Waxing the bikini line is not to be taken lightly. With a razor, with an electric epilator or with wax … There are many methods of hair removal depending on your skin, your hair and your desires in this area (Brazilian bikini waxing, classic hair removal, hair removal “ticket de Metro”…). To become an ace at bikini waxing, here are some valuable tips.
Painful area, sensitive skin, redness, pimples … Waxing the bikini line for women can very quickly turn into a nightmare! Unfortunately, this is a beautiful step not to be missed, and a great must-have for the swimsuit event or a romantic evening.
But before starting, it is better to master the subject at a minimum. So prepare your skin, and choose the method most suited to your sensitivity, hair and desires!
Prepare your skin for bikini waxing
For perfect hair removal, you have to do it the day before! Start with a scrub of the area to be waxed. This will prevent the hairs from slipping under your skin and will soften the waxing step. We then moisturize his skin, and we also disinfect it. Note that it will be necessary to disinfect again after waxing the bikini line.
The bikini waxing methods
Wax, epilator, razor … There is an embarrassment of choice for a successful bikini waxing without any worries!
This is the most widely used method. Sometimes painful, especially the first time, it is however very effective. She pulls off the hair and its bulb. Result: peace of mind for 3 weeks! The new hair that will grow back will be softer, finer, and will become, with wax applications, easier to remove.
The depilatory cream
Completely painless, the depilatory cream allows a clean depilation of the bikini line. This method is suitable if you want to do simple bikini waxing, but can cause vaginal irritation or infections if you want a more indented bikini line. Indeed, the chemical components of depilatory creams are aggressive for the balance of the mucous membranes if they come into contact with the lips. Use sparingly!
The razor is undoubtedly the fastest, cheapest and least painful way to remove hair. But it is a shaving and not an epilation: the hairs are simply cut, while the epilation tears them, with their bulb.
As this area is more sensitive than the armpits or the legs, hair removal with a bikini razor is necessarily more aggressive. You expose yourself to risks during hair regrowth after shaving: coarser, less flexible hairs, micro-cuts, ingrown hairs under the skin, pimples, itching …
A technique not to be recommended, except for pressed and mowed!
Our advice: a little precaution, however, if you choose a razor, it is strongly recommended not to shave dry. It will be better to shave in the shower, having soaped the area to be shaved to better cut the hair and avoid cutting.
Types of bikini waxing
Different types of bikini waxing exist, some more technical than others and sometimes more painful too, but for always impeccable results!
Classic bikini waxing
This is the easiest bikini waxing in terms of technique, as it only involves hair removal that can protrude from the bikini bottom. Not indented at all, it is the bare minimum of bikini waxing. Very easy to do at home.
American bikini waxing
More commonly known as “metro ticket waxing”. It is a much more indented hair removal with a rectangular shape like a metro ticket, hence its name. The lips are also shaved. It is true that it is not a pleasant moment, but the result will make you forget this difficult moment. Perfect for a day at the beach.
Hair removal from the Brazilian bikini line
The Brazilian bikini line looks like the American bikini line. The difference lies in its triangular shape. More delicate technically speaking, we advise you to go to an institute for an impeccable result.
Personalized bikini waxing
New fad, it is now possible to personalize your bikini waxing, understand that it is possible tosculpt a heart, a square, a flower … Even dye your remaining hairs ! Hair removal is once again the same as American hair removal, but in the case of the personalized bikini line, your imagination and creativity are in the foreground: surprise and success guaranteed!
Full bikini waxing
As the name suggests, it’s full! There, for once, you will not be bothered at all by a hair, there is no more! This radical hair removal (and much appreciated by men ) is more and more widespread, although it is a little painful.
Some precautions to remember!
– To prevent the regrowth of ingrown hairs, scrub regularly, disinfect your skin after waxing. You can also use anti-regrowth products.
– Hair removal is not risky as you might think! Above all, you have to choose the correct hair removal technique for your skin.
– If you have redness, pimples, hairs that curl under the skin, persistent irritation, pain, or other infections, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible.
– It is advisable to space two bikini waxings approximately two weeks apart for correct hygiene.
– The razor does not make the hairs thicker or harder. This is just an impression!