- razor cuts leading to bleeding (may lead to infection)
- ingrown hair turning into monster pimples
- hair grows back next day and it itches like crazy!
The Benefits of Brazilian Wax?
- Feel Good
Imagine there's no hair anymore, how liberated and awesome you're going to feel!
- Clean, Uninterrupted.
Especially when you're having your period.
- Hairless is in
The popular trend now and the reasons to why we shave our underarms, upper lips and our brows is why we're moving ahead and making sure down under is no different too. Orang Utans are hairy, we can be hairless.
- Better than Shaving
Waxing removes hair from the roots while shaving only cuts the hair at the surface. After, the hair will grow into rough stubbles which is uncomfortable and annoying. Waxing on the other hand reduces in-growth, last longer (will not grow back in 3 - 6 weeks) and hair is significantly softer and finer than before.
- Hollywood here I come!
Brazilian Waxing is also popularly known as the Hollywood waxing. You can now show off your clean bikini line and wear low cut bottoms like a celebrity on a beach. No paparazzis will catch your Kodak moment with hairs in sight.
I shall now disclose that I have never done Brazilian Wax before and at Strip, they call people like me virgins! Oh how much will you pay to hear that again? (haha). Having a virgin forest, I was feeling nervous about my first time. Things like will it be painful? will the lady run after I show it all? will she ask me questions about my past? (well it's like a history down under right?) how long do I need to bare it all on the
Tip: Don't be afraid to ask questions. At Strip, there's a Virgin Forest GuideBook where they walk you through the whole process and what you need to know before and after a wax. It's a really cute book.
So when I arrived at the latest Strip outlet at Solaris Dutamas (Publika) I was excited to find out that the newly launched store is a music studio inspired decor with distinctive perforated walls that are splashed with striking bright red and burnt orange. Here's something you should know about Strip outlets - every outlet carries a creative feature and distinct identity to give their members a unique experience. Now it would be cool if a DJ is spinning records while I have my virginity taken away (pun intended).
Before my session start, I asked a few questions:
- Will it be painful? is it scary? how long will it take?
Thanks to Strip's founder Cynthia Chua who created a brand new set of Brazilian waxing techniques that is significantly less painful and embarrassing. Rest assure we are under the hands of the experts who knows what they're doing. While the level of pain is different from one person to another, it is tolerable. For some there would be a slight pain experience while for others it would be a peachy pinch only. The process will take 30 minutes or less.
Advise: Do not go for waxing a week before or after your period. The skin is more sensitive during this time and the level of discomfort will be heightened as a result.
- I'm embarrassed to show my bits!
It's like a visit to the gynae, they seen it all and would care less what yours look like or if you have monsters hiding there.
The room was small and clean. I see curtains and posters on the wall. Their breath mantra is a familiar sight. I got a Hygiene Pack - a sealed pouch containing disposable waxing equipment (gloves, face masks, pH balance wet wipes and spatulas). I was given a few mins to change out of my bottoms and a towel to shield the area. I used the pH balance wet wipes to clean my private areas (don't want to freak people out do we?). My Waxpert was back and she lay me down on my bed, gave me a cute squeezy orang utan toy so I could squeeze my pain away. She then ask me to open my mouth and put in 7 drops of bach flower essence – nature’s secret healing remedy that induces a calming sensation.
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Explaining the process in steps, my Waxpert started to dip the spatula into the warm pink strawberry wax and on my skin. The warm sensation was incredible. Holding my orang utan squeezy toy, I held my breath and got ready for my first strip. 1, 2, STRIP! holy cow! I just got waxed. The feeling was a mixture of fear and excitement. I felt alive, my senses went BAM! Can't believe I'm really so daring. It's so exhilarating why didn't I do this earlier?
My Waxpert quickly hold down the area, to soothe it. I was game to continue, there's no stopping me from going bare now. Strip! Strip! Strip! and finally after 10mins, I was as bare as a baby! My Waxpert finish off by tweezing stray hairs off and applying Ice Cream on the waxed area. Truly a professional, she waxed me like trimming my eye brow. There was no embarrassment there, she didn't run out of the room when I show her my bottoms, or gave me a weird stare.
The whole session took no longer than 30mins and the first thing I did like any human being was to look at myself in the mirror. So this is how I look like many years ago. How did I forget? and like any other human being, I started examining and feeling the area. Holy cow! it's super smooth and soft? what's this feeling? Was I did soft before I don't remember. All I know is it feels like a completely whole new me.
To prevent ingrown hair, redness, bumps and itching, I used the Malin+Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream RM98 religiously. It contains Papaya and Pineapple Enzyme to exfoliate and eliminate ingrown hair concerns. Vitamin B5 and E to promote skin repair while botanicals of Allantoin and Chamomile soothe and calm itchiness and irritation. Surprisingly, this cream actually works to combat itch and ingrown hairs. I didn't have any crazy itch problems and when it started to itch, I quickly apply this cream. It's also cheaper than the Sothy's Post Depilatory Softening Care Cream RM219.
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