Waxing

12 posts
25 April 2012
SarahTakahashi
Photographer
SarahTakahas..
Just a quick question as I'm pretty useless when it comes to beauty products.

I've got myself some wax for doing brazillians at home, you just put it on, wait 30 seconds or so, for it to dry a bit, then wax off, you only need the wax which is pretty cool.

How can I stop it hurting so much? I know it pulls the hairs from the root and should leave the area hair free for 4 weeks but holy shit, it hurts.

Anyone got any remedies on making this less painful?

Thanks.

Posted 26 April 2012
Edited by SarahTakahashi 25 April 2012
When I first started waxing I use to take pain killers half an hour or so before and it kind of helped a bit. Also if you pull the skin tight it helps and also makes it easier. After a few months of doing it though it doesn't tend to hurt as much. I'm not sure if it's because the hair gets weaker or if it's just because you get use to it. I get it done professionally now and although it's more expensive, it's not as bad when someone else does it because you don't know when it's going to pull. Just persevere and it will get better!
Posted 26 April 2012
Edited by PurpleHeather 26 April 2012
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
My partner gets it done professionally, once every three weeks or so, for 40 quid. She thinks the home kits are utter crap for more delicate areas - it is, to an extent, a skilled profession.

Posted 26 April 2012
I used to wax professionally. I suggest a warm flannel applies first, make sure the area is dry before applying wax. Hold the skin either side of the wax strip so it's tight. This will stop Brusing, if u just pull the strip off whitout stretching the skin it will hurt like hell! Have fun lol x
Posted 26 April 2012
SarahTakahashi
Photographer
SarahTakahas..
I'll go with a pro, I have tried it on a small area, pulled the skin taunt, took codiene, used warm flannel, cried like a bitch.
Posted 27 April 2012
Definitely hurts less when done by a professional. I've been waxed properly a few times and it stung but wasn't too bad. Then my bf bought me a top of the range epilator for Christmas
That wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (even did my own brazilian)... but then I let it grow back a bit too much and was too scared to get the epilator on it. SO I bought a home waxing kit to redo my brazilian - yowch!  It hurt me for about 2 days!

Definitely going to maintain it with the epilator again now. (the more you do it the less it hurts)
Posted 27 April 2012
DavidHunt
Photographer
DavidHunt
You're supposed to pull the strips off in the opporsite direction that the hair grows (apparantly )
Posted 28 April 2012
clyde
Photographer
clyde
a general anesthetic means you wont feel a thing lol

Posted 28 April 2012
SarahTakahashi
Photographer
SarahTakahas..
I was doing that, you didn't get strips with it, you could just pull the wax off, stung like hell. :/ Lol, Clyde. Gunna Google what an Epilator is.
Posted 28 April 2012
DavidHunt
Photographer
DavidHunt
It rips your hair out
Posted 29 April 2012
SarahTakahashi
Photographer
SarahTakahas..
I tried it on Mike first and he said it hurt a little bit, guess he's got stronger skin. But oh aye, it rips it out from the roots! I just want a way of maintaining the pubic area without shaving, when I do self portraits, shaving rash is a nightmare to shop out.

Posted 29 April 2012
Graciee
Model
Graciee
i can wax professionally but still kills when i do it myself! trick is to get a really good after wax lotion cools the area straight away and helps most pain
Posted 1 May 2012
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