A recent preoccupation: trimming the bush. That’s right, the bikini line. With summer as good as here, and a honeymoon approaching, I’m concerned about shave bumps and overgrowth.
I’ve had my issues with shaving. The grooming only lasts about a day and is accompanied by those awful itchy irritated follicles. I do not have good luck with shaving “down there.” In fact, I still have a scar from one of those damn follicles that got infected.
I recently tried Nair on all areas needing smoothening: underarms, bikini and legs. My problem with Nair is that it doesn’t remove the hair from my pits at all, and though it works very well on my legs, the bikini line gets the same aftereffects as shaving. Because the dipilatory cream doesn’t really dissolve the hair down into the follicle at all. This is a myth.
I have not tried waxing for lack of money. But essentially, doesn’t this just yank the hair out of its follicles in one stab of pain much like tearing off a band-aid? I wonder if at-home wax kits are worth the fumbling mess of inexperience, or if I should just test my pain threshold and pluck. And pluck. And pluck.