The Ultimate Bikini Waxing Guide For The Bride To Be!
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
now on POPxo
Join in! (Girls only) >
You’ve invested in gorgeous lingerie for the big wedding night and honeymoon that will make his jaw drop. Now it’s time to groom those lady parts to help you feel sexier than ever. We’ve put together a bridal bikini wax guide - whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned bikini waxer, these pre- and post-bikini wax tips will take care of you…down there!
First things first, you need to have in mind the type of wax you want. Typically, when we say bikini or Brazilian wax we generally just mean a wax down there, but there are specific types to choose from:
A Bikini Wax – This means waxing only the bikini line. Any hair that would generally pop out of a bikini bottom is removed. Most salons include this with a full leg wax.
A Brazilian Wax – This is when ALL the hair is removed from front all the way to the back – yes, even between your bum. You have an option to leave some behind in the front if being completely bare makes you feel pre-pubescent.
A French Wax – This is when all the hair in the front is removed and the back is not touched.
1. Just Before Your Wedding Isn’t When You Should Try It For The First Time
If you have never gotten waxed down there, then just before your big day really isn’t the time to experiment. Waxing for the first time can leave the sensitive area sore, tender and even swollen. Plan it well in advance so you get it done for the very first time 3 months before the wedding day and then follow it up with a couple of sessions before your wedding. Get one at least 3 days before your wedding so your skin has enough time to recover.
2. Make Sure Your Hair Is The Right Length
Your hair should be at least a quarter of an inch long so that it comes off easily, without having to go over the area again and again (ouch!). If you’ve been shaving the area all this time, then refrain from picking up your razor and allow the hair to grow enough in preparation for your wax. However, make sure it isn’t too long either; if so, you may want to trim it to allow the strips to get the perfect grip.
3. Be Clean
It’s important to shower before your wax and thoroughly clean the area. It’s etiquette, after all be considerate for your waxer and also to help avoid bacterial infections.
4. Reduce The Pain
The days and hours leading up to a bikini wax can be really stressful. Anyone would be nervous about having their nether regions ripped at! We’re not going to lie – it is painful, but there are a few steps to reduce the pain. Pop a painkiller 45 minutes before the appointment and be sure not to book it a few days before your period as that’s when your skin is at its most sensitive. Remember that the more often you do it, the less painful it becomes so try starting a few months in advance. Just take deep breaths and relax when you’re on the table and it should be fine.
1. Say No To Your Skinny Jeans
You need to allow the area to breathe, wearing tight clothes after your wax can cause irritation in the sore area. Remember to carry a fresh pair of cotton panties to wear right after your wax to allow the area to breathe and to prevent infections caused by sweat and oil.
2. Moisturize Like A Boss
Remember how delicate your skin down there is, moisturizing it post-wax is an absolute must. You can even use aloe vera gel to soothe the area and help get rid of redness.
3. Shower Steps
Avoid hot showers for a day or two after your wax as that can aggravate and irritate your sensitive lady parts. Also, don’t use soap or shower gel down there for at least 24 hours so as to not irritate your skin.
4. Your Exfoliation Game Should Be Strong
Just like the rest of your body, exfoliate your skin down there as well. Start a couple of days after your wax and do it regularly. This will help keep the area smooth and also help keep those pesky ingrowths at bay.