(Closed) Waxing– is it worth it?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I usually get this done before vacations and it is completely worth it.  I love not having to worry while I am gone.  The lady who does mine is very efficient and so while it was a little painful it is over pretty quick.

Post # 18
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264 posts
Helper bee

I definitely want to wax everything 😉 before my wedding… thank you all for the useful tips!

Post # 19
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

once you go bare you can never go back! 

Post # 20
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1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

OMG – I agree with PP who said to try it a couple of times before your wedding.  I tried waxing once when I was 21, and got a terribly itchy, raised rash that ran down from my girly bits to halfway down my thighs!  It lasted for a month.  It was obviously an allergic reaction, but stupidly, I tried waxing again about six years later and the same thing happened to me again. At least that time I knew to take some allergy medication afterwards to reduce the swelling.

This is why I recommend sugaring.  It’s way less painful than waxing because the sugar sticks to the hair, not the skin, and the sugar is room temp or slightly warmer, therefore there’s no chance of burning.  It’s all natural (literally it can just be sugar, lemon juice and water), and is applied and gets the same results as waxing.  There is also a MUCH smaller chance of having an allergic reaction.

ETA: This is not to say that sugaring has zero pain – of course, it still kills 😀  But it definitely is less painful, and there is almost no residual stinging.

 

Post # 21
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2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t shave my bikini area without massive, massive irritation but I’ve found waxing to be much less irritating.  So, yes, definitely worth the cost and the hassle.

Post # 22
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755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I lovee getting waxed (sounds odd), but I break out most of the time so make sure you do a trial run to see if you break out and if so how long it takes you to recover so you know how much time you need to do it before the wedding!

Post # 23
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you want to try it, go for it. I will say it was not for me, but I am a big baby when it comes to pain. I need a glass of red wine and ambasol just to get through plucking my eyebrows.

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