Bikini line – hair removal cream?!

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Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@peach11:  I used to get professionally waxed but it got too expensive and bright one over here decided to try it herself to save money. Suffice to say I only tried to do it once and had an unfortunate incident occur where I accidently waxed my lower butt cheeks  together and stuck them to my bathroom floor and when I got up I saw stars! 😳

After that incident I started using hair removal cream but I wasn’t too keen on placing it too close to my area. It’s OK but as I was conscious of where I was placing it, I didn’t get rid of as much hair as I normally would. I think it’s OK for if you want to just shape everything and keep it in the triangle of your undies but I wouldn’t really want it too close to my labia and risk it going into the wrong spot. It also smells and leaves a residual burning hair smell for half a day around your bits. As a result it was only an option I used for a few months.

These days I use an electrical lady trimmer and I just take it all off and I don’t get issues with ingrowns like I used to when shaving. I also recommend using a cream designed for the bikini area to stop ingrowns. I buy mine at a local shop here in Australia but as it is an Australian brand it would be no use giving you the name of it but I’m sure you can find an equivalent online. My lady trimmer is a Philips brand one that cost me about 100 bucks. I’ve had it fora good 6 years and it’s still working perfectly. I’m sure the newer model are even better. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

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@cmsgirl:  can you share a link to your trimmers?

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@peach11:  I’ve used this for years and been happy. No more ingrown hairs.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I also use a trimmer, but my skin is too sensitive to shave things all the way down to the skin. For all over, I put the trimmer on a length setting that keeps everything very short but not prickly, and it all stays “neat”. For the bikini line, I just use my trimmer to keep it short unless I’ll be in a swimsuit. Then I use a brand new razor and Cremo shave cream. It’s the only way I don’t get itchy and irritated. I still get some irritation when it starts growing back in, but that’s because it hits the prickly stage, which is why I don’t shave it until I have to. 

 I’ve had this one for three years. Still going strong with a few battery changes. Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women ES246AC, Compact, Portable Design with Adjustable Trim Settings, Battery Operated https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00005JS5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1eSMFbTXGVS0H?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Edited to add the first review, which was made since I purchased mine. Lol so accurate though 😂😂

Post # 6
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Helper bee

This is one of the best threads I’ve seen! I shave and it doesn’t bother me to do so – I’ve never waxed ANYTHING and terrified to ever try. I’m also skeptical of the removal creams, and I’ve never used an electric razor but you guys have me curious to perhaps try!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’ve tried trimmers and removal cream, but the cream always worked unevenly for me, plus the smell was awful. 

I never thought I could handle waxing until I tried it before a special trip. Now I’m hooked. Is it painful? Yes, but not unbearable, and the results are superior to anything else I’ve tried. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I tried waxing (got tons of ingrowns) and shaving (got razor burn even with a brand new razor). I’ve lasered that area and while it is technically “hair reduction” not “hair removal” I don’t have any hair along my bikini line. 

HOWEVER, I did try hair removal creams in the past (generally just Nair). It worked well and caused less issues than shaving/waxing, although I found it didn’t last very long (just a few days for me, but my hair grows wicked fast).

One horror story… I was giving myself a brazilian with Nair, and the electric hot water tank went out. I went down to reset the tripped circuit, and then my mom called, so I started talking to her. All of a sudden I feel BURNING. Have to run upstairs and try to wash it off as fast as possible. Went on my date, all is well. The next day I have a blister on my labia. Go to the doctor convinced I had contracted an STI the night before despite using protection. The doctor was like “have you waxed recently? This is a burn.” Funny story, but not pleasant. I did have the cream on probably 10-15 minutes longer than the max time – so as long as you don’t do that you should be fine.

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Busy bee

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@peach11:  I used a ‘sensitive’ hair removal cream once on my armpits. I followed the time on the package and directions for use but it basically chemical burned the hair off my armpits- and a good layer of skin with it. Spent 24 hr in my room topless with my arms up on pillows. Would not dare try it on bikini line after that experience. My advice is if you do try a hair removal cream then take the time to do a true spot test first! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I shave and have some aftershave stuff I roll on when I’m done  and I never get bumps or ingrown hairs. It stings a tad bit is totally manageable and way easier than waxing. It’s also safe for sensitive areas. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@peach11:  the one I have is by divine derriere but if you look for razor bump treatment on Amazon you’ll find a few different brands with good reviews. 

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