(Closed) Bikini/Brazilian Waxes for honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What kind of preparation did you do "down there" for your honeymoon?
    Nothing out of the ordinary : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Shaved : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Bikini Wax : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Brazilian Wax : (25 votes)
    50 %
    All natural (no "preparation") : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Laser hair removal : (4 votes)
    8 %
    I want to see the results! : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Hi date twin!

    I get Brazilian waxes done several times a year.  They are painful but worth it.  Especially when compare to shaving.  (I get horrible razor burn and rashes and ingrown hairs when I shave down there.  Not pretty.). Take some Advil an hour before you go.

    Bliss Spas are SO worth the money.  They by far have the least painful waxes and I will not go anywhere else.  Just remember the waxer has seen a million other women’s privates! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @CityBearBride:  I 100% agree about Bliss Spa – they are by far the least painful! I usually get brazillians and absolutely recommend it – take a tylenol or advil before and you’ll be fine. I also suggest that you start getting them now, as the hair will grow back a bit uneven the first few times because of previously shaving. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I recently got a Brazilian Wax for the first time. It’s not exactly fun your first time, but it definitely beats shaving- I did it for years, take it from me! 

    Somehow, I thought it would be weird or uncomfortable having someone “down there” who I didn’t know- But it turned out to kind of comfort me. I knew the woman waxing me wasn’t judging me, since I’d come in to get this done, after all… It’s really comforting actually, knowing that there’s sort of a women’s sanctuary for waxing and the like. Definitely get a brazilian. I had mine done the “classic” way, which is with strips of paper to peel off the wax. Apparently getting it done “hard wax” is less painful and doesn’t use the strips, but it’s more expensive.

    Also, if you’re serious about getting a wax, make sure to go to a place that doesn’t “double dip”- it’s really unsanitary and gross. Be careful and definitely enjoy the results!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have had bad reactions to bikini waxes (red & puffy), but not to shaving or nair. In my experience, it only lasts maybe 2 days longer than shaving/nair, but those last about 2 weeks for me.

    Post # 7
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    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Ms.Sugarsnap:  I would totally get a brazilian for the honeymoon but make sure it isnt your first time getting it done right before the honeymoon. Try getting it done a couple months before to see how you body reacts to it. My first time getting it done I was swollen for a few days but that was over 3 yers ago now and its sooo easy to get done now!!! I get one done once a month and I would rather get that done then wax my legs..that seems to hurt me much more!!

    Post # 8
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    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i was all set to get a brazilian… then the girl at my salon who does the brazilians quit like 2 days before. so i used a girl that only does bikini waxes.

    i was really nervous, but after that 1st rip, it was really no big deal.

    of note: my bikini area was super red and bumpy and generally angry in the ~4 days following the wax. i also had a bruise over my pelvic bone. i was not suspecting this whatsoever, as i’d had a wax ~7 years prior with no incidents.

    Post # 9
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t like the idea of a Brazillian, but I did have a bikini wax done, and it was definately worth it. Shaving and Nair always cause bumps and I can never quite get what I’m looking for – the bikini wax was quick and not entirely painless – but way better than the bumps or chemical burn that I usually get. I get a bikini wax done at the beginning of the summer and before I go on any big trips – totally worth it. 

    Post # 11
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    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    One that was missed…laser hair removal.

    I would like to hear from anyone that has had this done and what it’s like because I’m interested…tired of shaving and waxing!

    Post # 13
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had 6 sessions of laser hair removal like 6 years ago each session like 2 months apart.  My hair didn’t grow back for about a year, but after that it slowly grew back in.  Now I can barely tell I had it done at all.  It was a colossal waste of almost $1,000.  

    Post # 14
    Member
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’ll be shaving or epilating; I won’t treat it any different to a regular holiday.

    I’ve tried waxing, and just didn’t get on with it; not only did it cost $50, but it only lasted a week; and I HATE having to wait for regrowth, to me it kind of defeats the object.

    With shaving, I get a really close shave (you can barely tell the difference between how I shave and a wax), and I can do it every day, so always be hair-free. With epilating, I find it lasts up to 4 weeks, plus I only need to wait for a couple mm regrowth, so you only need to have maybe 3 days of stubble before being able to epilate again.

    So yeah, not a fan of waxing lol

    Post # 15
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    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I definitely suggest doing a few trial runs ahead of time to find out how you react.

    I love the smoothness of Brazilian waxes, but about half the time I get them (even going reularly), my skin tears. The last one, I had an 1.5″ rip between my labia, and an entire line of follicles ripped clean out. It was like a murder scene.

    I would not have wanted that on my honeymoon.

    So I get a much more conservative wax, or DIY, and then shave daily to keep tidy, and plan to have laser hair removal. Actually shaving was less of a hassle on our honeymoon, becsuse we were in the shower several times a day.

     

    Post # 16
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    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @September29:  A good waxer should never cause bruises; bruising is usually the sign of an inexperienced waxer.

    As far as redness goes, best advice is to avoid any tight fitting clothes whatsoever (tights, knickers that dig in, leggings, tight jeans etc) for 24-48 hours after, and exfoliate before and after to avoid ingrown hairs.

    That said I did all that and STILL got nasty, unattractive ingrowing hairs, which is yet another reason I’m not a fan of waxing lol

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