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How to Make Pubic Hair Soft? Will Shaving Make it Thicker?

While researching this topic, I came across some rather interesting information and I look forward to sharing them.

Before we go into too much detail, let’s answer the most important question of the day: Can you make your pubic hair softer?

The answer is yes, you can make your pubic hair softer by employing a combination of proper moisturizing and conditioning. Haircare products will improve the texture of your hair, soothe its scale-like cells and replenish lost oil and moisture, as some of it is stripped from shampoo and soap.

how to make pubic hair soft

What Is Pubic Hair?

Pubic hair is a thicker, heavier, longer hair that develops during puberty in the genital area of adolescents, both male and female. It is located around the sex organs and, sometimes, at the top of the inside of the thighs. Pubic hair can also be found on the scrotum, in males, and vulva, in females.

Pubic hair is also considered a secondary sex characteristic, meaning it’s used to distinguis sexes from each other but it’s not directly concerned with reproduction.

How To Make Your Pubic Hair Soft?

As I already said, proper hair care is that’s going to contribute the most to make your pubic hair softer, but there are other ways you can accomplish this. Let’s discuss these:

  • Apply A Moisturizer To Your Pubic Area

If you ever encountered a skin irritation or redness after shaving your private area, you already know about the importance of moisturizing after shaving.

But, moisturizing before you’ve shaved is just as important. Of course, I’m not talking about just moisturizing before you shave, but developing a habit of regularly moisturizing your pubic area.

Keeping your skin hydrated will help you prevent over-drying, make your skin smooth, soft and healthy.

As for the moisturizer, make sure you use unscented, alcohol-free moisturizer as this one is most suited for your delicate skin.

  • Take A Hot Bath

I know this is more of a short-term solution, but it is probably the quickest way to soften your pubic hair before shaving. This is also a preferred method of dealing with both pubic and facial hair.

Though beard may not that thick and coarse, taking a quick bath before doing anything with the beard will make it softer and easier to manage.

Same goes for my pubes, regular moisturizer in combination with a shower usually gets the job done.

  • Use A Conditioner To Soften Your Pubic Hair

The conditioner was another one of those “I’ll never try that” moments. I thought conditioner was made especially for dyed hair, something you used to counteract the damage the hair did to your hair.

All that changed one night I ran out of shampoo and used my conditioner instead. When I walked out of the shower I couldn’t believe how soft and smooth my hair was.

Since then, I am all for using a conditioner, though, I have to admit, I don’t use it all that often. I keep both hairs on my head and around my pubic area short, so I don’t even get the chance to condition it.

In any case, the conditioner will not only soften your hair, but it will also help it replenish its moisture and natural oil you strip away from using a shampoo or a soap.

  • Trim Your Hair Often

I like to shave my pubic hair but I know that there are some of you don’t want to get rid of all the hair.

For you, the best recommendation is to trim your pubic hair often, keep it short and tidy.

As the hair continues to grow, the strands will become more damaged due to friction and your pubic hair will get coarser and tougher. This is why keeping your pubic hair short is the way to go and will help make your hair, at least, appear softer. And if you are not a big fan of trimming, you can also get a hair removal cream for your pubes.

  • Apply Oils To Your Pubic Hair And The Surrounding Skin

Natural oils such as:

  • Coconut
  • Olive and
  • Argan

Are becoming more prevalent in skincare products nowadays but there is also some evidence indicating you can use them to soften your hair as well.

These oils penetrate deep into the skin, allowing it to lock in more moisture and, as such, can positively impact the hair shaft as well as the hair in its entirety.

So, you can choose oil and apply it separately, or go for a hair care product (such as a shampoo or a conditioner) that already contains some of these ingredients.

Why is Pubic Hair Coarse and Curly?

OK, this might be a bit more information than you came for, but now that we started going down that rabbit hole, let’s get to the end.

Unfortunately though (or unsurprisingly), there isn’t that much information on pubic hair, so the consensus is that our pubic hair is coarse and tough to offer us (our private areas that is) better protection and reduced friction during sex. Pubic hair also serves to protects us from bacteria and other pathogens.

But why is it curly? Well, most researchers aren’t exactly sure… There is one predominant theory, that is also a bit gross… Some believe that curly hair “traps” secreted pheromones better.

So, several million years ago, if you had a “thick bush,” which produced a pungent odor, you were a niche catch.

How to Shave Coarse Pubic Hair


Those of us that have been “blessed” with coarse pubic hair, know that we need a bit of preparation before going in for the kill.

As I said before, I use a combination of moisturizing and hot showers to soften up my pubic hair, but there are also other things you can try and keep an eye on.

  • Shaving Cream

Shaving cream is, of course, a must… if you’re not shaving under the shower.

As you shave, you are not just getting rid of your hair, you are shaving off a bit of your skin as well. So, shaving cream does two things for you – it softens up your pubic hair, but it also gives you that lovely, protective film that’ll enable your razor to slide more easily.

Now, when choosing a shaving cream, rather than reaching for the cheapest one, take a moment to study the list of ingredients. You might want to go for a cream containing moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter or olive oil.

Does Shaving Make Hair Thicker or Grow Faster?

Our favorite shaving-related myth… is there truth to it? Does shaving make your hair grow thicker and faster?

And the answer is…


Actually, this has been proven way back in 1928 (as stated in this article on the US National Library of Health website).

Of course, when you shave, there is that appearance of thicker, faster-growing hair, but that’s an illusion.

When we shave our hair, we remove the dead portion of it, the one we see. The living section is still tucked away, unharmed so it is unlikely that we can affect the rate at which our hair grows.

What shaved hair lacks is the finer tapper, seen at the end of the hair, which gives of an impression of coarseness.

Also, the sun plays a role here as it lightens the hair as it grows longer, so shorter hair appears darker.

Igor Marcikic

I've struggled with acne and oily skin for the better part of my life. Along the way, I've picked up some valuable information, tips, and tricks, which helped me manage my "situation." This website is a way of giving back and trying to help others like me! Enjoy your stay, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.