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How can I get the most out of my bikini wax and prevent re-growth three days after my appointment?

Asked by Emilyy (2126 points ) March 13th, 2008

Okay, so I realize this question might cross the line into “TMI” territory, but basically I’m really frustrated and wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences and/or suggestions.

I pay like $30 for a full bikini wax. I’ve paid more before and had the same results so I don’t think this is my waxer’s fault. No matter how long I “let it go” before my wax, it never stays completely bald for more than a couple days before new hairs start sprouting up. I want to get my money’s worth! Is there any way to “train” all the hair to grow in at the same time so that it can all be waxed at one time and grow in again at the same time? I haven’t waxed any other body parts (legs, eyebrows, arms), but do you have the same experiences? Thanks!

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annaott22's avatar

well if you keep waxing the hair should thin out. But the reason you see hair a few days later is from the growth cycle. You could try laser removal its expesive but it lasts forever and no more trips to get it waxed every 3–5 weeks. I’d choose that option if your wanting to be hairless all year round.

Spargett's avatar

I know a few girls who got laser removal and they love it. Its so much more financially logical too. A lifetime of razors, cremes, waxes, etc. adds up big time.

Emilyy's avatar

Yeah, my friend (who also happens to be my gyno) wanted to get lasered but said, “Look at the styles that were popular in the 70’s! The way that styles change, I don’t know if I’d want to permanently remove it all in the event that some crazy bushy style came back into fashion in 10 or 20 years!” I have to hand it to her, it’s a good point. But lasering is definintely a good option. Gracias!

bulbatron9's avatar

I don’t see the “bush” coming back into style, ever! I shouldn’t even be reading this; much less responding. Good Luck!

gorillapaws's avatar

Not to be a prick, but in 20 years are you really gonna be worrying about keeping up with the latest pubic hair fashion trends? I’m not sure how old you are, but I’m guessing you’d be in your 40’s by then and I’m thinking there would probably be a million other things more important to you at that point. Oh, and by the way, bald is the way to go for sure; glad to hear you’re making the right decision.

Emilyy's avatar

While I’m questioning whether or not I should even engage in this debate, I’ll throw this out there.

I have not the slightest idea what I’ll be doing when I’m 43, which is how old I’ll be in 20 years, but I’m hoping that my sex life will still be very active. And I wouldn’t want to do anything TODAY that might prevent me from enjoying sex to the fullest then. Imagine if a 23-year-old in 1977 made a decision that prohibited her from being able to have the crotch du jour that is so appealing to men of today (apparently yourself included). Styles change, and believe it or not, that includes the topic at hand.

And as long as we’re starting sentences with, “Not to [do x], but [y]...”

Well, not to play the “it’s a woman thing” card, but these things are important to some women, myself included. I’m a believer that bush confidence matters quite a bit. You don’t have to agree.

Spargett's avatar

@bulbatron9

After the past 7 years, I think bush will be out of style for a while. But who knows, people have the memories of a goldfish now-a-days.

gorillapaws's avatar

Well I would think that the most important aspect of this whole thing is your personal preference. If you like the neat & clean thing for yourself (and not just because it’s “the in thing”) then I would think the laser makes a whole lot of sense as bulbatron9 pointed out. But not just when talking about the cost but also the inconvenience of having to keep up with it, and the sheer amount of time spent dealing with your “personal grooming” needs. Plus, I would imagine the process isn’t all that much fun, and is likely somewhat awkward right? Just seems like a big hassle to me.

On the other hand, if you mainly stay neat because you’re accommodating a significant other or just trying to keep up with the latest trends but have no personal preference either way, then I can see your point about “bush confidence.” It’s your body though, and it really should be up to how you want to be and not so much what other men/women think.

As for the likelihood of the bush coming back into style… I’d be willing to bet at least 10:1 against. Part of the reason for the current trend’s popularity is because as women have taken control of their sexuality in recent years, men have needed to be more accommodating to their needs (and rightfully so). One of these accommodations being oral sex, something that definitely benefits from the current fashion.

If you’ve noticed the current trend is for women to get less hair over the years (not more). It started with the legs, and then the armpits (or maybe it was the other way around). Currently the bikini wax is popular. I’m worried that if the current trends keep going, in 100 years women will have no eyebrows and be bald as well :P Remember that scary picture of Scary picture of Britney Spears?

Comedian's avatar

Don’t get a bikini wax. They hurt like the devil

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