to have a bikini wax while on my period?

(44 Posts)
MidnightDexy Thu 17-Mar-16 21:14:20

holiday on Sunday - need bikini wax.

Unexpectedly have period. My cycle changes if stressed / ill. I'm blaming this on stress of exchanging / completing and moving house all in one week.

What is the done thing here - would it be ok to freshen up before wax, explain to beautician, and keep pants on for wax (so more of a bikini tidy round the edges than the full Brazilian I would normally have)?

Or is this a complete no-go, and I should just get my legs done (too late to cancel appt. now - will need to pay so might as well get something done).

MidnightDexy Thu 17-Mar-16 21:15:00

p.s. I use tampons (if this makes any difference)

Vixxfacee Thu 17-Mar-16 21:16:03

I still would but explain. I'm sure they come across this lots. Or you could wax yourself!

WhetherOrNot Thu 17-Mar-16 21:16:47

I'd turn up and ask her how she feels about it.

Birdsgottafly Thu 17-Mar-16 21:16:50

Doesn't your pain threasehold drop when you're having a period?

She won't be bothered if you keep pants on and have a tidy up instead.

chelle792 Thu 17-Mar-16 21:17:13

Apparently it hurts more/is more sensitive when you're on your period. Not a theory I've tested though as I don't fancy it while I'm on.

Go for it grin

Primaryteach87 Thu 17-Mar-16 21:20:16

If you're wearing a fresh tampon I can't see it should make a difference to the beautician. I have from home waxing experience that it was massively more painful when waxing on my period though. So wouldn't recommend it from a pain point of view!

whatwoulddexterdo Thu 17-Mar-16 21:24:41

Take couple of paracetamol before, fresh tampax and have full shebang
Not sure why anything else would be a problem
Have a lovely holiday
V jealous

Whatdoidohelp Thu 17-Mar-16 21:45:59

My local place will wax you when on your period but they insist on a freshen up and fresh tampon just before hand which seems fair. I would just call up and ask.

MrsKoala Thu 17-Mar-16 21:50:24

It hurts more, so take a strong painkiller, but other than that I don't think it matters if it's just a normal bikini line. If it's a hollywood, or brazillian then the string would get in the way. But i've often had a standard bikini wax with a tampon in. They wouldn't know as you don't take your pants off. I would mention it tho just to explain why you are more sensitive and screaming in pain

whois Thu 17-Mar-16 21:56:34

The lady I go to is fine about being on your period as long as you wear a tampona and are clean. Fresh tarpon just before and a good wash or baby wipe.

whois Thu 17-Mar-16 21:57:31

Oh I make sure the string is sort of 'inside' a flap rather than hanging out so as to not get accidentally caught! But TMI.

Angelika321 Thu 17-Mar-16 21:58:56

I had a bikini wax a couple of weeks ago while on my period, but I was using a mooncup. It was fine, I doubt she would have noticed it but I did mention any way.

NoelHeadbands Thu 17-Mar-16 21:59:58

I'm in the minority here because it's a Hell No from me...

Mind I don't have periods any more (TF) but when I did I suspect it would have ended up like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre so that's probably influencing my opinion.

MidnightDexy Thu 17-Mar-16 22:07:46

I'll be coming straight from gym (shower) so as clean as clean can be!

flubdub Thu 17-Mar-16 22:28:01

God I wouldn't do it, but I'm too shy to go for a wax anyway, as much I would like to.
What if the tampon string gets caught in the wax?? Argh!

vulgarbunting Thu 17-Mar-16 22:35:47

I always thought that when I have seen info leaflets about waxing in salons it says don't go in if you are on your period. I personally wouldn't.

MissesBloom Thu 17-Mar-16 22:39:47

I wouldn't either. Just would never feel fresh enough even after a shower. Each to their own though. I can't imagine she will have an issue with this if you don't.

TheFormidableMrsC Thu 17-Mar-16 22:39:52

On period, had wax yesterday. I am very good friends with my waxing lady though, she's fine with it use tampons, tuck everything in

TheFormidableMrsC Thu 17-Mar-16 22:41:16

Also, hyper sensitivity with waxing tends to be worse in the week before. Two paracetamol an hour before appointment generally sorts that out smile

shazzarooney99 Thu 17-Mar-16 22:41:55

I just think that is minging to be honest.

SoThatHappened Thu 17-Mar-16 22:57:55

I often wondered if that would happen.....tampon string gets caught in the wax and flies out with the strip.

Thatrabbittrickedme Thu 17-Mar-16 23:26:02

A tidying up on the sides wax where you keep the pants on (and everything tampon related within the pants) is ok - why would the waxer even need to know? As you say, you couldnt do a full Brazilian when you are on, obviously

I had a wax 10 hours before going into full labour once (not intentionally) and it was the most horrific experience. I think it would definitely be more painful during a period, so yy to pre-wax painkillers

LucyBabs Thu 17-Mar-16 23:34:12

But surely you don't take your knickers off for a bikini wax?
I don't understand how a tampon string could get stuck in the wax confused

Fatmomma99 Fri 18-Mar-16 00:16:10

Don't try to make yourself look like a child when you are an adult?????

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