(Closed) Brazilian Wax and Preventing Ingrowns

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So I haven’t had a brazillian (yet? : ) but I’ve always been told to exfoliate like mad before waxing. There are also some products you can apply that prevent ingrowns, like “Tend Skin”

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Exfoliation (manual and topical w/ glycolic acid).  Maybe shortening the time between waxes.  Ugh I have one on friday (after like 4 months off).  Not happy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t wait for responses here. Ingrown hairs are the bane of my existence.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I shave, but I exfoliate a ton. I also use a bit of my Neutrogena Facewash (the body wash would work too, I just feel it can be a bit harsh) on the area if I feel one starting. The salicylic acid and the propylene glycol help the ingrowns. Just on the upper parts though, be careful not to let it, erm, get inside or on the pink parts.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know if it would help with waxing, but when I shave down there, I have a few tricks that help prevent the ingrown hairs. First of all, I exfoliate, like others said. Then afterwards I use witch hazel applied with a cotton ball. I also don’t wear panties for a couple days afterwards (unless I really have to)

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@NJmeetsBX: Loofa in a circular motion with bodywash or the aforementioned face wash. 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My waxing salon sells a product to help with ingrowns.  It’s been helpful for me (although I get WAY more ingrowns from shaving than waxing).

I use their ingrown hair serum and their post waxing exfoliate whenever any start to crop up.  They both require using such a small amount of product that one bottle/container lasts a really long time.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Tendskin works well for me

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t use regular wax, get sugaring. This is what I get (only have had it 2 times so far though) and I haven’t had ingrown yet. It doesn’t rip the skin, it only sticks to the hair so it hurts less as well. See if you can find someone in your area that does sugaring.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Aerya: The stripless / hard wax works the same (in that it sticks to the hair but doesn’t really pull on the skin so much).  That’s what I get done.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@NJmeetsBX: exfoliation, exfoliation, exfoliation!  I would suggest a medicated yet gentle scrub (St. Ives is nice) or use a loofa and clean & clear foaming face wash but make sure you only get the outside.

Post # 15
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Newbee

wierd question i know, but you ladies are saying exfoliate? how? if you NEED a wax..get my drift lol

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

There’s a product from Sally Beauty Supply called “No Bump” and it is the best invention…ever. It’s 2% salcyllic acid, so it burns a bit, but put it on with a cotton ball for a few days before waxing and then afterward as well. I used to get terrible razor burn/ingrowns all over (bikini, armpits, etc), and this stuff really works. It’s only like $8.

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