Hi, I want to get a bikini wax done but what area do they actually wax on a bikini wax and how long will it last before growing back if it is my first wax? Plus I have a lot of pubic hair at the moment do I shave it and wait a bit or just trim it?
There are different kinds of waxing styles that can be done, depending on how much hair you’re like removed.
A bikini wax (as well as most waxes) usually lasts about 2 weeks before regrowth starts. This can be more or less depending on how fast your body hair grows. It will probably need to be touched up every 4 to 6 weeks. This doesn’t change as time goes on, so first wax or 50th wax, you’ll need to go back about once a month to maintain your chosen bikini hair look.
DO NOT shave your pubic hair before going in. I would strongly recommend buying a bikini trimmer with clippers and a clipper guard (I use this one, it’s cheap and works well), and just giving everything a once over a day or two before going in for your wax.
Hair should be about ¼ inch long for best waxing practices. That length is long enough that the wax can grip the hair shaft, but short enough that your waxing technician isn’t going to be using extra product to try and coat the hair down to the root. It will also make clean up afterwards much easier.
I actually went to school for skin care and hair removal (a long time ago, mind you), so this is something I know an exceptional amount about. Lucky you!
Extra tip #1: Exfoliate beforehand. After you trim everything with the clippers, exfoliate the area to remove any dead skin which can lead to ingrown hairs after waxing. Your skin will feel pretty tender for a day or so after waxing, so exfoliating beforehand is super important. Once the skin doesn’t feel so tender start exfoliating (not abrasively, but gently) every time you shower. Ingrown hairs are awful and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone, so take care of that skin!
Extra tip #2: No scented lotions! Your skin will get so angry if you rip hair out of it and then slather it in scented lotion. There are great products specifically made for post-wax bikini lines, use those!