Bikini waxing Guide

Last Updated on May 26, 2022 by Janie Wilson

Bikini Waxing

People who wear bikinis often care about the health and hygiene of their bikini line. There are different methods for different people, but most people prefer to get a Brazilian wax, which can be achieved at home without any pain or discomfort. It is a common misconception that a Brazilian wax only entails the removal of hair outside the panty line; however, it actually involves removing the hair inside the panty line as well.

The two most popular methods for hair removal are shaving and waxing because it is less painful and quicker than other alternatives such as laser or electrolysis.

Many people decide to get a Brazilian wax because it makes a woman look more attractive. There is no point in wearing a bikini if you can’t show it off in public. But, the bikini line maintenance is not only for those who wear bikinis. It is also beneficial for those who would like to wear them, but do not have time or money to go to the salon every few weeks.

Step by step guided on how to do bikini waxing?

For most people, the bikini area maintenance is not a pleasant process. It is uncomfortable, and at times awkward to establish a connection with the technician to do this intimate part of your body. 

However, it is possible to have a Brazilian wax without any pain or discomfort at home without any professional help, it takes practice and technique to perfect this skill.

Step 1: Preparing yourself

The first thing to do is to get a good wax kit. You can purchase this from a drugstore or beauty store. There are a variety of waxes available, some are hard and some are soft. The wax can be heated using a candle, hairdryer or microwave so choose the one that suits you best. 

Remember to also get a bikini wax remover, which can be bought at any drugstore.

Step 2: Finding your bikini line for shaving

There is no need for training in order to find your bikini line. You already know where it is so you can easily identify it and avoid trimming the wrong areas of your body. 

Step 3: Shaving the bikini area

Shave in the direction of the hair growth. Be careful not to push too hard or your skin will be irritated. Ensure that you get the whole area along the bikini line as well as inside the bikini line. After you have finished shaving, wash the area with warm water and apply baby oil to keep your skin soft and smooth.

Step 4: Preparing the wax 

Before you start, it is important to prepare the wax. The first thing you need to do is test it on a small patch on your skin. This will prevent any irritation or pain when applying the wax to your bikini line. If the wax feels too hot, do not use it because that means it has reached its melting point and is ready to use. 

Step 5: Applying the wax 

With a spatula, take the wax and apply a thin layer of wax on your bikini line. Make sure you only use small amounts at a time because if you overuse it, your skin will feel irritated. Once you have applied the wax, wait for about twenty seconds until it turns from creamy to hard and then peel it off in the opposite direction of hair growth.

Step 6: Removing the excess wax

It is essential to remove any excess wax from your skin using a piece of cloth. You can use a spatula applied with warm water to loosen or lift any wax that is stuck on your skin. A warm damp cloth can also be used to remove the excess wax.

Step 7: Finishing up

After you have removed all of the excess wax, it should be time for the bikini area maintenance to be complete. You will then want to apply an exfoliator like sugar or baking soda to the area that has been waxed, because without it your skin may get irritated. Rub until all of the old skin is gone, rinse with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.

You may still want to clean your skin with baby oil or aftershave. It is also important to moisturize the area to prevent any dryness in the future.

Step 8: Maintenance 

Once you have finished the waxing process, you need to maintain it. This does not mean that you should wax your bikini line every day; avoid doing it any more than once a week. It is recommended that you wait for at least two weeks before applying the wax again. If any hair grows back, use blunt edge tweezers to remove them gently from your skin.
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The pros of Bikini waxing

There are some benefits to waxing your bikini line, but there are also some important things you should consider before doing it. For example, it may not be the best idea to get waxed right after shaving if the hair has been growing back so quickly. This can cause pain, and an unpleasant experience overall. Another thing that you should consider is that many people have sensitive skin, and they will experience minor or even major skin irritations when getting a bikini wax.

  • Waxing can prevent ingrown hair, which can be very painful when it happens.
  • Another benefit is that it makes your skin look smoother; waxing even your armpits can make it feel softer and smoother.

  • If you have a bikini wax done, there is no need to shave the area again, which saves you time in the long run and money. In addition to that, you will not have any stubble when it grows back.

  • It protects you from the friction of your clothes rubbing against your skin and causing irritation and rashes.

  • Finally, it can make you feel less self-conscious if you plan on wearing a bikini.

The Cons of Bikini waxing:

If you have sensitive skin, or your skin is prone to irritation and rashes, then this method is not for you. The reason is because sometimes waxing can irritate the skin even more. Because of this, your skin may become dry, red, and even blistered after undergoing a wax job.

The skin around your bikini area and armpits are also prone to having ingrown hair. The result can be very painful if you get a wax job done, or even worse, it can leave you with an ingrown hair. So if you have ever had a problem with ingrown hair, then it is best to watch out for it before getting a full body wax in those areas.

Different Methods of doing bikini waxing:

The two most popular ways to get this type of wax done are by going to a professional, or doing it yourself at home.

One of the advantages of going to a salon or spa is that you can choose from a variety of waxes and make-up artists that can help you with your appearance in other ways. Also, some salons also have their own spas where you can have your treatment and enjoy a few hours resting as well. You can get a wax done for the bikini area, armpits, and even eyebrows.

As for doing it yourself, this is the best way to save money and avoid any skin irritation. However, if you are new to waxing, you should prepare an old towel or sheet near the area so that when you spill the wax you can clean it right away. In addition to that, have everything ready like an old pair of jeans (or underwear) with a plastic bag on hand in case your skin gets irritated.

There are many different methods of getting waxed and some people will choose the method that works for them. Some people may choose to wax and then shave later, others may decide to get more elaborate results with more hair removal sessions, and some may not want any type of waxing at all.

It is important to take necessary precautions and ask the right questions when choosing a salon or spa that you can go to.


In conclusion, people can choose what method of hair removal they prefer but if you decide to go with waxing, it is best to find a professional that specializes in this technique. This will make the experience less painful, and it will give you better results and quality results. If you prefer to do it yourself at your own comfort, ensure that you follow all the steps to detail to get the desired results.

Janie Wilson
Janie Wilson

Janie Wilson, a former fashion model and photographer, dedicated beauty expert and prolific writer on all topics related to fashion, beauty, hair and skin care. I started this website a few years ago when I felt that I have had enough of a hectic lifestyle and need to settle down. Presently, I live with my loving-and-caring husband in New York, but I travel around the world pretty often to derive inspiration for my fashion blog. Yes, let me admit that I am fairly obsessed with anything related to fashion and style. All things from fashion to grooming are things I study all the time whenever I get an opportunity, and my biggest joy in life is to help men and women look their best!