(Closed) Advice on a bikini wax needed!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would say at least a week before.  And to be honest, I’d start doing them now if you’ve never had one.  They get far less painful as you go, and my hair actually grows back a lot less than before.  Mine has never been red or itchy, just swollen – it’s important to make sure you exfoliate afterwards to avoid ingrown hairs.  Your waxer should be able to tell you proper grooming tips for after.  As for before, trim your hair down to about 1/4 inch for the waxing, I tend to pop a couple of advil before I go – some of my other girlfriends swear by a glass of wine.  Don’t do it right before your period or during (it will hurt even more!)…that’s all I can think of right now.  I’m sure other bees will have some great advice!

Post # 4
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely do one well in advance if you’ve never had one done to see how your body reacts to it as well as any lotions/etc they put on as aftercare.  But if you decide to do that, make sure you have at least 6 weeks between that one and the official ‘wedding’ one since it takes time for the hair to grow back in (that hair grows in about 3 stages, so you want all 3 stages to be in when you get it done or else it won’t last).

I’m getting my “official” one 3 days before my wedding, but that’s because other than sensitivity for a couple days, my skin reacts well. (I normally can’t exfoliate for 2 days because it’s still tender.. but then, i do full brazilians (TMI, i know!)).

And as SaraFoxy said.. take some aspirin or something before you go (I take Aleve), it’ll really help.  And try not to do what I did the first time.  I got up afterwards, was fine, got dressed..then proceeded to fall down the stairs at the salon.  That hurt much more than the waxing.

Post # 5
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Funny you posted this – I’m going in for my first bikini wax today! Bah I’m so nervous! My wedding isn’t until June 26, but I’m getting started now so I can test it out and see how long it takes for the hair to grow back and how I react to it. I hear everyone is different, so I don’t want to do it for the first time right before the wedding and end up all swollen and red for a week! I’m going to do it a couple of times between now and June and possibly upgrade to a brazilian if I’m brave enough =)

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would do about a week before.  I had one before my boudior pictures and I didn’t really have too many problems with redness or irritation after the first day.  You might want to take some ibuprofen about 30 minutes before.

Post # 7
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

all this talk about ibuprofen and what not freaks me out…does it hurt that much?? I’ve considered bikini waxes and always chicken out 🙁  But really, I’m sick of razors. Ugh.

Post # 10
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I second the advice on getting one well in advance so that you are prepared – you are the only one who can know how you will react (in my opinion they are not more painful than I expected, but definitely doesn’t feel like a massage!)

Post # 11
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am getting one a week before my wedding because we will be out by the pool in palm springs.  I will probably get anythng touched up before the wedding if there is.

But if youhave never had a bikini was, I suggest that you start getting them now.

Post # 12
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Nlm: I completely second the bottle of wine!!

Post # 15
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely get it atleast one week before your wedding.  I had been doing it for months and the salon I went to switched the cream they apply after and I had a horrible and embarrassing reaction before my brother’s wedding in Hawaii, so even if you’ve done it before, you never know!  Luckily I had gone far enough in advance that everything cleared up before hitting the beach.  Also, if you go full Brazillian they advise atleast 24 hours of no sex (the, um, friction, can further irritate skin) which is all the more reason to plan ahead.

Describing the process here might be a little much for some of the more delicate ladies on the board, but if you have questions about how it all goes down, feel free to PM me – I’ve done everything from basic bikini to full brazillian and am happy to share my experiences. 

Post # 16
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

can someone explain how a brazillion wax is done? im considering having one done also

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