Post # 1
Well, strictly speaking I’ve had ONE bikini wax and that was about 4 or 5 years ago. I don’t know what they did, but it was beyond agony, and I was left with huge, raw purple and black bruises where they’d waxed that made even the slightest movement very painful! I’m guessing that’s not how its supposed to be, so I’ve booked in at a really good, reputable salon, and I just want some advice on how to prepare for it?
My main questions are 1 – should I trim the hair down there or not? 2 – what knickers do I wear? Boy shorts, thong, what? And lastly, do I have to get completely naked or can I just pull my knickers to one side? Sorry for the TMI – and thanks bees!
Post # 3
I’ve only done it once about 6 months ago… haven’t been back only because of cost… but I loved it. I ended up going to a place that only does waxing. I read online that you should wait 2 weeks after shaving… I don’t shave shave down there just trim and shave the edges so I just let it grow for about a week and a half. I also just took my underwear off. no reason to be modest, it’s like the gyno, they see it all the time. I took ibprofen before going and I think that helped with the pain/swelling. I went in expecting it to hurt like hell… and wasn’t even phased by the ‘pain’. Just do your research and pick a good place.
Post # 4
Your hair should be at least 1/4 inch long. Not too much longer. I don’t wear underwear. Its just easier. They’ve seen them before!
Post # 5
also I didn’t get a full brazilian. I got something inbetween that and just the bikini lines… so I’d look up the different types and don’t be afraid to tell the waxer exactly what you want!
Post # 6
The hair shouldn’t be too long, but grown out for around 2 weeks. If it’s too long it’s more painful and harder to wax so they might have to trim you down once you get there. I usually wear underwear and just take them off when I get there. They probably won’t let you just pull them to the side, they need full access to give you an even wax so you’ll be naked from the waist down. Don’t be embarrassed, they see it several times a day 🙂 Also, since you had some issues with your last wax, I’d get some skin soothing cream to apply after you’re done, they should have it at the salon but if not you can find it at most beauty supply shops. Good luck!
Post # 7
I get regular brazilians. I either make sure to wear cotton underwear that isn’t too tight or just go commando… like other ladies have said, they have seen it ALL before. It definitely helps to take a pain killer at least a half hour before, and it’s best to avoid the time around your period (when everything is more sensitive and hurts more!) if possible. The woman I go to always has me help pull the skin so that it’s really tight where she’s going to do the wax. The only bruising I’ve EVER had happened to me with a different aesthetician when the skin wasn’t pulled tight enough where she was waxing, so don’t be afraid to offer to help if they don’t ask you to!
You could trim, but there needs to be enough hair there for the wax to grab (the place I go to requires at least 1/4″ of hair). Good luck 🙂
Post # 8
Eeek. I am majorly scared. It took a LOT of bravery to get my last (and first ever) smear test done. Really, I can’t imagine taking my pants off in a salon, lol. I guess my hair “down there” is definately long enough to wax. I’ll definately take some painkillers too. The bruising that I got before, I shouldn’t get that this time, since the place is a lot better? It’s a professional salon, HUGE, that’s been around for about 7 years. They do the lot..waxes, nails, etc. I hope I can brave it!!
Post # 9
Yikes! You shouldn’t have any brusing raw spots!
I would definitley recommend going to a reputable skin care/wax center. And don’t be nervous…a good professional waxer will make you feel totally at ease. Be sure not to shave and if you trim, make sure you do not trim the hair too short. If the hair is too long, most will waxers will trim it for you.
Definitely take some pain killers before you go – maybe an hour or so, so they are fully kicked in. Numbing cream is also good to take the edge off (There is a great wax place in SF where you can opt for prescription strength numbing cream – it definitly takes the edge off!) A good bikini wax will be a tad uncomfortable, not excruciating pain. And if you opt for a brazilian the “parts” you would think would hurt are actually not bad at all. In my experience there is only one area that hurts the most – its the strip of hair that grows right down the middle. Everything else is easy peasy!
And remember if you decide to keep waxing – DO NOT SHAVE in between waxings. This will cause the hair to grow back more coarse and your next waxing will be even more painful.
Post # 10
Ibuprofen 1 hour before. Helps me out a ton, I’m a total baby when it comes to waxing.