Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The night is young and so are we

Yep, it's that time of the month again ladies... and no, I don't mean that special little visit from Aunt Flo. What I'm referring to is that dreaded appointment at the salon. That's right.. the monthly bikini wax.

Now I'm about to talk about a mortifying topic, so if you feel uncomfortable/uninterested already, I suggest you skip this. I know that there many people out there that are curious about this but are too embarrassed to ask questions or even bring it up. Nothing like some blogging to gently approach the topic and perhaps answer any questions that you may have.

Your chiapet, your muff, your pubes, and all the other euphemisms for your 'hair down there.' As soon as you get your first period, you have to deal with hair growing from places that you've never had hair before. I know some ladies have said 'well no one will see me down there anyway...' That's not the point! Obviously, you shouldn't alter your appearance in any way to satisfy someone else. It's all about satisfying yourself. If you're the kind of person who likes to dress up and look polished, you should apply these kinds of values to what lies beneath your clothes. On the other hand, I'm not saying I'm going to judge you if you don't do any kind of landscaping. I'm just a firm believer in keeping it hygienic down there, whether by waxing, trimming, or shaving. Personally, I've done all three and I thought I'd let you guys in on some tips that I've learned.

Trimming
1. Use a small pair of scissors.
2. REMEMBER WHAT YOU USED THEM FOR.

Shaving
If you decide to go this way, just a bit of warning: you'll experience some sssssssssserious itch when it starts to grow back. Seriously. It's the 'stick-your-hand-in-your-pocket-to-scratch-yourself-because-you-can't-wait-any-longer' kind of itch.

1. Use a fresh razor each time you shave. You don't want to try this with a dull blade. Also make sure it has an aloe strip.
2. Do this at the end of your shower. That way all your pores have opened up and your skin will be soft and supple.
3. Use conditioner instead of shaving cream/soap. This will ensure a smooth shave, and super soft skin!
4. Be ready to get all up close and personal with yourself. If you want a good, clean shave, you should be prepared to be poking around a bit down there.
5. Go SLOW. You seriously do not want to nick yourself.
6. In terms of direction of shaving, I've heard different things (going opposite/same way of hair growth). Experiment with both and see which one suits you.

Waxing
This is definitely the method that I recommend. I know it can be uncomfortable to even think about getting undressed in front of another person and having them stare at your most intimate parts for 20 minutes, but just remember: this is their job. They have seen all kinds of vaginas. Yours will not be special. A good waxer will ask you to put yourself in positions that will make you want to die. They're making sure they're doing a thorough job, and that's what you should look for in a waxer.

There's two types of waxes that you can get: the bikini or the Brazilian. I think that every woman should try getting a Brazilian at least ONCE in their life. It will change you. Seriously. The place I go to is called Cozy Nails.

For those who don't know the difference, a bikini wax will remove unruly hairs that poke out of the sides your bikini bottoms while a Brazilian will take off EVERYTHING. Unless you want a little mohawk for your buddy.

1. If you're worried about the pain factor, take a Tylenol/Advil 30-40 minutes before your appointment.
2. Most places will let you wear a thong if you're too embarrassed to get completely undressed. However, it is extremely inconvenient for them to work around it, and you'll end up having to throw the thong away at the end of the day because it'll be covered in wax, baby powder, and hair.
3. This is really important: while they are giving you a wax, WATCH as they dip the applicator in to the pot of wax. They should be using a new applicator every single time. If they aren't, don't ever go back. That is extremely unhygienic and unprofessional.
4. Take a shower either the day before, or even right before your appointment. I'm not saying you have to blow dry and spritz some perfume on it, but you don't want to go when you're all janky and haven't taken a shower in 2 days.
5. Let them know if it's your first time. They will try to be helpful and make it as less painful as they possibly can.
6. When you know they're about to pull the strip, take a breath and tense your body. ( I don't know why but this really helps me). Let it out slowly while you relax in between each strip.
7. Do not try to give yourself an at home wax. You would never have the balls to continue yourself after the first strip, and you would end up killing your friend rather than let them continue.

How to take care of your hair
1. Try and bathe your body every day.
2. Treat your muff to conditioner! Seriously, it's hair. Why wouldn't you? It makes it uber soft...
3. Results are not forever, and hair will eventually grow back. Apply non-scented lotion after you shower/take a bath to help soften the hair follicles so it won't be so rough.

One company I'm currently interested in is I Love My Muff. I haven't purchased any products from them yet, but this is an interesting and innovative company! If you're serious about taking care of your muff, I'd suggest trying some of these products and letting me know how it goes!

I wrote this post with a 17years+ audience in mind, so if you're younger than that, SHOO.

Any questions/tips to add? Comment below or contact me via all the methods listed in my profile. I'd love to read your thoughts!

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Christina T said...

I love the fact that you wrote a blog post about muffs! haha! It made me laugh, very informative though, thank you (:

xoladiihoneyxo said...

Very informative! hmm, a little off topic but what body scrub do you recommend?

Edwina said...

Very cool post and informative too!

btw, I tagged you :) come check it out on my blog!

Bibi said...
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Bibi said...

Thanks for posting this! You're brave to post about the subject, but on the other hand, a lot of us (say me) are cowards for avoiding the subject ^^

Christina T said...

I love the fact that you wrote a blog post about muffs! haha! It made me laugh, very informative though, thank you (:

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