Bikini Hair Removal?

on Aug 15, 2013 @ 01:38 pm

I've tried waxing, shaving, and veet but they always leave tiny red bumps that are visible around my bikini line? Any tips or tricks to hair removal down there? 

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Time on Aug 16, 2013 @ 03:24 am

I have always been told the more you do it the less irritated it gets. Someone please tell us! I would love to know too.

Give it a try... on Aug 17, 2013 @ 08:00 pm

Use mineral oil! I've tried lotions but the scents and perhaps the heaviness seemed to always just make things worse. The lack of that in mineral oil seems to make the difference for me at least. Just apply liberally after hair removal and let me know if it works for u as well

Ali de Bold
Professional waxing on Aug 18, 2013 @ 03:35 pm

It sounds like you have the same problem as me. You have sensitive skin and the problem can be exacerbated by courser hair. What worked for me is:

1. Professional waxing only
Due to my sensitive skin, anything I tried at home for that area is a fail. I use an epilator for my legs and wax my own underarms but bikini area is off limits to anyone except a really experienced professional waxer.

2. Exfoliate
Exfoliating that area in the shower between waxing will help prevent ingrowns

3. Time
It took months of doing the above to not have problems with that area. Thankfully now it is not an issue but I remember being self-conscious about it at the beach before I figured out what to do so I know how you feel!

Good luck!

Thanks on Aug 19, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

Thanks for the tips Ali de Bold... Ingrown hairs are such a problem for me I hate it... I never thought of trying to exfoliate.. so thanks again for the tip!

Ingrown Hairs on Aug 19, 2013 @ 03:30 pm

I would definitely try pro waxing. You could also look into epilators ( which are basically like tweezing the hair from the root which prevents ingrown hairs. Exfoliating before you shave also helps to reduce ingrown hairs. As well, there are after shave creams you can try. I know its a bit old school and not very fashionable, but I am a bit fan of Bikini Zone cream-

Home Hair Laser Removal on Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

I had this issue for years. Right now I shave (with the grain) and use a home laser hair removal system ( It takes time and dedication for the hair to never return, but after a few laser treatments I found I wasn't getting any more red, sore, itchy bumps.

Bikini Zone on Aug 27, 2013 @ 03:00 pm

I've had much success with using bikini zone after waxing and shaving. It really helps with redness and bumps.

I also use electric razor (beard trimmer), not as close a shave as you would like but no red bumps or itch and pretty cheap.

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