What position should I be sitting in to do this? Will it be excruciating? Will it be worth it? These may the thoughts running through the mind of anyone who chooses to go in for bikini line waxing for the very first time. They are perfectly natural and if you are someone who decided to do it themselves to avoid the obvious embarrassment, you need to know the ropes of before you ever attempt it. This is not something you want to learn in a trial and error method. Here are some tips that will make you feel like a professional in no time.
Preparing for Bikini Line Waxing: Make sure that the hair is of the right length – ideally ¼ inch. Use a trimmer or a pair of scissors to chop the hair down to size. You don't have to down with a ruler, but get approximately down to size. Test Veet® Wax Strips With Easy Grip™ - Bikini & Underarm – Sensitive Skin on a small area – I recommend the inner thigh region. Wait patiently for twenty four hours and if you find that there are no adverse reactions on the skin, move on to the next step. Wash yourself clean and pat the area completely dry. Make sure there is no oil, cream or deodorant on the area. If you have a low threshold for pain, consider taking an Ibuprofen half an hour before you start so that kicks in just in time.
Doing it: Sit on the floor with your knees slightly bent and your legs turned outward. Place the strip in the direction of the hair growth. Hold the skin taut as this will minimize pain and use the easy grip tab to pull it out in the direction opposite to that of the growth in one swift movement. Do not wax over the same area more than once. Repeat on an area that is away from the first while slowly moving in closer towards the middle. Use a perfect finish wipe on the region when you are done. Make sure to avoid creams or direct exposure to the sun. Avoid swimming for 24 hours after the waxing session.
You are likely to not see any regrowth for three to four weeks depending on how well you did first time. However, if you could not get it all out in one setting, do not reattempt before 72 hours. Give it a break before you try again. In time, you will surely be able to achieve perfect smoothness on your first attempt.