Bikini waxing is the removal of pubic hair using a special wax, which can be hot or cold, that adheres to hairs and pulls them out when the wax is removed quickly from the skin, usually with a cloth strip. While the practice is mainly associated with women, male waxing is sometimes done to remove men's pubic hair. A bikini line is the area of the upper leg and inner thigh in which pubic hair grows that is normally not covered by the bottom part of a swimsuit. Pubic hair can be removed in a number of ways, such as waxing , shaving , sugaring , electrolysis , laser hair removal or with chemical depilatory creams.
Here's what to expect the first time you get a bikini wax
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And for me, that meant shaving my legs, armpits, and lady bits. And thanks to my northeast location with a lack of viable beach days, I was looking at the need to groom just a handful of times a year at most. This meant upping my grooming game to shaving once a day—or at least several times a week. The upkeep, the razor burn, the precision, the whole shebang was exhausting. I booked my first Brazilian wax. Most of us are more familiar with the concept of a bikini wax.
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Let's get this straight: There's no wrong choice when it comes to removing your pubes or not. From Barbie-doll hairless to full bush as celebrities have candidly begun talking about , how you groom down there is a purely personal decision. But if totally bare is what you're after, there's no denying that a Brazilian wax is the fastest, least bump-inducing way to smooth things out below the waist.
I get it, shaving kind of sucks. Holy razor burn, Batman! But the thought of bikini waxing is crazy-intimidating everyone and their mother remembers that scene from The Year-Old Virgin.