(Closed) To wax or not to wax? AND WHEN?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Wax on, wax off?
    Yes, do it. You won't regret it! : (23 votes)
    79 %
    No way, jose. It hurts and isn't necessary. : (6 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t know if I would start with a brazillian.  Personally, I would just get a normal bikini wax.  I would start now so that you can be sure that you aren’t going to have a reaction.  You don’t want to wax for about a week before to make sure that the swelling and redness go down.

    Post # 4
    Member
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    try to find a salon that uses the sensitive wax, and do it like 2-3 days before your wedding. the first day it will still be very red, but if you put neosporin on it, it will look great the next day. it should last the whole trip, just bring tweezers to grab anything that comes in on your trip. good luck! 

    Post # 5
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Oh man, you are cutting it close. Know taht the very first time is far more painful than it will ever be again. Get the wax you want RIGHT NOW and the Wednesday before your wedding (change the day depending on skin sensitivity but I can do 48 hours…but i don’t have super sensitive skin) and you’ll be fine. You can start with a brazilian now or do it later, but i pretty much just went all in my second time.

    Post # 6
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you decide to get a brazilian, you should go a month before the wedding and again 2-3 days before your wedding. The results the first time you go are not always great

    Post # 7
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    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Also, trim up a little before you go. Shorter hair hurts a tiny bit less to pull out, and they won’t have to make as many passes. But not TOO short; then your waxer will have to get out the tweezers, and that’s just weird. I have semi-sensitive skin, and the first time I waxed I ended up with a rash of whiteheads about 24 hours after the waxing, which lasted about 48 hours. The more I wax, though, the fewer whiteheads appear after waxing. The last time I hardly got any… one or two.

    It hurts, but I think it’s totally worth it. If you decide to go for it, GOOD LUCK! and take some asprin/ibuprofen/something about half hour before you go. Or Vicodan, or Tylenol 3, but only if you’re prescribed of course Wink

    Post # 8
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted “it’s not worth it.” In my experience waxing is not worth the indignity, ingrown hairs, and cost just to have it grow back anyways.  I may be totally weird on this, but I shave my bikini area dry, with a brand-new razor.  If I shave wet I’ll cut the hair too close and I end up with in-grown hairs.  Same with the waxing.  So, if you do want to to try it do it now with just the bikini line and see how you respond to it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    don’t have your first time right before the honeymoon, do it at least once before your honeymoon just in case you get a bad reaction

    Post # 10
    Member
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Start getting waxed a few months before your wedding.  That way you will know if you like it.  I loved waxing and did it for years…  I think that I will start doing it again soon if I do not do lazer hair removal.

    Post # 11
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have super sensitive skin but I do wax before big beach vacations because it stays so much longer than shaving.  I am red for 3 full days afterwards and usually fine by the 4th.  I have used all different kinds of wax and the results were never really much different.  Painful yes. Worth it yes.

    Post # 12
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    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had the same questions you did, and went to get my first wax about 3 months before the wedding. It hurt like hell, but I was surprised that it was nearly painless after the fact – it only hurt during the actual hair removal part. After that, it was just a little tender. I definitely agree with the posters that suggested doing it once now, then again a few days before the wedding, depending on how you react the first time around.

    Post # 13
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Just have to add, for the sensitive girls…for me it is painful for 2-3 days after.

    Post # 14
    Member
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I get them regularly and I suggest doing it a week, not just a couple days, before your wedding to give your skin time to recoop and to let the redness go away. Also, it gives you time to go back if needed to get those scragglers and do a touch-up, which I suggest 2-3 days before.

    Yes, it hurts and so will a bikini wax. I figure if you go for a bikini, you may as well go ahead and take it all! It is weird to have someone all in your va jj but after that first pull, you wont care anymore because it’ll literally snap you back to reality ha. I would suggest taking Advil or Tylenol before to get in your system to help with pain and healing and if you feel comfortable, take a girlfriend or your mom to sit with you. A lot of places will play spa, soothing type music and will try and talk to you to keep your mind off of whats going on and to make it less awkward. Maybe you could go and get your eyebrows done with the lady first so you can get to know her before you show up for a brazilian. O and let the esthetician trim you if needed, dont do it yourself. The hair has to be a certain length to wax and it varies for the different methods so just wait. If it needs to be trimmed, she will do that for you. I’ve trimmed it myself before and it ended up being too short and she couldn’t get everything it hurt because she would have to go over some spots several times. So just wait!

    They sometimes suggest ointments to rub on the skin, external of course, and some are good, a little pricey but they are worth it. I’ve actually just used rubbing alcohol and it works just fine. This helps with healing and redness and also helps prevent ingrown hairs. You only need to do that the first week or so like once a day. Don’t use lotion because it can clog the open pores that first week and cause ingrown hairs.

    There are different methods of doing it and I have found that the sugaring method hurts the least but it doesnt last as long and takes a little longer to do. Prices can be from $55 to $100, just depending on where you live and where you go. I would call around some different salons and spas and compare prices. Also, ask what kind of brazilian they do. Some do modified where they leave a really thin stip on each side of your va jj because they dont go as close and they might leave a little at the top.

    I highly suggest it and I think you’ll like it. It’s just nice being clean and not having to worry about that area for a few weeks. Also for the future, the more you get it done, the less grows in and the less it hurts. It’s really not as  bad as people make it, yes it hurts but only for a shror time and the results are so worth it. Plus, it’s for your wedding and Jamaica and I say go for it!

    Post # 15
    Member
    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2007

    Definitely do the sugaring, I highly recommend it!  I just did a bikini for the first time and it didn’t hurt nearly as much as I expected.  I will definitely go back for the rest in a few weeks! Just make sure you exfoliate every day in the shower – it will prevent ingrowns.

    Have fun in Jamaica!

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