Let’s Not Beat About the Bush … things have become a little bit confusing in the intimate waxing area!
Once upon a time, there was the bikini wax. Just the bikini wax. Everyone knew what this meant and what to expect (more or less)! Off came any hair that might be seen when wearing a conventional bikini and that was that. Off on holiday you went and you only went back (reluctantly) when you next planned a swim.
How times have changed. Wax removal techniques have improved immeasurably and the style of intimate wax you opt for has become a lifestyle choice and not just a pre-holiday ritual. This is great but makes the quest for a perfect lady area a tad bewildering. When faced with the veritable menu of different types of intimate waxing on offer, an array of questions immediately comes to mind. Which wax style is which? What are the differences? How much hair will I have left? Do I remove my underwear or keep it on?? Will it hurt?
So here is the Skin Focus lowdown on the lowdown – everything you need to know about intimate waxing but would prefer not to ask.
So what are the options?
Now that taming one’s lady garden has become a style statement as much as a necessity trends do come and go, but the basic choices remain the same. At Skin Focus we offer Regular Bikini, G-String & Brazilian (with or without a landing strip) waxing. The choice comes down to how much you dare to bare and/or the type of bikini you like to wear.
What is a Regular Bikini Wax?
This is the standard, original bikini wax, so perfect if you plan to hit the beach in a classic cut bikini or boy-leg swimsuit. Much hair will be left au naturel, but removed and neatened up along the bikini line.
And a G-String?
If your bikini is more of the itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny variety then a G-String wax is the one for you! More hair is removed than with the Regular option, from the top as well as the underneath. The hair at the front is shaped to create a shaped, inverted triangle – pretty much like the outline of a cocktail glass!
Which is the most popular intimate wax that removes ALL the hair?
That’s the Brazilian – all hair all comes off and you are left with nix, nothing, nada, zip, zero, front and back. The Full Monty of bikini waxes. If you prefer a little something down there … all the hair is removed from underneath & back, and almost all from the front except for a thin ‘landing strip’.
Where next for bikini waxing?
In America the Full Bush Brazilian is gaining popularity – bikini line and underneath are waxed bare but with fuller hair left in the front – so interesting to see if the trend will take off here too!
Will it hurt?
At Skin Focus we use only the best – lovely, premium Lycon wax – so waxing is quick and easy and less painful than other waxes. If the hair proves particularly stubborn to remove, the wax can be reapplied as many times as necessary without causing skin trauma or irritation, so no more red, sore patches. All good, all straightforward, and what’s not to love?
Should I remove my underwear?
Yes, you will need to do this for all intimate waxing to ensure the best results. We will however, give you a disposable G-String to put on, its up to you whether you do or not!
Should I trim the hair before a wax?
Yes, trimming longer hairs will make the waxing process easier, but best not trimmed too short.
How long does hair need to be for waxing?
Lycon wax is very strong, with great adhesion, so hair can be waxed when they are still very short. Hair is removed cleanly and smoothly from the roots, ensuring the longest possible time between waxes – usually 4 to 6 weeks.
How can I avoid ingrown hairs?
If you regularly exfoliate and hydrate using a moisturiser that contains salicylic acid the skin between waxes this will encourage new hairs to grow through properly.
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