Here’s How to Shave Your Bikini Line With No Red Bumps or Ingrown Hair

Brittany Vasseur

Swimsuit season is almost here, and that means it’s time to get bikini ready. Perhaps that means going swimsuit shopping or trying to lose a couple pounds. It could also mean shaving your bikini line.

Most women do some sort of bikini area shaping or grooming on a regular basis, but when you’re going to be hitting the beach or attending a pool party, it’s extra important to make sure the area is properly groomed and that there aren’t any unsightly red bumps or ingrown hairs left behind. Not only do bumps and ingrown hairs hurt, but they don’t look cute either.

Thankfully, Brittney Vasseur has created a video that clues us in on exactly what causes red bumps and ingrown hairs in the first place and how to prevent them. She also gives us tips about what kind of razor to use, how to get our razor to last longer and how to do some fun shaping if you’re feeling creative.

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to shave your bikini line.

Hopefully you found Vasseur’s video helpful and informative. We realize it was kind of long and there were quite a few steps, so here’s a quick rundown on each step you need to follow when shaving your bikini line.


  1. Trim the area.
  2. Take a hot shower.
  3. Exfoliate the area.
  4. Make sure the area is damp but not wet or dry. Also, use some sort of shave gel.
  5. Use a sharp razor with 5 blades and shave in the direction of the hair.
  6. Rinse the area with cold water. Also, clean the razor (ideally with rubbing alcohol) and dry it.
  7. Use an unscented lotion.
  8. Sleep in cotton underwear or don’t wear underwear while sleeping.

Have you ever gotten red bumps or ingrown hairs after shaving? Do you find these tips helpful? Are you going to try these steps the next time you groom your bikini area?