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Waxing - Hair Removal in General
Member Name: IloveArron
Waxing - Hair Removal in General
Date: 13/06/11, updated on 13/06/11 (102 review reads)
Advantages: Hair stays away for a a while amd means you don't have to shave every day
Disadvantages: Can be painful, ingrown hairs
Waxing is a popular method of hair removal used by both men and women. The hair is removed by the root and hair will not grow back for three to eight weeks, though this can depend on the area being waxed and the type of hair that you have.
Waxing strips can be bought in stores like Superdrug and Boots though many people decide to get it professionally done as the results are a lot better. I usually shave my legs and armpits but get my eyebrows waxed or threaded and my bikini line waxed.
I will be concentrating this review on getting a bikini wax of which there are many different types.
Basic Bikini Wax
This removes hair that is visible outside you knicker line. With this method you do not need to wear a paper thong unlike the other types i will be mentioning. You just wear your knickers. The usual price for this is about £10.
This takes away all the hair except a narrow strip down the front. It also removes hair from the buttock area. Price is about £20
This is the same as a Brazilian except the landing strip that is left is narrower. It also removes hair from the labia, buttocks, and perianal areas. Price is about £20-25
This takes away everything! Price can range from £25-£35
When you are getting a bikini wax you will be taken to a private room where you will be left alone to remove your clothing on the bottom half and your underwear. There will be a paper thong for you to use (which are disposable and will not have been worn by anyone else). You put these on and then lie down on the table.
Depending on how hairy you are, the therapist may trim pubic hair before carrying out the waxing.
Talcum powder will then be applied which keeps wax from sticking to the skin.
The waxing is done by putting a wooden spatula in the wax, applying to the area, putting a strip on and then pulling it off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth.
I have had all of the bikini waxes i have mentioned above and the time it takes ranges from the basic wax which takes about 10 minutes to the Hollywood which usually takes 30minutes.
I would recommend getting waxed below as it is too much of a hassle to do it yourself and shaving doesn't seem to get the desired effect. I also hate having to shave every day. Also when i shave my bikini line i seem to always have stubble, it is never properly smooth.
However every time i get waxed i suffer from ingrown hairs, but i sometimes suffer from these when i shave too, so i think i just have really bad skin. Though it does seem to be worse when i wax. I have been told to exfoliate and body brush more so im now doing that and hopefully i will stop getting so many.
Waxing down below is painful, but it does get easier each time you go as the hair seems to get used to it. I would recommend taking a few painkillers beforehand or drinking a glass of wine. Obviously not both at the same time!!
Summary: Worth the pain