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XXX Brazilian Bikini wax

We remove all of the hair from the labia as well as all of the hair from-in between the bottom.

Further, we remove all of the hair on top of the pubic bone.

Bikini Line Definitions

Do…

  • Grow bikini hair out to between 1/2cm and 1cm long. Use hair clippers to trim if they are longer than 1 cm. Scissors don’t work well for trimming as you could make some hair too short.
  • Have an idea as to the type of bikini waxing you want.
  • Exfoliate the day before waxing to remove any dead skin. (but not on the day of your waxing)
  • Wear old, loose or easily washed underwear. Alternatively ask our staff for disposable G-string underwear.
  • Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburnt or too dry.
  • Moisturise your skin on the days before, but do not apply moisturiser on the day of your waxing as it interferes with the wax.
  • Consider taking a Panadol or Advil one hour before your appointment if it’s your first time. Although most people are comfortable with the small amount of discomfort, which only occurs at the time of the service and stops immediately after. Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing from tight clothing.

 

Waxing is very quick and discomfort is minimal, particularly after the first wax as less hair grows back and the ones that do are finer.

 

Don’t…

  • Get a wax when you have your period as skin becomes more sensitive during this time.
  • Sunbake or go swimming on the day of your waxing.
  • Apply moisturiser on the day of your wax to the area being waxed as some moisturisers can interfere with the efficiency of the wax.
  • Exfoliate on the day of your waxing as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause irritation.
  • Exercise one hour before your waxing session.
  • Drink alcohol or any stimulants, such as coffee / caffeine before waxing.

Do…

  • Discuss with your therapist the type of bikini wax preference.
  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cuts etc.) you may have.
  • Assist your therapist by holding the skin tight near the area being waxed. This supports the skin and will reduce discomfort.

 

What happens during waxing…?

  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold. You can ask the therapist to check the temperature by placing some on her wrist.
  • Your therapist will liberally apply pre-wax lotion to the area being waxed and then dry it thoroughly. There should be no pre-wax lotion left on your skin when the wax is applied.
  • Your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness and guards against skin lift. Your therapist may use tweezers to remove some of the hairs missed by the wax. This usually occurs if the hairs are too short or ingrown. Proper consideration needs to be discussed with your therapist as to whether the hairs are long enough for waxing. Strip wax is more efficient than hot wax for shorter hairs.
  • Your therapist will look over the waxed area to ensure the removal of any remaining wax. This wax is removed easily by reapplying the wax strip to lift off any remaining wax.
  • Your therapist will soothe your skin by applying after-wax lotion or an aloe based lotion or gel.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do…

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water (not hot) when washing.
  • As some areas and skin types have a tendency for ingrown hairs, two days after waxing, lightly exfoliate the area to remove dead skin that can stop new hairs coming through.
  • Use Ingro Stopper ingrown hair treatment to keep the skin soft and enable new hairs to come through more easily.

 

Don’t…

  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours after your wax.

 

What happens next…?

  • You will have soft smooth hair-free skin on your bikini line for up to two weeks. After this, your hair will slowly start returning sporadically over the area. The hair that returns will be much softer and lighter.
  • You can easily have another wax after 3 weeks, though some clients like to wait 4 weeks.
  • If you get caught and have to shave between waxes, you won’t experience that soft skin again until the shaved hair has finished its growth cycle, which can be up to 3 months. This is because you need to wait for those shaved hairs to fall out. Some will grow long enough to be waxed, but others will need to fall out on their own. Unlike shaving, the aim of waxing is to remove the entire hair from the follicle.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.

 

PS Just for men

It’s not just women who benefit from bikini and Brazilian XXX waxing. Men can also have some “Man scaping”, including the Manzilian. Ask our staff for more details.