Many women deal with this before going to the swimming pool, the beach or on vacation: Not only do you agonize about how you look in a swimsuit, but the bikini line needs to be taken care of. Shaving the bikini line can lead to uncomfortable and unsightly razor bumps--not to mention you can cut yourself (ouch) and the shave will only last one or two days if you're lucky. The best way to get rid of unwanted hair around the bikini line is to either use wax or a cream remover. These methods are safe and quick, can be done yourself and the hair will be gone for weeks.
Removing Bikini Line Hair with Cream Remover
Purchase the cream remover from any beauty supply store or drugstore. There are many different kinds of hair removers on the market that work well and quickly. Be sure the hair cream remover you choose is bikini line safe (meaning, for sensitive skin).
Apply the cream to the entire bikini area. Do this just before going into the shower.
Leave the cream on for the specified amount of time, found in the instructions on the bottle.
Wash the cream off with a warm, damp washcloth. Do this gently and only to a small area to make sure the hair is being removed. If not the hair isn't being removed, leave the cream on for a few more minutes.
Jump in the shower to wash off the rest of the cream and enjoy your clean bikini line for weeks.
Removing the Bikini Line Hair with Wax
Purchase the hair-removal wax, popsicle stick and cotton strips from a beauty supply store. Purchase wax that can be microwaved; it tends to ease the process.
Heat the wax for the amount of time specified in the instructions.
Dip the popsicle stick into the wax and test it on your arm to determine if it's too hot or too cold.
Apply the wax to one area of your bikini line and press the cotton strip to the wax.
Quickly tear the cotton strip off the wax and apply pressure to the area using your finger (this will help ease the sting). Continue steps 4 and 5 until your bikini area is hair-free.
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Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.