If you are planning to wax your pubic hair, you should not take a shower prior to doing so. This is because showering will cause your pubic hair to become soft as it will absorb any water. Of course, when this happens you will find that your pubic hair will be less likely to adhere properly to the wax. You will find that dry hair will also make the wax easier to pull off. However, you are still going to want to make sure that there are not any lotions or oils on your skin as these will prevent the wax from adhering close to your skin.
Steps To Properly Waxing Your Pubic Hair
If you are just beginning to wax your pubic hair, then you will want to make sure that you test a small area of your skin before doing the whole area. In this area you will be able to make sure that you are not allergic to this type of hair removal. You will also want to make sure that your pubic hair is at least 1/8 of an inch long. Otherwise, you will want to wait until it reaches this length.
Once you make sure that the conditions are right for you to wax your pubic hair, you will want to prepare the wax. In order to do so, make sure that you heat the wax carefully because you do not want it to overheat as it would then burn your skin. The wax will be ready once its consistency is soft, not runny. When this happens, you will want to test it on a small area of skin first so that you can be sure that it is not so hot that it is going to burn you.
Whenever you are applying the wax you will only want to use a thin layer. Make sure that you apply it in the direction that your hair grows. Once the wax dries on your skin you will want to peel it back with a quick movement of pulling back, not up or out. If you are afraid of this being painful, you can purchase a pain reducing gel or cream from your local pharmacist. You should apply this cream to your pubic region 30 to 60 minutes before you plan to wax the area so that your skin will be numbed before you wax your pubic hair.
After you have waxed your pubic hair, you will want to clean this part of your skin with a warm moist towel so that you are sure that all excess wax is removed. You will want to avoid wearing tight clothes in this area right after you have waxed it so that you can minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs. Then 24 hours after you have waxed your pubic hair, you will want to exfoliate the skin with a Loofah sponge. This will prevent any dead skin from accumulating in this area, which will cause your hair to become ingrown.
Positions For Waxing Pubic Hair
There are several different positions that you can be in when you are waxing your pubic hair. The idea behind these positions is to keep your knees bent and your legs wide apart so that your pubic area is easy to work on. Of course, you can also use a mirror to help you here. These positions include:
- You can sit on a chair with your legs spread apart and your feet up above your waist.
- You can sit in a position that will allow one of your legs to be propped up above your waist while your other leg rests on the floor.
- You can lie down on your back with your legs being spread wide apart and raised in the air so that the skin in your pubic area is spread taut.
- You can lie on your side with your bottom leg straight out in front of you and then bend your top leg at your knee and tuck it behind your straight leg.
Please Note: This article is here for general information and should not be taken as medical advice. It is advised that you consult your doctor/dermatologist or seek professional help in such cases. Thank you!