Shaving is bad news for the bikini line, so leave that rasor where it is (on the shop shelf, am I right?). Shaving leaves the skin vulnerable to ingrown hairs, as it cuts each hair at the follicle (instead of removing from beneath the skin). Leave your hair as it is and time your appointments accordingly – don’t worry if it is a little long once you’re on the waxing table, your therapist will be able to trim it.
6 things you should do before a wax for an all-round smoother experience
If you’re dreading your first wax appointment, stop now. You’ll glide out of that salon silky smooth (sort of – a little waddling is likely), and over time will welcome a life with finer, sparser hairs, and a great relationship with your go-to therapist. This is coming from a seasoned hair-shifter. Before you take the table, there are a few things you can do to ensure a tip-top experience – here’s six of them.
By Rachel Spedding