(Closed) Waxing first timer!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Newbee

I, too, would love to know the answer.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

Humm. Don’t know anything about asian hair, but I waxed (the full monty) the Monday before the wedding- but that was more because I didn’t have time the rest of the week and I wanted to make sure that I was in the clear for our two week honeymoon after the wedding. And it was the perfect amount of time. But I suppose you could do it the tuesday or wed.

Just be careful to schedule around your period. That can make it hurt a lot worse. And take two advil before.  Have fun and if you can, have a drink before or after!!

Oh, one last thing, wear something a bit loser on the bottom- once I wore tight jeans and the walk home after was a bit painful.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

– Make sure the hair is long; it’s easier to wax off that way

– Take a couple of advil beforehand

– Get a product like Tendskin to use afterward (you can ask the aesthetician, they should be able to recommend something); this helps prevent ingrown hairs — I know you’re not supposed to get them from waxing, but sometimes I do, anyway

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would seriously recommend you do a trial run ASAP and see how your skin reacts to it. The first time is the worst time and your skin will take longer to recover. I’m a waxer and, having done it many times now, the best results are the few days after the wax. But the first time my skin took a couple days to recover from it. The general rule is you wax every 4 weeks, so if you go now and it works out, you should be good to get another right before the wedding. Also, make sure you get a good cream or some pads to prevent ingrown hairs. Ask your waxer for a good product to try.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, yeah, and if you drink, have a drink BEFORE. It really makes a difference.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I get bikini waxes regularly and am contemplating an underarm wax before the wedding…has anyone tried that?  It being summer and all, I’d like to NOT have to do a trial run and grow my hair for 3-4 weeks.  Advice? 

(And, the first time I got a bikini wax it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  You’ll love the results!)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmmm never got an underarm wax. I don’t know how that works – do you have to grow your hair out in the same way as you do for a bikini wax? If so then I don’t think it’s worth it.

Post # 10
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Newbee

This might be a silly question, but just how much difference is there between a regular bikini wax and a brazilian?  I know the concept of the brazilian, but does that mean a regular wax is just a little off the true "bikini line" (like the part that would show if you were wearing a bikini)?  Would you recommend a regular bikini wax for the first time, and later getting a brazilian?  How have your experiences been with either or both?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

oops, that was supposed to be at missmck … 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Underarm waxes are wonderful especially if your hair is darker than your skin.  When I shave I can still see the roots, almost like a shadow.  Yuck.  A wax removes it.  I think its nearly painless and its also not very expensive usually.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I did the underarm thing a few weeks ago to try it out and….OWWWWWWWW. I got a Brazilian done a few weeks before and it didn’t make me cry like the underarm did. Then again, I didn’t take any pain killers before. My first reaction? So not worth it. But I’ve grown to like it. The hair grew back pretty quickly, but not nearly as thickly or quickly as before. So now the verdict is out. But do it a few days in advance. I couldn’t put my arms down by my sides that night and had to sleep with my arms over my head! (Much to my fiance’s amusement.)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@heather25: Nearly painless!??!? I want your waxing person!!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

August15 – I am picturing myself trying to sleep with my arms over my head, and thinking, I might stick with shaving! haha!

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