A Beginners Guide To Intimate Waxing
Waxing is one of our most popular treatments in the salon and during any one month we will perform over 500 intimate waxes for ladies looking to shape or groom their lady gardens.
Intimate waxing involves hair removal from the pubic region and can start from having a bikini shape to complete hair removal.
If you’ve never had it done before, you may well have some questions, so here is our beginners guide.
There are four basic shapes for intimate waxing:
A standard bikini wax is a basic shaping of pubic hair into a neat upside-down triangle shape to the edge of the panty line.
Extended Bikini Wax
An extended bikini wax takes the sides of the bikini line in deeper than a regular bikini wax leaving a more defined triangle with narrower edges.
A Brazilian wax takes away all the hair off the bikini line leaving a small strip on the front. Hair is removed from the front all the way round to the bottom area.
The Hollywood wax removes all hair from the front, round to the bottom – complete hair removal.
What should I expect at my first waxing treatment?
Firstly, we use quality tea-tree oil based wax from Outback Organics, which has been developed by top waxing specialists who are always looking at ways to improve the wax itself. Our therapists all have intense intimate waxing training and will explain the procedure up-front, talking you through every step along the way.
In terms of reaction, every persons skin behaves differently to intimate waxing. You may end up with some irritation or redness as the skin can be distressed after the first couple of waxing treatments, but we offer after care advice and products that help soothe the skin.
You may also experience some itching as the hair breaks through, but effective aftercare will alleviate any discomfort.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Have Intimate Waxing?
Salons may differ, but we say eighteen years old. You can have it done at sixteen, but we would need parental consent and that person in the salon at the same time as your wax as you are technically a minor.
Does Intimate Waxing Hurt?
Pain thresholds are different for each person but our therapists are trained in techniques that offer minimum discomfort when performing intimate waxing treatments. If you are new to waxing there may be an element of shock, but it gets easier with every treatment as the hair thins. After all, many women keep coming back 🙂
How Often Will You Need Intimate Waxing?
Everyone is different, but 95% of our clients come in every 4-6 weeks. Regular waxing sessions ensure that your hair grows back finer and thinner as the hair follicle has less grip on the hair.
Can I Shave In Between Sessions?
You can shave but this will knock out your waxing cycle because you will need at least 4 weeks growth for an intimate wax.
How Long Should The Hair Be?
The hair needs to have a certain length (5-10mm) to be waxed and for your first few sessions the longer the hair, the easier the wax.
What If I Have Coarse Hair?
If you have coarse hair, the hair should be grown longer (around 10mm) for the first few intimate waxes but the hair will become finer over time.
How Long Does An Intimate Waxing Treatment Take?
Depending on how much hair you have and which treatment you need, a waxing treatment can take anywhere from 15 minutes for a basic bikini wax to 45 minutes for a Hollywood waxing.
Timing Your Intimate Wax Treatments
If you have a holiday planned, it’s worth altering the pattern of your bikini waxing appointments to co-incide with specific dates. For example, it might be that your four week waxing cycle falls half way between your holiday dates but If you plan in advance you can move the cycle over a period of time.
What Is the Difference Between Warm Wax and Hot Wax?
The warm waxing technique involves spreading wax onto the relevant areas a small section at a time. A waxing strip is pressed down onto the wax, which is then pulled off removing the hair from the root.
Working at a slightly higher temperature, hot wax is a thicker wax applied to the skin, then allowed to cool and contract. It is then peeled from the skin without any strip removing unwanted hairs.
Hot waxing tends to be better for shorter, more stubborn hairs making it more comfortable for intimate waxing. (see more about hot waxing here).
Hot waxing for intimate areas is a treatment that gets more popular each year as more and more women discover the benefits. If you are considering intimate waxing but have concerns, this is natural.
But, our girls are friendly, experienced and will make you feel comfortable as you discover intimate waxing for yourself.