Before all this traveling started I was trying to think of a way to make my life as easy as possible for upcoming trips (way less time in the shower shaving – yay! My long legs take forever as it is)
I was more than a little nervous before my first waxing experience so wanted to share some of what I’ve learned with you ladies. I debated back and forth about writing this but I kind of wish I knew some of this stuff before going to Brazil – so guy readers, I apologize I’ll be back to regular posts soon 🙂
My first trip in, I remembered my friend said she gets on all fours when they do her wax, so when the girl said, okay you can get on the table and in position… I got on the table, pulled my dress up, got on all fours and when she turned around with the wax I heard her stifle a laugh, “um actually ma’am if you could lay on your back this will be easier” “OH, OK” (This is possibly one of the top 15 embarrassing moments of my life – or top 20 – there’s really so many).
To hopefully save you any embarrassment I wrote a few do’s & don’t’s. I seriously wish someone walked me through every little step my first time because I had so many questions!
Take 2 ibuprofen an hour beforehand.
Increase your water intake
I highly recommend a glass or two of wine beforehand to relax you.
I opt to wear a dress or skirt to my visit because it’s so much easier to just sit on the table and pull it up rather than awkwardly get undressed in front of the girl who is standing there waiting.
Purchase the products. I use the ingrown hair serum & slow it exfoliant in the shower.
Tip very well. for obvious reasons.
consume tons of caffeine before
Wear your best fancy schmany underwear. I normally don’t wear any to my visit and wear something comfortable after.
Get a spray tan beforehand. The tan will come off with the wax strip! Get a spray tan after.
Bother with a numbing cream. After hearing mixed reviews, I decided it wasn’t effective enough to mess with.
don’t get a wax for anyone other than yourself! I would never do this to make someone else happy it was more of a low maintenance thing for myself when I was on the go a lot and now I prefer it to shaving.
Shave again. If you get waxed, your hair becomes thinner, finer, and softer and eventually, you produce less hair. If you shave in between visits, you’re undoing all of that because shaving increases hair growth. (not to mention, the first visit hurts the most and if you shave before going in again, it’s like starting at square one. It hurts way less after you go a couple of times.
If you are someone who gets razor bumps, I would strongly consider trying waxing as an alternative to shaving.
I was advised to just do a “bikini” wax the first time and said, “Oh, no if I’m going to do this it’s all or nothing give me the full monty.” But if you’re nervous, maybe a bikini is a good first step of dipping your toe in the pond.
I see Katie at European Wax Center in Huntersville and I’m in & out in about 7 minutes. We’ve practically gone to about third base now so I can recommend her 🙂 haha (sorry for the bad joke)