Waxing anyone?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@BriansBride:  Maybe start waxing now so you know how your skin reacts! Everyone is different 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wax my own underarms and it’s the greatest thing ever. It’s tough at first letting it grow long enough… but it lasts smooth for so long! And honestly the pain is not as bad as you’d imagine. It’s really not bad. 

I had my legs professionally waxed for a beach vacation earlier this year and I’m so glad I did. I didn’t shave once while I was there for a week. I got it done a few days before we left. I will most definitely be doing it again for wedding/honeymoon. 

As for bikini… I do that at home sometimes too. I just wouldn’t be comfortable having anyone do that. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but it sure is nice not to shave. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh and you have to not shave for more than just a day – a couple weeks, or however long it takes your hairs to grow about 1/4″ or so. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@BriansBride:  I get my legs waxed, and you can’t shave for at least 10 days, prior. It’s better if you wait about 2 weeks, and start waxing NOW. The first few cycles all your hair grows at odd rates, so you might still have to shave. After that though, it’s awesome.

I get a wax every 5 1/2 to 6 weeks now, and am smooth for almost 2 weeks, and can still get away with shorts for about a week and a half after that. 

Exfoliate! A lot! I use a citrus scrub once a week once I start feeling hair, and then every day the week of my appointment. Also, take a couple of aspirin about a half hour prior, it’ll help with the pain. The hardest part for me is around the ankles and outside of the knee.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The first time is the worst, so start sooner rather than later.  🙂  Your hair has to be at least 1/4″ long to wax, so it has to grow a couple weeks.  Try to find someone who uses hard wax – it hurts less.  I would recommend a full brazillian, legs, everything, for your wedding/honeymoon, but that can get pricey and painful if you don’t wax at all.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@BriansBride:  I use Veet strips – the pinkish box, supposed to be gentle and have some kind of special stuff in it to be less irritating. Just rub the strips between your hands so the friction warms them up and you’re good to go!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I use GiGi hard wax at home – got a whole kit with warmer, etc on Amazon.  I do my face, underarms, and brows myself.  I pay someone else to do my bikini/brazillian and usually don’t bother with legs, except once in a while, and I use sugar “wax” for that.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BriansBride:  I definitely would start going maybe in November/December. The more you wax, the thinner your hair growth is and the longer you should be able to go without waxing.  I get a full brazilian wax every 4 weeks.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t feel like the underarm waxing is bad. I also don’t feel like a Brazilian is bad (with the exception of a couple of tender spots next to the labia). But legs…I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVERRRRRR get my legs waxed again. It doesn’t matter how many times it’s done, it’s always the worst of the worst waxing pain for me. I also don’t find it all that effective for what the cost is (both money and pain-wise). It’s great to not have to shave your underarms or bikini area for a long time, though. I recommend waxing them!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I waxed my own legs and hated it. like PPs have said, you have to grow the hair out for a long time first. then after waxing, I only felt smooth for a few days — it seemed the hair grew out so soon. then I had to wait for it to get long enough to wax again, and so on…

also, I got terrible ingrown hairs. I had to exfoliate often to try to prevent them. I felt that the effort of exfoliating was just as time consuming as shaving. 

oh, and the setup / cleanup is really annoying, and you have to dispose of so much fabric every time. seems so wasteful. 

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