Post # 1
Ive been sitting here waxing and Google is hopeless – does it get less painful over time?
Ive only been doing the tops of my feet and up to my knee (Imma wuss) and its quite painful! Will it be less painful next time I go to do it? or by the 5th time? 10th?
I found my eyebrows being plucked was at first very painful, but I hardly feel it now – is waxing the same?
Also, for some silly reason I don’t know, my waxing technique seems to leave stray hairs here and there. Any tips on that?
Post # 3
@FutureMrsHallam: I think after you wax awhile the hair isn’t quite as coarse, and you just start to get used to it. When I wax, I always rip the strand off and cover the area with my hand. I find applying pressure helps with the pain
I’ve heard some people take asprin before waxing to help with that. When I have gotten waxed, there are always stray hairs that they pluck…..don’t have suggestions with that.
Post # 4
I’ve only waxed myself, but have done almost-full-brazillians. The first time is the worst. Take some tylenol or something beforehand. It does get easier with time. Stray hairs almost always happen- I just pluck them
Post # 5
@memo: I hope Ill just get used to it, its hard to make it through a whole leg at the moment! Ive never heard of applying pressure, but I will try that 🙂
Also, taking some panadol beforehand might be the go 🙂
@glitter-girl: Wow. Just… OUCH! Im doing my lower leg for heavens’ sake :O Props to you!
Post # 6
This is going to sound weird but the lower leg for me is the WORST for waxing. My lower leg hair is in there really well. Bikini line is easier. I’ve never waxed consistently enough to see reduction in the hair but I believe if you do the bulb of the hair gets less strong so it’s easier to yank each one out. Agree on applying pressure- I also use ice to harden the wax faster becasuse I’m impatient (are you using hot wax? The kind you don’t need strips for? You should be- it’s way less painful than the strips) and running the ice over the area helps with the pain too.
Post # 7
i get a brazilian every 3 to 4 weeks. gave up on the completely bare bc 1. more money 2. takes longer 3. way more painful. happy to say my brazilians are quick and fairly painless besides a strip here or there.
Post # 8
I’ve been getting full leg waxes for about two years now (from a spa/salon), and from the knees down are the worst pain-wise for me, especially around the ankle area. Not near as bad as when I first got it done, but then some times it does, and some times it doesn’t.
I try to take some sort of pain reliever before going in, and as another poster said, applying pressure right after helps. And if I tense before the lady rips, it hurts worse too.