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Honest opinions please - what's the best way to tidy up your ladygarden?

(17 Posts)
Eve4Walle Fri 10-Jul-09 07:58:58

I am off on hols tomorrow and have some spiders poking out of my knickers. blush

I've bought a home waxing kit but am too wimpy I think. Can I just shave it? I used to use the bikini cream many years ago but it's a bit ick isn't it?

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Fri 10-Jul-09 09:10:46

Wouldn't recommend shaving: re-growth is incredibly itchy and you will need to re-do several times over your hols (assuming 2 week break) in order to keep it neat and tidy.

Personally, I would get it waxed at salon. Am also too wimpy to do own wax

MamaLazarou Fri 10-Jul-09 09:32:04

I had a Brazillian wax once - NEVER AGAIN! I screamed the house down, and you'd think it would last a few weeks at least, but I had regrowth only a few days later. I complained to the salon, but they told me hair grows in 'cycles' and it's not until you have had three waxes that you don't get regrowth straight away. hmm

I use a Remington Trim & Shape, which has 5 length settings (the shortest being grade 1) on the main bush, and Immac Sensitive around the edges.

Good luck with your pantular tarantula, and have a lovely hols! x

heavenstobetsy Fri 10-Jul-09 09:45:10

I would say wax, but if you haven't had it done before you might find it leaves marks for a few days which might be more obvious that the hair!

Use the cream - much better than shaving cos no itchy re-growth .......... but start salon waxing when you get back its much better in the long run

Have a great holiday

BobtheWoodmouse Fri 10-Jul-09 09:51:30

Good luck with what your bushwacking.

If you happen to be going on holiday where there's a Sephora store, they do lady garden templates that has me and dd confounded briefly, then amused when we went the other day:

different shapes available too grin

They were on a shelf next to glittery nipple stickers grin

BobtheWoodmouse Fri 10-Jul-09 09:53:08

"Good luck with what your bushwacking."

sorry, meant to say GL with your bushwacking

expatinscotland Fri 10-Jul-09 09:53:45

Bikini/ladyshaver in a pinch.

Otherwise, I'm a Brazilian fan of old myself.

I'd have IPL is a second if I could afford it.

BobtheWoodmouse Fri 10-Jul-09 09:54:17

remember to hyperlink blush

aGalChangedHerName Fri 10-Jul-09 09:57:40

Get yourself to a salon and get it waxed. It's not that bad honestly.

It's so much easier and theres no missed bits or itchy regrowth.

rimmer08 Mon 13-Jul-09 15:32:19

brazillian wax at a salon-

paddington21 Wed 15-Jul-09 13:26:12

with rimmer on this one. however in this financial climate i have recently opted for nair's course dark hair removal cream which- well got the job done.

shaving is awful the itchy regrowth was enough to bring me to tears

Hassled Wed 15-Jul-09 13:31:12

The home waxing thing is fine - really doesn't hurt that much. Don't shave - itches like hell after a day or so. The cream is all a bit messy and has a tendency to spread itself around so you get random bald patches where you meant to have hair.

triffictits Wed 15-Jul-09 20:16:21

I've bought one of those razors with a trimmer on one end and a razor on the other.

The trimmer is fanstasic - you have different settings, but I use the lowest setting and it removes the lot.

Dont find it itches afterwards either - much better than a razor.

I am too scared to get my lady garden waxed!

rimmer08 Thu 16-Jul-09 09:12:00

i cannot use razors/nair 'down there' as come out in a rash so waxing is only option unless i use electric ladyshave which is shit . i just prefer a wax . it pissing hurts though

Lulubee Thu 16-Jul-09 10:43:08

Slightly O/T - what do you do if you get an ingrown hair? I seem to get at least one every time I wax, got one now and it's really deep - can't even see it - so don't want to start digging aorund trying to retrieve it! blush

rimmer08 Thu 16-Jul-09 13:26:58

ooh difficult one. i suggest gentle exfoliation starting a couple of days after the wax. or a good product to use is bliss ingorwn hair removal pads. you can get them online or in john lewis's if you live near one

mrsmaidamess Thu 16-Jul-09 13:56:25

I bought one of those double ended razors too, a buzzy end and a shavey end. It really is the dogs bolleaux.

But with shaving, only shave in the direction of hair growth. If it's a good enough blade it will get it all off.

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