Last Updated on November 28, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Now that swimsuit season is finally here, you may be considering your shaving options for your bikini line. Depending on how daring your swimsuit bottom is, a bikini wax may be an option you’re thinking about. Did you know that there are several different types of bikini waxes? These bikini wax tips will make the process a bit easier (and less painful) for you.
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Bikini Wax Tips and Types
Basically, a bikini wax is a cosmetic procedure where you apply hot wax to the hair around the bikini line and then remove the hair and the wax together. Sounds harmless, right? The traditional method is a soft or strip wax. You apply wax to the bikini area, pressing a strip of cloth over the wax while it’s still warm and then pulling it off quickly to remove the hair. It’s the quickest bikini wax method but far from the least painless.
If you have coarser hair, you may want to consider application of a hard wax. This method is less painful but is offered less frequently than the soft or strip wax. For those with super sensitive skin, a honey wax may be the best choice. Honey wax or sugaring is based on ancient hair removal techniques (think harem girls) and is completely natural. It’s also the least painful method of hair removal.
Now, that you know what method you want to use, it’s time to think about the type of bikini wax you want. A traditional bikini wax removes the hair around your bikini area only. You’re probably also familiar with the Brazilian which removes all the hair – everywhere – bikini area, labia and around the butt cheeks.
There are other types you may want to consider as well. You can request a cross between the traditional bikini wax and the Brazillian – a “full bush” Brazilian. This method removes the hair around the labia and the butt cheeks but leaves the “bush” fully grown.
If you’re in a creative mood, you may want to leave a heart or landing strip. This method is also known as a French bikini wax. You can also have the landing strip dyed different colors or add jewels and crystal stick ons. Looking for a pain free method? Try a stencil and a hair removal cream for a fun design.
Here are some bikini wax tips to make your visit less painful.
- Take 2 aspirin or ibuprofen 15 minutes before our appointment to help with pain and swelling.
- Don’t schedule an appointment when you’re due for your period. That area is more sensitive during that time of the month.
- Do not wear tight clothing immediately after your appointment. No skinny jeans or yoga pants. Try a loose skirt or maxi dress instead.
- Schedule your appointment between 3 and 5 pm. According to research your pain threshold is highest at that point.
Now that you know everything you need to know about bikini waxes, will you be scheduling yours?
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