(Closed) Bikini line

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

DO NOT WAX! WAXING IS THE DEVIL!!!

I have the same problem as you actually. When I shave I get bumps, however it’s been a lot better lately. I recommend shaving slowly with a ton of shaving foam/gel. Take yoru time and rinse the razor after each pass. I also keep the area moisturized. After every shower/bath i rub lotion into that area. The bikini gel does work as well. I’ve also had good results with that. I hope this helps.

Post # 4
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

strangely enough if you use vaseline and shave over the vaseline (i.e. use the vaseline AS your “shaving cream”), you will be bump free. ALSO – do not use a razor with less than 5 blades. Another thing – shave both with and against the growth of the hair. Immediately towel dry the area and apply talc. Problem solved.

Post # 5
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5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would absolutely switch to waxing (apparently Pikachu42 had a traumatic experience haha). Your skin will be so much smoother and it will last waaay longer than shaving.

Post # 6
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1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Switch to waxing. I always got horrible bumps that were very unattractive. I started getting waxed a few years ago and never get bumps with waxing plus it stays hair free for a lot longer.

Post # 7
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Make sure you have a good razor! I hate disposable razors and all they do for me is cause problems. I’m not sure if you what you use, but get a good one.

Post # 8
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633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I tend to get bumps and in-grown hairs from shaving too, so I would definitely reccomend waxing. Baby powder should be your best friend when removing hair was well. Put it on after your skin is dry and reapply through the day if you have to.  

I started waxing my bikini line in highschool and have ever since. The first time around I went and had it done because I had zero experience. The girl at the spa was very nice and she told me that she actually reccomends getting it done 2-3 times by a professional before starting to do it at home. I think this is because everytime you wax it gets easier. It also helps you get a feel for it and you can see how the professionals do it.

The more often you wax the thiner your hair in that area will get. I wax about half as much as I used to and I can do it all (ie: brazillian) on my own now that I have experience.

If you still want to try for yourself at home I would reccomend that you DONT get the wax that comes in a pot, you heat, and then wax with strips on top. This is very messy and hard to use if you aren’t used to waxing down there. Opt for an easier type of waxing for the first couple of times. At home I always use Parissa Hot wax “no strip.” You heat it up and apply it in strips and then just pull the wax off once it has dried a little. I use this brand all the time and it works well.

http://parissa.com/catalog/product/strip-free-hot-wax

Post # 9
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13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wax.  I used to have the same problem (and would get awful ingrown hairs from shaving).  I’ve been waxing for about 3 years now and the problem is completely solved!  Plus – I don’t have wax nearly as often as you’d have to shave.

Post # 10
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

wax!

 

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