There can be many reasons why we have pubic hair. The hairs are an indication that you are ready for reproduction. It gives protection of the genital area from friction while doing sex or exercise.
Old exciting facts about shaving pubic hair
- In old age, the cavemen thought of cutting pubic hairs with sharpened stones as a way of fighting body parasites.
- Egyptians thought hairs to be indecent and so they started waxing as a method of removing.
- People created the first waxing saloon in 1987, and it soon got popular.
- In Europe, Pubic hair trimming was not in practice until the late 1900s.
Why do pubic hairs do not increase like head hairs
There are three growth phases for hair growth—the length of hair increases at the anagen phase.
Anagen phase’s lifetime differs, for head hair it can be up to 5 years, and for pubic hair, it can be up to 14 days. So your pubic hair cannot reach the same length in these 14 days, and so they do not become as long as head hairs.
The colour of pubic hair may vary. You have black hair, and it does not mean that the colour of your pubic hair will also be black. The colour depends on the amount of melanin you have on each hair, and this melanin content is different in different parts of the body. Melanin content also decreases, eventually making the strands lighter and greyish.
Pubic hair hurts when it is long
When your pubic hairs are long, it may cause many problems. If you do not clean your pubic hairs regularly, it may become a house of microorganisms like bacteria fungus etc. These bacterial infections can cause a lot of problems afterwards.
So a proper way is to cut your pubic hairs. Shaving is the fastest way of removing your hair. There is a myth that your hair becomes thicker when you shave. There are also some drawbacks of shaving, for example, irritation, rash, ingrown hair. But it is better to remove the pubic hair before it is too late!
Causes of pubic hair problems when it is long
The pubic region can get itchy. An itchy pubic area may cause by allergies, hair follicles damage or infection. So here are the reasons for that:
Problems can occur due to bad razors
Itching may occur because of shaving. A red rash may develop also. Some ideas for this itching and infection are :
- Not using lubricants before shaving
- Shaving fast
- Using an old razor
1. Pubic lice
Genital areas are the houses of pubic lice. Sexual intercourse spreads pubic lice. It can also spread if you share clothes or bedding with someone infected.
Itching may occur as a cause of this and spread to other parts like armpits and legs.
2. Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is skin irritation. The cause of contact dermatitis is soaps, lotions and other ordinary skincare products. The new product which comes in contact with your genital area can be a reason for this.
3. Allergic dermatitis
It may occur when your skin comes in contact with foreign substances. An allergic reaction may occur to chemicals and skincare products. Some of the symptoms are:
The microscopic mite causes scabies. The eggs hatch and spreads all over very quickly.This cause intense itching which gets worse at night.
Scabies is highly contagious and spreads through close physical contact, both sexual and nonsexual contact.
Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious disease. There are some types of psoriasis; the most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. Inverse psoriasis affects the genital region, including pubis.
One of the most common types of disease is atopic dermatitis. Inflammation mainly forms at elbows or knees, and it can also affect male and female genitals
The causes of eczema may include:
- Hot and cold weather
- Chemicals in soap
- Dryness of skin
Home remedies of pubic hair problems
1. Clean your underwear regularly
You need to clean your underwear because it can irritate. If you sweat extremely, you need to change it more often. You should avoid tight underwears.
2. Avoid scratching
If you scratch, risks of cuts and infection increases. The infection can also spread throughout the body because of scratching.
3. Don’t use irritants
You should stay away from perfumes, chemicals which can irritate your pubic area and cause an allergic reaction. Use healthy products, and you can lessen the cause of your itching.
Shave appropriately following the rules
You can follow some steps for a better result :
- Trim using scissors before shaving
- Use scrubber and exfoliate your skin
- Use creams
- Use shaving foams to soften the hair
- Use new razor
- Us your razor, not someone else’s
- Shave in the hair growth’s direction
- After shaving rub the skin with an ice cube
- Make the skin dry after you complete shaving
- Moisturize with lotion after half an hour
Keeping the pubic region dry
Moist conditions are not healthy for the body. Bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms grow when the skin is wet. You should always be dry and never give a chance to the bacteria to improve by avoiding sweaty clothes.
Pubic area treatment (Medical)
The doctors will prescribe you medicines watching the cause of your itching and infection.
You may need to take this treatment when you have fungal infections such as jock itch, intertrigo etc. Doctors can prescribe you with topical or oral antifungal medication so that it kills the fungus
If folliculitis and other skin infections infect you, doctors will prescribe you with antibiotics
2. Lice treatment
If OTC lice treatment does not kill the lice, doctors may prescribe you with topical treatment, which may include Malathion (Ovid), or a pill, such as Ivermectin (Stromectol).
You should treat the pains of the pubic regions seriously. There can be so many reasons for fungal and bacterial infections. Check and wear the right type of underwears; it might be the reason for your diseases.
Use the right kind of razors while shaving. Do not wait and make it long. Shave it when you need to. Remember, unhealthy conditions can increase bacterial or fungus infections.
Do not forget to visit a doctor because this can increase rapidly and deteriorate the whole situation of your health.
So before it is too late, take the measures quickly and efficiently. Live healthily and happily.