Looking back on beauty firsts feels nostalgic. I broke into a nervous sweat the moment my wax specialist started. It was an oh-shit-I-can't-turn-back beauty moment.
My first Brazilian wax started on a whim. I was searching for something on Groupon when I saw it advertised. I thought about my upcoming vacation I was going on a Caribbean cruiseand I immediately hit the buy button.
Wax the hair down there? But I was curious and wanted to experience something new always the adventurer so I had one. Everyone has a different pain tolerance.
And for me, that meant shaving my legs, armpits, and lady bits. And thanks to my northeast location with a lack of viable beach days, I was looking at the need to groom just a handful of times a year at most. This meant upping my grooming game to shaving once a day—or at least several times a week. The upkeep, the razor burn, the precision, the whole shebang was exhausting.
I'm a polyglot who does parkour and dreams of being a chef. I've been getting Brazilian waxes for over four years now, so I've seen it all. I've been a nervous first-timer, I've been waxed by bad estheticians, I've changed spas, and I've also had really great waxes.
Hey gorgeous! Or, feel free to read this guide beginning to end to get the Most ladies find themselves more pleased with the results of waxing than other temporary hair removal options like shaving, epilation, and hair removal creams.
Pubic hair: love it or hate it, women and men must all deal with the hedge below. While men tend to get by with a bit of grooming now and then, women must choose between going au naturel, doing a bit of trimmingor removing all of their pubic hair. Should you let it grow like the Amazon Rain Forest in South America, trim it like a golf course, or go smooth and crisp like an ice rink?
When you think about it, no sane woman would ever pay good money to have hot wax painted on to her nether regions so that hair can be ripped from the roots. Yet bikini waxing is a pretty standard grooming habit for thousands of women who routinely book a session every month without batting an eyelid. If you're a waxing virgin but have been thinking of giving it a go, here's the lowdown on exactly what happens once you get over the basic embarrassment of showing your pants to a total stranger. Everyone feels a bit self-conscious, especially the first few times.
We'll be straight with you: Getting your first bikini wax is not a fun experience for most people. That said, it's a longer-lasting method to removing your pubic hair than shavingwith the smoothness from a bikini wax lasting for two to four weeksrather than days, making it a good option for the summer monthswhen you don't want to be constantly reaching for the razor. But being aware of exactly what you're getting yourself into will help you get through the experience.
Shopping for lingerie, first menstrual cycle, and buying makeup have long been considered rites of passage every woman experiences during her formative years. Up there with those coming of age traditions is getting your first Brazilian wax. After spending years contemplating whether or not I was ready to part ways with my good ol' Nair Cocoa Butter Hair Remover Lotion and graduate to the big leagues, I finally checked that rite of passage off my bucket list.