Even if the warmer season is not upon us, bikini waxes sound like a great and terrible beauty. They are more efficient than shaving because the results will keep you smoother for longer. However, there is a catch.
Below we’ll get into the pain levels, but before that, keep in mind that waxing is uncomfortable no matter how painful or non-painful it is. Moreover, It doesn’t feel great when you’ve dropped a bunch of cash for a bikini wax, only for your hair to grow back a few days later.
Before you make that appointment, you must do a few things to ensure a successful wax. Otherwise, you may end up with a terrible experience. To avoid disappointment, here are ten top tips you need to know before your bikini wax appointment.
Let Your Hair Grow Out
Please do not make the mistake of shaving before your appointment. Many women do so, and this will honestly set you back as your waxer will have no hair to remove correctly if it’s too short. Ensure that your hair is at least a quarter of an inch long before your appointment.
Do not Wax On Your Menstrual Cycle
A bikini wax will consist of some level of pain, and your skin is extra sensitive during your menses. Therefore, to be safe, schedule your wax five days before or immediately after your cycle. If you’re sensitive either way, make sure to take a painkiller before.
Exfoliate Often and Shower Before You Wax
A high-quality waxing session is based on your kitty skincare routine. Dry, chaffed, or broken skin may make for an unpleasant experience and increase the chances of hair growth much quicker.
So buff away those dead skin cells and before your appointment, take a warm shower or bath to soften the pores. Therefore, you’ll make the process less painful, and you get a better wax.
It Will Not be A Bad Experience
Now onto the fun stuff. Ready? The wax is not a paid vacation in Ibiza. However, saying that, it’s probably not going to be as bad as you’re expecting. The worst part is the anticipation of your design, especially for first-timers. However, once you see how fast and efficient your professionals are, you’ll be at ease.
Please don’t go for a wax immediately after working out. The natural oils, sweat, or body lotions will inhibit the wax from adhering as well. The drier the area, the more efficient the wax will be. Besides, it’s also a courtesy to your waxer.
Pee Before your Appointment
Speaking of pre-waxing jitters, you want to go for a tinkle before. It only makes the situation more stressful if you are prepped and then stop everything to pee. Also, the cold from being disrobed from the waist down might make you more prone to peeing. Plus, the pressure from waxing is worse on a full bladder. So absolutely pee beforehand.
Know Your Options
Go in knowing what you want. It’s going to be super awkward for you and your waxer if you get a bikini treatment you hate. Some salons offer a menu, but here are some basics to start you off.
A regular bikini wax takes off pubic hair from the sides of your bikini line. A Brazilian removes all or almost all of the hair from the front to back. Lastly, a full bikini wax removes all hair from the vulva and back and leaves a triangle at the front.
Don’t Work Out After Your Wax
It would help if you lay low on any physical activity after your wax. That means to stay clear of your gym and your sexy times. The physical contact will light up an irritation you wouldn’t wish in your worst enemy. So stay away from causing heat for up to 24 hours.
Stay Clear of The Sun
Yes, the warmer months are upon us, and while that may have inspired a bikini wax, you don’t want to go out into the sun so quickly. The first 48 hours after waxing are when your skin is so delicate. So don’t throw your bikini on just yet; you’ll expose your skin to UV rays that will lead to sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
Stay on Schedule
To repeat, the efficiency of waxing is that the need for waxing. With regular sessions, your hair will grow back weaker and more sparse, which means you can go longer without waxing. Plus, your skin will get softer and smoother.