If you’re asking yourself the question how to bikini wax you’ve probably already made the decision to do this at home rather than go to a salon. Learning how to bikini wax yourself isn’t difficult if you follow a few simple steps.
There are several different ways to accomplish this so the first job in determining how to bikini wax is to decide what style wax you want. You can choose to go fully bare or leave a “landing strip” which is a tiny bit of hair, or just trim it into a neat triangle. (Some people choose to have the hair waxed into a fancy shape like a heart or an initial but this is probably best left to the professionals.)
The first step in how to bikini wax is to buy a kit at the drugstore. There are two kinds of kits, those with strips and those without. Either work equally well but the strips are a little easier to use with precision, which is why these instructions will stick to that method.
Avoid using a bikini wax kit within a few days before or after your period, because your skin is more sensitive at that time. When you’re ready to do the wax, trim your hair with a small scissors until it’s about 1/3 of an inch long and then take a hot shower, which softens the hair and loosens the follicles. These steps may seem unnecessary when you’re thinking about how to bikini wax but they will make things easier in the long run.
The next step in how to bikini wax is to heat the wax in your microwave. Be careful not to overheat; start at the lower limits first, stir to see if it’s liquid and then if it needs it, warm it for a little bit longer. If you cook it too long it can explode in the microwave and cause a huge mess, which is a problem no one needs, especially when they’re in the middle of a bikini wax!
The next step is to apply the wax to your pubic hair in the same direction as your hair growth, and then let it harden slightly. If you’re using strips, press them on top of the wax in the same direction. (If you’re not using strips, then follow the remaining steps but pull on the hard wax rather than the strip.)
The next step in how to bikini wax is the hard part—to pull! Do this as quickly as possible in order to get the pain over with, and make sure to pull against the direction the hair grows in—in other words, if you put the wax down, pull up, and vice versa. Do this until the hair is removed everywhere you want it to be gone.
Finally, use the numbing lotion supplied with the kit to ease your pain, or if you don’t have any, apply cold water or a cold washcloth to the area. Now you know how to bikini wax!