Today I have used wax for the first time… I always shaved my legs…
I have 2 weeks between jobs… of course this would result in damage and pain.
During the last few days i read about waxing - Brazilian wax, leg-waxing and the likes. I thought “Hey, this would be nice to try after more than 15 years of shaving…”
I went to the chemist and bought wax - what type ? go figure - I’m no expert - cold green wax in a tube with 10 small tissue straps.
For the last 2 days I was full of anticipation: I came back home - got the partner out of the way - drank a bottle of wine to perk up the courage and set on the job - waxing !!
I thought I would practice on my legs first - before trying a home-made-Brazilian… (and thank god I tried my legs first)
The whole world is full of wax - the carpet, the couch, my clothes and hair - especially the hair I didn’t want to remove…
My legs are still on fire (2 hours later) and I got mixed up with the whole thing:
The wax does not require warming - it’s just out of the tube. The little straps that came with it were too small (I find) to cover a large area of skin. The wax prefered to adhere to my skin rather than the small fabric straps. Some hairs came out with the wax, and especially short hairs stayed planted in place. Since my hair is very light - I can hardly see where I waxed and what areas still need to be done. The calves went relatively ok (bruises and pain) but the thighs… OMFG I learned a new meaning to the words “pain and frustration”, the wax stuck to the skin - I can’t pull it off at the right angle, I can hardly see or feel the hair on my thighs so this is difficult
And my god the PAIN!! I want to do a Brazilian at home eventually but OMYGOD luckily I tried my legs first…
PLEASE help, I need some good waxing tips. Please don’t tell me to go to a salon because there are none around (I live in Holland - not my fault)
Help ? anyone…?