Friday, January 25, 2008

How to Give Yourself a Brazilian Wax

Like having a hair-free bikini area but don't want to spend 50+ dollars? A little uncomfortable with the idea of letting a stranger near your bikini area, yet you still want the hair removed? No problem! $10 and a mirror are all you need.

  • Buy a good sugaring wax. A waxing product such as Nair Roll-On Wax is a good choice because it has a roll-on applicator that dispenses an even amount of wax over the surface.
  • Cut the waxing strips into smaller, quarter inch strips.
    Clean the bikini area to remove any residue that may be on the hair.
  • Have a damp towel or napkin handy to wipe up any wax that may get on your hands.
  • Place a mirror between your legs so that you can wax the areas you cannot see. A compact mirror is sufficient.
  • Begin with the top most accessible areas and work your way down towards your anus. Do not apply too much wax as the waxing strips may not adhere to the hair. Follow the manufacturer's directions when it comes to applying wax and removing hair.
  • Hair in some areas may be easier to remove than others. This is contingent upon how thick the hairs are. You may have to stop if the area becomes too red, and continue after the redness subsides.
  • Keep working until most of the hair is removed, or until you are satisfied with the results. Because the bikini area is very sensitive, do not continue if it becomes too painful. Just shave off the rest with a razor.


  • If it is your first time giving yourself a Brazilian wax, do not expect all the hair to come off. You are, after all, not getting it professionally done and therefore you will not end up with professional results right away. With more treatments, the hairs will become thinner and more sparse, thus making it easier to get cleaner and cleaner results.
  • Because the hairs are thicker, removing them may cause some bleeding. Clean the area with rubbing alcohol to avoid infection.


  • Test the temperature of the wax before you apply it to your bikini area!
  • Make sure you thoroughly clean the strips after each use.
  • Do not wax your hairs if they are longer than a quarter inch in length. That will cause unnecessary pain, and will most likely prevent hair removal. Trim them shorter prior to applying any wax.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Facial Hair on Chin and Upper Lip

Removal of unwanted facial hair. There are several different options, depending on the amount of hair and the color.


  • Wax at home or in a salon. At home kits can be tricky. Salon waxing can be pricey. It can be very painful and lead to swelling and redness.
  • Do not shave. While it seems like a fast fix it is not. Once your facial hair grows back it'll be much more noticable and stubly.
  • Consider laser hair removal but do your research first as most 'advice' comes direct from laser hair removal salons!
  • Undergo electrolysis. This costly, but permanent and effective method is one of the better ways to go, if you can afford it.
  • Use hair buffers and deterrents. These can be helpful, but some are harsh on skin, leaving rashes.


  • Consult a salon that does hair removal to discuss with them what your best options would be.


  • Be careful of certain products for hair removal. Many can not be used on the face.
  • Others intended for the face can still be rough and cause skin irritation.