There are many bikini waxing styles to choose from. Whether you want a little or a lot of hair off, you can select the one that's best for you. It can be daunting to have a stranger rip off hair from some of the most sensitive and personal places on your body, but getting that super smooth feeling is next to none.
Shopping for lingerie, first menstrual cycle, and buying makeup have long been considered rites of passage every woman experiences during her formative years. Up there with those coming of age traditions is getting your first Brazilian wax. After spending years contemplating whether or not I was ready to part ways with my good ol' Nair Cocoa Butter Hair Remover Lotion and graduate to the big leagues, I finally checked that rite of passage off my bucket list.
And for me, that meant shaving my legs, armpits, and lady bits. And thanks to my northeast location with a lack of viable beach days, I was looking at the need to groom just a handful of times a year at most. This meant upping my grooming game to shaving once a day—or at least several times a week.
My first Brazilian wax started on a whim. I was searching for something on Groupon when I saw it advertised. I thought about my upcoming vacation I was going on a Caribbean cruiseand I immediately hit the buy button.
Are you thinking about baring it all and going with a Brazilian bikini wax? It's a popular waxing style for the bikini line. It will leave you completely hairless even on your bumthough it often leaves "landing strip" of hair in front.
From using too much product to aftercare products that cause an eye-watering sting, most women have one or more hairy experience of intimate hair removal. Not exfoliating before a wax is the cardinal sin of hair removal, right? While it can help to reduce ingrown hairs, exfoliating just before a wax will make the skin more likely to become red and inflamed.
When you think about it, no sane woman would ever pay good money to have hot wax painted on to her nether regions so that hair can be ripped from the roots. Yet bikini waxing is a pretty standard grooming habit for thousands of women who routinely book a session every month without batting an eyelid. If you're a waxing virgin but have been thinking of giving it a go, here's the lowdown on exactly what happens once you get over the basic embarrassment of showing your pants to a total stranger.
Looking back on beauty firsts feels nostalgic. I broke into a nervous sweat the moment my wax specialist started. It was an oh-shit-I-can't-turn-back beauty moment.
I hate having hair on my vagina. Although I did my share of research on Brazilian waxesI was never convinced that someone ripping the hair out of my vagina was worth it. I decided to stick with shaving because it was easy, cost-efficient, and relatively pain-free with the exception of razor bumps and ingrown hairs that I learned to combat over the years. According to some of my friends who religiously got waxes, a Brazilian wax would pretty much tackle all of my chief complaints about shaving.