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Bikini Waxing Types and Tips

Not every woman who visits her cosmetician wants to end up looking like a Mexican hairless, one of those rare breeds of dog whose skin feels incredibly smooth because it’s not covered by a thick pelt of fur. But if you do want to go all bare down there, it’s nice to know that these days, you can.


In fact, the easiest – and best – way to look smooth and sleek in your bikini (and out of it) is by having a professional bikini wax. Whether you want to look beautiful on the beach or plan on giving your husband the birthday or anniversary present of his life, there are loads of waxes out there that will suit virtually every whim and fancy.


You may have to pay, but be warned: this really is a case of “don’t try it at home”. If you do, the results can be disastrous: anything from a deep red, prickly rash to a quick trip down to your local ER. Play is safe and have it done by a professional – you (probably) won’t regret it!


Types of Waxes


In alphabetical order, here are the most popular waxes available at medi-spas today…


* American Wax. We Yankees have a reputation for being prudes, which is why this wax is the least daring on the market. It is, essentially, for the woman who simply wants to avoid the wrenching embarrassment of having those tiny pubes protruding from her bathing suit. A quick clip there and a bit of wax there and it’s all done in a moment.


* Brazilian Wax. This was reportedly originated in Brazil, and came to the United States thanks to a group of sisters who started offering the treatment in the United States to women who wanted to add a bit more Latina spice to their lives. All the hair is removed, with the exception of a small line of virtual stubble affectionately dubbed a “landing strip”.


* French Wax: All the hair in front is removed, the hair near your bottom is left intact. Begs the question: pourquoi?


* Natural Bikini Wax: Hair is removed from the legs, butt and around the bikini area, while a “natural-looking” bush is left intact.


* Playboy Wax: Same as a Brazilian, but a thinner line is left.


* The Sphinx: The Full Monty. Everything is off. Looks as pre-pubescent as possible. Some men – and maybe some women – say this is more hygienic, and also facilitates amazing oral sex. In a word: yuck.


Top Tips for Wonderful Waxes


* A bikini wax can be a messy affair, so although you may feel embarrassed doing so, you might want to wear a pair of old underpants you can chuck away afterwards. Some salons will supply paper pants, but others do not.


* If you’re a waxing virgin, expect the worst. That means that you will have to spread your legs in front of a complete stranger and think of Granny, and you may be asked to assume poses that are not altogether delicate for maximum hair removal. If you’ll find this too embarrassing, stay home.


* Don’t swim or lie in the sun for at least 24 hours before and after you have a bikini wax. A gentle exfoliation before and after can help minimize the very real risk of ingrown hairs, which can be dealt with by applying ice and then antibacterial cream to ward off any risk of infection.


* While having the right amount of hair is key, not having too much is also important. Don’t waste your money by having a wax before you’ve witnessed enough re-growth; by the same token, it can be a bit embarrassing if your practitioner has to chop off all your pubic hair with a pair of garden shears before they can get down to business.


* If you have certain medical conditions, such as psoriasis or diabetes, or take specific acne medications, ask a medical professional about whether a wax is right for you. Similarly, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may want to abstain for a while. And remember, you will be a lot more sensitive to pain if you are menstruating, so timing can be everything.


* Waxing is addictive. That means once you have it done, you’ll probably come back for more – especially as the hair that grows back could come in thicker, and will definitely be itchy and feel rough to the touch. Then again, you might prefer a new, thicker bush!


* Some men prefer to wear teeny tiny swimsuits, or “budgie smugglers”, as they call them in Australia. If you fall into this category, you may find a bikini wax would suit you as well. If so, make sure you ask whether your chosen salon will cater to both men and women before you book the appointment.


* If you don’t like the look of the salon, leave. The state of New Jersey almost banned genital waxing recently after two women were “injured” while having Brazilian bikini waxes. Both were hospitalized after suffering infections from the procedure, although they – and their genitals – have since made a full recovery, according to reports.


Buy Yourself a Merkin


If you’ve had a full Brazilian and find you don’t really care for the look, or if you’re going a bit grey, then a merkin may be in order. Otherwise known as a “pubic wig”, these fun and frivolous snatches of hair (no pun intended) can change any boring bedtime routine into a boudoir bonanza.


Legend has it that way back in the 1600s, when prostitutes realized they had either an infestation of public lice or syphilis, they were forced to shave off all their public hair. Canny businesswomen invested in a pubic wig, as supposedly they hid the ravages of disease.


These days, women buy merkins – often dyed in psychedelic colors – as a bit of fun. They can be dyed and shaped to suit any fancy. If you’re a bit hesitant about going in for a salon wax this may be a suitable alternative. You can also have a “real” merkin by getting a wax in which a tiny bit of hair is left in the shape of a heart or other design, then dyed..


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