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Old 12-28-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Waxing--how long does the hair need to be?

If you are going to get waxed how long does the hair have to be? How much time should have elapsed since the last shave?

On the legs?


In the Bikini area?
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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About 1/4-1/2 inch that can take a few days so you wont really be shaving.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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The above is about right, but how "tight" your hair is in your follicles will determine if you need it longer.
The bad thing about waxing, is the hair has to grow out before you can do it again...so you can't maintain that "smoothness" like you can with shaving!
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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The above is about right, but how "tight" your hair is in your follicles will determine if you need it longer.
The bad thing about waxing, is the hair has to grow out before you can do it again...so you can't maintain that "smoothness" like you can with shaving!
This is why I hated waxing my legs...it just took too darn long to grow and my hair wasn't consistent in growth. Plus I felt it hurt way more than a bikini/brazilian wax.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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This is why I hated waxing my legs...it just took too darn long to grow and my hair wasn't consistent in growth. Plus I felt it hurt way more than a bikini/brazilian wax.
I can't imagine having my legs waxed solely for this reason! I cannot take having stubble!!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Does the hair usually thin out over multiple sessions?
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Does the hair usually thin out over multiple sessions?
I always hear different from different people. Thin as in enough to feel like it's dissapearing ? Nope, at least not for me. In my case I think it might help on legs over the years (my mother is naturally hairless on her legs and arms once she hit her 40-50's) but brazillian/ bikini does not thin out over the years IMO. You'd have to look into those laser treatments for serious affects over multiple treatments.

Which I might invest in since I'm one of those women who imagine that it's best when men don't need to know I need to wax... :P
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Waxing the bikini area Ouch
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Waxing the bikini area Ouch
Worth the pain since it's very hygienic and needed to wear certain cute bikinis.

But also, to the OP: if you're asking specifically about the bikini line, I'd say minimum half inch needed, and you'd never want to shave instead unless you can deal with stubble well. Should last 2 weeks or so?
Go to the salon for the first couple times to see if you can handle the pain and they'll trim as necessary. It takes some getting used to if you're doing it at home with a waxing kit... I've heard horror stories and even have a couple of my own from a few years back.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:02 AM
 
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One to two inches long is good to put wax for a hairstyle....
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