i need a wax guru


#1

ok, i’m a 17 yr old who has shaved all my life. i’d like to try waxing my underarms, but i need to know a few things first.
-how much will it cost me for a decent, yet not pricey wax job?
-what will it look like once they’ve waxed three or four times? will it look smooth, or will people be able to tell that i shaved before i discovered waxing? (basically, how long will looking good take?)
-and finally, are there any suggestions as to what i can use at home that is cost effective and gives me the results i want? are there any tips or advice that i should know before i jump into the waxing world?
thanks so much for your time-


#2

RD

You shouldn’t have to pay too much for waxing the armpits, I’ve gotten areas much larger than that doen and it did not cost more than $30 or $35 dollars.

You will notice that when the hair grows back it is not blunt like shaved hair but more natural and yes it will feel a littel smoother but you probablty will not notice a big difference in the quantity of hair that grows back.

If you want to do it at home I really don’t think you will be succesfull at it alone. If you have a good friend you could trade off. A home waxing kit should not run you more than $10 -$15 and will last you for months.

You’ll like it I’m sure which ever way you go.


#3

Jonny is right. You should try a pro wax first to see what you think, and if you like the look and feel you can either buy a come waxing kit or a rotary epilator (which hurts a little more but is less hassle).

Waxing your armpits by yourself just takes a little practice. The main trick is not to move your armpit once you’ve applied the wax and strip. This just takes a little planning to have everything close by, Moving your armpit can loosen the grip the wax has on your hairs.


#4

thank you so much!! you two have been very helpful. i’m still welcoming any new suggestions and i wanted to know how many years waxing will take until i no longer have hair on my underarms. and i want to know if it will look smooth after waxing a few times. regular skin smooth- and not bumpy like shaving makes it. thanks again-

[ July 28, 2002, 09:35 PM: Message edited by: rubberduckie ]


#5

Sorry to say waxing not lead to hair inhibition. Your hair growth will most likely be the same as when you started no matter how low you wax. Other wise i would wax til the cows came home. :grin: ,
but after a few waxings try an epilator, OR i’d say go ahead and get electrolysis. THis is a great area to get that done b/c it’s a smaller area. Might cost you a grand, but heck, you’d never have hair there again.


#6

Hi Rubber,
I to wanted to wax my pits a year ago so I grew the hair for about 2 weeks and got it done professionally. OK let me just warn you the first one hurt a lot :fearful: , but after that it does hurt as much till it does hurt at all. Now I still wax but only every 2 months waxing has really improved the amount of hair. I recommend going to a salon for awhile till you get the hang of it then have some friend(that you trust a lot) try it.