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  • Wax do not shave. I had a woman tell me that her doctor told her that shaving doesn't make hair thicker and I believed her! I wish I had never listened. I use to wax regularly until she told me this. Now my hair is thicker and coarser and I hate it! There is more hair there now too.
    If I had just kept on waxing it wouldn't have gotten any worse. So pleae do not shave anywhere near your face.

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    • i may of had a easy solution to your problems its called the Rolling Razor it cuts down irritation because of the blade design and I haven’t had any bumps or irritation since. It has only been a week and a half i hope that helped

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      • Girl, be careful with that nair you do NOT want a chemical burn down there.

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        • Free Samples!

          I thought I would post what I just found on a web site banner ad after this thread has been debating the shaving vs. waxing thing for a while. A friend of mine has highly recommended trying Nad's. I guess you can get a free sample of the product by going to [link snipped] I just checked it out and signed up to try it out. I will keep you all posted on how it works for me.
          Last edited by Little; 05-13-2008, 05:14 PM. Reason: no outbound links!

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          • waxing

            Waxing down there is VERY painful, but so smooth, and it takes a couple of weeks for it to start growing in again and when it does it is softer finer hair, I have always waxed, now I am trying the laser thing, hoping to never have to go there again once it is all gone, it should not grow back. 1 treatment so far but will need approx. 4 treatments for my skin and hair type.

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            • . I went and had "sugaring" done down there, and boy was it great! Talk about smooth and no bumps! It's supposed to be way better than waxing


              Do any of you have any more details on this??? Sounds like a great option if i knew more. What it involves, cost, where you can get it done???

              Thanks

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              • ok somone tell me what sugaring is

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                • i jus looked it up sugarin the site said this

                  Using a technique which originated in Egypt, a paste made primarily of sugar is applied to the surface of the skin. The sugaring paste is then removed taking the hair along with it.

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                  • sugaring, nads, etc.

                    okay, first of all, hi! - newbie here.
                    second, I can tell you all about my experiences with shaving, waxing professionally, waxing personally, and sugaring. Sorry, it's been so long since I attempted Nair or anything like it I don't remember much. I do remember I stay FAR AWAY from it so I must not have liked it.
                    Shaving "down there" is okay as long as you keep up with it. Be careful though, there are possibilities of ingrown hairs and cutting yourself. Been there, done that, went to waxing.
                    So I attempted to wax by myself the first time. I pulled it off, but it took 2 days because I ran out of strips (home waxing kits never give you enough strips to do the whole brazilian) and the anticipation of pain was really quite horrible. You really need to go to an aesthetician for at least the first couple of times.
                    So I made an appointment and it went great. I learned a ton, like how to prep the skin, where and when to use powder and oil, and technique of ripping the strips off.
                    Once again, I experimented myself. Original Nads works great if you use it properly (spread on a thinner layer than you would ever imagine working, and then it works! spread on too much, and you just get a big sticky hair-still-there mess), but it hurts worse than any other product I've ever tried. It is water soluble so it doesn't make a huge mess that can't be taken care of with a wet washcloth. Naughty Nads is a heated product that you apply and just rip off without using strips. A better product for this style of waxing is sold by Bath and Body Works. Sally Hansen bikini hot wax works pretty well, and a friend of mine swears by GiGi's home kits. Heat wax is a bit annoying if you don't have a way to heat it in the bathroom, though. You end up running through the house half naked to reheat the wax in the 'wave, so if you end up trying a heated wax, you can try what I did and just heat it up on an electric mug warmer. Also, be sure to get all kinds of wax remover as it's very messy and you're guaranteed to get it on things like floors and sides of bathtubs. It also never - I mean like NEVER comes out of clothing.

                    Moom is another product that a lot of people don't know about. It's pretty nice since it's almost like Nads b/c it's made of all natural stuff. As a matter of fact, it's sugaring. Ingredients include water, sugar, lemon, chamomile, tea tree oil. It's no heat, and its pretty awesome stuff. BUT my fave is by far the home made sugaring. There's several ways to make it, but it's basically caramel. You heat 2-3 cups of sugar with some water and lemon juice (how much depends on the recipe you're following). You can make it into a ball of goo that you spread onto your skin against the hair growth and rip in the direction of the hair growth and you just ball it up again and keep going until you're done. Either that or you can make it a little runnier and either wait for it to dry a bit on your skin and yank or use muslin or cotton strips to yank (btw- you can order muslin strips or just cut up an old linen sheet or pillow case). I've tried variations of it and it works better than waxing in my opinion. First, b/c there's less irritation and so less pain. Never underestimate that point. Second, b/c it's cheap to make, and you can just throw it away or even compost it (gross, I know but why not?) when you're done with the ball and if you use strips, they can be washed and reused infinite times. Third, b/c unlike waxing, my experience with sugaring has lessened the amount and thickness of the hair with continued use. Fourth, you can go over the area as many times as you want and it won't hurt your skin. I'm sure there are more reasons to come, but I'll stop there. It still hurts, but not as much.
                    I should mention that you should absolutely NEVER mix shaving with waxing. The possibilities of ingrown hairs and a really ugly hair line just exponentially went up. Then you gotta use Tendskin and Bikini Bump Stopper, etc. etc. to correct the problem.
                    Sugaring is awesome, you should try it.
                    Hope this helps someone. I hoping I couldn't have suffered that much for nothing...

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                    • so how do you heat the sugar and water on the stove or the wave and how long

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