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DuckMeInTheGrass Mon 04-Feb-13 18:16:47

Down there.. how do you do it??

I cant go get waxed. Id be mortified. Its 100% not an option.

I just left it for so long as everytime I shaved 24 hrs later I would be a red, bumpy, itchy mess.

I was told to try veet. Which I did last night but once again I'm an itchy mesx now with red spots and regrregrowth already sad

Am fed up. I dont want to be a hairy mary but its not worth it for one smooth night then this!

Any tips or advice?

coffeeinbed Mon 04-Feb-13 18:22:39

I wax and I do it myself.
Perfectly doable - keep close to the skin, fold back, keep skin tight.
Also, exfoliate and use something for ingrown hair.

DuckMeInTheGrass Mon 04-Feb-13 18:30:00

Really? Christ you are brave. I tried once it wss a disaster!

coffeeinbed Mon 04-Feb-13 18:32:54

It's not hard, really!
Just a decisive rip.
That's all it takes.

Pseudonymity Mon 04-Feb-13 18:41:59

What product do you use coffee?

Jemster Mon 04-Feb-13 18:44:44

I'd like to know too which wax product is best for diy jobs. I have to wax as shaving gives me bumps which have got infected before. Going to the salon is soooo expensive.

coffeeinbed Mon 04-Feb-13 18:45:56

Veet Easy Grip ready to use strips. With picture of some pink berries on the box.
(went to bathroom to check)

Warm wax is better, but I'm messy and smear it all over self while somehow managing to avoid the bits that are to be waxed.

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Mon 04-Feb-13 18:46:34

I do it myself (used to be a beauty therapist though) as pp said its not hard, i would reccomend Jolen hot wax (its pink pellets) comes in a tub which you microwave, you dont need strips, the wax hardens and you just rip the wax off against the direction of the hair growth close to the skin.
Much less messy than warm wax with strips smile

coffeeinbed Mon 04-Feb-13 18:46:44

Don't know if that's the best one.
It's just the one I use.

aPseudonymToFoolHim Mon 04-Feb-13 18:47:54

I got Avon wax in a gift box and it was bloody amazing. Usually buy Veet strips which are good, but Avon is miles better

coffeeinbed Mon 04-Feb-13 18:49:51

I have no qualifications whatsoever. Just no time, money or inclination to pay for it and flash my bits at people.
Thanks ChristianGreyisaJ, might try that one.

Duritzfan Mon 04-Feb-13 18:53:24

I have spent years figuring this out and finally discovered the "clean cut" razor - it's brilliant, no itch, no rash

Pinkflipflop Mon 04-Feb-13 18:54:28

You have to get waxed, it's the only way! They have seen it all a hundred times before- fanjos in all shapes, sizes and degrees of hairiness! They won't bat an eyelid at yours and you'll feel sooooo clean!

Go and get a wax!

Rufus43 Mon 04-Feb-13 18:55:02

I know it's a bit off subject but I had my lady garden tidied by laser. It's not all gone, I just had to arrange my pants so they could see what I wanted removed. So I didn't show the world and his wife!

Jemster Mon 04-Feb-13 20:12:07

ChristianGrey where can I buy Jolen wax? How do you apply it and is it easy to do your own undearms do you think?

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Mon 04-Feb-13 20:21:18

Jemster, i got it in Boots. You microwave it until its runny but not too runny, test it on the inside of your wrist to check its not too hot.

Underarms are the hardest area on the body to wax (even if you are waxing someone else) because the hairs grow all in different directions, usually.

The issue wouldnt be reaching and actually managing to remove it etc, it would be that you may have to over and over and make a mess of your underarms.

To summarise... Fanjo easy peasy... Underarms not so much grin

coffeeinbed Mon 04-Feb-13 20:23:44

I've done the fanjo. No problems.
Tried underarms and it was a palaver.

MadameCastafiore Mon 04-Feb-13 20:26:22

My beautician is a friend and when I said don't you get embarrassed or think gawd what vile noonie, she said no, they all look the same after a while and when at 9am in the morning someone has their arse up in the air on all 4 you don't think at all.

Wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off etc......

Meglet Mon 04-Feb-13 20:26:56

I do my own too. Veet microwaveable wax and I buy extra cotton from the fabric shop so I can cut small strips.

(TMI bit) crouch over mirror in bathroom and wax away blush grin. I take nearly all of it off apart from a 'landing strip'. Then shower afterwards. I've been doing it for over 10yrs though so it's a doddle and really doesn't hurt.

pinksky Mon 04-Feb-13 20:34:18

I do pretty much the same as Meglet. Sit on the edge of the bed/sofa (on a towel) and use a small mirror on a stand, which helps massively.
I epilate my armpits though, find that easier than wax.

TinkerTailorSoldierSahm Mon 04-Feb-13 21:03:47

Arse up int he air on all 4s?!

Do you have to do that?!

frankietwospots Mon 04-Feb-13 21:11:13

My top tip is to have a glass of wine before you wax! I use the Veet strips too. Easy peasy although I do get ingrowing hairs from time to time.

Clarabumps Mon 04-Feb-13 21:23:58

I have the same beautician that has waxed me for years. She's great and very thorough. I'm a trained beauty therapist and even I can't wax my own properly..I need more than one free hand to hold the skin taught and i've bruised myself before. owchy!!
Her motto leave your dignity at the door. She's super cheap as well. £12 for a brazillian. It's fine if you get someone you know as you build up a relationship with them and she always says if you've seen one you've seen them all.

StinkyWicket Mon 04-Feb-13 22:16:47

I just shave in the shower. Doesn't hurt and I shower every day. I had a wax once, it HURT and I don't think the woman was very experienced as she didn't hold my skin taught so it pulled. I got a terrible rash and hardly any of the hair was gone!

LetMeAtTheWine Mon 04-Feb-13 22:34:02

I prefer epilating (sp) but waxing is good too, just takes a couple of goes to get the hang of it I think.

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