This article will help you find out a little more about bikini waxing, why you too might want to consider having a bikini wax done and how to recognise the different types of bikini waxing.
Bikini Waxing – What Is Bikini Waxing?
What is bikini waxing and why would you want one done?
Why Bikini Waxing?
Nowadays, visible pubic hair is becoming widely disapproved of especially if you have reason to use the swimming pool or you visit the beach for your holidays.
It’s also becoming more and more socially unacceptable among the youths for any sign of pubic hair to be exposed whatever clothing you might be putting on
Some people also remove pubic hair that is not exposed, for aesthetic, personal hygiene, cultural, fashion or other reasons.
The problem is that with certain styles of women’s swimwear, pubic hair tends to become more visible around the crotch area of a swimsuit…
so you will find that a lot more women practice bikini waxing more than men as a result of the kind of swim suit they wear.
So if you are planning on getting into your swimming suit or bikin while on holiday…. you just might want to get rid of your bikini hair.
Exposing pubic hair is a definite no no.
More and more men are increasingly also prefering to go nice and smooth down under too …so more and more are going for one form of bikini waxing or another
What Is Bikini Waxing?
Bikini waxing can be described as the removal of unwanted hair from around the pubic region especially through waxing.
The bikini line is used to refer to the part of a woman’s pubic area below which would normally be covered by the bottom part of a swimsuit.
In the context of waxing, the bikini line is generally understood to describe any pubic hair visible beyond the boundaries of a swimsuit.
Why Choose Waxing?
Pubic hair can be removed in a number of ways, including waxing, shaving, sugaring or using chemical depilatory creams. Hair that is not removed may be trimmed.
Waxing is regarded as a very fast way of removing pubic hair from the genital region and regarded as much more effective than several other forms of pubic hair removal such as shaving, sugaring , and chemical depilatory creams.
Because of the advantages of waxing over other forms of hair removal methods.. you tend to find a lot of people choosing to have waxing done.
Types of Bikini Waxes That You Can Have Done:
Hot bikini waxing method –
This is the method preffered by most salons.
The heat from the hot wax helps open the hair follicle and soften the surrounding skin, so the hair lets loose and is easier to remove
Warm bikini waxing method –
A happy medium; This method works better than cold wax, but isn’t as hot as a hot wax.
Cold bikini waxing method
This method is preferred by women who are particularly sensitive, and it can be a good idea to use this method if you are doing a bikini wax at home.
Cold wax techniques sometimes bypass the use of a cloth strip. Instead, you peel up a corner of the wax and just pull.
What Type Of Wax Is Used For Bikini Waxing
The wax used for bikini waxing is usually composed of tall oil and beeswax;
these are natural agents which are very much different from the synthetic waxes used for the same purposes.
Beeswax is particularly used in the bikini waxing procedures because it is highly effective in removing the stronger and coarser pubic hair.
Topical anesthetics may be applied before the actual bikini waxing to lower any effect of pains.
Hair inhibitors may also be applied after the bikini waxing to slow down the regrowth of hair;
some inhibitors may even prevent an absolute regrowth of the pubic hair.
The result of a Bikini waxing can last from between 2-3 months or even longer depending on how effective the procedures were carried out.
Bikini Waxing – The Different Styles
There are several terminologies used in Bikini waxing.
Bikini waxing is often targeted along the bikini line and this is the line designated to be covered by the lower end of a bikini suit;
Any hair visible beyond the swim suit will be removed by bikini waxing.
Bikini Waxing can be categorized into several kinds of styles and these include;
- Brazilian waxing,
- American waxing, and
- French waxing.
- Full Bikini,
- The Triangle line,
- The landing strip
- The European,
- The Moustache
- The heart and
- The playboy
Getting Your Bikini Waxing Done – Home or Salon?
You can purchase at home wax removal kits and do your own bikini wax.
You just have to make sure that you follow the instructions to the letter.
Home kits cost $15 to $25 for a one-use kit and $75 or more for a professional wax pot with everything you need for several waxes.
The cost of a salon wax varies between $25 and $100 depending on where you live and what type of salon you visit.
One huge advantage to remember, that waxing has over shaving or hair removal creams is that waxing will keep you hair-free for 4 to 6 weeks, rather than just a few days.
Shaving and creams simply remove hair at the surface, but waxing removes the entire hair, including the root.
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