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I use to get my eyebrows waxed professionally, but no I have resorted to threading. I do use professional waxing for my underarm area, and I tried bikini waxing once and have vowed never to do that again. It was the most painful experience ever for me.

I waxed my armpits and legs once. And I will never ever do it again. It was almost 11 years ago and I did it for my wedding. I had also scheduled the bikini waxing but after the pain I felt on my arm pits and legs I said forget it your not getting to my bikini line. I reasoned that my future husband loved my hairy self so there was no need for that kind of torture :p I’d love to have my eyebrows professionally waxed but don’t know of a good place πŸ™

I’ve been waxing since I was 15. I wax my legs every month myself. For bikini area, my mom is the expert and she does it for me and my sisters. For my eyebrows and any facial hair, i get them threaded. It works much better than waxing and the hair grows back much slower.

I recently got my eyebrows waxed.

To be honest, it was an enjoyable experience. The lady I went to was very proffessional and warned me about all the side effects (watering eyes, reddness, sneezing?!) but it didn’t hurt a bit! I’m so glad I got them done because i’ve always been self-conscious of my massive dark eyebrows, but now they are purrrfect!!!

next on the list is upper lip, underarms, and legs. but there is NO WAY i am going to get a bikini/brazillian wax OUCHHHH!!! lol!

i don’t know any other way!
i’ve been waxing since i was 11 (wow it’s been 16 years!) and it includes legs, underarm, upper lip and now bikini. (i have a friend who wax her arms!) yes it’s painful but i learnt from the beginning that if you shave it, they multiply (and also get thicker)! (thanx mom!)
and half an hour once a month it’s not that big a deal… but i understand that it’s also a cultural thing: in my country we wax, we don’t shave.

Ive been waxing since I was twelve. I started legs and armpits. I stop the arpmits and I just shave cause I cant bare waiting for it to be the right length, especially in the summer…Now I even do my bikini. First time is painful, now i can almost sleep through it.

I used to wax my legs. I did it maybe for a year, then another summer came and I found it easier to shave. the lady was a real proffesional though and it was a real pleasure – it was all over in 10minutes.
I also did my bikini line once and that probably will also be the last…god, the pain!

I swear by hair-removing creams and shaving πŸ™‚

i tried it at home with my Mom when i was around 13 πŸ˜€
it was an ugly experience πŸ™‚
everything was full of wax stripes,my legs got sticky,it was hard to remove. plus it was very painful,and it was hard to work with,hairs stayed here and there πŸ™‚
so never again,i am a shave-girl since then :-DDDDD

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo πŸ™‚
its just a myth :-))))))))))))))))))))))
to get us girl suffer from wax πŸ™‚
my hair growth never got any stronger πŸ™‚

I have never waxed anything on my body. A long time ago when I was about 13, my Mom bought some do it yourself wax stuff and she wanted to use it on me. I was a bit apprehensive so she said she’d try it first to show me it was no big deal. She used it on her legs and she was almost screaming with the pain! She also tried it on her upper lip even though the instructions specifically stated not to use it there…thus resulting in a small but noticeable and painful upper lip wax burn! Between her pain and our hysterical laughter, we promised to never attempt it by ourselves ever again.

I’d like to try it now that I’m an adult, but I think I’ll stick to professional waxing.

I used to wax everything (yes, brazillian and all) for about 6 years. Now I’m in the process of getting all of that hair permanently laser removed. Really, waxing isn’t that bad – if you go to a professional waxing person. My lady in Beverly Hills is awesome and that’s the only thing she does all day: wax! Don’t go somewhere that does a lot of different things – it’s not worth it. The laser hurts WAY MORE than the waxing ever did, but I can already see some drastic results, and I know in the end I’ll be much happier with it.

My skin is so sensitive that I break out terribly if I was… even my eyebrows! Plus, the last time I got them waxed, they came out INCREDIBLY crooked. I am eyebrow obsessed, so that was so not acceptable. It was even worse because my hair was black at the time, so I was penciling them in black… having a crooked “stencil” really didn’t help : D

I intend to get laser removal when I can afford it; I have a hormome imbalance (my doctor suspects PCOS) that causes my hair to grow in SUPER FAST and often really dark. So not only do my eyebrows need to be tweezed constantly, but my upper lip gets dark hairs, as well as the occasional neck/chest. Okay, stop puking!

And just a fun tip for anyone who tweezes AND drinks coffee–the Dunkin Donuts drive thru line in the morning is PERFECT! I know I could walk in and get my coffee faster, but sitting in line gives me an excuse to flip down the rear view mirror and tweeze! PERFECT lighting and a magnified mirror!

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Hi Laney,

That sounds terrible! That’s what I’m scared of – I worked so hard to get my brows grown out, I couldn’t bear it if they went all wonky.

I used to get waxed ALL the time. I had my eyebrows and upper lip done every three weeks. But I ran out of time to go so I try to keep up with it on my own. But when it’s bikini waxin’ time, I definitely go to the professionals. I’ve never found it too bad an experience. I was worried the first time I went for the bikini because I didn’t want to be embarassed. But it wasn’t even remotely a big deal.

I used to get my brows/face ( yes, my whole face! I’m hairy, sue me!) done professionally, but I grew uncomfy w/it after a while, and I bought all the supplies/equipment to do it myself, and ended up being the neighborhood waxing lady, LOL.

Eventually, I moved on to having my brows threaded, and I still wax my lip w/ Sally Hansen wax strips, but I de-fuzz the rest of my face w/an epilator.

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What epilator do you use for your face?

Couldn’t do a Brazilian with the Bliss epilator – at least, I couldn’t stomach the pain for the more sensitive bits, lol.

Oh I forgot to add that I’m still working up the nerve to get a Brazilian, but I may not have to, if I can get my hands on that depilator kit you reviewed a while ago, and like it.

I get waxed my whole body proffessionaly.Yes it is little painful but do i have any other gud option??Shaving does’nt suits me i get a heavy growtho of hair after it and i get hair after just 10 days,so not at all gud option,and here we say many ladies have black bikini line cause of hair removal creams.So i dont want to try that either. πŸ™

Zzainy…

I started getting my brows and upper lip waxed in high school, then got laser on the upper lip when I worked in a dermatologist’s office. It was so worth it, and it not so much painful as it feels like someone’s snapping you with a rubber band. I was more surprised than hurting. Now I pluck to keep the brows in line and wax them at home occasionally. I’ve had horrible messy experiences doing it myself, though, and once I almost lost a chunk of eyelashes. If you’re not a poor student I’d stick with having a pro do it.

I shave and use Nair, since I can’t bring myself to wax my legs or underarms. However, I love Brazilians. Yes, it hurts. But it’s soooo nice. If you get bumps or redness after waxing I recommend using an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. It works better than most “after wax” lotions.

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Hi Asta,

Thanks for the hydrocoristone cream tip! (That’s a beauty staple here at Temptalia HQ, actually!) I tried an at-home Brazilian, no, no, never. I will happily pay $50-75 to get it done professionally, LOL.

I hate home waxing!It’s a mess and takes a lot longer. I’ll pass on home waxing, BUT I love threading.

I get my eyebrows waxed professionally every few months. Between appointments, the tweezer keeps things nice and pretty.

I’m a DIY queen so I wax my upper lip and brows myself using a Sally Hansen set. It works well and it’s easy. I also like the Veet waxing strips for a quick fix.

i get my eyebrows waxed or threaded when needed….waxed my upper lip and chin before too….they better not come near my bikini though, because it hurts everywhere else, i can only imagine the torture down there! yikes!

i tried to do an at home lip wax….worst thing ever! it didn’t rip off the hair, just hurt like hell…so i was stinging and still had the hair there…no home waxing for me!

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