I am beyond elated to share the details of my follow-up waxing, specifically the one that goes a little like this: IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER!!!
I actually went for the bikini wax this time instead of the Brazilian. Although I was initially going to go Brazilian again, they didn’t have a time slot available that would work for me, and I half chickened out, half took it as a sign. The girl on the phone offered, “We could do a bikini instead?” Hmm…bikini, you say? Cheaper, you say? Less land mass to be irritated and swollen, you say?
A lot of questions on my last post (and PMs I received) related to two of the five Ws—what and where—so I’ve decided to use my MS Paint skills and create a slightly better than stick figure (but not really), somewhat crude illustration to help explain. All potentially offended people please exit now.
This was all me, baby.
As you can (hopefully) see above, quite a bit was waxed. For a little more than half of the price of the Brazilian, I am beyond pleased. I was also super pumped to have been offered disposable undies because a) the wax didn’t get on my real undies and b) I didn’t feel so exposed. The disposable undies covered just what they needed to, and when my esthetician wanted to get a little more “in,” she tied a paper towel around the thicker part. It was so effective and simple. It is definitely MORE than what a bikini shows, for which I am grateful (quite honestly, the less I have to shave, the better).
She started the appointment asking me if I had ever been waxed, and I explained that I had a Brazilian and the after-effects were awful. After I relayed the gory details, she was grateful. “I’m so glad that you told me all of that. Here’s what I’m going to do…”
She used a cream wax on me, instead of the previous “sticky” wax. The wax used by Phoebe and Monica in “The One With the Morning After” was “sticky” wax, if that helps you characterize. If you don’t set your entire life by television shows and/or pop culture, then maybe this will ring that bell for you:
Image via Marica / This is the color of “sticky” wax. I’m sure there is a much more technical term for it, but this is what she said so I’m going with it.
Cream wax still gets heated up in a warmer, still gets applied with a stick, still gets peeled off with a strip—it’s just better for sensitive skin. It’s a different color and it’s…wait for it…creamier.
Image via Body Waxing Supplies / I am 98% sure this is the product line used by my esthetician.
I don’t really know the absolute differences, and I am going solely off of what was told. One might wonder why I’m being so blind and/or ignorant, and I’ll tell you why: because it works.
I still had the same jumpy, oh-my-nerves-felt-that-one pain, but it was so much less intense. I could tell after the second or third strip that it was going to be nothing like last time, and I actually clapped over it. “This is one MILLION times better,” I gushed.
Even hours later, instead of Irritation & Co. showing up to party, they actually started to pack it up and go home. It’s not like I was anxious to wear leather pants or anything that would rub the area directly, but it was touchable. It was breathable. I was not lying spread-eagled for fear of friction. This, my friends, is what I call success.
I can safely say that I will be utilizing the bikini wax pretty frequently, specifically in the summer months and, of course, right around the time I get ready to say “I do.” Consider this an official endorsement as well as official pieces of advice: If you have sensitive or easily affected skin, go for the bikini wax. If you’re not comfortable with baring all of your lady bits, go for the bikini wax. If you had a hairy, scary experience with the Brazilian’s version of taming the Hairy, Scary Monster, do not give up hope! After all, even Mr. Palm Tree pointed out, “Well, who cares what UNDER the underwear looks like anyway?” So wise, so wise.
Anyone else have pleasing bikini wax experiences or terrible Brazilian experiences? Both? Anyone think it’s so not worth it and just going to stick with a razor?