Getting your first bikini wax is not a fun experience for most people. Bikini waxing is a preferred hair removal option for a lot of people, with the smoothness lasting for two to four weeks, rather than days.

Being prepared and knowing what to expect will help you through the experience.

Below are 8 things you need to know before booking that waxing appointment.

1. Hairs should be about 1/4 inches long

A common mistake many women make before their first waxing session is shaving. Wax cannnt pick up your hairs when they are too short. It is recommended to trim it up to about a quarter inch’s length.

2. Determine what kind of style and shape you want

A few of options:

  • A simple bikini wax, which only takes pubic hair off the sides of your bikini line.
  • Brazilian wax that removes all or nearly all of the hair from front to back.
  • Full-bush Brazilian style that removes all hair from the vulva and back but keeps a triangle in the front.

3. Do not get waxed around your period

Do not schedule a wax within three days prior to your period, as your skin tends to be extra sensitive during that time.

4. Take a shower

Taking a shower before your bikini waxing session will make you feel less self-conscious. Even better, taking a warm shower or bath right beforehand opens up your pores, making the actual process less painful.

Make sure skin your skin is completely dry before waxing, so the wax can adhere.

5. Your lower half will be fully exposed.

Before your waxing session, you will have to strip off your pants and underwear. Some places offer disposable underwear for simple bikini waxes, but if you are having more hair removed than just on the sides, you will likely be completely naked below the waist.

Be sure to visit places with good recommendations on professionalism, so you do not feel exposed.

6. It will hurt

Hair removal by waxing hurts. Waxes work by sticking to hair, removing it at the root when the wax is pulled off.
However, for some, it is worse than others. Coarse and thick body hair is more stubborn to remove, so you may experience more redness in the waxed area.

7. The procedure will get very up-close and personal

Depending on how much hair you are having removed, the experience may involve a lot of spreading. In order to give your waxer access to all the spots you are getting waxed, be aware that you occasionally may need to assist or move into awkward positions.

8. Let your skin heal before rough friction activities

Since the hair is being plucked from the root, immediately after waxing there will be soreness and redness. You are advised to avoid exerting friction on the area, including sex, bicycle riding, etc.

Let the area breath, and heal first. The redness and soreness should have disappeared overnight.


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