on Jun 14, 2009 @ 08:29 pm|
Do you shave your downstairs or not? I've been wondering for a while now and I mean, wouldn't it be annoying when it is growing back in ( which will happen really quickly, I'm guessing) and it'll be prickly and itchy?
|Don't Shave!! on Jun 15, 2009 @ 09:49 am|
I used to shave 'down there' for years... and then I was introduced to waxing. You are correct when you say that the growth back is prickly and itchy... you have NO idea =).
So the bonus of having yourself waxed professionally (and please do the first time) is that a) it lasts for a month b) no itchy growback c) the hair grows in softer and thinner each time making it LESS painful each time.
Now I wont lie... the first time you get it done hurts. Nothing incredibly bad, but it sure doesn't tickle. But don't let this discourage you, it's well worth it and again, it only because the hair has is coarser because it's been shaved. It will get easier each time you do it.
Now for the downside. Depending where you go it can get expensive. However, I do recommend that you find a waxer who knows what they are doing... it's imperative. People who wax also are prone to getting ingrown hairs. Now, these can be removed by the person who waxed you, dont pick at them yourself, they will just get infected and look even grosser. BUT, if you exfoliate regularly in the shower you shouldnt have any problems.
Let me know if you have any more questions. Hoped this helped!
|what to use ... on Jun 16, 2009 @ 07:17 am|
Anonymous II, what do you recommend for shower exfoliation? A loofah would be far too coarse. Just a simple wash cloth w/ soap?
|try this on Jun 16, 2009 @ 03:26 pm|
A loofah isn't too coarse... but you can actually buy these body
exfoliation glove things that are not like the ones you buy in a drug
store...because they would kill. A washcloth would be ok... if you use
an exfoliating body wash
|I don't like it myself on Jun 17, 2009 @ 10:08 pm|
I have shaved before since it is less expensive but I agree with OP and the Anon II, I didn't like it at all. It is itchy, prickly and I got a lot of ingrowns. It was just horrible.
I then went to waxing which was better. It does hurt but it's a quick pain - kinda like ripping off a bandaid. But in some spots it's a lot worse. I can recommend a good person to go to if you want one. She uses the green wax as opposed to the hard, yellow was and I think that makes a difference too. Some people say they take an advil before but I don't think you need one if someone is using the green wax.
Now I've switched to laser. I took a long time to make this decision since it's permanent and more expensive. But I don't have to do it as often and after waxing for about a year or so I thought this was a less expensive route to take in the long run. What I do like about laser is there are no complications - no ingrowns and the hair actually grows back less coarse (well until it doesn't grow back at all).
So in conclusion, I wouldn't recommend shaving. It's not fun.