Post # 1
Ok, bees… I need some girly advice. I have NEVER had a bikini wax before (always just went the old fashion route with a razor in the shower) but I am getting tired of the irritation. So I want to start getting my bikini line waxed but I’m clueless! How often do I have to get it done? About how much does it even cost? And where do I find a good waxer?
Post # 3
I get it done every month. Some people may do it more often, it depends on how high-maintenance you are or how much you want to spend every month. Just remember the hair does have to have grown back a bit in order to wax. I live in NYC and it is like $18 and then I tip about $3. In MD it might be a little less. I would look online …maybe yelp or citysearch to find a good waxer. It does take a little getting used to but if you try a few places you will get a sense of who you like. And don’t be shy to tell them it’s your first time… they’ll be more careful.
Post # 4
also keep in mind that there is a bikini wax and a brazilian wax. the biki wax basically removes those rogue hairs on either side…the brazillian can be a landing strip or completely bare or more hair in front if you like…big difference is that the brazilian extends all around to the back.
another tip: take a tylenol about 20 minutes before your appt. the night of your wax you will be a bit sore and swollen/red, but by the next day everything should be fine.
Post # 5
I agree with ismini, but I usually take advil/asprin for the pain (especially if you do a brazilian)
Post # 6
thanks ladies! taking a pain killer is great advice!
i’m just going to go with a bikini wax (no full-on brazilian for me!)… so i need to start hunting down a good waxer before the summer! gotta get bathing suit ready!
Post # 7
I would suggest getting personal recommendaions if possible or at least looking for online reviews. I would also suggest the brazilian, may as go all the way if you’re going to do it! A brazilian runs about $50 in my experience and I only do it before bikini season or vacations.
Post # 8
I started off with a bikini wax but honestly, the most painful part is right smack in the middle above your pubic bone. The parts that get done during a brazilian actually hurt LESS. For me.
Now, i know Aveda is pricey, but i love this stuff and IT WORKS.
Swipe on with a cotton ball after you get out of the shower (um, AFTER irritation goes away): http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10554/PROD6142/Skin_Care/Treat_Correct/index.tmpl Keeps the ingrowns away. I’ve tried tons of stuff. This is the best
This is great for irritation. Waxy residue is no fun, but slathering oil all over is AMAZING. I love this Calming one b/c the scent is soft and rosy. http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10554/PROD6142/Skin_Care/Treat_Correct/index.tmpl
And i always forget to take an advil before. Eh.
Post # 9
Make sure you don’t get it done the week before or during your period, because you are more tender down then during that time. Wear cotton panties when you go, that;ll help you r skin breathe afterwards. If it is you first time talk with the salon that you mae the appointment with to know what to do. My girl would tell first timers that they needed to make sure that their hair was trimmed down to about a quarter inch, this is because short hair is easier to wax and wont hurt as much when pulled. Make sure they use a hard wax, not the same wax they use for facial waxing because that is soft wax. I used to go to Salon Cielo when I lived in Columbia, MD mall. Their services ran about $30 for a bikini wax and went to $55 for a brazilian. I liked them a lot and they are very very clean. Aveada is another really good place to get it done. Afterwards when you take a shower don’t scrub with anything, be soft so you don’t irritate the skin and then use lotion to keep it soft and not irritated. You’ll need to keep it up about every 3-4 weeks depending on your hair growth. As you get it done you might notice red bumbs, these are just ingrown hairs from the pulled hair that has been stressed. Soft exfoliation will help with that issue. Good luck! I didn’t think it hurt all that bad, mind you I cry when I get shots. Just breathe and talk to the girl or think about something else.
Post # 10
i highly reccomend laser hair removal, i have had a brazillian wax(it was super painful cause i’m super hairy) and the results did not last as long as i would have liked(since it hurt so bad!) so i opted for laser. it doesn’t remove all the hair and it takes a while, but it much lass painful,imo, and it helps reduce the irritation after shaving because it reduces the thickness and amount of hair that grows.