You said what?! A bikini wax?!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ouch!  I’ve been thinking about that too, I just don’t know if I can! 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really would consider doing it!  It really isn’t as bad as you think it will be.  They see less of your body than a gynocologist does!  And you definetly don’t want to do it yourself.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

If you’re really too scared, you could always shave. I know some people have problems with ingrown hairs, etc., but I’ve been shaving there for years and I’ve never had a problem at all!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was thinking about it. It always itches when I shave. But, I’ve never really waxed, either.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve never waxed, but I do use the hubs beard trimmer to trim down there so its nice and neat.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Ahhhh I wish I could do it, but it scares the beejeezus outta me!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I’ve been getting bikini waxes since I was 16 years old (I’m almost twice that now…ouch)  Clearly, I’m a fan.  I have not been able to shave in that same time because the ingrown hairs are just about the most uncomfortable thing EVER.

Here are my bikini wax tips:

1. Don’t be embarrassed. They do this all day, every day.  Think of it like going to your OBGYN, only there are no stirrups and it isn’t as physically uncomfortable.

2. There will be some positioning of legs and they will probably ask you to hold your skin taut. This makes their job easier and makes it hurt less.

3.  Do not go the week before or during your period. Your skin is much more sensitive then.

4. Let your hair grown for about 3 weeks before you go in. The wax has to have something to hold onto or it will hold onto your skin.  When the hair is too short, it hurts more.

5. Take an Advil 30 minutes before you go. This will help with inflamation of the area if you have sensitive skin.

6. Your wax will look *good* without any touch-ups for about 3 weeks (after teh first day…the first day you’ll look like a plucked chicken).  After that, don’t feel silly about plucking with tweezers the few hairs that grow in. Yes, this hurts a bit.

7. If you can work up the nerve, I HIGHLY recommend going Brazilian – I keep a patch, but love how much “cleaner” I feel afterwards. 

8. The skin on your stomach at the top tends to be the most sensitive. Breathe in and then exhale as she pulls the wax strip off. 

Have fun at the beach!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Totally worth it! Just make sure you get some recs for waxers in your area so you know they’re good. Try yelp.com

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

All the suggestions above are great. I’d also recommend wearing thong underwear to your appt – makes it easier for both of you.

The esthetician I went to knew I was a first-timer when I met her, and had me breath in and out at certain times to make it hurt less, which I found really helpful.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just got home from my aesthetician! I smell like pretty soothing lotion now =]

The very first time is a little painful. It gets easier every single time.

I was just telling DH i can’t go back to NOT having them. I feel icky now! Me likey smooth and clean.

Make the appointment, go to a nice place, have the wine they offer, take the tylenol, and just listen to the lady. I have a really nice young lady who’s super cool and we just chat away.

I use this Aveda rose scented oil for calming your skind own for a few days afterwards. Wax pieces will stick a little and any friction makes the freshly waxed areas feel irritated. The oil feels really nice, makes you smell good, and takes away the redness. I highly recommend.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Absolutely do it!!! You are going to feel more comfortable and it will be nice to have that area nice and clean for the wedding/honeymoon!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

@aplusb  HAHA  plucked chicken!! so true!

 

I tried it for the first time this past summer.  It was painful but tolerable. The esthetician doesn’t see much of you at once.  If she’s professional she will make you feel comfortable.  They gave me paper panties and she moved them so only the spot she was waxing showed. I decided not to go back all the time because it is rather pricey.  Have you tried Veet or anything other than shaving?  I will be doing it for beach vacations because it was so nice not having to worry about it for more than a week.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

Waxing is 800 times better than shaving/depilatory.  I did the shave, etc thing for years and years and switched to waxing last year.  It’s light years better because it’s so much smoother and stays that way for longer.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would be careful with Veet and other depilatories.  I don’t know if you have used them before but I get horrible reactions to them on my legs so I couldn’t imagine putting it on my bikini line!

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