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"Bikini Hair Removal"

Bikini Hair Removal Options and Resources

Bikini Hair Removal - Option 1 - Electric Shaving

The "Cleancut"/Feather Touch Personal Razor is a battery operated, ultra-fine screen, rotary-head personal razor that leaves the skin very smooth after bikini hair removal.

This razor is especially designed for the pubic area and will provide a fine shave without irritation.

Neither will it 'bite' the sensitive areas or cause ingrown hairs after bikini hair removal.

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The Body Bare Super Combo makes bikini hair removal so much easier!

Bikini Hair Removal - Option 2- Waxing

For best results a hard wax is needed, either for total bikini hair removal or when leaving a strip of hair.

When waxing for bikini hair removal follow these suggestions:

  • Avoid showering and making the hair wet prior to waxing. Hair absorbs the water making it soft and less likely to adhere well to the wax. Tough hair is easier to pull off.

  • Be sure to test a small area of skin first to make sure there is no acute sensitivity or allergic reaction to bikini hair removal with waxing.

  • Hair should be at least 1/8 inch long. If it isn't wait until it reaches this length.

  • Be sure to wash the skin thoroughly and dry it well beforehand to remove any lotions or oils which may prevent the wax from adhering closely to the skin.

  • Heat the wax carefully so as not to overheat and thus burn the skin when applying. Test on a small area first. The consistency should be soft rather than runny.

  • If pain and discomfort is a main concern use a pain reducing gel or cream available from pharmacists. These solutions should be applied 30 to 60 minutes before waxing so the skin is numbed beforehand.
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  • Apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of the hair growth and peel back with a rapid movement close to the skin. Do not pull up or out, rather pull back.

  • Clean the skin with a warm moist towel afterwards to remove excess wax.

  • Avoid wearing tight clothing over freshly waxed areas to minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs.

  • After 24-48 hours exfoliate the skin (with a Loofa sponge for example) to prevent the dead skin from accumulating and causing hair to become ingrown after bikini hair removal.

  • GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax achieves the desired results when using waxing for bikini hair removal.
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Bikini Hair Removal - Option 3 - Wet Shaving

Choose a female razor, obtainable from Wilkinson Sword or other well known razor manufacturers, rather than an ordinary safety razor. Microfine wires wrap around the blade minimizing the risk of nicks and cuts. Opt for a more expensive good quality razor rather than a cheap throw away which is more likely to cause nicks, soreness and razor burns in this sensitive area.

If the pubic hair is thick and long use small scissors to trim down the hair to about a quarter of an inch. This will avoid blunting and clogging the razor too quickly.

Wet a large, washcloth and lay it over the entire pubic area for two or three minutes. Alternatively, take a long hot bath or stay in the shower for a while making sure the genital area receives a lot of water. Pubic hair is coarser than head hair and needs more time to soften.

Shave upwards against the direction of the hair growth. Make sure there is shaving foam on the skin each time you make a stroke with the razor. Shaving bare skin can cause razor burn.

To stop or reduce itching after shaving rub an ice cube over the area. Alternatively, rub a little baby oil into the pubic area.

If you suffer from itchiness or blood spots, let the hair grow back for a week before shaving again.

Keep the shaven area well moisturized between shaves by using a skin moisturizer or baby lotion. This will reduce the uncomfortable effect the stubble may cause between shaves.

 
Bikini Hair Removal - Option 4 - Laser Treatment

Bikini hair removal by laser treatment can take approximately 8 - 10 minutes. At least 2 or 3 treatments are necessary.

An absolute requirement is that the hair must be darker than the surrounding skin. White skin with dark hair responds best. Persons with dark, coarse hair are the easiest to treat as dark hair contains melanin, a dark pigment which attracts the laser light so more laser energy is absorbed. Fewer sessions are needed. Light colored hair is more difficult to treat and blonde and red hair are very difficult to treat requiring multiple sessions with varied results.

As for pain with laser bikini hair removal, this varies from person to person depending on their sensitivity. Some have described the sensation to a slight sting on the skin. Others say it feels like a pinch on the skin.

The cost of laser bikini hair removal can vary according to geographic area. In the United States prices range from $350 to $500 per session. Use your local yellow pages and telephone a few laser clinics to get comparisons.

Note: Hair Inhibitors
To get maximum results from the bikini hair removal methods listed above, use a hair inhibitor to reduce hair growth as this will greatly reduce your waxing and shaving sessions.

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