- Trim the length of hairs
Waxing the wrong length of hair can be excruciatingly painful. If your hair is too short, the wax may not pull out all of the hairs and can leave others just partially removed. That can lead to infections. If your hair is too long, it may not properly align in the wax; that can result in extra pain during removal and require multiple pulls.
If you don’t shave, start measuring and trimming a few days before the waxing. However, you approach the task; make sure all hairs are roughly a quarter of an inch long.
- Collect the required materials for waxing
Let’s start with wax. You can choose either soft or hard wax.
Hard wax is preferable because once it’s in place it will grab every hair, and you can rip the wax off (without needing a cloth) simply by grabbing the edge of the wax and yanking.
Softer wax can work well also, but you’ll need to purchase cloth strips to attach to the waxed areas to create a pulling surface.
You will also need to buy Popsicle sticks to use with either type of wax.
- Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliate the skin, using a nice sponge, throughout your pubic area the day before the waxing. This will remove dead skin cells and allow the wax to adhere to the hair as closely as possible to your skin level. This will make the removal process more efficient and reduce the chances you’ll need to wax some areas twice. If your skin is typically sensitive the day after you exfoliate, do it two days before waxing
- Wax preparation
Step four is heating and testing the wax. Follow the instructions that came with the specific wax you’ve purchased, and heat it to the proper temperature. Now, test the wax to make sure it isn’t too hot to the touch, by applying a dab to your inner wrist (which has roughly the same sensitivity as your pubic area) with a popsicle stick. Aim for the hottest temperature you can comfortably stand.
- Start applying
⦁ When applying wax, start with the least sensitive areas of your body the first time. The front, back, and outer thighs are not overly sensitive, making them great starting positions to get a feel for the hair removal sensation while you’re working on your technique.
⦁ The process itself is pretty straightforward. Start by applying wax with the Popsicle stick, against the direction of your hair growth
⦁ For example, if your hair points down your thigh, apply the wax in an upward motion. Use enough to cover an area of roughly one inch by three inches, with about the same thickness as peanut butter spread on bread. If you’re using soft wax, then quickly apply the cloth strips to the back of the wax so they adhere. Remember, fabric strips are not necessary for hard wax.
⦁ Now, hurry up and wait. The wax needs to cool and set. The wax container will tell you how long this will take, but most practitioners wait for 30 to 60 seconds or until the wax resists being pulled.
⦁ Once the wax is hard, peel up one corner until you get a good grip between your thumb and fingers.
⦁ The least painful and most efficient approach to rip wax is in the opposite direction of your hair growth; if your hair points down over the pubic bone, for instance, pull from the bottom of the strip up.
⦁ After you’ve determined the correct direction to use, place your other hand at the opposite end of the waxed area and pull your skin taught.
- The final step
Take a deep breath.
Let it out slowly.
At the end of the out-breath, rip the wax off your skin – the faster and harder, the better.
Yes, there will be a pain, but only for a few seconds.
After you’ve completed the first removal rip, repeat the process as you move up through the pubic area.