The pubic hair takes quite a lot of bashing with some women! They wax, trim, shave or totally make it bald like that of a baby.
But physicians believe that the way a woman’s pubic hair looks actually reveals so much about her health!
So, here you are…
You’re getting older.
As you age, especially once you hit menopause, your pubic hair changes in appearance, texture and density. “After menopause, there’s a decrease in regrowth of overall body hair, and that includes your pubic hair,” says a gynaecologist, Dr. Raquel Dardik. It won’t just thin as you age, either. Just like the hair on your head, your pubic hair will start to grey. “It’s a normal aging process,” Dardik assures.
Check your hormones
Dardik warns that hormones can be your best friend or your worst enemy. “When they’re all in order, they regulate everything from your immune system to your mood. But when they’re out of sync, hormones can make you gain weight, feel exhausted, and grow excessive amounts of hair—and that includes in your pubic area,” she says. So, if your hair down there is going haywire, it might be worth getting your hormones checked.
Ovarian or adrenal gland tumours that secrete testosterone could be causing excess hair growth, physicians say; but growing more pubic hair won’t be your only symptom. Extra testosterone will also show up as hair growth in other places — such as your chin or sideburns — as well as acne, thinning of the hair on your head, and a deeper voice.
Hair growth can also be caused by certain medications, or medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome, Dardik says. If you’re noticing any symptoms, ask your gynaecologist to check your hormone levels.
For once, let the razor be!
For those who don’t know, shaving or waxing can certainly lead to some problems if you don’t know how to do it well. If you develop painful, swollen red bumps after shaving, then you already have ingrown hairs.
Shaving your vulva is more likely to result in ingrown hairs than shaving your legs because the hair is so coarse and thick,” Dardik says. And excess dead skin around the area will make it worse. So if you’re going to shave or wax, Dardik suggests using an exfoliator in the shower to remove dead skin cells.