Bikini wax can be an unpleasant experience. However, I came across this wise quote from a magazine that said it well, “If you want to sell the house, you’ve got to mow the lawn.” Before I can get any interested buyer, or before an interested buyer come along, I needed to be ready than be sorry. So, whether you have made an appointment or not, read on the tips below to have a more pleasant bikini wax experience.
Tip No. 1 : Start Off Slowly
If you are attempting bikini wax for the first time, go with a basic bikini wax. It is not as effective as Brazilian but it will be less painful. You can always decide to remove more next time.
Tip No. 2 : Plan to do bikini wax after your period
Women’s pain threshold is higher in the week after their period than before. A woman is normally more sensitive physically and emotionally before the period. Imagine how sad movie make you cry easily when you are in your pre-menstrual period. Having wax applied to your dainty bits will certainly bring the same results.
Tip No.3 : Anxiety Control
Yes, a stranger will see you wearing nothing or at most, a thong. You don’t have to feel embarrassed. It is nothing she has not seen before. In fact, it is something she sees many times a day to the extent that she has no feeling in what she sees. The less anxious you are, the less you will worry about pain. Think of how you normally control your anxiety. Chug a vodka tonic, if necessary.
Tip No. 4 : Exfoliate before the session
On the day before you decide to go for bikini wax session, exfoliate in the shower. This will remove the dead skin, allowing the wax to grip shorter hairs, hence less painful.
Tip No. 5 : Know which parts are most sensitive
Be prepared and know that having the hair pulled from the lower abdomen area is more painful than the area surrounding vagina opening.
Tip No. 6 : Take Pain- Killer
About an hour before your bikini wax appointment, take a painkiller such as Tylenol, Paracetamol, Panadol or any other pain reliever. This will reduce the pain during the waxing session.
Tip No. 7 : Speak Up
A good esthetician will work with you to make sure that you are comfortable and ready. You can ask her to let you know before she is about to pull the wax off. Don’t be shy to speak up if you have a low pain tolerance. It is better to speak up than to suffer in silence.
Tip no. 8 : Use Hard Wax
Hard wax is less painful than soft wax. So, I recommend going to a spa that uses it.
Tip No. 9 : Breathe
Breathing in and out reduces the pain. Take a deep breath in when the wax goes on, and then breathe out when your esthetician gives it a pull.
Tip No. 10 : Turn your head and cough
Here is good trick I picked up from experience: When the waxed is about to be pulled off, cough. It distracts you from the pain. Trust me, it works!
How much can I remove ?
Normally, an esthetician will ask you whether you want to remove all your hair, or prefer a landing strip or a small triangle.
· Full Brazilian or the Sphinx—a full waxing, leaving no hair at all.
· French wax—waxing with a "landing strip". Labia are cleared.
· American wax—hair limited to the bikini area, also trimmed shorter.
If you scout for a good and experienced esthetician, it may not be as bad as you think. If you get your eyebrows waxed, you can probably withstand the pain of a Brazilian. If you are remotely curious, just go for it. However, do some homework and choose a spa that is more reputable so that you are not crouching down on all fours behind some thin shower curtain in a lonely dark back room.
If you enjoy the results of manicure, a facial, or a massage, then you will feel good after giving this area a little care and love. Some quoted as having her first orgasm after getting a Brazilian. Is it a myth or truth, I will let you find out yourself.