A Butt Shaving Routine for Women
Everybody has butt hair. But do we even need it? And is it okay to shave it away?
Hair removal is a personal decision. Whether you prefer to wax, shave, or leave things fuzzy, it's up to you whether or not you keep your body hair.
However, if you're looking for a way to get rid of your peach fuzz, there's certainly no reason why you can't shave your behind and enjoy a babysoft booty.
Here's a butt shaving routine you can try for the smoothest booty in town -- and the best skincare products to do it with for optimum success.
WHAT'S THE POINT OF BUTT HAIR?
It might seem pointless, but according to dermatologists, there's a reason it's there.
"Body hair served an evolutionary purpose of keeping us warm," explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., and director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "Hair on the body can generally be categorized as having the same purpose as hair in the genital area or buttock."
Of course, every person is unique, and the amount of hair growth someone experiences differs. Some people get more hair, less hair, thinner hair, and thicker hair -- and it's up to the individual what they want to do with it.
IS IT SAFE TO REMOVE BUTT HAIR?
Generally speaking, it is safe to shave your butt cheeks, but that doesn't mean it comes with no risks. Like almost all hair removal methods, shaving does come with its own set of risks.
Your biggest issues will be nicks, razor burns, and ingrown hairs. There's also a risk of developing folliculitis, an infection within the hair follicle that results in red bumps that resemble acne. However, none of this has to happen if you use the right products and correct technique.
When shaving your bum, start with ample shaving cream to provide slip for your razor, always use a razor with one or two blades, take single strokes in the direction of hair growth, and finish with a thick layer of lotion.
If you have sensitive skin, you may also want to avoid wearing tight clothing the days after shaving to prevent irritating your skin.
HOW TO SHAVE YOUR BUTT
Want to get rid of your hairy butt? You're exactly where you need to be. Now, let us get one thing straight: we're not talking about buttcrack hair. We're talking about the peach fuzz on your butt cheeks. Scroll down to discover the best routine for shaving your butt -- without shaving nasties like cuts, burns, bumps, and ingrowns.
- Prep with SMOOTH Shave Butter
For a super smooth, irritation-free shave, you MUST begin with plenty of shave cream. Our personal favorite is Rainbow's SMOOTH Shave Butter. It's made with hydrating coconut and antibacterial vanilla to give you your closest shave sans razor burn and bumps. Plus, it'll leave you smelling like a tropical dream. Yum!
Moisturizing, nourishing, and ultra-soothing, this shave butter makes shaving your booty so much easier and smoother.
How to use: Take a scoop of SMOOTH Shave Butter, and create a lather using a little warm water. Apply to desired areas. This butter is also super effective for softening pubic hair, armpit hair, and other body hair.
Like we said before, you want a product with one or two razor blades in order to get a smooth and effortless glide. And always start with a clean, dry razor. When it comes to shaving, every step counts in achieving that soft and silky finish sans bumps and burns.
How to use: Take your razor and shave in the direction of hair growth, rinsing the blades between glides. Then rinse off all the shaving cream.
- Brighten with GLOW Mask
Next, it's time to mask! Our fave exfoliating body mask has to be TIGHTEN Jelly Mask. It's formulated with glycolic acid and bakuchiol to slough away dead skin cells, clarify pores, and brighten your booty while protecting it from post-shave irritation.
According to the derms, it's important to gently exfoliate when you shave to clear the hair follicles and prevent issues like folliculitis. You can also start your shaving routine with this step if you're prone to ingrowns and irritation.
How to use: Apply the mask to clean, damp skin. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Your butt will be glowing afterwards!
- Face-Tune that Tush with SMOOTH Serum
Finish your skincare routine with a thin layer of SMOOTH Serum. It's made with vitamin C and vegan collagen which work together to smooth, brighten, and plump your peach for a naturally face-tuned tush.
It's lightweight, flash-absorbing, and feels amazing on your skin. No greasiness whatsoever! So, if you're craving a babysoft, shining butt, this is the formula to use.
How to use: Apply the serum to your bum area, and wait for it to fully absorb before getting dressed. This 2-in-1 serum can be used on both the face and body. And feel free to use it on other shaved areas for head to toe glow.
OTHER BUTT HAIR REMOVAL OPTIONS
If you're not a fan of shaving, there are plenty of other hair removal methods to choose from including sugaring, waxing, depilatory, and laser hair removal. You can also use a trimmer to get rid of any unwanted fuzz.
Speak to your dermatologist if you're interested in trying laser treatments so you can discuss whether this hair removal method would be right for you. You can try DIY laser hair removal, or book in for a professional, in-office laser treatment session.
Butt shaving, like every other hair removal process, is a personal choice. You certainly don't need to shave your behind if you're happy with how it looks and feels back there. That said, if you're looking to get rid of your peach fuzz and you have no idea where to get started, this routine should help simplify the process for you and give you the results you desire.
Got questions? We'd be happy to answer them for you! You can also check out our brand new butt shaving tutorial on Rainbow's official TikTok page.