Friday, September 3, 2010


I want to avoid writing about cycles, temperatures, charts, cm and basically my Infertility as a whole today. I'm going to avoid typing out my emotions regarding IF. Today's post will be about my adventures in waxing. I know you can't wait to read all about it. I've been putting it off for a while now since I've been having so much emotional turmoil lately. So, I'm lightening the mood a bit with this post. Plus, if anyone is interested in different types of waxing, I might give them some help.

So I had my first waxing a while back and posted about it here. I was disappointed that I didn't get the girl that doesn't use the strips but it turned out well and I was pleased with the end result. So I went back. Unbeknownst to me, I was scheduled with another lady that uses the strips. I figured it would be no big deal, sort of like last time. I was WRONG. This lady was not gentle. She was not a smooth operator. I cannot tell you how glad I was that she was not my first experience. She was quick and efficient but didn't care too much about my pain. I didn't get the cool washcloth or the soothing gel. I just got a lot of red bumps and irritation. I was pretty tender for the rest of that day and the whole next day. Needless to say, I was not thrilled with that outing.

Fast forward 6 weeks...when I'm about 1-2 weeks overdue for another waxing. I made an appointment with the regular esthetician, Erin. She uses hard wax, no strips. She's young, very nice (and apparently very fertile as she recently came back from birthing her 3rd child) and very attentive to her clients. She explained the process as she was doing it and led me through everything. She prepped me with oil, slathered on the hard wax and let it harden a few seconds. Then she ripped it off! And may I just say, it stung, but was no where near the pain of my second wax and was also less painful than my first. The wax felt a bit hotter at times but that was a few seconds that I could deal with. I still had some redness, but it was minimal. And by Sunday morning, I was fine and not tender in the least. She has a limited work schedule but I will always try to get in with her from now on. She tried to talk me into getting the Brazilian, but I wouldn't budge. One of the main reasons is that the hair has to be at least a 1/4 inch long and that will not fly in my house. :-) The bikini lines are one thing but the rest needs shaved up on a much more regular basis. She also gave me the soothing gel so by the time I dressed and left I could hardly tell that I had just been waxed. I also did not have hardly any stickiness left behind like I did with the strips. Overall, she gets an A+.

So there you have it...strips versus hard wax. Hard wax wins in my book every time.


Pie said...

Couldn't agree more. Hard wax is the only way to go. Glad you are smooth and pain-free!

Adventures in Baby Waiting said...

YAY! I knew you'd love the hard wax! Also, a good waxer is worth their weight in gold! Go Erin!