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To think periods and Hollywood waxes shouldn't mix?

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whywhowhere Thu 19-Apr-18 23:37:20

So I've got a Hollywood wax booked for Monday. First time I've been to this beautician. Tonight I've unexpectedly gotten my period (on the implant and this is the first in 6 months). Should I cancel my waxing. Would it be disgusting for the beautician to wax me (everything off Hollywood) while I'm wearing a tampon?

Got a meet up with lover on Thursday and want to be fuzz free down there, help.

Charlieandthechocolatecake Thu 19-Apr-18 23:41:19

Don't cancel! Just use a fresh tampon before you go in. I done a lot of research before my first hollywood and this issue came up a lot. If anything, let the person waxing you know you're on your period but your using a fresh tampon.

Popskipiekin Thu 19-Apr-18 23:41:19

You can but ask. I’ve done it before in a similar situation (as they said it was ok). I made sure I was squeaky clean and new tampon in just before the wax. ‘Twas fine. Surely the flow won’t be heavy come Monday anyway?

camelliasinensis Thu 19-Apr-18 23:43:28

I've heard it's more painful to get a wax down there when you're on, as your hormones make you more sensitive to pain (apparently, according to Google).

MynameisMaximus Thu 19-Apr-18 23:50:15

I've had Hollywood waxes for the last 3 and a bit years (just started laser hair removal now though) and was told by the salon I went to they wouldn't / couldn't do it during my period.

ShinyShooney Thu 19-Apr-18 23:57:46

Get some baby wipes and make sure everything is super clean before going in. New tampon- with no string is possible so no chance of it being caught in the wax!

Neweternal Fri 20-Apr-18 00:39:19

It's up to the individual therapist. I have done it and it makes no difference to me. However I can understand why some salons have this policy. Best thing to do is check before you go.

TwoShades1 Fri 20-Apr-18 04:43:32

I still get mine done. Use a fresh tampon and tuck the string up inside too, so the outside looks like normal. My salon always leaves out baby wipes so customers can “freshen up” if they want to.

Graphista Fri 20-Apr-18 05:23:05

Courteous to check with the salon/beautician I think but those I know wouldn't mind.

But yea you're likely to be more sensitive to pain at this time. Ibuprofen or aspirin works better than paracetamol to counteract the sensitivity due to hormones I forget why.

HoppingPavlova Fri 20-Apr-18 05:24:07

Fresh tampon and cut the string short (so you can grab it but not hanging out/visible).

niceupthedance Fri 20-Apr-18 05:24:39

I wouldn't. The job is hardly pleasant as it is.

BartholinsSister Fri 20-Apr-18 05:33:14

I doubt you'd be the first an experienced beautician has seen, I'd expect she (or he) would simply tuck the string in out of their way.

NancyDonahue Fri 20-Apr-18 06:50:29

no string is possible so no chance of it being caught in the wax!

This was my first thought too shock

I would reschedule, op. Surely it's painful enough without the worry of your tampon being pulled out at high speed.

isthismylifenow Fri 20-Apr-18 07:24:33

Surely it's painful enough without the worry of your tampon being pulled out at high speed

I know this is a serious thread, but grin grin grin

I don't go just before, during or just after my period. Because I am a woosie then and it hurts way more.....

I would go on Wednesday if I were you......

peachypetite Fri 20-Apr-18 07:29:33

Oh my god no just cancel it.

knockknockknock Fri 20-Apr-18 07:35:40

Use a menstrual cup??

MabelDidIt Fri 20-Apr-18 07:38:37

Whether it's the salon's policy or not I wouldn't, it's grim. Just rebook for Wed. If you can't go wed, do a bit of DIY grooming.

Judester24 Fri 20-Apr-18 07:56:08

From the other side; please don't.
If clients ask me, I always advise them to re-book for a few days later when they're finished their period. There have been many occasions when I've found out half way through a wax either by noticing the tampon string hidden away, or by noticing traces of blood on my gloves or on the cotton pad when I'm cleansing - yes this does happen! It's not pleasant for us.
Re-book for the Wednesday if you need to be fuzz free for Thursday.

Hillingdon Fri 20-Apr-18 07:57:06

I am 50/50 until someone mentioned taking out a tampon at high speed.

I would cancel!

DuchyDuke Fri 20-Apr-18 08:23:12


sarcasmisnotthelowestformofwit Fri 20-Apr-18 08:30:56

Blurgh. That really would be grim.

DoneDisappeared Fri 20-Apr-18 08:33:12

Use an instead or other menstural cup?

Ohmydayslove Fri 20-Apr-18 08:34:07

God grim anyway. Just shave it yourself!

I would hate to be a beautician and I was a nurse doing all sorts but to people who had no choice.

BertrandRussell Fri 20-Apr-18 08:35:05

Or just let the lover see what women look like? Just a thought.....l.

willynillypie Fri 20-Apr-18 08:35:40

It depends on your period I think. If you have a light period then if you remove a tampon beforehand and use a baby wipe, it will be like you're not on. If your period is medium-heavy, you need to have the courtesy for the beautician to reschedule.

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