I Tried At Home Bikini Hair Removal - Here Are My Results

Preparing for spring break is no joke. We have to make sure we get our hair done, get a pedicure, shave our legs; everything has to be perfect. But what about your bikini line? If you're going to the beach, shaving every day is so annoying but getting a professional wax is so expensive and painful. For your sake, I decided to try a few different methods and now we will all know what not to do down there!

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Method 1 - Nair: I know some of you might be thinking, "Omg, you can't use Nair down there!", but it is totally okay to use Nair on your bikini area. While applying it, I had to be very careful about my placement, but it wasn't hard to apply. While applying, do not rub it in like regular location, just place it over the area. I waited about 7 minutes before taking off the lotion. I didn't have any burning sensations until I started to remove the Nair. On a scale of 1-10, I was at a 6-7, so it wasn't unbearable. However, I was very dissapointed to find that it didn't remove all of my hair, only a few spots. I don't think I will be using Nair on my bikini line again as it wasn't successful enough. 

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Method 2 - Wax strips: I have been waxing my eyebrows and armpits for years now, so I figured why not give my bikini line a try. I have never even gotten a professional wax before, so this was a new experience for me. I used the Sally Hansen wax strips because I knew they worked so well for me before. I cut the strips into 1 inch sections so I could really focus on the one area. With these wax strips, all you have to do is rub them in your hands to heat them up, place and rip off. While ripping the wax strip off, you have to go opposite of your hair growth, otherwise you will not be successful. It took me a minute to be able to rip it off myself and it was painful. On a scale of 1-10, I was at a 9. I was only able to get myself to do 3 strips before I had to quit. The results? Pretty good but I'm not sure if it is worth the pain. I would do the wax strips again if I had to because it was a successful hair removal and the area that got waxed took a lot longer to grow back than the other sections. 

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Method 3 - Razor: Just to be clear, I hate shaving! I am getting to the point where I try to shave as little as possible because I used to shave every day. While shaving, I use shaving cream and a dollup of conditioner to keep my bikini area smooth and soft. I also change from a womans razor to a mens razor every week. When I shave, I always go against the way that my hair grows so I really cut down the hair follicle. I usually get a few razor bumps and ingrown hairs (which are the worst), but that is my body's way of telling me to let it be for a while. On a scale of 1-10, I'm typically a 2, and that is just if I have irritation. Results last for a day or two and then I have to do it all over again. 

My consensus? Unless I have the money to afford a professional bikini wax, I will definitely stick to shaving. Nair did not work well and waxing myself was extremely difficult. Learn from me and just pay the $60 to get it professionally done!