The A to Z of BIKINI WAXING In India
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Laying down naked for a beauty service in front of a beautician and revealing our intimate part is the last thing we Indian women would think of doing. In India, our culture is still not open to the idea of removing the hair from the "down under." Or, to simply put it as the concept of bikini waxing, and talking about it is still the "hush-hush" here. So definitely, conversation and knowledge regarding the same may still seem taboo.
But with the increasing need for hygiene, health concerns, and the concept of just for self-care, bikini waxing is undoubtedly a thing to talk about. And if you are a beginner or in two minds about it, you are at the right place to clear your mind & add some knowledge.
Read on because here I'm going to take you through the A to Z of bikini waxing.
But before you read on, leave all your inhibitions regarding bikini wax aside, and read it with an open mind.
What is Bikini/Brazilian/Hollywood Wax?
Bikini waxing removes pubic hair using a special wax; the wax is applied to the pubic hair (usually hot). Once the wax hardens, it is then covered with small strips of cloth and is pulled out quickly from the skin, thus removing the hair from its roots.
With a lot of different names coming up for bikini wax, There are different types of bikini waxes to choose from, depending on how much you want to rip the hair off; though the names are as similar and may seem confusing, its better you describe the parts from which you want the hair to be ripped off, and even better if you say the occasion, the beautician will be better able to guide you to which one to opt for as per your need.
You can choose from:
Regular bikini wax - hair removed along the panty line (and a little off the top)
Full bikini wax - more hair is taken in from the sides as well as the top of the panty line
French bikini wax - all hair removed from the front, except a small strip
Brazilian bikini wax - all hair is removed from front & back, though you can opt to leave a small strip.
Kinds of wax used
wax can be hot or cold and usually brazilian wax is preferred.
But there are a lot of flavors to choose from
Aloe vera - Has a very strong cooling effect, making the pain just a little bit more bearable.
Chocolate (Brown and White) - Apart from smelling sensational and aphrodisiac like chocolate is also great to remove all dead skin.
Rica (to prevent long time for the hair from growing)
One can choose from a variety of options
Your Choice, Your Way:
The choice of getting bikini wax done differs from person to person. Some may do it for personal grooming, some for aesthetics or just for fashion, some for religion, and some do it for hygiene purposes.
Getting Yourself Prepared:
But before you take the first step and decide to go for that wax - it's essential and a good idea to prepare yourself mentally and physically for it.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind -
Be clean. Make sure you have washed your intimate area with hot water and soap.
Exfoliate the area to make sure that dead skin cells are removed. The work is done neatly and entirely, allowing the hair to get uprooted easily.
Avoid waxing as the skin is usually sensitive 5 days before and after the period.
In extreme situations, if you think your body is susceptible, you can pop a painkiller an hour before your appointment time.
Things To Do:
Also, while you get it done, here are a few tips you can follow -
Keep your mind off the thought of waxing, chit-chat with your beautician, tell her about your preference.
Make sure you go to a good grade salon that uses high-quality wax for the service.
Make sure your hair is grown to a minimum length before you book an appointment, as too short won't let the hair be grabbed in the strip. It won't come off, and too long will make your experience painful (for which the beautician can trim the length off).
Salon Nayana Prices for Bikini Waxes are below
Bikini line ₹500/-
Full bikini ₹1300/-
All our beauticians are female.
And to tell you the truth, to go by what most beauticians feel after they have served their client is that the inhibition one holds about the pain is exaggerated.
Though most customers are skeptical at first, after the session, the super-soft & clean feeling they experience is worth it.
You can be 100% sure after the service; it will leave you feeling silky smooth, a little bit extra sexy, confident, and exceptionally clean. It might make your partner's day too.