(Closed) Do Bikini Waxes Get Easier?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do bikini waxes get easier? (When you keep up with them)

    Yes - Very quickly

    Yes - Gradually

    Not really

    No - It is just as painful as the first time

    Other (Explain)

  • Post # 17
    662 posts
    Busy bee

    Get laser hair removal.  It only takes a few times waxing to equal the cost.  Really.  And the skin after laser hair removal is like no hair ever grew.  Baby’s bottom smooth.  So much better. 

    Post # 19
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    From my experience it does get better but (like everyone else is saying) you have to keep it up regularly. The hard wax is much better than the strips. Also, I have been to several different places and have found that in general the quicker they are, the more intense the pain.  I guess it’s a bit of a trade-off: 10 minutes of insane pain vs 30 minutes of more tolerable pain.  The other thing you could try is laser.  Even if you don’t do it for permanent hair removal, a couple of treatments will thin things out so waxing is more managable.  Good luck!


    Post # 20
    4594 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    My beautician explained that the reason it hurts so much is because the hairs are “alive” and growing from deep inside the skin. The longer you leave it, the more it’ll hurt because they’ll get deeper.  Think of it a bit like a weed. If you leave a weed to grow the roots keep growing, cutting the top off makes it disappear in the short term but roots are still getting stronger and deeper.

    Post # 21
    2776 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    It got less painful when I was doing it regularly except for the hairs like inside.  Its gonna hurt a lot next time I havent done it for a while.

    Post # 22
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Definitely gets less painful.  Also, I take an advil or 2 before going.  Helps as well.  O..1 more thing, don’t go when it’s pretty close to your cycle (before or after).  It’s more painful/sensitive during that time of the month.

    Post # 23
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    YES YES YES! I have been going monthly for over a year now and they really do become less painful. I do not shave between, as they recommended not to.

    Post # 25
    662 posts
    Busy bee

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    @kkish3:  If you are only doing one area it is not that expensive.  It’s when you get it done all over that you’re talking thousands of dollars.  The salon I used to go to to get brazillian waxes cost me 95 dollars a visit.  The brazillian wax area at Ideal Image (which is nation wide and lifetime guaranteed) was only about four hundred and fifty dollars and they have deals all the time (like buy one and get one free or 60% off one area etc.).  When you think about it, that’s less than getting a brazillian 5 times.


    Also this is how it works:  You go in and get the treatment.  The next two weeks you have a bit of hair as it all falls out.  After that you have eight or so weeks of incredibly smooth skin with no hair at all.  Then the growth cycle starts again and you go back in for another session.  Each time you get it treated you lose about 10% of the hair forever until you don’t go anymore.  That’s roughly 6-10 appointments until you never have to worry about it ever again.  You can wake up any day and go to the beach without worrying 😉


    And as for the pain it does hurt but in my opinion it hurts less than waxing.  It is also much faster.  And you never bleed so there is absolutely no lasting pain.  I can’t recommend this enough for anyone that can afford it.  Really.

    Post # 26
    35 posts

    It will get much much easier if you keep doing it on a regular basis. You will get to feel NO PAIN at the end !!!

    Here is another tip : do it once a month, right after your period is done, or maybe the last day of it. For some reason it does not hurt as much, maybe it’s something to do with the hormones cycle and muscles being relaxed… believe me this will work ;))

    Post # 27
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    it gets easier in the sense that you’re not shocked anymore and you get your mind used to the fact that “this isnt fun”. I don’t mind it much after the 3rd time…but usually i used numbing cream to be honest. 

    Post # 28
    4462 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I get Brazilians. When I got my first one my waxer told me that I handle pain extremely well but it was still really really painful. This last time it was unbelievably less painful (I get them once a month). The pain gets much easier to handle over time. Kind of how I used to cry every time I got my eyebrows waxed and years later now I can barely feel it lol. 

    Post # 29
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The only reason I don’t laser is the cost, but if you can afford it do it. Waxes do get easier, I have to go every 3weeks or so, as the longer I leave it the harder it gets. You will have to figure out your own cycle but just try not to let the hair get too long.

    If you skip two months and shave etc in between, you will feel it when you next  wax, however you keep them up it will be fine.

    Good luck!

    Post # 30
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I use a hair cream instead because it works just as well, costs a million dollars less, is less personally invasive, and lasts just as long.  

    Post # 31
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    The difference between my first brazilian and the second was night and day.  There was less hair the second time and she used a combination of hard and soft wax.

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