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Any tips for a waxing virgin (wuss)?

(31 Posts)
AnnieShamrockInYourEar Fri 19-Jun-09 14:39:06

I've bought some bikini line wax strips.
I tried this morning, warming them, smelling them (mmm), laying them near my fuzz, thinking about it.
But I couldn't bring myself to do it...

Do I need to get drunk to do it?

Any longer and I will have to resort to Veet again...


frAKKINPannikin Fri 19-Jun-09 15:35:56

Take a pain killer and do it.

jugglingwoman Fri 19-Jun-09 15:39:48

The quicker the better - get your other half to do it for you!

YanknCock Fri 19-Jun-09 15:42:24

Pay someone else to do it.

<<is rubbish at self-inflicted pain>>

Don't get drunk, god knows where the stuff will end up!

TabithaTwitchet Fri 19-Jun-09 15:44:38

I would say go and have it done professionally. It is much easier, you can just concentrate on lying there listening to the tinkly music and gritting your teeth, clenching your fists etc and not have to worry about actually ripping off the hair yourself.
Also professional beautician will do much better job, as (a)they are used to doing it, (b) they can see what they are doing better (unless you are a contortionist/ have an enviable flat stomach and (c) will not wimp out half way through because of the pain.

melmog Fri 19-Jun-09 16:03:23

Yes, definately pay someone to do it. Those strips have never worked on me anyway. And you'll be all wonky!

AnnieShamrockInYourEar Fri 19-Jun-09 16:12:50

Thanks for the advice. smile I was hoping to avoid going to a salon (cheapskate DH), so I maaaaay just give it another go first.

Tabitha, I'm no contortionist nor do I have a flat stomach. Dammit!

Methinks there maybe be some cheap wax strips on eBay soon... wink

TabithaTwitchet Fri 19-Jun-09 16:43:35

Well if you are set on doing it yourself, my top tip is to use lots of talcum powder or similar to stop the wax sticking to your skin.

But I have wimped out every time half way through trying to wax myself (and made a total mess of the bathroom to boot - yes, I am totally inept grin)

YanknCock Fri 19-Jun-09 16:49:09

Have you trimmed beforehand? I think there's an optimum length for waxing, but can't remember exactly what it is (but really long =bad). And find a pair of knickers you don't mind getting wax on, so you can use them as a guide (and keep the other hair from being accidentally caught up in the wax).

AnnieShamrockInYourEar Fri 19-Jun-09 18:56:16

Thanks guys. I may well wimp out again.
I have previously Veeted, so it's about 4mm (I haven't measured exactly!). Which is what it says on the box it needs to be. So it's now or never.


So now everyone knows the state of whatyoumaycallit...

brendaAndEddie Fri 19-Jun-09 19:01:31

I have a q to ask
I normally tidy my bikni line( aka pubes)
with a razor.
If i had a wax pre holiday how long would it not grow for?

YanknCock Fri 19-Jun-09 19:05:56

I had mine done about two weeks ago, and it's still tidy.

brendaAndEddie Fri 19-Jun-09 19:06:25

no regrowth at ALL?

YanknCock Fri 19-Jun-09 19:13:08

brenda, just for you, because you got my 'italian restaurant' reference on the other thread....

Have just dropped trou in front of DH and asked if he can see any regrowth. I can't bloody tell because I'm nearly 7 months pregnant and can't see anything. DH says it looks the same as two weeks ago. Waxing is fab!

brendaAndEddie Fri 19-Jun-09 19:15:16

< heads off to look at billy>

VinoEsmeralda Fri 19-Jun-09 19:18:03

Around 3 weeks before regroth comes through. hairs are also finer after waxing.

I bought the latest Braun epilator which can be used for the bikiniline but till date I havent mastered the courage to do it grin

YanknCock Fri 19-Jun-09 19:24:19

I just sold my Braun epilator on ebay. Again, I am not good at self-inflicted pain. I stupidly listened to a friend who swore blind they didn't hurt. Figured if I could do my legs twice with it, it would be the same as two waxing sessions. I think I managed full leg once, and half leg once before I threw it in a drawer to rot for months! Never got near my bikini line with it....more power to you Vino, if you can do it!

melmog Fri 19-Jun-09 21:22:42

Word of warning if you're going to use an epilator..... tie your (head) hair back first. Had to cut a clump of mine off nearly at the root. was looking too closely at my leg hair and not paying attention and the stupid machine got ridiculously tangled. I am useless at these things though.

AnnieShamrockInYourEar Mon 22-Jun-09 13:13:03

Still haven't done it...

Littlepurpleprincess Mon 22-Jun-09 15:41:37

I find a glass of wine first works wonders! I only do legs though. Can just about bring myself to do bikini line but it's not worth it and under arm waxing makes me cry.

bleh Mon 22-Jun-09 16:12:44

Don't try epilating your lady garden. I tried a couple of times (stupidly) and it hurts like crazy. Trying to epilate armpits is even WORSE.

I've now been going for a wax once a month for about a year and a half, and I've noticed that it's taking longer to grow back, if at all (in some places). I dream of the day when I won't have to go through waxing/epilating/shaving ever again.

LuLuBai Tue 23-Jun-09 18:08:41

I epilady 'down there' it is OK but only for a basic tidy up. Not for anything dramatic like a Brazilian.

The only wierd thing is that since the most recent pregnancy I have become v. prone to ingrown hairs. So am currently shaving but hate the freqency with which I have to do it and the thicker bristles.

aGalChangedHerName Tue 23-Jun-09 18:12:25

God Annie don't DIY!!!

Go to a salon and get it done properly at least the first time. It's not that expensive. I only pay about £12 for a brazillian.

VinoEsmeralda Wed 24-Jun-09 21:24:57

aGal where do you live as here is starts from £35 for a brazillan (sans derriere)!

LuLuBai Thu 25-Jun-09 08:43:13

Was wondering exactly the same thing. Might be worth a trip to aGal's local salon as it's 35+ round here.

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