How to Keep Your Bikini Line Hair Free
From waxing to laser treatment, learn about the ways to keep your bikini area fuzz free
As if strutting around in an itty bitty bikini (or tasteful one piece) isn’t enough to make a girl self-conscious, the fear of unsightly stubble sprouting around the bikini area is enough to trigger a full-on panic attack. But don’t let your bikini line ruin a good time at the beach or pool. Whether you prefer the traditional methods of shaving and waxing or you’d like to try a more permanent solution with laser treatment, keeping your bikini line maintained is a manageable routine.
If you need a quick and relatively inexpensive solution, shaving is your best bet. All you need is a razor and shaving cream and a few minutes to spare to eliminate any unwanted bikini hairs. Easy enough, right? Still, shaving has its downsides. Be prepared to shave frequently – probably every day – if you want to avoid the 5 o’clock shadow. You might also suffer from razor burn, those small bumps and redness that appear at the shaving site and can last for days. Some women find relief from razor burn by using over the counter creams, while others, fed up with the frustrations of shaving, turn to alternative hair removal methods.
Waxing can be done at home or in the salon. At-home kits can cost around $20 to $60, with professional treatments ranging from $40 to $100, depending on the salon and where you live. You can opt for a traditional bikini wax or even a Brazilian wax that removes all of the hair down there. Some women swear by waxing, while others find the process of hot wax and the ripping of hairs uncomfortable, not to mention the embarrassment of having a technician near your private areas. Using a do-it-yourself kit can alleviate some of this embarrassment by allowing you to wax yourself in your own home. Waxing results can last for a few weeks. You may notice redness, bumps or ingrown hairs around the waxed area.
If you are interested in a long term solution, laser hair removal is your best bet. Laser treatment involves a higher investment upfront, with the average cost of treating your bikini area around $500. You can also purchase an at-home laser treatment system for around $400 – with the added bonus that you can use it on other body parts as well without an additional cost. Worried about laser hair removal side effects? Many patients have no side effects, with the most common being a stinging sensation during treatment or temporary redness of the skin lasting for a few hours. The FDA monitors laser hair removal safety standards so make sure your technician is using an approved laser or check with the manufacturer before purchasing an at-home kit.
Don’t hide under your towel – it’s time to shed your cover ups and walk confidently across the sand or pool deck without worrying about your bikini line. By using one of the three methods above, you’ll be able to present a polished look of smooth, hair-free skin. Shaving, waxing or laser treatment – thedecision is up to you.
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