The Dos And Don’ts Of Waxing From An Aesthetician Herself
I’ve found that over the past years, the topic of Brazilian waxes has gone from a taboo to an assumption of sorts. With the trend being ‘less is more’ combined with itsy bitsy bikinis, it’s safe to say (or assume) ladies are strolling the streets with close to no hair down there. As someone who has probably seen (and waxed) more lady parts than Ron Jeremy, I like to think I’ve got a solid grasp on the many different ways to handle a wax like a boss. FIRST OFF, I’d like to state that there is 100% NOTHING wrong, gross or weird about having hair down there. After all, “It’s your body, you can do as you please with it.”
Here are some do’s and don’ts for any waxing you decide or are forced to embrace.
Wait too long. The longer your hair is, the more painful the process will be. Nifty trick: To measure if your hair is long enough for a wax, compare it to half the length of your fingernail.
Shave in between waxes. Shaving your pubic hairs in between waxes is only going to make your next visit immensely more painful. After shaving, the hair becomes more coarse and harder to remove.
Get hopped up on caffeine prior to your wax. Once caffeine is in your system, it raises your body’s acidity level which scientifically (somehow) makes your bod extra sensitive to pain.
Tense up. Remembering to breathe is crucial. If you’re too nervous and your body is tense, it will be a rough ride for everyone. You don’t want to kick your esthetician in the face do you?
Work out immediately after. Who wants to work out right after their lady parts get tormented anyway? All it’s going to do is trap the many sweat germs that lead the way for infections, like ingrowns, to have a party. Tip: use an antiseptic cream immediately following no matter what.
Consume alcohol. This tip is kind of in the grey area for many of us. On one hand, the alcohol will definitely numb the pain. On the other hand, it is going to thin your blood and in turn, result in some bleeding down there post wax. It’s up to you whether to booze or lose (blood).
Shower before your appointment. Your esthetician is doing you a favor by handling your situation down there, the least you could do is be clean and fresh for her.
Exfoliate. Exfoliating before your wax will loosen up any dead skin particles, making an easier exit path for those unwanted hairs.
Pop a pill. Slow down Courtney Love, no hardcore painkillers like Vicodin. Just two Ibuprofen 30-45 minutes before your appointment will do.
Moisturize. In between waxing appointments, make sure your skin is moisturized. This will eliminate the possibility of a life ruined by ingrown hairs.
Do it for YOU. Only get waxed if it’s what YOU want. It’s not the most fun thing to do in one’s spare time, although it IS worth it. Make sure it’s something you want and that you’re not doing it to please somebody else. If it’s such a big deal to your significant other, tell them to get their special parts waxed and Go Pro the experience.