Raise your hand if watching Year-Old Virgin made you permanently terrified of waxing. Who could forget Steve Carrell's screams?! So why, do you ask, would a person actually want to even attempt a DIY wax? Well fam, not only are home waxing kits way cheaper than hiring someone else to do it, but they've also come a long way since those smelly, scary wax strips your mom used in the '90s. If you prefer to go hair-free, you can now choose between strips and heated wax or even sugar waxing for your at-home hair removal needs.
Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Bikini Wax
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I used to think that if I could make it through a bikini wax appointment without kicking or laughing hysterically, that I've overcome the hardest part of this beauty routine. Well, I was wrong. The real work actually starts once you get up off the waxing table. Continued exfoliation helps prevent the hair from becoming trapped underneath the skin. So what's the correct way to do this key, yet often skipped step? Use a gentle circular motion. You can exfoliate either in the shower, or do it dry before you hop into the shower, which works well if you have a big problem with ingrown hairs.
Here's what to expect the first time you get a bikini wax
When you think about it, no sane woman would ever pay good money to have hot wax painted on to her nether regions so that hair can be ripped from the roots. Yet bikini waxing is a pretty standard grooming habit for thousands of women who routinely book a session every month without batting an eyelid. If you're a waxing virgin but have been thinking of giving it a go, here's the lowdown on exactly what happens once you get over the basic embarrassment of showing your pants to a total stranger. Everyone feels a bit self-conscious, especially the first few times.
I don't remember becoming aware of it other than thinking I was slowly bleeding to death, and that I should just enjoy the last few days with my family rather than upset my mother by telling her about what was going on , but a few years ago, I morphed into a woman. Since then, I've tried to juggle everything I'd gathered that a woman should be doing—contouring and highlighting, eating chopped salads, never giving up on trying to learn how to French braid, getting bikini waxes—and also the fact that ultimately I shouldn't be doing those things because some branch of feminism said not to, right? Waxing is the optimal choice for those desiring less hair more on this after my PSA opener , but the experience of getting a wax is probably the most uncomfortable scenario many women will willingly subject themselves to.