Getting a bikini wax may not be the most fun experience. Although it can be uncomfortable, a bikini wax is a more effective way to remove hair. It is much better than shaving as you will have less than a chance of getting those dreaded ingrown hairs and razor bumps. A bikini wax can last for approximately 2-5 weeks, making them perfect for those summer months! You should know some tips before heading out to get your bikini area waxed.
Top 4 Things to Know Before a Bikini Wax
1. Let your hair grow out.
Do not make the mistake of shaving before going for a bikini wax. Many newbies think they should do this, and you should not. You need to have hair in your private area in order to get waxed. The wax needs at least one-quarter inch of hair to attach to and pull up. Avoid shaving between waxes whenever possible.
2. Don't schedule a bikini wax when your Aunt Flow is in town.
During your period, your skin is extra sensitive. You will experience more pain than usual when getting waxed on your period. Since getting a bikini wax is already an uncomfortable experience, you may want to wait until the week after your time of the month.
3. Get comfortable with being semi-naked.
You will need to take off your pants and underwear for a bikini wax. Although we do have disposable underwear you can wear during your wax, you will have to move into different positions depending on how much hair you want to be removed.
4. A bikini wax will hurt you, at least a little bit.
The wax pulls your hair out by the root during a bikini wax, so even spas and salons that offer "virtually painless" waxes will hurt somewhat. Any leftover shorter hairs that the wax doesn't remove will be tweezed, which can also cause irritation and pain. Coarse, thick, pubic hair can be hard to remove, which is why bikini waxes hurt so much.
In conclusion, you may experience pain and irritation after your bikini wax, so make sure you have soft, comfortable underwear and clothes to wear after. Depending on your pain tolerance, you may want to clear your schedule for the rest of the day. An over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream will help with pain relief. It will help reduce itchiness, pain, and redness.