Updated: May 16
To wax or not to wax? That’s the question many of us ask ourselves. Why go through any amount of pain, when it's easier to just shave! But is it worth it? While waxing is ultimately your choice, if you decide you want to go the waxing route this season, you’ve probably heard a lot of myths about getting it done. If you’re second-guessing your wax-appointment post-Google search, the good news is not everything you’ve read or your friends’ waxing horror stories is all true.
Both long and short term, waxing regularly can drastically change your hair. Waxing has exfoliating benefits that doesn't just help your skin feel and look smoother, your hair will also eventually grow in softer and more sparse.
Shaving is quick, easy, and for the most part, painless, but you're more likely to get ingrown hairs. The hard truth is that some people are just prone to ingrown hairs but there are some steps that can be taken to lessen and even eliminate ingrown hairs. Regularly exfoliating the area and avoiding shaving between waxes can help improve your situation.
In reality, your hair only has to be a quarter of an inch to get a smooth finish. That's about the size of a grain of rice.
If you're expecting, you're still safe to maintain your usual waxing routine.
*Brazilian Wax Vs Bikini
A lot of women have been asking me about the difference between a Brazilian Wax and a Bikini Wax. The answer is simple. There's a bikini wax, where hair on the sides and top area along the bikini line are removed, and then there's a brazilian, which leaves your entire pubic area bare . A Brazilian wax removes all the hair from your bikini area (top, sides, and front), and those hard-to-reach areas in the back.