Are you curious about waxing your bikini area at home? Sure, you can have a professional take care of it. But doing your own bikini wax at home can save you the money (and save you the awkwardness of having a stranger “down there”). The good news? Doing your own bikini wax at home is a lot easier than you may think.
Keep reading to learn how to do a bikini wax at home!
Is Waxing Better Than Shaving for Your Bikini Area?
Shaving is the most common form of hair removal, but it’s actually not the best for your bikini area. Why? A couple of reasons:
- Since waxing removes hair at the root, the results last way longer than they do when you shave. After shaving, you may notice stubble in as little as 12 hours. With waxing, on the other hand, you can enjoy a smooth bikini area for several weeks.
- With waxing, you don’t need to worry about painful nicks and cuts in your sensitive bikini area.
So if you’re looking for longer-lasting results, a bikini wax at home definitely wins out over shaving.
How to Choose the Best Bikini Wax Kit
Now that we’ve hopefully convinced you of the merits of doing a bikini wax at home, let’s talk about how to choose a bikini wax kit. We recommend a kit that includes the following:
Hard wax rather than soft wax. Hard wax is better for sensitive areas like your bikini area because it doesn’t pull on the skin as much as soft wax. Plus, you don’t need strips to use hard wax, which means that the process is much simpler.
A wax heater. Trust us, you don’t want to melt your wax in the microwave. Every microwave oven differs in power, which means that you could end up with unevenly melted or too-hot wax (ouch!). A wax heater melts the wax beads to the perfect temperature for a safe bikini wax at home.
Protective gear. Waxing can be messy, so look for a bikini wax kit that includes protective gloves and a protective sheet.
Cleansing and after-care products. To reduce your chances of developing ingrown hairs, it’s important to cleanse your bikini area before waxing, then apply a product to soothe inflammation afterward. The best at-home bikini wax kits include skincare products that will improve your results.
Our pick for the best bikini wax kit is the Happy Waxing At Home Kit. This waxing kit includes everything you need to do a bikini wax at home, including a heater, hard wax beads, a protective sheet, and vinyl gloves. Plus, we’ve included our Clean Purifying Lotion, which sanitizes and prepares your skin for waxing. Prepare Nourishing Oil creates a barrier between the skin and wax to reduce irritation and helps to clean up any residue after waxing.
How to Do a Bikini Wax at Home
Now let’s get into the main event: how to do a bikini wax at home! Please note: for best results, your pubic hair should be at least ⅛” inch long.
Step One: Measure
Refer to your bikini wax kit’s instructions and measure the correct amount of wax for your bikini area.
Step Two: Heat
Melt the wax beads in your wax warmer. Refer to your wax kit’s instructions for how long the beads will take to warm. Make sure to test the heated wax on your wrist before applying it to your bikini area.
Step Three: Prepare
Lay down a protective sheet to catch any spills, then sit on a flat, stable surface in front of a mirror. Using a tissue or cotton ball, cleanse the area.
Step Four: Wax
Dip the spatula applicator into the wax, scraping against the edge of the heater to remove excess wax. Then apply the wax to the bikini in the direction of your hair growth (this is very important!). We recommend starting with the top of the bikini area, then doing the sides. Allow the wax to harden for a few seconds. Hold your skin taut with one hand and use the other hand to pull off the wax in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
After waxing, cleanse the area again to prevent ingrown hairs. Finish with a moisturizing oil, and that’s it! You’ll be smooth and hair-free for several weeks. Enjoy!