Tired of razor burns yet want your bikini hair to be tamed down there? Then, you need a wax done. But what are the intricacies that go along with a bikini wax? There are plenty of dos and don’ts before and after waxing. 

So, if you are considering going for bikini waxing, here we share with you everything that you need to know about it and the steps to follow while doing bikini waxing at home.

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What Is Bikini Waxing?

As the name suggests, bikini waxing is the removal of pubic hair using a wax that might be either hot or cold. It adheres to hair and pulls them out when the wax is removed from the skin quickly. Most people usually get it done for hygiene. 

How to Do a Painless Bikini Wax from Home? – Do’s and Dont’s



If you are not sure about bikini waxing, here are some tips to make waxing less painful and achieve a salon-like bikini wax at home. 

1. Take a Warm Shower


Before waxing, take a warm shower, which helps cleanse the skin of any natural oils. The shower heat will open the pores and make it easier for you to remove the hair. Also, ensure that your skin is clean, clear, and dry, and also make sure that the product clings to the hair better. 

2. Use Cold Wax Strips


Are you afraid of using hot wax? Then, worry no more. Use cold wax strips that can be used anywhere, even on sensitive areas like the bikini line.

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3. Avoid Using a Trimmer or Razor


Try to avoid trimming or shaving sensitive areas, like bikini lines, between waxes. Stubby hairs are harder to remove. So, always ensure that your hair is at least a quarter of an inch in length. 

4. Exfoliate 

The day before your scheduled waxing session, exfoliate in a warm shower so that you get off the dead skin, which makes it easier for the wax to get a better grip over the tiny hairs. Also, apply talcum powder to the area to ensure that the skin is dry, which allows the wax to adhere to the hair and not the skin.

5. Use Ice to Freeze It off 


Struggling to remove the wax on your bikini area? Then, use ice to freeze it off. Just hold the ice on that particular area for 30 seconds. It will make the wax turn brittle and cause it to break away. 

6.Pull off the Wax Strip


First, hold your skin tight with one hand and pull off the wax strip in the opposite direction from hair growth. It might be painful, but it will provide you with smooth results instead. While pulling the wax strip, ensure that you take deep breaths.

7. Take Proper Medications 


If your skin is too sensitive, then it is helpful to take aspirin, or paracetamol 30 minutes before your waxing. Always remember that your skin is more sensitive just before your period. 

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Don’ts While Doing or After Bikini Wax


  • Are you thinking that drinking alcohol or caffeine will ease the pain? No, it won’t. The actual reason is that your concentration levels will be lowered, leaving you with an uneven finish. 
  • If you are getting a bikini wax for the first time, consider getting a regular one, instead of rushing into a Brazilian wax that might be more painful and hard to bear for first-timers.
  • After waxing, avoid direct sunlight or sunbathing (or artificial tanning), and don’t swim.
  • It is always recommended not to wear tight clothes to avoid infection (waxed skin needs more air). 
  • Don’t use perfumed products on the waxed skin.
  • Don’t touch the waxed skin. The empty follicles are easily infected by bacteria and need time to settle down and close. 

Different Types of Bikini Wax

Standard Bikini Wax

The standard bikini wax is simply a tidy-up. It removes any hair that could be seen while wearing a bikini (from the upper thighs and just outside the panty line, and also from the top over the waistband).

Extended Bikini Wax

This type of bikini wax removes all of the hair, which is deeper around the legs. It is suitable for those who want to keep their hair down there but still want to look neat. 

French Wax

This type of wax takes all the hair from the front, including more intimate areas. So, it is perfect for those who are looking to be smooth up front, as this type of wax doesn’t touch the areas behind (without removing any hair from the back). 

Brazilian Wax

Brazilian wax is similar to French wax as it removes most of the hair from the front and all the hair from the back too. It is perfect for those who are wearing a thong bikini, as no hair will be visible from both the front and back. 

Hollywood Wax

This type of bikini wax is suitable for those who like to have a smooth and clean look, as it completely removes everything from the front and back. 

It’s time to know the reasons to start waxing and stop shaving

Try the above steps to experience a bikini wax that is nearly painless and more comfortable than it can be.