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Why Does Your Pubic Hair Grow So Fast?

sometime the pubic hair grow back fast after hair removal

Do you often notice that your pubic hair grows back faster despite shaving, waxing, or removing it regularly? Well, the way you choose to remove your pubes may affect how they grow back, and you may notice them growing back faster due to their thick and coarse nature. Well, let's dive into why pubic hair grows so fast and what you can do to maintain it.


Understanding Pubic Hair Growth

Many people have the misconception that pubic hair grows back faster than their normal hair, but that's not always the case. Since the volume of pubic hair is lower than our head hair, we notice it growing back faster when, in reality, it grows at the same pace as other hair on our body, including the hair on our head.

All the hair on our body follows a similar growth cycle, starting with growth, regression, rest, and shedding. However, pubic hair sheds within a month, whereas head hair takes up to six years before falling out.

Normally, pubic hair grows about an eighth of an inch per week, but the entire process takes about a month and sheds within a month. On the other hand, the hair on our head keeps growing for six years before shedding, hence maintaining longer lengths than our pubes.

pubic hair growth cycle: growth, regression, rest, and shedding

This difference adds to the perception that our pubic hair seems to grow faster.

The hair growth process begins with blood circulating around the body as it delivers oxygen to protein cells present in the follicle containing a hair root. This oxygen and other nutrients are used by the cells to multiply. As the protein cells multiply, they build hair, which is pushed up through the skin.

As hair grows out of the skin, it gets lubricated by an oil gland, which makes it soft and shiny. Once the hair has reached its desired length, it becomes dead and is pushed up to fall by the new hair root developing underneath it.

There are certain factors that influence hair growth. These include genetics, gender, age, and nutrition. Usually, male hair grows faster than female hair. Also, hair grows the fastest between the ages of 15 and 30 before slowing down. As people age, hair follicles stop developing, leading to baldness and hair thinning. Moreover, good nutrition is essential for healthy hair growth and maintenance.


Common Issues with Rapid Pubic Hair Growth

Sometimes, pubic hair grows back faster due to regular shaving or trimming. This often leads to a condition known as ingrown hair, which affects almost everyone who shaves their hair. Ingrown hair refers to the growth of a single strand of hair back into your skin after shaving or waxing. Ingrown hairs or razor bumps are painful and often appear on your pubic areas, armpits, or face.

sometime shaving pubic hair may cause ingrown hair

Ingrown hair is characterized by the appearance of small bumps with hairs in the middle of your pubic hair. They also lead to skin irritation, itching, and pain.

Sometimes, they lead to discoloration such as purple, brown, or red, which may look aesthetically unpleasing.

If an ingrown hair becomes infected, you may notice the bumps getting bigger and more painful. If there is pus around the hair follicles, pustules may develop, which can then lead to scarring.


Solutions for Managing Pubic Hair Growth

If you are unsatisfied with pubic hair, you can employ various hair removal methods to get rid of it. Here are a few solutions you could try:


If you want a short-term hair removal method, shaving is okay, but it is not recommended in the long term as shaving may lead to razor bumps and micro tears in the skin, which may cause bacteria to enter your skin, leading to infections. The advantages of shaving include rapid hair removal and at-home ease of use. The disadvantages are time consumption, rashes, razor bumps, and itching.


A better and longer-term option than shaving is waxing, as it pulls the hair follicle out of its root. It is better to get professional waxing done to reduce pain or injuries you may cause when doing it yourself. Depending on your genetics, hair removed from waxing may grow back within two to eight weeks. The pros of waxing include smooth hair removal and long-term hair removal, and the cons are pain and rash, which require professional guidance.

Chemical Depilation

If you are not a fan of waxing or tweezing, you may try chemical depilation, which employs the use of an over-the-counter cream to remove hair from your skin. These hair removal creams work by weakening keratin, making your hair fall out. Since chemical depilation doesn't target hair follicles, the result may only last a maximum of two weeks. If you are using depilation creams for pubes, ensure you get the ones designed for pubic hair. It's recommended to do a small patch test on your skin before application to see if the cream causes any skin reactions.

Chemical depilation is quick and long-term, but its downsides include blisters, rashes, or chemical burns.


Another long-term option is electrolysis, which involves the use of shortwave radio frequencies distributed through fine needles placed directly into your hair follicles. It destroys the hair follicle so that it doesn't stimulate hair growth.

For the best results, you need to undergo multiple sessions. This method can be costly, so if you have the budget, go for it.

Electrolysis is beneficial as it guarantees long-term hair removal but may cause pain and redness from skin irritation.

IPL Hair Removal

If you are looking for the best method to get rid of pubic hair permanently, consider IPL hair removal. It also targets the hair follicles and destroys them with high-heat lasers to prevent new hair from growing.

If you have a light skin tone with coarse hair, IPL hair removal is the best option for you. IPL also requires multiple hair removal sessions for the best results. Depending on the volume and area of hair removal, you may need about four to six treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart.

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Hair tends to become thinner and thinner until it falls out completely. The hair removal lasts for years, and even if it grows back, it's often finer and lighter in color.

IPL hair removal is beneficial as it is long-term, makes hair thinner, and guarantees hair-free skin for years. IPL treatment may cause redness after a session, but that goes away on its own.



Pubic hair can be unappealing and shaving it may make it grow back coarser and faster. Utilizing various hair removal methods like waxing, chemical depilation, or IPL sessions can get rid of it for a long period. To get smooth and hair-free skin for a while with minimum side effects, it is best to go for IPL hair removal. This not only makes the hair thinner but also guarantees long results for months. Get IPL sessions and say goodbye to unpleasing pubic hair forever.

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