Post # 1
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
So I have a question for ladies that shave/wax the bikini line. Every time I try, it looks fine for about a day, and then I get huge, angry razor bumps and ingrown hairs and the whole thing hurts. And it’s almost as ugly as hair sticking out the sides of my swimsuit. How do you ladies avoid this? Just tough it out? I try lotion, scrubbing, and even going comando for the whole evening after but it ALWAYS happens.
I’ve considered waxing, but then wouldn’t I run into the same problem when the hair does eventually grow?
Post # 3
I had this problem and I’m now getting IPL to remove the hair permanently. In fact, I have an appointment tonight – not really looking forward to the pain!
Post # 4
@AllyCRN: I think waxing would be a better option for you. After you’ve been waxing for a few months, the hair pattern evens out and you won’t see any growth for a few weeks. I have been waxing for about 2 years now and it takes my bikini line about 2 weeks to grow in. Waxing makes your hair thinner too…or it did for me at least. You also might be scrubbing too much which is irritating your skin.
Post # 5
I have the same exact problem. I always wore bathing suits with the skirt thing on the bottom so I could avoid this issue but I just bought some regular non-skirted bottoms.
I hope someone has some sage advice.
Post # 6
@AllyCRN: Waxing removes hair from the root, but it also takes a layer of skin off. Sugaring is what I do and it’s great – hardly any regrowth. Shaving always gives me ingrowns and bumps, so I just don’t do it. It cuts the hair but doesn’t remove the root so it comes back faster.
Post # 7
Have you tried something cooling, soothing to use after shaving? Aloe Vera gel f. ex?
I never use shower soaps etc there at any time. I use a PH-Mild soap and I rarely get bumps, when they do though I use something soothing like Aloe Vera and it calms it down. Try using it after shower /before going to bed.
Post # 8
i’ve heard using a little bit of deodorant down there helps with bumps and irritation.
Post # 9
@AllyCRN: I got waxed down there a couple of weeks ago. It was a little tender for the rest of the day and the day after (so I went commando for those days, haha), but it was so smooth!
I’m getting some regrowth now, but so far no ingrowns or scary bumps. The girl who waxed me said no shower gels or vigorous excercise for the first two days; she also said a lot of people do exfoliate but she gave me this spray on serum to rub on instead – of course she was probably trying to make a buck out of me (even though she said she uses it herself), but I decided to get the serum just to be on the safe side and have had no issues. It’s called Bump eRaiser..
Post # 10
Waxing does not give me bumps–Never has!
But if I use St Ives Apricot Face scrub after shaving, it generally became MUCH less irritated!
Post # 11
@AllyCRN: Sounds like you just have really sensitive skin down there. I have the same problem however I was FINALLY able to figure out how to stop it from happening. I exfoliate first then I soak in warm water, I use a really thick layer of sensitive shaving cream and last but not least I use a really SHARP razor. When I’m done I put baby oil on. Hope this helps.
Post # 12
I use to have the same problem, even with my under arms.
I’m really suprised no one has said this… But, I’m obsessed with something called Tend Skin. It is amazing!!!! You can get it in a roll-on container and I roll it on under my arms and bikini area every day! I usually shave my bikini line 3-4 times a week and never get bumps or ingrown hairs.
FYI: I wouldn’t recommend using it everyday at first, because you have to build up to that. You might experience some peeling/dryness like you would an acne medicine, but I only had that for the first week I used it.
ETA: it is kind of expensive and if you don’t get the roll on kind, you will end up wasting a lot of product because it just soaks into the cotton ball/pad and doesn’t go on your skin! And then the cotton just leaves pieces behind if there is stubble… Yeah, gross!
Post # 13
If you can afford laser hair removal, DO IT. Best money I ever spent. After like 5 sessions, I hardly have any more hair growing on my bikini line, and still have more sessions to go.
Post # 14
I wash scrubby like with a rough washcloth and soap to exfoliate a bit, and then shave with a new razor WITH the grain, never against. You can pull skin tight for a smoother shave, but stay with the grain. I’ve been doing this system for about six years with no problem. Waxing was tough on my skin.
Post # 15
@MrsPanda99: +10000! Sugaring is by far my preferred method, because the hair is pulled out in the direction that it grows, so you are far less likely to get ingrowns, and it lasts a long time! plus I always find I have far less irritation and redness in the 24h post appt.
I also use my epilator for cleanup in between appointments, because all the hairs grow at different rates, there’s always a few that decide to spring up on a beach day!
Post # 16
@MrsPanda99: I saw you post something about sugaring that includes a ball, can you explain it again?