Wax on, wax off. It’s a pivotal scene from Karate Kid, and now part of your beauty routine. The Brazilian wax is the best way to turn your bikini line from bear to bare. It’ll give you baby soft skin, and the results last longer than shaving. No more next day stubble. It can even make your hair grow back finer. True story. While shaving simply cuts your hair at the surface, waxing removes it from the follicle. Repeated sessions will damage the root of the hair, resulting in a finer re-growth.
Before you take it all off, we’ve rounded up a few things that you need to know:
We’re not going to sugar coat it for you. Waxing hurts. Waxing your sensitive bikini area really hurts. To minimise the pain, book your appointment a week after your period. During that time of the month, your skin gets super sensitive. You can also pop an ibuprofen before. Numbing creams are generally ineffective. If they are too effective, it can prevent you from noticing that the wax is too hot. Just lie back, grit your teeth and remember: beauty is pain. It’ll be over soon, promise.
There are two types of wax used at most salons. Soft wax gets ripped off using strips of paper, while hard wax goes on and hardens after a few seconds. It is removed without paper. Choose hard wax. Soft wax can lead to hair breakage, which is more likely to cause ingrown hairs.
Another way to minimise the pain is to book in for a monthly appointment. Your hair is at the optimal length to be removed.
There is a huge range of waxing salons in Sydney. We don’t need to tell you that it is important to choose a salon that is not only experienced, but cares about your experience. That’s why at Bookwell, we’ve done the research for you. Book yourself in with one of our waxing salons today.