Warmer temps have finally reached Houston (cut out warm just got and humid) and it would appear they are here to stay. With summer and pool season here it’s time to think about bathing suit shopping. Following on from my post with My Red Glasses while away in Florida I purchased the most gorgeous Ted Baker Swimmer!
The down side to this season? A) seeing your body after a long winter of comfort eating not hot b) bikini line! Now I hate shaving frankly I can’t be bothered shaving every day but wearing slinky bikinis you need to stay trimmed!
For this summer season I decided to invest in a waxing package at my local European Waxing Center.
Here are some tips that I’ve picked up along the way from doing some research, from personal experience!
✦Research! This is a very private area and you want to find a clean and knowledgable salon.
✦The night or morning before I would recommend exfoliating your bikini area with a light exfoliant.
✦Don’t apply any lotions or oils to that area the day of your wax.
✦I go to my waxing appointment after work, so I always make sure to powder that morning.
✦30 minutes prior to your appointment pop two Advils. It’ll take the edge off.
✦Plan to wear a looser pair of undies and bottoms. You want that area to be able to breathe post waxing.
During Your Wax (I say this after getting half my tattoo on Monday nothing can be that sore!)
✦ Don’t worry. The person doing your wax has more than likely seen it ALL! In my opinion don’t make it any more awkward embrace the fact In 20 minutes your lady area is gonna look hot! I strip off entirely!
✦ Make sure the waxing tech is wearing gloves.
✦ Make sure the spatula (aka popsicle stick) is a new one. If you don’t see the tech open a new tool or take a new one out, ask them to do so.
✦ Listen to the tech. She may tell you to help pull skin taut or to get in a position that seems crazy. If you did your research and picked good place, they know what they are doing!
✦ Communicate what you want. If you want it all gone, tell them that.
✦ Take a deep breath prior to the strip being pulled off. It helps- a tiny bit.
After Your Wax
✦ Try not to take a shower for a while. If you have to, make it a cool one. I made the mistake of taking a hot shower after a wax in an attempt to remove wax residue, OMG PAIN!
✦ Refrain from working out for the next few hours- it won’t be comfortable.
✦ Invest in and regularly apply an ingrown hair serum or cream. My waxer sells these products which made my life easy!
✦ Refrain from using scented lotions and creams down there.
✦ Lightly exfoliate your bikini area 2-3 times a week to help prevent ingrowns. Rember my home made coconut oil and brown sugar mix? This is ideal!
✦ If you plan on making waxing a regular thing, don’t shave in between appointments! It will make the hair more brittle and difficult to wax.
✦ Again, if you plan on making waxing a regular thing stick with your appointments every 2-3 weeks in the beginning. Hair will eventually begin to thin and grow in less.
Any tips or tricks you can share for bikini waxes? It’s not a pleasant experience, but in my eyes it beats shaving everyday!