(Closed) bikini wax advice, what went wrong?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think that skin is just really sensitive, so it’s prone to bleeding/bruising. I’ve gotten the best results from putting baby powder on before, and then doing very small sections.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@newname_99:  if your hair is very thick/coarse that’ll cause bleeding. When you go to a spa to have this done they put something on afterwards to help soothe the skin. You can always go to like a Whole Foods type store and buy calendula gel, it’s amazing. It will calm down redness. Put that on twice a day and you should be ok by Monday 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

No, you weren’t doing anything wrong. The first few times you wax the hair bulb is still very large. The more you wax the smaller it will grow back and the hairs will pull out easier, with less plain and even less blood. Although I have been waxing on and off for about 6 or 7 years and occassionally I still get some blood. What type of wax were you using (hard or soft/strips)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Also, make sure you are pulling in the right direction! For the backmost parts, that is toward your rear, for the frontmost it will be toward your abdomen, and some parts you may need to pull out toward your legs.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Some pinpoint bleeding is normal, especially the first few times when the root is really adherent.  I don’t usually get bumps, but my skin isn’t sensitive and I get it done at a salon/spa where they put aloe vera on after.

I would suggest taking some ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory) and maybe something topical like aloe gel or calendula cream.  If you google it, you’ll also find recipes for homemade concoctions that include crushed up aspirins and witchhazel.

It gets better, I promise.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You have to pull BACK as opposed to UP if that makes any sense. Next time, I’d get it done professionally. Much easier.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

The hard wax is better for this area. you don’t use strips, it hardens and you just pull the wax.  I’ve never had bleeding using it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I always go to a professional cause I’m too much of a wimp to pull off the strips myself!

I have had some bleeding before with a professional so I wouldn’t worry too much!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@newname_99:  Bleeding can happen with waxing. I wouldn’t say that it’s “normal” but happens more frequently with bikini waxing and waxing in areas where skin is thin. Make sure you have a least a half of an inch of hair growth before waxing any area. Also, it’s not a good idea to wax right before or during your period.

I would expect more from a salon. However, I use to work in one and heard of instances in which bikini waxing did cause some bleeding down there. I’d make sure they had a good rating from the state board and they were sanitary (no double dipping into the wax, etc.).

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Your period saturates your skin with hormones. It will make it hurt a lot worse.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@newname_99:  The hair, on average, grows half an inch per month. In 2 weeks, it grows a quarter of an inch. In one week, it grows an eighth of an inch, on average. Waxing does make the hair grow in finer and pulls it out from the root. I would think you’d still be pretty smooth one week after waxing, as you’d have less than 1/8th of an inch of new growth without the blunt edges you tend to get from shaving. If I was concerned about the smoothness during my honeymoon, I’d either shave or withstand the pain to get it waxed.

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