Photo, iStock. We talked to two waxing experts about everything you need to know before your first bikini wax. A week or two before your first wax, start gently exfoliating the area.
Bikini waxing is the removal of pubic hair using a special wax, which can be hot or cold, that adheres to hairs and pulls them out when the wax is removed quickly from the skin, usually with a cloth strip. While the practice is mainly associated with women, male waxing is sometimes done to remove men's pubic hair. A bikini line is the area of the upper leg and inner thigh in which pubic hair grows that is normally not covered by the bottom part of a swimsuit.
The words " bikini wax " automatically sends a shudder down our spines. It's always painfuloften pricey and can potentially lead to STIs. But this hair removal treatment is how we avoid having a Miranda Brazilian moment when Samantha calls her out for sunbathing with a "hairy bush.
Let's get this straight: There's no wrong choice when it comes to removing your pubes or not. From Barbie-doll hairless to full bush as celebrities have candidly begun talking abouthow you groom down there is a purely personal decision. But if totally bare is what you're after, there's no denying that a Brazilian wax is the fastest, least bump-inducing way to smooth things out below the waist. That said, it doesn't matter how advanced you are in the Brazilian arts, we get that it can be a nerve-racking experience.
Your first bikini wax can be a nerve-wracking experience. With this step-by-step guide, you will find it is easier than you think, and the long-lasting results will make you feel like you are ready to take on the world or at least the beach! It is best to start by trying a bikini wax and work your way up to removing more hair if that is the style you are going for.
Before a recent trip to Los Angeles, I decided to embark on a womanhood rite of passage: get my very first bikini wax. Not knowing that you must grow out your hair beforehand, I shaved two days earlier. The aesthetician who shall remain nameless began ripping strips of hot wax over and over from the same areas, like a five-year-old opening presents on Christmas morning.
From using too much product to aftercare products that cause an eye-watering sting, most women have one or more hairy experience of intimate hair removal. Not exfoliating before a wax is the cardinal sin of hair removal, right? While it can help to reduce ingrown hairs, exfoliating just before a wax will make the skin more likely to become red and inflamed.
From salon FAQs to the best at-home kits, we asked the questions you were too afraid to ask. Should you try and master bikini waxing at home? Or visit a salon, lay back and think of England?
The pain factor and price are the first few factors that come to mind. You do it anyway because you know what they say: Beauty is pain—and the end results are well worth it. So once you survive your waxing session like a champ, this question comes to mind: What if we could just make the results last longer?
We'll be straight with you: Getting your first bikini wax is not a fun experience for most people. That said, it's a longer-lasting method to removing your pubic hair than shavingwith the smoothness from a bikini wax lasting for two to four weeksrather than days, making it a good option for the summer monthswhen you don't want to be constantly reaching for the razor. But being aware of exactly what you're getting yourself into will help you get through the experience.