(Closed) Tried home waxing kit for the first time…now I’m terrfied of waxing!! OWWW!

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah … you would have been way better off to get an experienced waxer at a salon – doing it yourself when you are all anxious, and not using the best of materials is about 100% more painful.

Post # 4
671 posts
Busy bee

Yeah I’ve had terrible experiences at home…DH pulled off a strip once and left a BRUISE!!! Owwww. If you still want the whole waxed feel…go to a salon, trim beforehand (long hair = OWWWW), maybe take a tylenol, and don’t go the week before your period. I feel your pain!!!

Post # 5
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t ever want to get waxing done because I have heard from word of mouth that it hurts like hell. I have definitely heard some horror stories, but I always think back to the 40 year old virgin movie, and no thank you, lol. Just my opinion, but I would rather shave.

Post # 6
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

With home waxing…it is better to just bite the bullet and pull that strip off hard and fast!  If you get nervous and “half pull” it ends up being more painful, you get more bruises, and then you STILL have to get all the wax and such off.  So not worth all that pain!  It is better if someone else does it (even if that someone else is your friend/sister/FI at your house).

Post # 8
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ouch! I did this my freshman year of college with my dorm room. We started with the legs which were *OK*. Then we more privately did our bikini area, I will NEVER do it again. I did one strip and I broke a blood vessel or something underneath the skin, it looked really bad for a couple days. My Fiance, then BF wondered why on earth I would do that to myself…thank god he doesn’t care about that!

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

HI! You know the whole brazilian thing, if you have never tried it before can be kind of painful. I agree on that. I ended up buying a No-NO off the shopping network. I’m older and have the blonde facial hair starting. And I’m a natural dark brunette. Works great. I use that instead of a lip wax so I’m not tugging at my lip and creating deep wrinkles. There are 3 levels of heat. Start with the low, though your skin may be sensitive. I also use it on my legs. This is something that, like a laser is not a one shot deal. Over the course of 8 months or so it should do what you are looking for. I do mine 3x a week. Just don’t use it over a broken out or sore area. Let it heal completely. Skin is in layers. Let it heal first.

Post # 10
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I still remember the first and last time I tried waxing at home. I did my bikini line. I took off the one side and screamed bloody murder. Man it took me some time before I got the nerve up to do the other side. LOL

I won’t even tweeze my eyebrows – it hurts and I will go only so far for beauty!

Post # 11
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had the same exact thing happen! It’s much better going to the salon! It hurts but not as bad and much quicker and cleaner.

Post # 12
1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

ME TOO!  Oh my word — it was awful.  I bled, bruised, and was in SO much pain!!  I stick to shaving, although someday I kinda sorta want to get a brazillian… but I’m just a little nervous having someone besides my gyno poking around down there….

Post # 14
1770 posts
Buzzing bee

Salon is better than at home, definitely.

Post # 15
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

WHen applying the wax you have to apply in the direction of hair growth and remove the opposite direction~ and it’s also crucial to pull taut~ @[email protected] without doing those things, it could mean lifted skin, or bruising~ ! 

if you watch a salon professional do it enough, perhaps you can switch to doing it at home but…i still wouldn’t recommend it because it’s hard to see what you are doing yourself down there! Tongue out

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