Are you tired of wondering if your pubic hair is supposed to be curly, straight or something else entirely? Well, buckle up and get ready for a bumpy ride because we are going to dive into the science (and nonsense) of pubic hair.
The Basics on Pubes
Pubic hair is that itchy mess sitting between our legs. It usually starts growing during puberty and varies across genders, ethnicity and individuals. Some people have hardly any while others have luscious locks worthy of a shampoo commercial (don't lie; you've thought about it).
- Humans are the only primates who sport pubes.
- The color can vary from black and brown to blonde and redheads supposedly have orange-y hairs down there too.
- Studies such as 'The Developmental Stages of Human Piloerection' conclude "there is significant variation in the directionality" of human body hairs including those down under.
With all these variations happening within one species alone, imagine how much diversity could exist amongst different primate species out there! But let’s stick with what's relevant here: us humans.
Down & Dirty: Different Shapes?
So back to the question at hand: Is all pubic hair curly?
Think about your own head-hair for a moment(we'll come back to down-there soon enough). Those born with naturally wavy/curly strands probably brush them straight more often than not (or use every treatment known to man from expensive keratin treatments that last six-months-plus right through some hot pressing techniques reminiscent of little-old-lady salon stylings), but generally their natural form will eventually return after hanging around humid areas long enough (A.K.A., where sweat likes best...ughh).
That said ... Just like our head's hair, pubic hair can vary in texture (hold onto your private parts): some hairs are straight while others are curly.
It is true: not all pubic hair has those quintessential tight curls that we usually associate with it. Hundreds of thousands of human body hairs (yes, including the ones down there) grow from a single follicle which technically means that a variety of different textures can all sit right next to one another. So you might have noticed this already or just never really paid much attention while grooming yourself; however A LOT more people out there than you realize sport hybrid patches.
Pubes on Parade
A little bit of history lessons here; Pubes used to be thicker and longer in previous centuries compared to modern times (one example: Greek statues & Renaissance art around Europe show deep Kewpie doll tufts commonly referred to as merkins ('fake' pubic additions for modesty during theatrical productions)
So, why aren't we rocking bunch O nest 'dos nowadays? (Don’t tell me you’d rather let them breathe free after being constricted by jeans day-in-day-out!) Well first off, fashions change . You do wear bell-bottoms anymore either (or do?) Secondly hygiene became enhanced and now seen as smart health practices due to developments like indoor plumbing/quality soaps etc.
So whether you prefer a natural bloom or something more manicured both styles coexist today without judgment (kudos embrace!), but let's circle back around herbacial holocaust aka manscaped vs letting everything go wild:
The Great Debate
People who curl their privates don't merely rock this style because they're trying new things-although maybe some may-but many state that when grown out naturally curly/coiled locks seem easier/more stylish option on tender skin. Curls indeed do have visible options as to direction, and more often than not will give a fuller appearance (which some take offense at in its promotion throughout movies/and soft-core porn) (a little trim here/there ain't the greengrocer's potato measurement type punishment). So for many curlies out there, taking pride in these precious strands is just another aspect of their self-care routine.
Going straight got quite popular during the '90s era where scantily-clad supermodels cough showed off flawless silhouettes (thinks Baywatch/Mtv Spring Break Broadcast - all you Millennials go check it out if you dare! Or don’t; a lot things are funnier when not revisited). People with straight pubic hair argue that this style is easier to maintain plus offers a cleaner skin experience.
So What Gives?
Is one choice better than the other? The only answer: nope!
Just like personal preferences exist for varying lengths/styles of facial/beard hair (or lack thereof,) body shapes/sizes Let people rock whatever style suits them best so long as everyone stays happy and healthy down-under-thereabouts. Remember keep trimming up those wavy hybrids – It’s what keeps life interesting!
Sleek & Chic Trim Techniques
Growing or cutting your hair can be tough (waves empathetically at scalp issues) but dealing with pubes takes everything up an extra notch…pun intended….To make your journey through pube maintenance smoother take note:
Don’t Always Judge By Label
Hair removal areas from underarm/bikini line/thigh inner area has bamboozled human form forever ! Unsurprisingly they're very finicky growing regions due to consistent rubbing/clothing frictions/potent sweat buildups etcetera creating risks of infected hairs/non-discriminate folliculitis (a curse of any hair-growing area on our bodies).The real trick is finding the right products/tools for individual skin types to best handle also.
Invest in good scissors or clippers specifically designed for trimming down there. They're designed to get as close as possible without nicking sensitive areas and causing infections/other discomforts (this, unsurprisingly bears repeating).
For those more daring (or less chicken) waxing sessions are pretty common these days too. The aesthetician will heat up a choice blend of homemade soft-wax/warm feel like blue-chip variety strip waxes which adheres only to hair-not skin; Brazilian-style waxes involve removing all or most pubic hair from your intimate regions so prepare accordingly!
Note – Scissors not enough? Don’t reach straight for razor just yet! We'll cover that next.
Bringing Out the Big Guns: Razors
Razors have been used since ancient Egypt/India times initially crafted from sharpened shark teeth creations (!!!); thankfully advancing safety technology and more hygienic practices/treatments exist now-to ensure your experience doesn't lead you to unwanted bumps, nicks/cuts-infections
There's no shame in preferring one method over another but always bear below tips before diving deep:
Wet Skin Only:
Wetness helps provide nourishment via small follicular pore channels present within hairs & running throughout entire health body skin functions.
Use a Good Gentle Shaving Cream :
It takes little convincing but upgrading shaving creams can significantly improve outcomes . Look into investing something with shea butter/lactic acid/aloe vera/exfoliants or even lemongrass fragrance additives (cue Ben Stiller’s character confessing his crush on Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary)
Maintain Relative Shave Nmber: Kudos t those who achieve perfect landscapes...but regardless err on the side of safety and comfort. Razor bumps/Burns/Ingrown hairs are the bane of many a shaven/no-shave life , but razor burns/pimple-like sores, nicks/scapes often result from overly ambitious shaving routine.
Note - Safe-employee treatment options that don’t involve sharp objects exist such as laser hair removal threading sugaring via salon & other specialists
- Hair shapes/textures can differ depending upon an individual's race/gender/biological condition/preferences which strongly adds to variety on all fronts.
- Pubic hair fashions change just like everything else under the sun. Whatever styling works for you goes! So if you have any doubts/crushes/questions-don't shy away from seeking professional-cutting-edge advice (pun intended) or even ask friends/others for their honest opinions Respect everyone’s personal choices when it comes to body grooming:
After all life down-there is alreadycomplicated enough; whether your landing strip goes N-S-W-E or bald beach enthusiast Or someone dedicates time every morning braiding those curls-intense debate not worth losing friendships over-even the ones we fancy ourselves experts about make our lives unpredictable in fun ways – let’s keep them guessing!