If you’re thinking about getting your intimate area waxed and it’s your first time you are no doubt, feeling a little anxious and unsure of what to expect. And it is for that reason that we have decided to put together a quick guide for you, so you know what to expect.
So you’ve decided to wax your intimate area, great, but what’s that voice at the back of your head saying? That it’s painful and embarrassing? Well, tell that niggling voice to be quiet because we are here to help your first time go as smoothly as possible.
Your first time will seem extremely daunting, partly because you’ll have to show your intimate area to a complete stranger, so you think that perhaps doing it yourself at home will be easier. It won’t!
The trouble with doing it by yourself is; one, you won’t be able to reach all the areas you need to easily. Two, once you’ve placed the wax on the area, you’ll be really reluctant to pull it off, and can end up bruised and even worse bleeding. And thirdly, you aren’t experienced in knowing how to wax properly.
Then there is the clearing up and understanding what to do and what to avoid doing over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours, which is something a qualified wax beauty therapist will be able to advise you on.
Does going to see a waxing beautician seem a little less daunting now?
Still worried about them seeing your intimate area? Honestly, you shouldn’t be. They are qualified, trained professionals who have seen lots of ‘ladies areas’ and don’t see it as your private area but rather the area they are to wax to achieve what you want. They won’t judge you or make you feel uneasy.
Depending on the style of Bikini wax you have they will more than likely be able to offer you throw away paper knickers to wear if you do still feel nervous.
Do I need to prepare my intimate area for waxing?
Yes, there are a few key things for you to do before you have your intimate area waxed.
First off, you need to let your hair grow. If you’ve recently shaved then wait around a month before booking your appointment. Why? Well, you'll need your hair to be longer so the wax can attach itself and pull all of the hair out of its root.
Exfoliation is key!
Exfoliation will help rid the area of dead skin cells which aids in reducing the chance of infection while helping the hair to stand up, more pronounced. The exfoliation will help loosen the hair from its root, which results in the wax doing a better job of grabbing onto the hair and pulling it more freely.
If you are worried about the pain aspect of the wax, this is completely normal, but there is something you can do to help ease it. If you are able to, take a painkiller such as Ibuprofen about thirty minutes to an hour before your appointment. This will help to mask some of the pain for you.
If you aren’t put off by the pain element after your first session, you’ll be pleased to know that you do become accustomed to it, meaning the more bikini waxes you have, the less painful they become.
On the day of your wax, wear loose clothing, so you can feel comfortable, and to prevent tight clothes from rubbing, chafing and irritating against your fresh, hair free skin.
What happens at your appointment?
When you arrive for your appointment, the technician will introduce themselves to you, and it’s at this point when you can say it’s your first time and let them know if your feeling nervous etc. Of course, you don’t have to say how you’re feeling but it will help you and the technician to feel more comfortable with one another, while the technician can help put you and your mind at ease.
The technician will ask you to lay on the couch with your clothes on your lower half removed. Don’t be alarmed if she asks you to move into different positions so she can get to all the areas she needs to. This is dependent upon which bikini wax you are getting as the technician won’t be able to get to all areas that need to be waxed if you just lie on your back.
The technician may also trim the hair being waxed if it is too long. This is perfectly normal and the reason behind it, is so when the wax is applied and pulled off, it takes all the hair out of the root. If the hair is longer than necessary when the wax is pulled off, then there is an increase in the likelihood of the hair breaking and it not being removed entirely.
Once the technician has finished waxing you, she’ll apply a cream or gel to help soothe the irritated skin and provide you with tips on how to look after the area for the following twenty-four hours.
The following few hours there are certain things you should avoid doing to help reduce the chance of irritating the area further.
- No exercising
- No swimming
- No hot baths or showers
- No applying fragranced perfumes or lotions
- No fake tanning, sunbathing or use of sunbeds
- Avoid touching it with unclean hands
Things you can do following the twenty-four to forty-eight hour period include:
- Wearing loose fit clothing (including underwear)
- Wash with lukewarm water and pat dry
- Apply a soothing lotion to help reduce irritation and redness
Frenesies Body Cream has natural ingredients, including Salix Alba (White Willow) that helps reduce the redness and irritation that waxing causes while moisturising, nourishing and working to stop hair regrowth.
Frenesies works to completely stop unwanted hair growth on those body parts you want to have silky smooth skin but on a permanent basis.
So if you like being hair free down there, why not use our body cream and eventually stop going to the waxing salon altogether?