Waxing The Bikini Line
Well, waxing isn’t only a summer thing to do. Women do this on a regular basis, no matter what time of the year it is.
It is true, almost every women around the world is having this famous conversation with themselves: “Do I really want to have that smoothness down there”?
And you know what?
The idea of a stranger pouring a hot wax down there is a little bit scary.
Waxing is totally opposed to shaving.
In this process, hair is chopped off, whether you are doing your bikini line, or you are having Brazilian waxing, or you are doing your armpits.
In this process, the hair is removed from the root, which means the smooth results of a professional waxing can last up to a month.
However, pulling the hair out by the root, does involve a certain amount of pain.
Some experience small pain, and some a bigger one. It all depends on individual pain endurance.
Most women who wax regularly will tell you that this small amount of pain is definitely worth for a fuss-free, low-maintenance bikini line throughout the summer and all year long.
So, if you’ve decided that you still wanna do it no matter it is summer or not, follow these few simple steps to prep for the BIG event.
Preparation Before Doing It
There are few things you need to know before you hit the salon and get waxed.
Check Out The Salon
Before scheduling an appointment, you need to collect a couple of advises about which salon to choose. Choose the one with a good reputation and good recommendations.
Maybe friends or family have referred some, but you need to make sure that the technicians there practice proper hygiene rules.
The technician should be licensed and should not double-dip during the waxing session.
If the technician repeatedly dips the same stick into the pot of wax, it can easily spread bacteria from client to client, and voila – there’s a problem.
Make sure that the salon’s standard practice is to use a fresh stick each and every time, and that it only uses new, unused wax strips on each client.
When you visit a salon, get a feel for the salon’s general air of hygiene.
Chances are good that if it feels dirty – it probably is.
The Hair Length “Down There”
Generally, pubic hair should be about ¼ inch long to be effectively grabbed by the wax and removed. Therefore, make sure to let your hair grow for at least a week or week and a half before waxing.
If your hair is fine or grows slowly, you may need to wait a little bit longer. Don’t worry if the hair is too long or unruly, your wax-er can easily use clippers to trim the area down and continue with the process.
Before going to the salon, you should make few preps to yourself.
It is recommended to use an exfoliating scrub the day before waxing, and all of that is to take off dead skin cells.
On the day of your waxing appointment, don’t apply any lotions, creams, oils, or astringents to the bikini area.
Because moisturizers can prevent the wax from adhering to the hair correctly, and astringents can tighten the pores and increase the amount of pain you experience.
Therefore, plain water and soap will be enough before going for a wax session.
Expect Moderate Pain
If someone has told you it is pain free – they are 100 % lying. Some women experience more, and some less pain.
Since the point of waxing is to remove the entire hair bulb, of course there will be some level of discomfort.
Don’t get fooled.
If the roots are not pulled out, the discomfort is minimal, but the results are also minimal. Discomfort is only felt at the time of service and stops immediately after.
It is a short-term pain and it is bearable.
You might think that ice would be great to numb skin and reduce waxing pain, but applying anything cold to the skin tightens pores.
And the goal is to have the pores being nice, relaxed and opened.
If you’re not comfy about getting almost naked in front of a complete stranger, don’t worry, as for a regular bikini wax the focus is only on the sides and the front, you’ll keep your top on and you will most likely wear paper panties, or even your own underwear.
If you’re going for a full Brazilian waxing, you’ll need to be naked from the waist down and don’t be surprised if the technician asks you to assume some rather immodest body positions.
Relax – it’s all to ensure that the hair removal is as thorough as possible.
Of course there is a period of aftercare.
You shouldn’t use abrasive scrubs, or go tanning for 24-48 h after the waxing procedure.
Once the area is no longer irritated (in a few days), gently exfoliate it in the shower, to avoid developing ingrown hairs.
You can expect to return for your next waxing session in about a month. You should wait 3-4 weeks between waxing, but in an “emergency” cases, you can do it earlier at your convenience.
Waxing is a great long-term hair-removal choice, and it can work for almost anyone and on any part of the body, from lips to eyebrows, and from underarms to chests.
Even pregnant women can get bikini waxes with no problem, or at least as long as they’re still comfortable of doing it.
It is recommended that people with diabetes, varicose veins, or poor circulation should be cautious about waxing.
Anyone using topical medications like steroids or oral acne drugs should not wax. Even your regular wax-er should avoid performing wax-sessions in case of a sunburn, broken skin, warts, or other skin irritations.
Waxing is the ultimate no-pain, no-gain beauty treatment.
But after that brief moment of discomfort, lies is a long period of smooth and hairless skin sensation.
The usual things you need to consider are:
- the p.hair should be 1/4 inch long
- determine what type of waxing you’d like to have (regular or Brazilian style)
- the “time” of the month DO matter
- take a shower before going to the salon
- you’ll be half naked and exposed
- it will hurt
- the hairs left behind will be twee-zed
- the area will be same looking as plucked chicken (for a while)
- Hydro-cortisone cream can sooth the area
So what else to say… go ahead, get waxed on and enjoy the smoothness.
Too bad it lasts only a month…
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