Waxing – the OUCH factor

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@FutureMrsHallam:  I think after you wax awhile the hair isn’t quite as coarse, and you just start to get used to it. When I wax, I always rip the strand off and cover the area with my hand. I find applying pressure helps with the pain

I’ve heard some people take asprin before waxing to help with that. When I have gotten waxed, there are always stray hairs that they pluck…..don’t have suggestions with that.

Post # 4
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve only waxed myself, but have done almost-full-brazillians. The first time is the worst. Take some tylenol or something beforehand. It does get easier with time. Stray hairs almost always happen- I just pluck them

Post # 6
1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is going to sound weird but the lower leg for me is the WORST for waxing.  My lower leg hair is in there really well.  Bikini line is easier.  I’ve never waxed consistently enough to see reduction in the hair but I believe if you do the bulb of the hair gets less strong so it’s easier to yank each one out.  Agree on applying pressure- I also use ice to harden the wax faster becasuse I’m impatient (are you using hot wax? The kind you don’t need strips for?  You should be- it’s way less painful than the strips) and running the ice over the area helps with the pain too. 

Post # 7
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i get a brazilian every 3 to 4 weeks. gave up on the completely bare bc 1. more money  2. takes longer 3. way more painful. happy to say my brazilians are quick and fairly painless besides a strip here or there. 

Post # 8
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been getting full leg waxes for about two years now (from a spa/salon), and from the knees down are the worst pain-wise for me, especially around the ankle area. Not near as bad as when I first got it done, but then some times it does, and some times it doesn’t.

I try to take some sort of pain reliever before going in, and as another poster said, applying pressure right after helps. And if I tense before the lady rips, it hurts worse too.

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