If you’re going to the beach or the pool, you may be considering getting a bikini wax to help clean up the areas around your bikini that might be revealing a bit too much of something that you don’t want other people to see. Even if it’s not a bikini you’re planning to wear, swimsuits have become more and more revealing in recent years.
Although body hair is quite natural for men and women both, it’s usually considered more aesthetically pleasing when certain hair is not seen, especially when wearing a tiny little bikini. The bikini line is the boundary outside of the bottom part of the swimsuit. The pubic hair that grows outside of the line that the bikini covers is what is usually removed via waxing. This creates the kind of elegant, smooth look you want.
There are several kinds of waxes that can be used at home, or in a professional setting. Hard wax is one that is commonly applied. It’s heated up, which makes it softer and easier to work with. Then it’s applied in downward strokes to the hair that is being removed. After it’s applied, a cloth material is placed over it and pulled against the position of hair growth.
If you’re used to shaving, you may have experienced some razor burn at some time. For a few days after the wax treatment, this is kind of the same feeling of discomfort you might have to endure. Having it done professionally, you might find that the pain is not as great as it may be when you do it yourself. You just lay back, breathe, and let someone else make sure it’s done the right way.
If you choose to have it done professionally, you will be given a pair of undergarments to wear that cover anything you don’t want to be seen. They will apply the wax so the hair lays down, and then place the cloth on the area and pull up, just as you would do at home. Keeping the skin pulled tight is required in order to get more hair out. This also decreases the pain.
Pain relievers taken about an hour before you have a waxing done might aid you in feeling a little more comfortable during the treatment (especially if you’ve never had a wax before). The more you do it (or have it done), the more comfortable it will become. Oatmeal based powders can help alleviate some of the irritation when it’s all over. If you get a bikini wax every two or three weeks on regular basis you may find that hair begins to grow back a little finer. This can make waxing a lot faster in the future (not to mention less painful).