Whether it’s your first bikini waxing, or you’ve become a monthly member of the bikini wax club, nothing really compares to the smooth sensation following a waxing. Some describe it as a sense of freedom while others say their skin feels clean and renewed.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of bikini waxing, the types you can choose from, and how to come prepared.
While the look and feel of a bikini wax is enough to bring most people into the salon for treatments on a regular basis, there is much more happening beneath the surface.
Here are just a few of the many benefits:
Simply put, a great waxer will know how to pull the skin taut, prevent ingrown hairs, and even suggest products you can use to make sure your epidermis stays in top form!
Brazilian waxes are one of the most popular wax styles, and for good reason. They are similar to bikini waxing except that more hair is removed—in fact, all your hair is removed from the front and all the way to the back, including your derriere. It’s perfect for those of you that like the completely nude look and feel. You can also choose to leave a landing strip, square, or neat triangle in the front.
These styles are for those of you that simply want to wear a bikini without any pubic hair showing. Our specialist waxers simply wax along your bikini line along the sides and across the top. Think of it as waxing in alignment with your panty line.
A full bikini wax adds a little more definition and leaves a more defined triangle area. Of course, you can always choose to have as much or as little hair removed.
A French bikini wax is similar to a Brazilian wax except for the hair between your bum which is left untouched. Some want-to-be Brazilian waxers start here to make sure they want to “go all the way” before getting their Brazilian.
A Hollywood wax is the complete removal of all pubic hair including between the buttocks, between the legs, and in the front. While similar to the Brazilian, some differentiate the two because many leave a strip of hair with the Brazilian wax.
An inner thigh, as the name implies, is removing your hair in the inner thigh. This is a great option especially during the warmer months, as you’ll be able to wear skirts and shorts with absolute confidence
A buttocks strip is the simple use of wax strips in between your buttocks. If you find an ingrown hair or two in this area, consistently visiting your waxer can minimize this issue from occurring.
To reduce skin sensitivity, stop using skincare products that contain retinol at least two days before your appointment. Make sure your skin in the area of your waxing is not sensitive and your hair is at least a quarter of an inch long. This ensures the wax has enough hair to grip that it can be totally removed and is much more effective and less painful.
Make sure your skin is moisturized. Well-moisturized skin helps the wax release and prevents ingrown hairs. Do not apply moisture on the day of the waxing as this can impede the waxing session by interfering with the grip of the wax. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, gently exfoliate with a rough washcloth a day or two before your appointment.
Well, we’d like to say that there is no pain involved, but that would be a lie. What we can say is that it is extremely quick and that you can take preventative measures to minimize any pain both before and after.
During hair removal, the hair follicle is forcefully removed from the hair shaft. This triggers nerve endings and hence the root cause of the pain. The good news is that the pain of bikini waxing only lasts for seconds.
Even better news is that once you’ve got yourself on a bikini or Brazilian wax service schedule once a month, your hair growth will come back less dense and finer and will be easier to remove.
Your skin can feel a bit tender for a short time. In addition, just waxed skin in your pubic area can be more sensitive to the rays of the sun, so be sure to avoid tanning this area for at least 24 hours after your Brazilian wax treatment.
It’s important to let your skin breathe after waxes. For this reason, avoid tight undergarments and wear cotton underwear if the bikini area has been waxed.
Hair removal can also cause some redness after bikini waxes, but not to worry! This usually only lasts for a day or two, at most, depending on your skin.
For women or men that have hesitated or are looking for a waxing salon offering an affordable price that won’t break your bank, SOS Wax offers full-body waxing services including bikini waxing, as well as skincare, infrared body wraps, and teeth whitening.
Spend some time with our fun, friendly, and experienced specialists who will put your mind at ease—schedule your appointment with us at SOS Wax today.