Answers To Your Questions About Taking Care of Things “down there”


By: Krystle Crossman

There is still a lot of summer left which means that there is a lot of swimsuit time left. Wearing swimsuits means that grooming needs to be done but there are a lot of questions about proper grooming techniques. Here are answers to some of the most common questions.

1. What is an ingrown hair? – When you get a bikini wax you are pulling the hair out by the root. When those hairs grow back in there is a chance that they will bend. The bent hair cannot poke out of the follicle like it is supposed to and can cause a painful and red bump.

2. How do you prevent the ingrown hairs? – Avoid waxing and stick with a brand new razor. You can use exfoliating creams before shaving to get an even closer shave and to make the skin softer which makes it easier for the hair to grow back in.

3. How long should you wait before getting another Brazilian wax? – You should go 30 days between Brazilian waxes. That is how long the hair growth cycle is.

4. How do you keep the area smooth? – Use exfoliating scrubs before waxing or shaving and use fragrance-free moisturizers after.

5. After waxing how long should I wait to have s*x? – You should wait at least 24 hours after getting a waxing to be involved in any type of exercise which includes s*x.

6. Does the hair need to be a certain length? – It is recommended that the hair be as long as an eyelash before shaving and waxing again or else you will need to do it more often and it can cause more irritation.

7. Which method lasts the longest? – Laser hair removal lasts the longest but not everyone can afford this treatment. Waxing lasts longer than shaving and is smoother as well.

8. How do you reduce waxing pain? – Before your appointment take an Advil. You can also get a numbing cream like BareEASE which can help with surface pain.

9. How many blades should I have on the razor? – Usually more blades are better but with the bikini area it is the opposite. Stick to one or two blades.

10. Is there a shaving cream that is better than the others? – Get a brand that has moisturizer added to it. This will give you smoother skin after.


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