8 Fantastic Tips to Get Through a Bikini Wax
Getting a bikini wax is one of the most painful experiences a woman goes through. And she does this month after month after month… What can I say… From pain comes beauty. But why not make the experience a little bearable if possible?
I was sitting in the waiting room of my salon this morning waiting for the wax to reach the proper temperature when it struck me! Even after 3 years of getting Brazilian waxes I’m still feeling anxious about it! I got to a point where I can stand it. But you wouldn’t believe how horrible it was in the beginning. I even tried using a local anesthetic to make the pain bearable. And I can’t even count the times my best friend talked me through it from over the separating screen. Nevertheless, I stuck it through and I got to a point where I don’t have nightmares about this.
I won’t lie; getting a bikini wax will never be a pleasant experience! But if you take advantage of a few tips I learned along the way, waxing could stop being hell.
- Pick the salon carefully
Do a little field work and investigate the salons in your area. Find someone you like. You’re going to be in an awkward situation, so choose a person you think could make you comfortable.
- Take a hot shower just before
A hot steamy shower before your appointment will open up the pores, and the hairs will slip out easily. Waxing will be a lot less painful like this, and you won’t have the sensation that you’re being tortured with duck tape. Also, you’re less likely to be irritated afterward.
- Hydrate the skin
This part is a bit tricky. You want your skin to be hydrated, so it’s elastic enough to loosen up and not hold on to the hairs so fiercely. At the same time, you don’t want your skin to be greasy and slippery so your hairs don’t get “trapped” in the coat of wax. So after the shower, apply a light, hydrating cream. Nothing too greasy!
- Pain killers
I’m not advising you to go pouring local anesthetic on your skin like I did (nothing good can come out of that!), but I do recommend 400 grams of ibuprofen half an hour before your appointment. That should be enough to numb your skin so that you don’t feel the burning sensation of the hot wax or the sharp pain that follows the yank of horror.
- Comfortable clothes.
Don’t wear tight clothes! Really! Wear a pair of comfortable underwear that won’t bother you after the waxing. And please don’t wear jeans! Even if it’s the middle of winter, you’ll be a lot more comfortable with a skirt and stocking than in pants.
- Fear is the enemy!
Change the way you think about the bikini wax. Stop dreading it, and you’ll get through it faster and easier. Until the very moment you have to take your clothes off and prepare, just block it out entirely! A bikini wax doesn’t last long. During that time focus on the outcome, not on the experience. It will be over very soon! The more scared you are, the more it hurts. So stop now! No more fear!
- Don’t be shy
Yes, you might have to undress completely, or you might be wearing a small thong. Nevertheless, don’t feel awkward. You’re in a salon. You’re not the first woman to go through it and you won’t be the last. The woman waxing you is a professional and she knows what she’s doing. So feeling embarrassed would better not even cross your mind!
- Respect the wax
Getting a bikini wax gets easier over time. The hair becomes thinner and it feels less and less painful every time. That’s why it’s so important to be consistent! You can mix in a shave every now and then, but don’t expect to get used to waxing if you don’t stick to it!
One last word of advice: If you were thinking about going drunk for your appointment, forget about it! It might make the entire experience easier on you, but that’s not cool!