How to remove genital hair using hair removal cream

Updated February 21, 2017

Hair removal cream, such as Nair or Nads, can be used to remove hair from all over the body, including the genital area. These creams use a chemical compound that dissolves hair follicles, allowing the hair to be wiped clean with a damp cloth. This method of genital hair removal can be fast and effective, less painful than waxing, and providing a smoother feel than a razor.

Trim the hair around your genitals to a short, manageable length. The cream needs to touch the skin, and longer hair prevents this from happening.

Test the hair removal cream on a small area of your skin in the genital region. Leave it on for the specified duration time and wipe it clean. If your skin does not react in any way, such as showing bumps or a rash, it should be safe to use the cream on your genital area.

Apply hair removal cream to the entire area where you want hair removed. Make sure the product is designed for sensitive skin or the genital region. Read the warning label on the package. Do not use the product if it says to avoid genital contact. Wash your hands immediately after application (some hair removal creams come in a roll-on applicator so you don't touch the cream at all).

Read the instructions to see how long you should leave the cream on before rinsing it off. Typically, the time is around ten minutes (to keep the cream on), but it can vary slightly from brand to brand.

Dampen a washcloth and gently wipe the cream away when the time has surpassed. The hair should come off with the washcloth.

Rinse the remaining cream and chemicals off in the shower once you have finished wiping the area with a washcloth.


Follow the length of application. If you leave the cream on too long, you will feel a burning sensation that can become painful. Keep the cream away from any openings to the body. Wash the cream off immediately if it comes in contact with any openings. You can expect the area to feel warm while the cream is working, so do not be alarmed. However, rinse off your genital area if you experience any burning sensations during the hair-removal process.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair removal cream
  • Scissors
  • Washcloth
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