Welcome back! Yesterday, we started discussing a somewhat…sensitive topic. We’re talking about bikini waxes and a few of the common concerns that go along with them. At Skin MB, we handle a host of rejuvenation processes, such as skin fillers, medical massage, and waxing. Part of our job is to help people understand what we do, why we do it, and how it all works.

In yesterday’s blog post, we went over 4 fears of bikini waxing. We’ll examine 4 more, and rip off your worries to expose the truth.

  1. One of the most frequent questions we get is, “When will the hair grow back?”  There are a few things to keep in mind. First, waxing does keep hair away longer than shaving does. But since we’re all different, everybody has a different rate that their hair will grow back. Having said that, the average time before hair returns is around 3 weeks.
  2. Speaking of shaving, sometimes folks wonder if they shouldn’t have just shaved instead. While it’s less painful, it won’t provide the same result. With shaving, it only removes the hair shaft, whereas waxing removes the hair shaft along with the root itself. Plus, there can be strange bumps or scarring caused by ingrown hairs with shaving. With waxing, the end result is much smoother.
  3. Worried about being too hairy before shaving? Don’t be, and believe it or not, but you’ll have a better experience if you don’t shave prior to waxing. Hair that’s too short shouldn’t be waxed at all, while hair that’s too long can be very painful. Ideally, your hair should be approximately ¼ to ½ inch long.
  4. Let’s say you took the plunge and got a bikini wax. Now what? Between appointments, the name of the game is skin care. That means making sure the area is properly hydrated and taking the time to exfoliate. By keeping hair buildup to a minimum, and keeping an eye out for ingrown hairs, you can expect follow-up appointments to go a lot easier.