Many women keep the hair on their bikini area trimmed and neat, especially during the summertime. Many people call this area on the body the bikini area because women don't want pubic hair straying outside of their swimsuit bottoms out in public. You can wax your bikini area by yourself at home or have it done by a professional at a beauty salon.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Purchase a home wax kit that says bikini area on the package. A kit that includes an oil or lotion to apply after waxing is a good idea.
Take a pain reliever to make the procedure more bearable, especially if this is your first wax. Waxing is painful, but the result is very attractive and often even more comfortable.
Clean your entire private area with mild soap and very warm water. This will lessen the chance of skin infection or irritation. The warm water opens the hair follicles and eases the removal of the hair.
Trim the hair that you will be waxing to 1/4-inch long. This is all the wax needs to adhere, but it must be at least that long.
Apply the wax to the desired area according to the package directions. Most home kits use a cloth strip. Press this strip to the wax, press, rub it to ensure that it has adhered, and quickly pull it away from your skin in the direction the hair grows. Always remember to hold the skin taut with your other hand while pulling the strip off. Tweeze any stray hairs when you are finished with the wax.
Rub the soothing oil or lotion onto the bare skin. This should help you avoid rashes, ingrown hairs or bumps.
Tips and warnings
- You may wish to get a professional to do the waxing if this is your first time. You will be able to observe her and get a feel for the procedure.