Oh snap, it’s getting real on the blog. We are talking about bikini waxing.
Disclaimer time: I know waxing is part of many women’s regular grooming routine. I also know that I am 30 and it is honestly more surprising that I had never done this before.
I AM A WIMP, FOLKS.
In my head, there was very little that I wanted to do, much less pay for, than pouring hot wax over my lady bits so a stranger could rip hair out. Hard pass on this one.
But part of me was also curious. Why did so many women do this? Is it a result of social pressure to be hairless? Was it just because we were told it was more hygienic? WHY?!?!?
So why did I decide to take the plunge?
I well, umm, just didn’t think about it. I was sitting at my hairdresser and she offered since I was getting ready to leave on a cruise. And I just nodded my head.
Then immediately regretted it. I was terrified. And texting my bf all my fears. So, tip #1 it is ok to text another girl and be all scared.
End result: it was not that big of a deal. At all.
Now, I am not going to say it was my favorite thing ever. It was slightly uncomfortable and odd, but totally worth it. I loved not having to worry about shaving my bikini area during my trip.
Things I learned:
- you don’t take off your underwear if it is just a bikini wax. Your waxist will work around them.
- you should exfoliate before you get waxed. Memo for Anna for next time.
- no sex, swimming, hot tubbing, etc for 24 hrs afterward. You will be asking for irritation. Also, I was tender afterwards. I would recommend a dress or loose fitting pants afterward. Jeans are not always are friend.
- You will need something afterwards to prevent bumps. I used tend skin because my stylist recommended this product, but there are so many on the market.
So, will I get another one? Actually, yes. I don’t think I am ready to upgrade to a full brazilian wax, but I liked getting a bikini wax and not having to worry pool side about shaving.