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bikini waxes

ohcurlyoneohcurlyone Posts: 20Registered Users
i don't know if this is the right forum for this question but-

everytime I wax my bikini line it is fine for like 2 or 3 weeks and then it comes back in forming all sorts of little red bumps. Does anyone know if there anything i can do to prevent this?

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  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    i get this same issue! they always recommend you exfoliate, but that doesnt seem to help it much! and its so weird because it happens to me 2 to 3 weeks later as well! what i think i have noticed, but i may be off, is that when i used to see this other lady (much more expensive), she did the job in 1 swift motion per area and i never got the bumps. but this new lady, she goes over the same area a couple times, and i think that is why i get more irritated. not sure if theres science in that, but that's what i have noticed. i would rather pay more then get the bumps. but unfortunately, that lady is in NYC and i now live in GA.
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    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
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  • ohcurlyoneohcurlyone Posts: 20Registered Users
    well i just found out that someone recommends patting rubbing alcohol on the area as the bumps come in... i'm going to try it
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    there is this product called tendskin that it is specifically for razor bumps and smells like alcohol. i think it has like asprin in it as well (i guess to anti-inflam the area). i got some samples and i use it right after shaving or waxing and it works! the only thing, like u mentioned before, i get the bumps later! i'm sure the tendskin could be applied at anytime, but i dunno how it would work if you did apply it weeks later. good luck to us! lol.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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  • godgavemecurls82godgavemecurls82 Posts: 158Registered Users
    ohcurlyone wrote: »
    well i just found out that someone recommends patting rubbing alcohol on the area as the bumps come in... i'm going to try it

    try witch hazel, and or apply jojoba oil over the area. vitamin e works too. go to any health food store and look for moisturizing skin oils that contain vitamin e.
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  • vagueparadoxvagueparadox Posts: 8Registered Users
    Yeah, it sounds like ingrown hairs (the hair that's growing in gets trapped). Exfoliating should help... and they have medicated pads/creams that you can buy at the drugstore.

    I know when you shave, ingrown hairs can happen when you shave in the wrong direction, so it might be something similar with waxing.
  • CeallachgCeallachg Posts: 60Registered Users
    Tend Skin is a Godsend! It contains both alcohol and aspirin. I'm prone to ingrown hairs so I usually use it at least once a day for the first 5-7 days after waxing. You can also start using it after you develop the bumps. The bottle recommends using it twice a day until the ingrown hairs/bumps are gone, though.

    Burgundy Locks, I've noticed the same thing, too. If it takes more than one time in the same area I'm tend to developing ingrown hairs, too. Sounds like it's time to find another waxer!
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