Updated: Sep 28, 2022
I can't tell you how many times women email and message me about how to prevent shaving rashes and more, below I will explain exactly what to do!
If you're not that into pubic hair, you'll probably know the immense, all-consuming discomfort you feel the day after shaving your bikini region. It's so awful, it makes many women turn to waxing instead, or just leaving it all natural to save all the hassle and cash (which, btw, we're all for), shaving and waxing is all preference, its not mandatory by any means to wax or shave your lady bits! But for those of you who would like some guidance, here you go!
Then rub the area with oil (My favorite oil is Vitamin E Oil) before you shave to soften the hair and skin for shaving.
I prefer the Dove Body Polish as an exfoliator but any exfoliator will do, check out Pinterest for a good DIY or homeopathic alternative!
Then rise everything off!
**DO NOT PUT ANY OIL OR ANY EXFOLIATOR INSIDE OF YOUR VAGINA THIS IS ONLY FOR THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR VAGINA ON THE BIKINI LINE & PUBIC HAIR AREA.
I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH; use a GOOD razor and a NEW razor! Side note: keep your razors out of the shower when you're not using them; keeping your razors in the shower can increase chances of bacteria growth which can cause ingrown hairs, rashes, etc. Store it in a dry spot like your bathroom cabinet!
I recommend using a Billie Razor, Women's Gillette Razor with the built in "cream" on the razor! AND PLEASE use shaving cream or even hair conditioner before you shave as a good smooth barrier for shaving!
You'll have to order this one, but if you struggle with ingrown hairs. rashes, etc. this product is about to be your BFF. My sister in law introduced this to me and I haven't looked back!
It is called Razor Bump Stopper by Estetist! Its on Amazon for $16!
All you do is roll it on after you get out of the shower and let it dry!
So now you know! You can comfortably walk into your boudoir session with perfect lady bits!
IF YOU PLAN ON BEING A BAD BITCH AND GET A WAX.. KEEP READING:
So I'm not going to sugar coat this for you. Waxing hurts. It does. If you have a low pain tolerance I wouldn't recommend doing this for the first time for your boudoir session.
I'm going to tell you a couple things to keep in mind when you go get a Wax:
KNOW WHAT KIND OF WAX JOB YOU WANT:
Yes, there are many different types of waxing jobs:
CHOOSING A SALON:
READ THE REVIEWS!
Hygiene and cleanliness:
Nothing is more off-putting that going to a place that doesn’t look clean and hygienic. A good salon will ensure any traces of a previous client are banished before you get into the room. Look for:
A strict no-double dipping policy – who wants spatulas used on their personal bits that have been re-dipped in wax used by another client? Disposable gloves worn by the therapist for any intimate waxing. Fresh bed sheet for your wax, Clean wax pots, a tidy treatment room and sterilized utensils (e.g. tweezers). A hygiene certificate displayed prominently in reception
If the price looks too good to be true, generally it is! Professionals should be paid well and that should be reflected in the price you pay for your treatment. You don’t want salons cutting corners when it comes to delivering a high quality, hygienic, safe and pain free wax.
How experienced are the waxing artist? Do they specialize in waxing? Do they look like they actually enjoy waxing? If the answers are ‘very, yes and yes!’ then you know you are onto a winner.
Being waxed ‘down there’ can be a daunting experience so you need a therapist who makes you feel comfortable from start to finish – someone who explains the procedure, tells you what they are going to do, is experienced in minimizing discomfort and delivers a consistently high treatment every time you visit. All in a friendly, but professional manner.
Finally – ask around, word of mouth is a powerful tool (as is google!) – see what kind of reviews a place has had, check out their online presence and what other clients to have to say about them.
I personally recommend Pulling Daisies, LLC in Kennesaw, GA! They're on Facebook & Instagram! Go check them out!
TIPS BEFORE YOU GO GET YOUR WAX:
-Grow out your hair for about four weeks or until your hair is about the length of a grain of rice!
-Pop an Aspirin 30 minutes before your appointment if you're worried about pain!
**WARNING: Don't go five days before or five days after your period. The area is being rushed with blood and will be more painful at that time.
-Exfoliate the night or morning before your wax.
-Work out before your wax, but not after.
-As stated above (Get your wax ATLEAST 3 DAYS before you’re session.
- Plan your wax-day outfit
If the aesthetician uses baby powder after your wax, some might find its way to your black top afterward, even if you lift it out of the way. (First-hand experience here.) You also don’t want something super tight or chafing afterward. “Something that’s comfy and easy to pull on and off is more convenient, not a suit and pantyhose.
- Take your underwear off!
Yes, when your waxer says “get undressed,” she means everything from the waist down. You never want to wear your own because you might get wax on it. And then it’s there for good!
-TAKE DEEP BREATHES!
- Practice waxing after-care!
Some aestheticians recommend witch hazel or other toning or exfoliating wipes to clients who tend to get ingrown hairs, and others may need something to calm redness. For example a Zinc-based diaper cream works wonders, says Well+Good’s beauty guru, Melisse Gelula.) Also, freshly waxed skin will be more sensitive to sun, since dead skin cells also come off. So if you’re heading to the beach, take extra care to apply sunscreen on your bikini line. And if you still have hair on top, use conditioner on it while you condition your hair. It will make your bikini hair much softer.
That's its! Just do your research and breathe! I hope this helps your Shaving Vs Waxing Decision! See you at your Boudoir Session!