As a beginner, it can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to waxing your vagina. There are many questions that you may have, such as how to prepare for it, what products to use, or how to avoid the discomfort that often comes with it. Thankfully, this guide will take you through all the steps you need to achieve a smooth and successful wax.
Who is this guide for?
This guide is for anyone who is new to waxing their vagina. Whether you have tried it before and had a bad experience or are entirely new to waxing, this guide is meant to help you navigate the process. We understand that it can be intimidating to try something new, especially when it comes to one of the most sensitive parts of your body. But we believe that with the right tools, knowledge, and preparation, everyone can achieve their desired results.
What is waxing, and why do people do it?
Waxing is a process of removing hair from the body using heated wax that is then applied to the skin. The wax is then removed, pulling the hair out from the roots. People choose to wax for a variety of reasons. Some prefer the smooth and long-lasting results of waxing over other hair removal methods such as shaving, which can lead to prickly regrowth or ingrown hairs. Many also find the maintenance of waxing to be simpler than constantly shaving or trimming, and it can save them time in their grooming routine.
How to prepare for waxing
Before you dive into waxing, there are a few things you should do to prepare.
1. Grow your hair out to the correct length
Your hair should be at least a quarter-inch long before waxing. If it is shorter than that, the wax may not be able to adhere correctly, leading to patchy results. If it’s longer, it may cause more pain and be more challenging to remove.
A few days before your wax, gently exfoliate the area to remove dead skin cells. This will help the wax adhere better and make it less likely for ingrown hairs to appear after the wax.
3. Avoid certain skincare products
Avoid using any harsh exfoliators or skincare products that contain retinol or acids in the days leading up to your wax. These products can make the skin more sensitive and prone to irritation during waxing.
4. Take painkillers if necessary
If you’re concerned about pain during waxing, you can take a painkiller such as ibuprofen before your appointment. Just be sure to follow the recommended dosage and consult with your doctor first if you have any health concerns.
What products do you need?
Before you start waxing, you’ll need some essential products to ensure that the process goes smoothly.
Choose a high-quality wax specifically designed for your bikini area. Different waxes come with different formulas, strip or hard wax, so make sure you do your research and choose one that’s right for your skin.
2. Waxing strips or wax applicators
Depending on the wax you choose, you may need either strips or applicators to help apply the wax smoothly.
3. Calming or numbing cream
If you’re particularly sensitive to pain, you may want to consider using a numbing cream before waxing. These creams typically contain lidocaine or benzocaine, which can help reduce any discomfort.
After waxing, you’ll want to soothe your skin with a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to help prevent irritation and keep your skin moisturized.
How to wax your vagina
Now that you’ve prepared and gathered your supplies let’s get to the waxing process.
1. Cleanse the area
Start by cleaning the area you’ll be waxing with a mild soap and water. Make sure to thoroughly dry the area before proceeding to the next step.
2. Heat up the wax
Check the instructions of your wax to know how to heat it up safely. Some waxes can be microwaved while others may need to be heated up in a pot of boiling water. Make sure the wax is warm but not too hot before using it on your skin.
3. Apply the wax
Use a wax applicator or spatula to apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth. Be careful to apply it only in small sections.
4. Press the strip
Place a waxing strip over the wax and firmly press down. Rub the strip in the direction of hair growth to make sure that the wax adheres correctly.
5. Pull the strip
Hold your skin taut and pull the strip away from your skin in one quick motion in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Pull at a 45-degree angle and close to the skin to minimize pain and hair breakage.
Continue this process in small sections until you have removed all the hair you want to wax. Be sure to reapply a new strip of wax for each section that you want to wax.
7. Soothe the area
After you’ve finished waxing, you’ll want to soothe your skin by applying a calming cream. Avoid tight clothing or anything that may cause rubbing or irritation to the waxed area. Also, avoid hot baths or exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing as it can cause sensitivity or infection.
Tips and tricks
– If you’re new to waxing, consider doing a small test patch before moving on to a more extensive waxing session.
– Make sure to check the temperature of the wax to ensure that you won’t burn your skin.
– If you feel too much pain after using the wax, take a break and let your skin heal before continuing.
– To avoid ingrown hairs, exfoliate every few days to slough off dead skin cells that can cause hair to grow back incorrectly.
Waxing can be a practical and effective method for removing hair from your intimate area. With the right preparation and products, you can have a smooth and pain-free experience. It’s essential to remember that everyone’s skin and hair are different, so what works for one person may not work for another. Trial and error may be involved, but this guide should give you a good start to the process. Remember to be patient, gentle with your skin, and take your time, and soon, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge you need to achieve a smooth and successful waxing.