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to attempt to wax my own bikini line?

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pjmama Thu 15-Oct-09 20:15:37

Do I need to get drunk first?!

ib Thu 15-Oct-09 20:17:03

I've done it for ages. Would advise against trying while drunk though wink

5Foot5 Thu 15-Oct-09 20:19:03

Oh god that sounds scary!

Just wondering though... I have never had mine waxed I just shave or imax when I am going on holiday and expect to be wearing a cozzie. But the thing I hate is how much it itches when it starts to grow back and is still just stubbly. Do you still get this after a wax?

ib Thu 15-Oct-09 20:20:40

No, it doesn't itch when it starts to grow back.

more Thu 15-Oct-09 20:22:40

No need to get drunk. The only reason I don't do it anymore is that someone has stuck this huge flappy tummy in the way, so I can't see what I'm doing. Plus a prolapse disc operation means that I no longer bend as easily.
if you can bend in a way so that you can see what you are doing and there is nothing flappy in the way then go for it.

TrickOrNinks Thu 15-Oct-09 20:23:37

Don't get drunk or you'll be tempted to do it all in one go and end up with horrendous bruising.

Or so I've heard blush

5Foot5 I had mine done at a salon before going on holiday and it was well worth it. No stubble - lasted at least a fortnight and was really smooth.

onepieceoflollipop Thu 15-Oct-09 20:23:47

I have been doing mine for about 15 years. I have noticed that the more experienced you become (takes practice) the easier it is. Also (after a few years) it grows back far more slowly. Some people claim a couple of painkillers will take the edge of the pain off, personally I have never found the pain unbearable.

Think how much money you will save. If it's really long to start with then trim it with nail scissors. On the rare occasion I have shaved it itches, but with waxing it doesn't.

Astrid28 Thu 15-Oct-09 23:14:38

Eek! YABVU! grin

I once attempted to do mine as I worked in a salon at the time and was happy to do other peoples!

After lots of '1,2,3......nope, I can't do it's I sat in a warm bath, soaked off the strip and have continued to shave it ever since!

pjmama Thu 15-Oct-09 23:28:43

Dunnit!! Lots of 1,2,3-ing + rip and swear but all tidy again grin. Going to the salon next time tho, too traumatic!

Bit of a tip though - don't try to add more talc with cotton wool AFTER you've applied the wax. You end up looking like Father Christmas.

Ivykaty44 Thu 15-Oct-09 23:29:34

get stripping and pulling those little roots out wayhay

Meglet Thu 15-Oct-09 23:37:19

I've managed it for years. The microwavable stuff seems to be easier and I get a metre of cotton from the fabric shop and cut lots of small strips instead of using the huge strips that come with the pack. Can even do my own brazillian. Although I tend to 'attack' it over 2 evenings (15 mins a time) as it requires a lot of bending and crouching blush. Also good to trim first, waxing longer hair hurts more.

barbigirl Fri 16-Oct-09 15:08:03

i just laughed so much at the father christmas imagery my poor baby rolled off my lap and nearly fell on the floor!

emsyj Fri 16-Oct-09 15:11:16

I used those cold wax strips once and it drew blood, so steer clear of them. I would go to a salon - you'll get a better result and it will be faster, and probably no more expensive than buying all the equipment to do it at home.

Bleh Fri 16-Oct-09 15:27:39

Wait, 5foot5, don't you mean immac rather than Imax?! [I have visions of someone trying to use a cinema to tidy their nether-regions and it's starting to freak me out a bit]

sayanything Fri 16-Oct-09 15:31:24

I always wax it myself and it does get a lot easier over the years. Trim the hair, if too long, take a couple of painkillers and away you go.

Btw, I always use cold wax strips as I find the liquid stuff really messy.

Bubbaluv Fri 16-Oct-09 15:34:17

I heard a little while ago on the radio (very specific I know) that you can now buy numb cream over the counter. You know the stuff a dentist uses before they give you an injection? The radio presenter was speculating that this might make waxing a WHOLE lot better. ANyone tried it?
BTW, I find that it does itch when it grows back, but it's the in-grown hairs which finally stopped me bothering. Plus I hate that inbetween stage where it's back but it's not long enough to wax yet.

freakname Fri 16-Oct-09 20:27:50

I would add that you'll get better results with hot (like salon style) wax than those ready to use cold wax strips.

Practice is everything if doing it yourself.

Salon is really worth it for speed, efficiency and convenience. Don't be shy they've seen it all before.

5Foot5 Fri 16-Oct-09 20:36:18

I did mean immac. I suppose imax would only be useful if you wanted to watch a film to take your mind off the pain - though the screaming might distract the rest of the audience.

BTW has anyone read "Sleeping Beauties" by Mavis Cheek?

There is a scene in a beauty salon where someone is getting a bikini wax and the beautician makes, shall we say, a slight mistake. The unfortunate customer experiences a sensation described as being like a rape in reverse.

freakname Fri 16-Oct-09 20:45:56

LOL @ 5foot5

and if you wanted to see it in 3d! watch the pubes flying towards you eeeewwwwwwww

SpoiltKid Fri 16-Oct-09 20:46:16

I'd rather attempt it as a DIY job than the shame and embarrasement of showing my big hairy beaver to beautician.
I don't believe they've seen it all before.
I am gorilla girl.

Gracie123 Fri 16-Oct-09 20:46:22

DON'T DRINK FIRST!!! Alcohol thins your blood (same reason you shouldn't drink before a piercing or tattoo). If you do bruise (highly likely on your first try) it will be really bad.

Personally I always pop a codeine 20 mins before, but I am a total wus.... blush

freakname Fri 16-Oct-09 20:49:09

seriously they've seen it all before. They are so underwhelmed by it you'd be surprised.

You wouldn't do it as a job if you were squeamish about it would you?

SpoiltKid Fri 16-Oct-09 20:50:33

I bleached my hair from dark brown to blonde whilst drunk once - DH helped me.
It was hilarious how awful it looked until we sobered up the next morning and I was in tears.
My daughter was only little at the time and looked completely aghast and said "make it normal again Mummy!"
Don't do it hammered.

freakname Fri 16-Oct-09 20:52:43

ROFL 'make it normal again mummy'!!!

Gracie123 Fri 16-Oct-09 20:55:24

I'm sorry to ask, but which hair did you bleach?
And if it is where we are talking about, why were you showing your DD?

I was going to a dinner party with a friend who doesn't normally wear make-up, for some reason we decided to put red lipstick on. Her 5yo and 3yo walked in a burst into tears. 'mummy what happened to your lips?' and 'does it hurt?'

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