Shaving using olive or mineral oil instead of shaving creams of soaps is amazing (and somewhat hydrating) as well. And they both work great. I also exfoliated the area the day before & put a ton of baby powder on to soak up moisture. I use salicylic acid, in the form of stridex pads. Everywhere that didnt dry completely had perfectly smooth results.
Medicated zero bumps pads for bikini & underarm. Best money i ever spent. There’s so many places competing against each other you can easily find $50/session. I have the same problem. If salicylic acid is too harsh, they can try witch hazel to reduce inflammation! just be sure to get pure witch hazel, lots of the time it’s cut with rubbing alcohol.
Make every day a bikini day
Before i started using this i had a lot of problems with in grown hairs but this stuff has saved me from them! It is amazing how well it works.