DIY Bikini Wax

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I wanna know too, I also plan to start waxing my underarms to get rid of the shadow

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@ladychatterley:  I just can’t wax down their i get the worse in grown hairs. I’ve opted to do laser now. I’m also doing it for my underarms! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used to DIY my bikini wax. It can be a little tricky, because it’s sort of a weird angle to rip the fabric off in the right direction. Other than that, I would say it hurts a little more than going to a pro for waxing (mostly because of the weird angle, I think) and if you do decide to DIY bikini wax, make sure the wax isn’t too hot! Test it on your wrist or something and if it’s too hot, let it cool down. The last thing you want is burns on your lady bits.  

Also, if you have never had a bikini wax, I’d get one from a professional first before you go at it yourself, just to get a better idea of what’s involved and the pain level.

Good luck, ladies! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Holly77:  Same here. I used to get the worst ingrown hairs, which looked worse than doing nothing down there. I haven’t tried laser, I just shave.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I cannot get myself to try this one at home unless my husband wants to do it for me! I’d be too nervous pulling it off. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

@ladychatterley:  I would never because of the angle and the fact that it’s tricky to make sure the skin down there is taut.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

It is very tricky to preform a DIY bikini wax as PP mentioned, the weird angle. You run the risk of bruising and/or tearing skin bc much of a proper technique is all about the angle that you pull the stips off. I am a licensed esthetician and have been doing esthetic services for over 13 yrs and everytime I’ve tried a bikini wax on myself I bruise up. I wax my underarms regularly but the bikini wax is a whole dif story. Now if you don’t mind some potential bruising go ahead and see how it goes. Keep in mind that you don’t want to try too big of an area at once. And wax only needs to be warm enough to spread not scalding hot. Good luck. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ladychatterley:  I do my own. I don’t really find it all that tricky. The hardest part is to get the fear of pain out of your mind so you can pull it purposefully; slow or hesitant pulling can be twice as painful as well as ineffective, and depending on the type of wax that you use if you wait to long to start pulling you might find yourself in quite a predicament (I know this from experience!). I like hard wax as well as soft, but for your first time I would recommend a soft wax that is water soluble, that way if you find yourself unable to follow through then it will be easy to remove.

If you have been getting waxed for a while then the hair bulb should be smaller and the hairs will pull easier and with less pain.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate hair!  

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had a friend that did her own and she said it hurt less than having someone else do it.  Maybe try a small test area and see if it works out ok?  I’m way too much of a wuss to attempt waxing anywhere lol.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@ladychatterley:  I used to do my own Brazilian waxes. Hardest part was psyching yourself up to pull the wax. And it takes a lot longer but IMO I enjoyed it better because it was when I needed it and the cost for a tub of wax was $15 as opposed to $50 each time I went.

I used the honey wax which did not have strips, you put on the wax and pulled it off once it hardened.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been thinking about it, but I’m WAY too scared I would rip skin or something!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been waxing my legs and decided to give *that* area a shot.  I used Moom for my legs and used the same to try.   The hardest part was getting myself to pull, and not gonna lie, it hurt!  The first time, I could only do a little, then the second time a few days later, a little more.  I think it hurt less the second time?  But it still hurts.  A lot.  Just apply the wax, take a deep breath… and yank!  And dont mind the little drops of blood.. that’s just some stubborn hair. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I do my own as well and it hurts A LOT less than going to a salon.  It’s not difficult at all, and as PP said, the worst part is pulling that first strip.  I use sally hansen wax strips in a box and it only takes about 15 minutes plus costs $5. 

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