What You Should Know If You're Getting A Bikini Wax On Your Period
Imagine this scenario: It's time for you to get another Brazilian wax. You're probably going to the beach soon and you can't go without trimming your bikini area. Or you're one of those ladies who likes being hairless like a blank slate down there. But all of a sudden Aunt Flo comes for a visit! Will you still push through with your waxing session or not?
There are no specific rules about getting waxed when you're on your period, so you're all good to go. That is, if you're prepared to live dangerously. A lot of technicians are okay with waxing ladies down there even if they're on their period and don't really care. But on the other hand, there are some who would advise women to go for a wax another day, especially, if it's a Brazilian wax. Estheticians also, if you don't know yet, have a right to refuse to wax you if you’re on your period.
It's not discrimination or anything. There are two reasons why they may refuse to provide a waxing service which are in your best interest: number one, your vagina is more sensitive during your period, making waxing a more painful experience than how it would feel usually. In fact, getting your vaginal area waxed during your period might be akin to torture.
Number two: Getting a bikini wax, particularly a Brazilian wax, can be unsanitary and embarrassing too. There has been a case where the littlest end of the waxing strip stuck to a tampon string and pulled out the tampon when the waxing strip was pulled off. Yikes.
What To Do If You're Getting A Wax On Your Period
Feeling discouraged now? Don't be! There are a few steps you can take to prepare yourself for waxing during your period while making it a more comfortable experience for both you and your esthetician.
Get waxed by an experienced esthetician. Getting waxed by a professional esthetician makes waxing a lot faster and hence, a little bit less painful. Having a newbie do the work for you is more likely to make your waxing session last longer and become more painful as a result. Stick with the salon and people with more experience in handling waxing for women.
Clean the area thoroughly before you go. Taking a shower right before is a good idea.
Make sure you go when your period is at its lightest. Be kind to your esthetician and do yourself a favor and avoid making an appointment on your heaviest flow day. But if you must go, use a highly absorbent cotton menstrual product. Combined with all the tips above, you can be sure to have a worry-free waxing session during your period.