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How to Have (Nearly) Pain-Free Bikini Waxing

At the risk of taking the bullet train to TMI City, I loathe bikini waxing. It is the Sisyphean task of my beauty regimen: I wax, the hair returns, I wax again. On and on it goes.

For a while, I got a $35 wax from a really sweet lady... until I noticed that she was double-dipping the waxing stick. Since I'm a clean freak, I've decided to wax less often but go to a better place. Ergo, I de-fuzz with the bikini wax at Bliss spas, where double-dipping is strictly verboten. Plus, it's shockingly not painful to be waxed here. Bliss has its own special wax that is the closest thing to pain-free ladyparts grooming that I've experienced. It doesn't stick to the skin, but it grabs even the smallest hairs. So one quick rip, and that's all you need. During my weekend bikini wax, at one point I literally didn't feel the wax pulling my hairs out. Score!

If you don't live near a Bliss spa, or you'd like to save a few bucks, check out the waxing kit ($45). It contains the same wax and tools that the pros use, and I've had success using it at home. (Not for Brazilians, though; there are some things that are too tricky for me.) Along with the Completely Bare kit, it's the best at-home option for a minimally painful wax.

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aehunter86 aehunter86 8 years
So which do you think works the best, the Bliss Poetic or the Completely Bare?(as in the least irritation, least pain, etc... ) I read the 7/23/07 posting that recommended the Completely Bare over the Poetic
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
yeah...i think i'll leave that to a professional =]
a_mama a_mama 8 years
I wax myself all the time at home, but I use Zip wax. It's 8 bucks at I get wonderful, nearly pain free results.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Allytta, no — it's not all you. Some places dip the stick in wax that has been used on previous clients. Do not want!
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
I've never waxed either Allytta, but I'm curious to try it out. Perhaps I'll invest some funds into one of the kits OR try the DIY that Bella posted last year:)
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i googled it and you know i never thought it was something bad, though i have never had a wax. so why is it so awful? it was all you right? not from previous customer?
Allytta Allytta 8 years
what is this mysterious double dipping thing you talk of? :)
mlen mlen 8 years
i've tried the poetic wax on my own and lets just say there was blue wax everywhere. definitely not for me. i'd like to try a waxing at their spa though but i can't afford it at the moment. i have had success with the sally hansen waxing strips, where the wax is on plastic strips that you rub together to heat up and then wax. its good for extending the length of a professional wax cause you can use it when the first few hairs grow in
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Hanako66, here's some nono coverage. It isn't meant for the bikini area.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I wish that I had a bliss nearby...has anyone tried the nono for bikini area?
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Partysugar — they range from $35 to $70 (for a Brazilian). A little pricier than the corner waxing place, but totally worth it to me because of the ambiance, cleanliness, and lack of pain. Aimeeb, I bet you could wax at home if you just did a regular bikini wax. I tried doing more than that, and yes, that was disastrous.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
How much does a wax at Bliss spa run?
katies104 katies104 8 years
ow this subject makes me hurt. this is the worst thing about bikini season :(
weffie weffie 8 years
good call, aimeeb... i swore off at-home wax after an ex once tried to help (with disastrous results, obvi!) some things are best left to the pros!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I don't think I could do it at home and have it not be a disaster. Ha.
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