9:13 pm - 03/03/2008

Pubic hair removal

So, I went ahead and tried to remove ALL of it with Parissa Wax Strips.
Needless to say I was working for about an hour and had to quit because there was too much irritation/blood/redness. It wasn't a total tragedy but I have questions about the speed bumps I've run into...

What do you all do about the hair on the inner portion of the lips (bordering on the actual inside of the lips)?? I won't shave it with a regular razor, too much trouble and irritation. Try waxing?
I'm dying for recommendations for good waxing kits, if anyone has any. But I also read that electric shavers like Body Bare are the best way to go. Does anyone use these?

Also, does anyone else have problems with very fair skin that seems to show red spots after waxing? It seems like all the hair follicles turn red, but maybe it's because I never tried waxing there before and the skin has to get used to it. Bikini Zone helped a bit.

My goal is to get rid of ALL of it, but the lips are so difficult!
Thanks :)
metalkprtty1day 4th-Mar-2008 02:31 am (UTC)
I consider myself to be pretty adept with at home waxing. So far, what I like best is the parrisa warm wax. It's green and comes in a little metal pot that you heat up on the oven. The thought of hot wax around my cooch area terrified me at first (especially with a special piercing that I was worried might get caught in the cross hairs :P) But honestly, I find that it's the best when it comes to the labia. I always have a few hairs left over (especially on that part bordering the inside of the lips), but I just pluck the ones I can reach and ignore the rest. One little tip though, make sure that the hair on the labia isn't too long. If it's on the longer side, trim it, because it hurts like hell if the hair is too long.

I have fair skin to, and yeah, after I wax I definately have a lot of redness, and as far as I know it can't really be helped, it's kind of the nature of the best. I put on some bikini zone and usually find that it's ok by the next day.
fadefromblack 4th-Mar-2008 02:34 am (UTC)
I shave mine using shave oil, because you get a smoother and less irritated shave than with cream (in my opinion). I literally shave all of it - even the bit right by the inside of the lips. They're not as sensitive as you might think, I have far more trouble with the mound (which is really prone to ingrown hairs gah). To get rid of red spots I'd suggest aloe vera gel. Works for me!

Good luck!
destynnee 4th-Mar-2008 03:57 am (UTC)
i am so gonna have to use shaving oil and aloe vera.. i shave all my hair and get such redness sometimes..
ammalouithe 4th-Mar-2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Do you soak the pubic hair first? Apparently you need to soak in a bath for around half an hour or forty minutes to get it soft and pliable if you've not done it before. Might help decrease irritation?
extremisttt 4th-Mar-2008 03:11 am (UTC)
No I didn't soak, but only because the kit recommends not washing the area at all before starting. But maybe a little soak would actually help, thanks :)
ends_and_means 4th-Mar-2008 02:56 am (UTC)
i use the parissa hot wax, i've had more success than with the strips, and less irritation afterward. i have to shave the inside of my lips, because it's just way too painful for me to wax it there. ugh!

did you use the oil that came in the box? that helps a lot with redness, and it's natural, unlike bikini zone stuff.
extremisttt 4th-Mar-2008 03:11 am (UTC)
I did use it, but it only cleared up the left over wax and didn't do much for the irritation. Those strips were a total MESS!
Did you get the wax offline or is it available in drug stores? Couldn't find it anywhere...
ends_and_means 4th-Mar-2008 03:27 am (UTC)
i get it at my local co-op, so if you have one of those near you or any kind of naturalish store (i think whole foods does), they may have them.

sorry the oil didn't help. i also use alba body lotion, it's very soothing, and then i put powder (not talcum) over that to prevent any unpleasant rubbing.
cheesybunny 4th-Mar-2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I dunno if this is any help if you're just looking to wax...

I shave... I get mens razors (the kind with 4-5 blades, mach 5, or whatever they are that vibrate) and trim as much as possible and hop in a hot bath for awhile. This all works a lot better if you do it on a regular basis btw. The shaving cream for sensitive skin works the best, I got the aveeno kind, it has oatmeal or some other such things. I go over it once to get as much off going with the grain as possible, then again against the grain (after rinsing and adding more shaving cream), very gently at first, but you can get closer the more often you do it and get used to it the better it will turn out. Afterward I use bikini zone (the cream kind, I really didn't like the other kind).
__justlikeyou 4th-Mar-2008 07:04 am (UTC)
I just shave what I can see, very carefully.

I don't use any sort of cream, but I do shave in the bath after adding oils. Afterwards, I massage with jojoba oil.
haylum 4th-Mar-2008 10:06 am (UTC)
I used to shave using razors and would always get terrible itching, redness and spots the day after. Now I use an electric shaver and don't get these problems at all. I even manage to get a really close shave without the fear of cutting my skin, which has happened a few times with razors - ouch!
chaosconfetti 4th-Mar-2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
I actually have incredibly sensitive skin, but I've never had a problem shaving the soft fleshy inner area. Normally take a hot bath, soak for a good twenty minutes, and use a high-quality disposable razor.

As for the outer areas of the region, I've never not had a nasty case of razorburn. Thank god I have a boy who digs pubic hair.
cheeseydreams 4th-Mar-2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
When I wax, I usually press on the skin (as per in the directions of the waxing kit I use) right after I rip the hair out. Usually for about 10 seconds. I found it really does decrease the amount of redness and red spots. Also the after care oil does help me a bit, it has lavender extract in it.
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