(Closed) How do you groom…errr…ummm… down there?? :)

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What's your preferred grooming technique? :)

    Brazillian wax all the way! I like it baby smooth and hairless!

    Shaving. I can't handle pain.

    Tweezing... I only need to get rid of a few stray strands

    Trimming... I just like it short and neat, but not completely gone

    None, I'm an au natural kinda girl

    Other (please enlighten us)

  • Post # 32
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I go brazilian wax. I was much better about it over the early part of the summer. I haven’t gone in a while and it’s going to hurt like a b***h since it’s been so long. I’ll have to hit up the wine bar before I go. Always helps. I can’t shave because I get the nastiest ingrown hairs. I even get some sometimes from waxing but not nearly as bad.

    Oh, and my waxer and I discuss reality TV and it’s kind of incredible. The first time it was awkward at the very beginning but then we got on the subject of VH1 Celebreality and ever since we just chat about Bret Michaels and Speidi and such. It’s great.

    Post # 33
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @ejs and kittyachi: I LOVE my specialist as well!  I go to an high-end Indian spa/salon that an Indian friend of mine recommended.   I’m SO comfortable with the lady which is why I don’t go to anyone else!

    We just chat about the wedding, my Fiance (he gets his eyebrows threaded by her), her family, etc.  It only takes like 10 mins so theres not too much time to talk.

    Post # 34
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I got a bikini wax once a few years ago and the chick who did it was like, I’ve never seen anyone’s skin react this badly!  She did the best she could, but it was obvious from the amount of redness (and some bleeding…I kid you not) that my skin was far too sensitive.  I had a ton of in-grown hairs and bumps that seemed to pop up immediately.  I was in pain for weeks.  Shaving has a similar but less severe effect.  I’ve turned to an electric trimmer, and while I will never be completely smooth, it makes the area…more presentable…similar to a buzzcut Wink.  My husband says he doesn’t care just as long as I don’t let it get long hahaha!

    Post # 35
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    Worker bee

    Brazilian, but I do it myself! Actually, it’s a pretty recent thing – I just tried it a couple weeks ago for the first time. I used “Moom” brand, which is not a wax but one of those ‘sugaring’ methods. (It had excellent reviews on Amazon so why not?). It’s actually pretty great – except for a split-second pinch, it didn’t hurt at all. Of course everyone is different Wink but I really liked it. (Hope I don’t sound like an advertisement!)

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My skin is super sensitive too – I can’t get my eyebrows waxed because the wax literally rips the skin off my eyelids, and I go to a place that uses specialized wax that isn’t supposed to adhere to anything but the hair itself. I would say they are making that up except it is actually true because I don’t have trouble waxing any other locations. My face is just especially sensitive I guess. I won’t lie, I do bleed a teensy bit and I’m red for like half a day, but it’s totally worth it to me.

    Oh and my Fiance doesn’t care if I don’t go, of course he gets excited when I do… For me it just feels a lot cleaner going bare. Obviously before I ever did it I wouldn’t have known the difference but now I prefer it that way.

    Post # 37
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m in the midst of laser tx and shave for now until it’s all done.

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Kittyachi: You should try threading.  I switched because I was always breaking out because of the wax.

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @hotchild – What’s the pain factor on eyebrow threading? How long does it take?

    Post # 40
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Kittyachi: Hurts just about the same as waxing.  A little more the first time when you get used to it.  It takes…I don’t know about 5-7 mins.  Feel free to PM if you want the name of the place I go.  It’s a little pricey, but worth it IMO.  But as you know, there’s tons of threading places all over the city.  Your skin doesn’t even get red afterwards…it’s just basically a super-fast form of plucking.

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @daydreamwanderer

    With veet i once managed to get a bikini one(http://www.veet.co.uk/veet-cream-bikini-kit.php), but i didn’t notice the difference between that and using the regular stuff. Just don’t get it on your inner labia as that is when it BURRRRRNS (this is why I said I apply it very carefully) It isn’t perfect, I end up with one or two ‘stragglers’, but nothing that can’t be trimmed. I normally whip it all off when I do it as it’s easier, plus I hate it when it’s long down there, it feels dirtier somehow.

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I used to do the Brazilian but my lady went away and I haven’t found a new one I love. so for now, I do the trim and shave/wax at home into a shape I’m comfortable in. I don’t do any creams tho, ouch! They hurt and smell horrible.

    Also a tip on the Brazilian, for girls that cry/super sensitive skin. Take an Anti-inflammatory 45min to 1 hour before you go in, it reduces swelling and therefore you’re not as tender. I was tearing up the first couple of times till my lady told me that. It’s a life saver!

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee

    I did laser hair removal (OUCH!)

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee

    I’ve decided to go the laser route.  I had too many ingrowns and never got a close anough shave.  It really really hurts. Both physically and financially.  But its worth it

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am getting laser for legs (up to bikini line) and armpits.  I am still deciding what to do as far as taking it all off- FH loves it, I’m not so sure.  But the laser doesn’t hurt IMO.  The woman who does mine turns it up as high as it will go and it’s a papercut pain at most.

    Post # 46
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Too chicken to go Brazilian. In the past I’ve shaved but now that I’m married, I’m super lazy. I just keep things neat and trimmed. Honestly, I don’t think my husband even notices!

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