Snatched Bald

Snatched Bald

As you may have read in a previous post, I embarked on a girls trip to Vegas because why not.  So my tail thought it’ll be real cute for me to get a bikini wax since it last way longer than shaving and who wants to be worried about stray hairs waving hi through their bikini bottoms? (now I want to watch spongebob). Anywho, mistake number 1 was going just a few days shy of the trip thinking I was going to be straight. Nah. Mistake number two was, being this was my first waxing, I decided to get it all off, ya know naked mole rat style. Mistake number three, because it was amatuer night, not taking any aspirin to ease some of the forthcoming pain.  For those that have tattoos, you know how when the tattoo artist begins, the needle stings a touch when penetrating your skin but your body adjusts/becomes naturally numb so after a while you don't feel it? Yeah so that didn’t happen. If anything, with each pull of the waxing strip, I was sure my soul was being taken with it. I usually have a high threshold for pain, but that right there, I wouldn’t wish that one ANYBODY.  Listen *takes deep sigh with dramatic pause and look on my face*. I would’ve rathered gotten my toenails yanked out one by one than to go through that agony again.  The experience was so bad, I didn't let her finish; tallbout I was actually doing really well for my first time and she was almost done. No ma’am, you’re actually done in this very moment, thanks.  My vagine felt like someone threw gasoline on it and set it on fire. And the way it looked, my GOD I don’t even want to talk about it. Luckily the inflammation went down by the time I was leaving for Vegas. A part of me wants to try again as I am one who is hard-headed and never learns and the other part of me is telling the first part of me to go to hell.

Okay so, if you’re going to get a wax for the first time:

  1. Do some serious research- Asking friends their experience. I did a little googling prior to my appointment (which included letting the hair grow out)  but clearly I missed some key elements in making the waxing more tolerable

  2. Go to a professional- Yeah it’s going to hurt either way but at least he/she knows what they're doing and ways your legs and skin need to stretch in order to get the job done

  3. Take pain meds-I REALLY wish I knew this prior to

  4. Get it done ample time prior to vacay-my skin is really sensitive and I thought 3 days would've given this young lady enough time to relax, but I really should’ve done this at least a week prior

  5. Don’t get snatched bald-Again, if I would've known better, I would've just gotten her cleaned up instead of a full force weed-wacking. BUT if you have a high threshold for pain then go for it  

  6. Beware of ingrown hairs - I did some research for aftercare and found that ingrown hairs are common with waxing. To prevent this cataclysm, I opted to buy Tend Skin. It’s a little 4oz blue bottle with magic inside; note-it’ll run you damn near $20 though. Once my skin healed from the waxing, I applied Tend Skin after I showered and didn’t get an ingrown hair.  I’m not really prone to ingrown hair so I’m not sure if the product is solely to thank, but I have no complaints

  7. Be sure to keep the skin hydrated-Enough said. No fragrances! as I’m sure those extra ingredients will irritate the skin further. When my skin was still uber sensitive, i would use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, and once my skin healed, I used my regular lotion

Moral of the story, I’m sticking to shaving but good luck to you (insert nervous smile)

 

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