There are always two responses you get when you tell people that you are getting a bikini wax. There’s the “omg why would you ever do that to yourself?” response and then there’s the “I didn’t know you waxed too?! Let’s book together next time!” Either way, getting a wax is something that we always dread but here are a few tips you can use to make your next bikini wax super easy and painless!
Let it Grow
Many girls are a bit skeptical about the proper length that the hair should be when making an appointment. It may feel a bit uncomfortable, but you want to let the hair grow to be about ¼ of an inch. This gives the wax something to stick onto and makes the removal process so much easier!
Plan Around Mother Nature
During that time of the month, the skin is more sensitive and therefore, the combination of the temperature of the wax and the ripping of the wax can make for a pretty painful experience. We have had the best waxing experiences when booking an appointment during the week after having your period.
Consult Your Waxer
Your waxer will most likely have a ton of experience so ask is she or he has any advice such as breathing techniques or what to do if you have sensitive skin. This is a must do step that can make your experience much more enjoyable.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Exfoliating in general is an amazing thing to do for your skin but it is basically essential to do around the time of a wax! Use a gentle exfoliator a few days before the wax to get rid of some of the dead skin that has built up as well as after the wax. Doing so will limit the number of dreaded ingrown hairs and will make your next waxing experience a piece of cake.
Try: St. Ives® Fresh Skin Apricot Body Scrub ($4.99)
Finding an ingrown hair serum that works for you is super important because ingrown can be pretty painful and might make your next waxing experience fairly painful. Finally, wearing cotton underwear after getting a wax is like taking your makeup off before bed—a must do! The cotton lets your pores breathe and dries up any moisture whereas other materials prevent any airflow and can cause a waxer’s #1 enemy, ingrowns.
Try: Shaveworks The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion ($11)
What do you do to prep for a bikini wax? Let us know in the comments below!