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How long exactly does it take for pubes to grow?

Jason Brown

Two kinds of men out there ask such questions. The first are those sick and tired of how fast their pubic hair grows back in a week and have to trim it repeatedly. I sometimes wish there was a spell to use for pubic hair to get rid of them for good! If only those follicles could slow down for one minute!

The second kind is the men who have shaved the bush for the first time, and now the itchy feeling is driving them crazy. Oops, it seems manscaping is not your thing, right? Okay, I know you’re angry and can’t wait for the bush to grow back and be a happy caveman again. 

If you are wondering how fast pubic hair grows back and why you should even care, keep reading to find out.

How fast does pubic hair grow back?

In short, pubic hair grows daily at a steady rate of 0.5 millimeters. That’s why the moment you leave the shower; you can see those little sprouts sneaking their heads out. Here’s how fast pubic hair grows back in the long term:

  • Each week: 0.3 cm
  • Every three weeks: 1 cm
  • Every month: 1.27 cm
  • Two months: 2.54 cm
  • Six months: 7.62 cm

Unlike the hair on your head, pubes don’t grow unlimitedly, and the maximum length of pubic hair will be about 16 cm over a year. However, different factors can influence the speed it grows and how long it gets over time. That’s why the longest pubes ever recorded are over 71 cm! The record belongs to a south African woman whose hair, surprisingly enough, could reach her knees.

What factors influence how fast pubic hair grows back?

Okay, first of all, let’s clear something out: your pubes grow at the same pace as the hair on your other body parts. You just notice pubic hair more as it’s shorter. Also, hair shedding happens more often than any other body hair. Usually, the shedding process takes about 30 to 44 days. But, in the case of the hair on your head, the same process takes about seven years.

If you want to know how fast pubic hair grows back because you feel irritated, first learn how to stop itchy pubes after shaving here. However, if you are interested in this topic because you like the new trend of styling the area and can’t wait for it to grow back naturally, here’s what influences how fast pubic hair grows back:

  • Hormones
  • Certain medication
  • Androgens (sex hormones)

How should I shave to have a smooth, itch-free pubic area?

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I can’t tell you how to stop pubic hair from growing back fast, but I can tell you tips and tricks to make your area a women's magnet! If you need a full guide, check out our ultimate guide to manscaping. But in short, here’s what you can do to make the best experience out of grooming:

For the thousandth time, TRIM!

Don’t know the difference between shaving and trimming? Read here.

Here are a few reasons why trimming is better:

  • Never get cuts and nicks again.
  • Be free of any kind of skin irritation.
  • Save your time and groom faster.
  • Do it the easy way, as trimmers are handy.

To boost the feeling and get smooth skin, use natural soap to cleanse your skin before trimming. But be careful. After the first experience with a trimmer for men, you might get addicted to the soft pubic skin it brings about.

Condition it regularly

Using coconut oil or natural moisturizing creams can help you with the itchy feeling or inflammation that comes after shaving. Also, a ball lotion can hydrate the area and make your skin as smooth as a baby’s.

If you need more specific instructions, read How to trim pubic hair.

Why should I care about grooming the pubic area?

I know! You are tired of shaving your pubic area day in and day out. You may wish there was a way back to the era when a hairy body was a trend.

Well, I hate to break it to you! But according to a recent survey (and many others), most women like the groin areas completely bare or with the least amount of hair. So, if you want to have a date and hope to get laid, there’s no other way. Even the secrets of men’s attractiveness suggest the same. 

So maybe the fact that grooming is a trend nowadays is not enough. That’s why I’ve prepared a list of motivating factors about why you should care:

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Get rid of the crab!

Imagine this: you are about to get laid, and the moment your girl sees the jungle down there, she’s like, “HOLY CRAB!” No, seriously, I mean the literal crab. Pubic lice or crab is a common parasite that lives and thrives in your pubic hair. So, trim it if you don’t want her to see the crab (or for your own sake!).

Not only because of that, but to maintain your hygiene and fully wash the area, using a body hair trimmer is necessary. Now that you know how fast pubic hair grows back, you can schedule a regular time to trim the area and prevent these little monsters.

Attract women

I know I’ve already talked about it; most women prefer a clean groin area. But you’re still hoping your significant other is the minority, right? 

Okay, let’s add another perspective to see what YOU would prefer: you’re about to eat an apple from a plate, but there are two of them in there:

  • One is shiny, without any spots. It makes your mouth watery, and you want to bite that juicy fruit off.
  • The other is dirty and smells weird; you have no idea when was the last time someone washed that apple.

So, which one would YOU rather have? I think no more explanation is needed :D

Increase self-confidence

Now that you know how fast pubic hair grows back and other facts about why you should use a pubic hair trimmer, the image is already in your mind. Face it, you see pictures of well-groomed men every day, and this social image will influence your confidence as a caveman. Not just that, whenever you date, you can’t get rid of the idea of how scary it can be for her to see your private part.

And you know what? Fresh starts are always the best way to go. A new haircut or a nicely-trimmed beard is always a confident booster. So, tame the bush down there just as we explained with a trimmer for men, and see how silky smooth it’ll turn out to be.

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