Post # 1
Okay, so I am going to be getting married next year and I am considering switching to waxing “down there” because I hate that a few days after shaving that the hair grows back so soon. I also hate shaving down there because it’s so awkward getting in all the nooks and crannys lol. I also have been noticing that I have been getting A LOT of razor bumps and ingrowns. Will waxing hurt? Is it awkward getting your “area” waxed by someone else? I am so private about my body so I am really skeptical about having a strange “down there”. Opinions??
Post # 3
I get the whole thing waxed, i hate landing strips or what not. me personally no it doesnt hurt, it did the first time though. I cry everytime i get my eyebrows waxed still though but dont flinch at all during the brazilian. I confuse my waxing lady haha
As for awkward, yes its also awkward the first time just remember they have seen many! It was most awkward for me when they first ask to lift your legs to wax the bum area haha
I remember texting Fiance (then just boyfriend) before my first appointment: Im so nervous I need to pee!! and I really cant pee considering where she will be!!
Post # 4
I have been getting Brazilian wax for over 10 years now so it doesn’t really hurt that much anymore. But, it will probably hurt you the first time…it helps to take some advil or something before. I have been going to the same girl for about 10 years, so I don’t feel awkward at all. But, I’m also pretty ok being naked in front of other people.
Post # 5
@babygirl92: Ahh yes, getting waxed the first time hurts like a b. For me it actually hurt the first 3-4 times I got it done, but I was ALWAYS so happy with the results. However, once I moved out of the house and didn’t have a job I found that I just couldn’t spring for the waxing and went back to shaving, this alone caused me to get ingrown hairs and made my hair a LOT thicker and caused it to grow back faster. I’ll be getting waxed again starting the 20th, and will continue to be waxed until after the wedding and probably beyond that since shaving after waxing is just… bleh.
In the 6 months leading up to the wedding I will also be getting my underarms and legs waxed. The plan is to not have to worry about shaving on the honeymoon!
I would STRONGLY recommend starting your waxing cycle NOW, or within at least 6 months of your wedding. Why? Because the first time you’re not going to be “baby smooth”. You’ll have some baby fine hairs that weren’t long enough nor coarse enough to be pulled. This is because your hair growth isn’t even. Waxing actually changes the way your hair grows back, and eventually your hair will be on the same growth cycle and you’ll achieve the nice smooth look you’re going for! This happened for me on about the 3-4 cycle. Right around the time it stopped hurting so badly. You’ll probably start seeing hair growth 2-3 weeks after the first wax, but DON’T shave or rewax until at least 4 weeks. Eventually your hair will grown back finer and thiner, and at a slower rate. All of these things help to lessen the pain envolved in waxing. If you can make it through the pain, then you’re going to love the results!
ETA: I do spray tans fully nude, so no, I’ve never been uncomfortable with a girl lookin’ at my hooha. It’s like There She Is, you’ve got one too.
Post # 6
how about the laser thing? can they laser down there as well.. I think waxing only hurts the first few times, after that you have accustomed to it, you will not feel a thing.
Post # 7
I get a Hollywood wax which is getting everything taken off and it really isnt too sore. I find that if I leave it too long between waxes it hurts more so I just take a painkiller and its fine! I aim to get it done every 2 months though. It was quite embaressing at first but I’ve been getting it done for about 6 years now so I’m totally used to it. Waxing is soooo much better than shaving as when it grows back it isn’t stubbly at all, and I think it is definately worth the little bit of pain!! Good luck 🙂
Post # 8
I hated waxing and shaving so I finally got laser. BEST THING EVER! So much less painful and I had six sessions and now I no longer need to shave or wax. I didn’t get everything taken away because I don’t like that but you can get as much done as you want. It’s also faster than waxing. And over time, less expensive.
I found waxing really painful though. I just couldn’t bear doing that every month!
Post # 9
I’ve been thinking about waxing too. I’m nervous that it will hurt! Would getting it done once before the wedding be enough? Or would it be better to do it a couple times before?
Post # 10
@PinkAndPearls2013: A couple of times would be best. If you only get waxed the one time you’ll have “baby hairs” that didn’t get pulled and your hair will grow back faster than if you were to wax several times before the wedding. You’ll want to get your hair on the same “growth cycle”. Aim for at LEAST 3-4 waxes before your wedding if you want to be smooth.
Trust me, the pain is worth it! Take some pain killers or take a glass of wine (The place I use to go/am about to go will fix you a mimosa and give you a temple massage while “working” on you, so that helps too.)
Post # 11
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Glad to see this thread. My fiance would like me to try a brazilian, but I am kinda sorta nervous!
Post # 12
Awkward? Nah, honestly I don’t find it awkward. I’m pretty secure about it… I mean, think about it… they’ve seen A LOT. I’m a massage therapist too and I frequently have clients who have lymphedema, so when I do lymphatic drainage I’m typically working on peoples’ breasts and close to their genital region. People are often very uncomfortable and nervous but I remind them…I have seen worse!!
I’m a professional, they’re a professional… no different than seeing the doctor.
But it does hurt a little… especially if you get a brazillian. I typically just get bikini and in the area by my thighs its not too bad – where the skin is very thin and delicate (surprisingly). Its on top (your “mound”) that it actually hurts for me. And around my bum it isn’t too bad.
Its sooo much better than shaving though. Believe me, my skin is ridiculously sensitive too.