You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t tried and failed to cleanly remove hair at the bikini line. Bikini hair removal is tough – not only because of the coarseness of the hair, but also because of the tricky location.
Here are a few methods we recommend for bikini hair removal. Try one or try them all, but at least one of them should yield results that are favorable for you and your skin type. These processes can prove to be as challenging as dermal fillers for lip injections but at the end of the day, it will be worth it.
It is highly recommended that you seek the services of a professional when attempting to wax away the hair at your bikini line. Waxing involves applying hot wax to, in this case, a highly sensitive area of the body. Don’t be shy about approaching an esthetician for this procedure. Trust us: professional estheticians remove bikini hair several times a day, so there’s no need to be shy or embarrassed.
If you can’t muster up the strength to head down to the local day spa to speak with an esthetician, you’re not alone. Many people consider the bikini area a highly private part of the body. Therefore, companies that produce beauty aids, such as waxing kits, have developed the cold wax kit. The cold wax kit performs the same function as hot wax, but the wax is not heated. There are debates as to whether cold is as effective as hot wax, though. Try it for yourself – it never hurts to test the effectiveness of different products with your skin type – especially if you are shy about going to a professional to remove your bikini hair.
Shaving is another highly popular method of removing unwanted bikini hair. Shaving the bikini area is very similar to shaving one’s legs or arms, but it’s a bit trickier. It’s important when shaving the bikini area that you use a dulling razor, or one that is not fresh out of the pack. New razors will tend to cause abrasion and rash.
When shaving in general, but especially when shaving the bikini line, it is important to shave delicately and with the grain of the hair growth. You may have to take several passes to get all of the hair, but shaving in the opposite direction of hair growth can cause a rash too easily. After shaving the bikini area, it is recommended that you rub mineral oil to soothe the skin.
Depilatory creams are a quick and easy fix to removing hair from the bikini area. These creams are the same consistency and feel of lotion. Simply rub the cream on the location of the unwanted hair and wait for 5-8 minutes, or as directed on the product packaging. Once the allotted time has passed, wash the cream away. Using a washcloth, gently wipe the bikini area. You’ll find that all or most of the hair is dissolved. With this form of hair removal, you can expect the hair to grow back in 2-3 days.
The number one thing to keep in mind when removing hair from the bikini area is that this is an area of the body that is extremely sensitive and tough to tackle. If you’re removing the hair on your own, you may not be able to remove it all in one pass without irritating the skin. Be patient, yet persistent and you will see steady progress in the removal of the unwanted hair.