First of all, you can use scissors and a comb to trim the hair down there, but if you are not careful, you can cut yourself or create uneven hair. Also, some people use regular hair clippers to trim the pubic hair. Instead, with a bikini trimmer, your job will become easier. Using an electric trimmer is a good way to keep the bikini area neat and tidy.
Secondly, these electric trimmers come with a comb attachment that can be adjusted to achieve the hair length that you want. Furthermore, if you take this comb away, you can use the device as a razor, but it won't shave as close as a manual razor will do and the results don't last as long.
On the other hand, you don't have to worry about ingrown hairs, skin irritation, stubble, bumps, pain or itchiness.
I did a thorough research and came up with a short list of best electric and manual trimmers.
Panasonic ES246AC may be the best decision for you. It is the most popular trimmer on the market at this time because of its quality, performance, and accessories. It comes with 5 different trimming settings, an angled trimmer head and a plastic guard that can be adjusted to different heights, allowing the users to get any hair length they like. The plastic guard has smooth corners preventing skin snagging. It is best to use it every time you trim this area, but if you want an ultra close grooming, you should remove it. Thus, the trimmer can be used as a razor if you take the plastic guard off. The hypo-allergenic stainless steel blades are perfect for a sensitive area, like your bikini line, leaving no irritations or razor bumps behind.
Although it is cordless, requiring 2 AA batteries to operate, you can not use it in the shower or bath because it is not waterproof. Be sure to remove the batteries between uses to extend the life of the device.
It is a powerful trimmer, which can be used on all types of hair, no matter the area, armpits, bikini line or face. The men can also use this product and get the same great results. Bottom line, it is a safe device and very easy to use. The head's rounded tips make grooming comfortable and safe.
From my point of view, the Panasonic ES246AC is the most complex trimmer at this time and you can buy it at an affordable price (around 20 $) and use it every time you want your bikini area to look clean and neat.
Cleancut T-Shape Personal Shaver is also one of the top rated trimmers on the market, perfect for those women who want an extremely closer trim. It is designed by Cleancut Company to be used anywhere on the body. That means you can use this trimmer not only on the bikini area but also on your face, back, eyebrows or armpits. The men can use it too and get the same performance.
It is a pretty simple "T" shape device, a little bigger than a disposable razor, powered by 1 AA battery. Although the producer promises that you won't have problems with nicking or cutting the skin, there is a slim chance to have these problems because the trimmer removes the hair really close to the skin.
This product has no other attachments, therefore, you can not adjust the length you want. It is cheap and works very well on your sensitive areas.
It comes with 2 cutting heads, one standard head and one precision head for some detailed shaping, and 2 trimming combs, 5 mm and 8 mm to choose the hair length you want.
The product is not only for the bikini area, you can use it to shape your eyebrows, to remove unwanted hair from your face and other sensitive areas. For your bikini line, Braun has included in the package 10 sticker shapes to create a unique design down there if you want.
The 'T' shape design makes it very easy to maneuver around the area you want to trim without causing any irritations or bumps.
It is cordless, powered only by an AA battery, but it is not waterproof, so do not use it in the shower or bath.
You may think that it is an expensive product, but it is not, you can get it from Amazon at 15$.
The razor comes with a pivoting, single blade, which adapts better to the contours of the bikini area, making easier the trimming. It also has a comb that it is positioned over the blade, meaning that it will cut all the pubic hair at the same length and protect your skin from nicks, cuts, and bumps.
It doesn't have a replaceable head, therefore, when the blade loses its effectiveness, you will have to buy the trimmer. But until then, you can use it several times and it's worth the money.
With some extra bucks, you can buy a Gillette Venus Trimmer Kit. There are 3 items in this kit. First, you have the Venus Embrace razor which has 3 blades covered with a protective ribbon of moisture. Secondly, it contains this Gillette Venus Bikini Trimmer with its protective comb. And thirdly, it has an Olay bikini moisturizing lotion to apply after you have finished grooming the bikini area.
How to trim your bikini line
I think that some tips how to trim your bikini area will help you to do this procedure right, without any unwanted side effect:
1. Any trimmer comes with instructions. You should read them carefully and follow them correctly.
2. Make sure to clean this area and dry it because the hair is easier to manage if it is completely dry.
3. Go to a place where it is easier to clean after you finish trimming your hair, for instance, go into the bathroom, choose the shower or over the toilet. As an alternative, you can use a paper towel and position it under yourself.
4. For this operation, a small mirror will come in handy. Use it to see what you are doing down below.
5. Trim slowly your pubic hair a little bit at a time. Also, you should trim in the direction the hair grows, afterward trim left and right to get all the hair. Take your time and don't rush.
6. It is best to trim the pubic hair the night before you want to wear a swimsuit in public.
7. After you finished trimming your bikini area, you should apply a lotion for a couple of days.
8. Maintain this area and repeat the process whenever your hair needs to be trimmed.
If you have any secrets that you want to share with us or use another trimmer which works great, feel free to comment here.