,
rust-free razor. No borrowing from a friend—that’s how bacteria spread.
I almost always get “razor burn” around my bikini line. What causes it
and how do you get rid of it? Basically, razor burn is friction-induced
irritation. To avoid it, always use a fresh, clean razor blade and don’t
share razors; soak in a warm bath or steamy shower before shaving to soften
hair; and avoid skintight, restrictive clothing whenever possible. HCDT
Ultra Soothing Moisture and Skin Fix can help soothe irritated skin, but
they can’t prevent the problem if you don’t follow these guidelines.
What are ingrown hairs and how do you prevent or treat them? Rather
than growing out of the follicle, an “ingrown hair” turns and grows under
the skin. Pressing too hard when you shave, tweezing incorrectly and wearing
tight clothes can all be culprits. If you’re prone, you may be able to avoid
ingrown hairs by shaving only in the direction of hair growth. HCDT Skin Fix
can help prevent future ingrown hairs as well as heal existing ones. If the
bump is painful or appears to be getting bigger, it could be infected—and
trying to remove it yourself with a needle or tweezers can cause scarring.
See your dermatologist instead.
men use HCDT products too? Yes they can, and do. HCDT products don't have
harsh fragrances since they were especially developed for extremely sensitive
skin. The three-part system works just as well to prevent the problems men face
with trimming down there-razor burn, itching and in-grown hairs. Just follow
the directions that come with the Bikini Shaving System. And you can also use
this system on your chest and other body parts for a smooth, problem-free shave.
Our products work great for swimmers, bodybuilders and other athletes. Your
alternative to a painful bikini wax or expensive laser hair removal). No more rashes, bumps,
ingrown hairs and itching.
men really shaving down there? For sure. We have lots of articles
from men's magazines and internet articles on the same. In fact, a survey from
Men's Health magazine (August 2004) said that 79% of men have "pruned their
own gonad garden." And many men claim their wives & girlfriends prefer
a trimmed, groomed down there area and even offer to help.
styles are men doing? Our research shows that most men like a generally
groomed area, while others like it all off. One gay guy told us that "gay
men discovered long ago that your package looks a lot bigger without hair. Now
straight men have caught on." It's whatever makes you feel better about
yourself and/or what your partner likes.
do I go about grooming? If you're not using HCDT products, here's
what we recommend. The amount of hair down there varies from man to man, depending
on age, culture, etc. We'll start with the razor, scissors method that we recommend
for women who use our products. It's important to use a major brand razor (without
vibration) with a fresh razor blade. First, decide how full you want your bush
area. Use a comb to pull the hair up and trim evenly. Then, decide if you want
to trim the outer area outside the basic triangle area or your testicles. If
so, start with a warm shower or bath. Put an unscented shaving cream (HCDT Shave
gel works great) on the area and let soak in for a minute. Then pull your skin
taut, and shaving in the direction of the hair growth on the major bush (to
prevent problems at first) with small strokes, begin shaving. Don't overshave
in the beginning. Top with some kind of antiseptic astringent (our SOOTHE does
a great job) and then put an aloe-rich, fragrance-free moisturizing cream (like
SMOOTH) to keep the area healed. You can shave as little or as often as you
about waxing? There are all kinds of waxing products available for
men and women. And now beauty salons are offering waxing services for men on
all areas of the body. We don't recommend any specific waxing products, but
if you're a beginner, we suggest you start with shaving or professional services.
Check out the article by Brian Alexander on msnbc.com under our Magazine Articles
to read more about men waxing.
I use an electric shaver? Yes, you can, as long as it's not one with
ouch! We recommend a smaller electric or battery-operated
sideburn trimmer (WAHL products work great) so you can easily manage in this
small area. Do a little at a time and be sure to use some kind of moisturizer
if the shaved area has problems? First of all, determine how serious
the symptoms are. If it is just itching or red, apply an over-the-counter 1%
hydrocortisone cream. (More SOOTHE & SMOOTH if using HCDT products) If an
area appears infected and the hydrocortisone cream doesn't work, see your doctor.