9 things you should know before getting waxed for the first time
A bikini or Brazilian wax doesn’t sound like a walk in the park. In fact, for many people, it sounds like torture. Have you seen “The 40-Year-Old Virgin?” Yikes. That whole waxing scene could only be made worse if it took place in more sensitive areas of the body. Scheduling a wax means being ready to face your fears, a true sign of bravery.
One of the best ways to face your fears and to alleviate any pain is to be prepared. There are risks and inconveniences associated with waxes, so it’s best to know just how to handle those before stepping into the salon or laying on the table. Here are nine things to know that will take the fear (or some of it) out of your first bikini wax.
There needs to be hair down there.
Remember, you’re doing this to avoid shaving. Shaving beforehand not only defeats the purpose, but it can also make the waxing experience longer, more painful, and more difficult.
According to Good Housekeeping, your hair should be about 1/4 of an inch long so that your waxer can adequately grasp it and remove it.
If you want, you can trim, but just make sure that you don’t go overboard.