5 Things You Must Know About Bikini Wax

One or the other time, you must have heard about bikini wax and all the perceptions surrounding it, right? Basically, a bikini wax is the pubic hair removal procedure that is done either using cold wax or hot wax. Of course, the pain is the only factor that seems to be petrifying and stopping a majority of girls from trying out this waxing technique.

However, for those who didn’t know, bikini wax comes with a lot of advantages as well. Not just it provides smooth skin but also makes it healthier than before. And then, minimal irritation and long-lasting results are other considerable factors associated with it. 

Types of Bikini Waxes & Their Advantages

There are a variety of bikini waxes from where you can choose the one that would match your requirements:

Regular/Bikini Wax

This regular wax includes removing those extra hairs that would be peeking out from the bottom, top, and sides of a bikini. This one is the least invasive and least painful procedure as it avoids the sensitive areas. 

French Bikini Wax

Although this procedure removes hair showing from the sides and top of a bikini bottom, however, also leave some hair on the public area, either in the shape of a strip or a triangle. If you’re a hygiene-conscious person and want things to be tidy and neat, this could be the ultimate choice for you.

Hollywood/Sphinx/Full Brazilian Wax

A full Brazilian wax is meant to remove everything that comes between the belly button and the rectal area. When it comes to a bikini wax, this is the most painful procedure. However, this will make sure that there is not even a strand of hair peeking out of your bikini or getting in the way. 

Playboy/Brazilian Wax

Though this one is quite similar to a Brazilian wax, however, it removes hair only from the buttocks and rectal area. Also, it leaves a triangle or a landing strip behind. So, if you don’t want to remove everything but still wish to be tidy and clean, this could be your option. 

Tiffany Box

This procedure found its name from the remaining hair that was left after full wax. These hairs are manicured into a box shape and dyed light blue in color. This style is quite artful and wild. 

What Are the Safety Precautions to Take Before a Bikini Wax? 

Have a Pain Killer

If the pain factor is what scares you the most, it’s recommended to pop a pain reliever at least an hour before you go for a wax. This way, the painkiller will kick in rightly and will reduce pain and avert swelling.

Exfoliate Properly

Exfoliation is necessary if you’re going for a bikini wax. You can take a warm shower and gently exfoliate your skin with a scrub. It will help to remove dead skin cells, resulting in pain-free wax. However, once you’re done with the waxing, don’t exfoliate for the next 24 hours as it can cause irritating skin.

Length of the Hair

While undergoing waxing, you cannot go completely shaven. For this procedure, you must have at least half or three-fourths inches of hair. This would be about 2-3 weeks of hair growth after a waxing session. 

Keep Period Time in Mind

During the period cycle, the body becomes quite sensitive. So, make sure that you’re avoiding at least five days before and five days after the period cycle. Anytime away from the due date would be a perfect time to get this procedure done. 

Bikini Wax Procedure

Here is the step by step procedure that will help you understand bikini waxing even more:

1.    Cleaning Thoroughly:

Irrespective of the type that you are choosing, the bikini wax procedure begins with a thorough cleaning of that area. While some salons only wipe it gently with a cloth, there are some such people as well who may clean the down part with water and put some powder over it. Once done, then begins the real game.

2.    Applying Wax:

As mentioned above, there are two kinds of waxes used in this procedure – cold or hot. This might generally depend upon the choice of salon or your preference. The wax is carefully applied over the area that needs to be cleaned. And then, the lady would strip it off, taking away hairs from the root. The same method is repeated 2-3 times, depending upon the waxing type.

3.    After Cleaning:

Once the waxing is done, the genital area is then cleaned with a soft cloth to remove the stickiness that might have caused by the wax. And, you are ready to go. 

What Should You Expect of Bikini Wax & What Not? 

Here are a few things that you must keep in mind while preparing yourself for a bikini wax:

  1. It will hurt a lot, especially if it is your first time. However, if you will keep going frequently, the pain will start diminishing.
  2. A bikini wax is less painful than a Brazilian wax as everything is not removed. 
  3. The entire procedure might turn out to be a bit uncomfortable, with the lady touching you everywhere down there.
  4. You would be accommodated to a private room where you would have to remove everything from your waist down. Either you would be asked to keep your underwear on, or you would be provided with paper panties.
  5. The basic bikini wax simply means removing hair outside the panty line. If this is your first time, it could be the best option for you as the most intimate parts hurt the most. 

How to Take Care Down There After the Waxing Session?

Now that you are done with your bikini wax, there are certain things that you must keep in mind to take care of that area:

Avoid Sunbathing or Exfoliating for 48 Hours

Even if you think that your skin is not sensitive to waxing, it’s recommended to avoid swimming, sunbathing or exfoliating that area for 48 hours post-wax. Considering that your skin has already been compromised, you would not want to do anything that may make it worse, right?

Wear Loose Clothing

Tight clothing and sweat can trap bacteria around your skin, which can result in the aftermath and some terrible situations. So, once you are done with waxing, avoid excessive sweating and wear loose clothing for almost two days. 

Don’t Use Regular Products

For at least 24-hours after the waxing session, avoid using regular products, like body lotion, shower gel, or daily soaps. These harsh products consist of dyes or perfumes that may damage your pores. You can ask your dermatologist for the recommendations if you wish to use anything. 


When it comes to bikini waxing, the dilemma is always there. However, if you look into the whole procedure by keeping the pain aside, there are several benefits that you can get out of it. Amidst everything else, the cleanliness that you get down there is quite unmatchable. Also, the kind of smooth skin that bikini wax can provide, no other form of shaving and waxing can help you achieve that. So, if you haven’t tried this procedure yet, it’s time to do so. Select the type of bikini wax, book your appointment today and experience this kind of waxing for better results. 

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Sophie Moran

Sophie Moran, a beauty Diva, writer by passion and adventure wanderer to the core. She loves to carve out a beauty not just physically but right from your soul. She is a Beauty & Skin Care Expert, work as a content strategist at Advanced Laser & Aesthetics Inc.

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