The Hair Down There

Hot topic and TMI alert! Lots of ladies are buzzing about the hair down there. To shave or not to shave, but that's not the only question. What about waxing? How about laser removal? Do you go '70s style or take it all off?


It wasn't until I was well into my twenties that I even thought about my lady bush. Sure, I kept it neat for bathing suit season, but I was really low maintenance otherwise. Then something piqued my interest in taking it all off. So I did. I have to say that I have tried a lot of beauty procedures and this one does not rank as the most painful. For me, it's eyebrow threading. Gosh, that hurts! But the full Brazilian (which is waxing off every last hair down there) isn't so bad. It's fast (if you go to a professional) and lasts a lot longer than no bumps. Now I know it's not the same for everyone. Some find it very painful, and in fact, based on CafeMoms responses on if you shave or wax your private area, most of you prefer shaving only some of the area with a slight trim of the rest. But not all landing strips are the same size. There's lots of variety.

A lot of ladies don't remove it all for their man either. They do it for themselves. Some CafeMoms say it makes them feel clean and fresher, and others even find that it helps them get aroused quicker. No hair obstructing the lady bits!

I will say that trying to wax yourself is very tricky. I tried that once too and let's just say things stuck together that shouldn't have and the end result was not a pretty sight. Depilatory creams like Nair or Veet are pretty good...and thankfully they found a way to not make them smell so bad. These creams are only good if you want to remove some of your bikini line...not all. My friend Leila has gone the laser route and she says that it's totally worth it if you wax because even though laser hair removal is expensive, once you are done with treatments (usually three or four depending on the coarseness of your hair) then you are done....forever! Yeah, she says it hurts...but no more than childbirth and it's all over fast. Waxing can often cost $45 and up depending on what spa you go to, and most women need to go once a month to maintain. That's over $500 a year!

What do you think? Would you wax or laser? Do you prefer to go au natural?


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