The Bikini wax is also known as the American wax, and it means that any hair that could be seen if the woman was wearing a bikini is removed. This is due to the fact that many women find pubic hair peeking out from their bikini to be quite embarrassing, so bikini waxing has actually become one of the most popular hair removal treatments used by millions of women around the world.

Bikini Wax – How it’s done:

A woman attending the bikini wax will usually wear the bikini, as that will help the technician to know where to wax. Paper is usually wrapped around the bikini to protect it from the wax, and the bikini is moved slightly to allow the technician to get at the hair on the bikini line.

A special cleaner has to be used to disinfect the area, and talcum powder is usually applied once the cleanser has dried. A wooden spoon is used to apply the wax, and the paper strips are pressed onto the wax to dry. Once the wax has dried, it is a quick yank to pull off the paper, wax, and the hair underneath. The wax is pulled in the same direction that the hair grows, which ensures that there are no ingrown hairs.

The entire process usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes total, and most technicians are quite prolific at the job and can get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible. Hair that is very coarse can be a lot harder to pull out, so those with coarse hair usually feel the pain much more strongly than those with fine or thin hair.

Remember that the bikini area is near the most sensitive part of the body – the genitalia – so there are a lot of nerve endings around the bikini area. These nerve endings are what register the pain of the waxing, which is why bikini waxing can be so painful. It is, however, one of the least painful methods of more long-lasting hair removal, as epilation and plucking tend to cause more discomfort. Laser hair removal can irritate the skin, and electrolysis can cause a lot of discomfort as well. For those that want to keep their bikini line clean and hair-free, bikini wax is one of the best ways to go.