How to prepare for an intimate wax
Intimate waxing has become the norm as more men and women want a cleaner fresher feel ‘down there’ but if you are new to the wonders of intimate waxing, this blog will definitely explain how to prepare for an intimate wax.
Waxing is not a new thing, in fact, it has been around from the early Egyptian times when the thought of pubic hair was deemed uncivilized and the ancient Greeks saw a hairless crotch as a symbol for the upper classes.
Beeswax was used back then and seashells were used for tweezers.
Fortunately waxing has come a long way since then and the once painful chore of hair removal has now turned into an experience.
Queen B are waxing specialists, our experienced and qualified team are there to ensure your waxing is as painless as possible so whether you are a regular wax fan or if it is your very first wax, you are in safe hands.
We are delighted to partner with Perron Rigot for our wax products, the inventor of disposable strip wax, a global leader and innovator and with a history spanning more than 80 years, you can be guaranteed an excellent experience.
My first intimate wax
How to prepare for an intimate wax
If this is your first wax and you are used to shaving, it is essential you put down the razor at least 2 and a half weeks before your visit, this allows adequate time for your hair to grow at least ¼ inch to ½ inch (If you have coarser hair, it should be at least ½ inch).
If you have shaved or waxed with less time and have an appointment, please call us ASAP so we can reschedule your appointment.
If you are preparing for your holiday or a big event we recommend to do a trial run first at least a month before to see how your skin reacts and how long it takes to settle. It also allows most of your hair to be in the same stage of the hair growth cycle for your next treatment in 4 – 6 weeks, meaning you will get much longer before regrowth.
It is always a good rule of thumb to always have an intimate wax one to two days before an event, even if you’ve been waxing for years.
The week leading up to a wax, exfoliate the area using an exfoliating scrub, if possible try and do this every other day in the week before your treatment but stop at least 24 hours before your visit.
Exfoliating will remove any dead skin and help to lift the hairs away from the top layer of skin allowing them to be picked up by the wax easier. We love the Double Exfoliation Scrub from Perron Rigot
If possible it’s a good idea to bring a clean change of underwear, especially if you’re not going straight home afterwards. Open hair follicles are much more likely to become infected, and the first 24 hours after treatment are critical to avoid this happening. Sweat and chlorine can both increase the likelihood of open follicles becoming infected so please do not swim or workout within 24 hours of your treatment.
Before the treatment, you’ll be asked to fill in a thorough consultation form, please remember to list any medications you are taking. You will be surprised what can affect your skin’s sensitivity and let us know if there is anything we should be aware of. (Pregnancy, skin tags, recent operations/surgeries etc)
If you are a little nervous that a Brazilian or Hollywood wax will be uncomfortable, then it might be worth taking 1 – 2 paracetamol half an hour before treatment, especially if this is your first wax.
If you know your skin is quite sensitive or reactive, another alternative would be to take an anti-histamine to reduce redness.
Also, avoiding caffeine for a few hours before an intimate wax can help reduce discomfort. Caffeine heightens nerve ending sensitivities, which is exactly the opposite of what you want to be doing before a hair removal session!
Does the time of the month make a difference when waxing?
Sometimes. You’ll be most comfortable on the fertile days of your cycle as this is when your pain threshold is at its highest.
Can I wax while I am on my period?
It is absolutely fine to have a wax during a period, sometimes it is unavoidable. It’s worth noting that some women find it more uncomfortable but have no fear, we can still wax you.
If your skin is healthy and you can wear a tampon, then you can get waxed.
However, wearing a menstrual pad to your appointment isn’t recommended.
We always want to ensure that we are being as safe and sanitary as possible so it is safer to use a tampon to reduce any exposure. Please be aware should you not feel comfortable waxing while on your period to give us as much notice as possible so we can do our best to fill your appointment space and not charge you for cancelling last minute.
Please shower before your visit
Obviously you want to feel *fresh* for your wax appointment, so it is essential to pop in the shower before your visit.
Our therapists need to work down there and we request your arrive clean – If you have not had time to shower before your visit, please book in a shower slot to avoid embarrassment.
Post-wax, we recommend you don’t shower for 24 hours minimum as while the hair follicles are exposed, they’re more prone to infection and irritation and hot water will make it worse.
Male intimate waxing
Our therapists are fully trained in male intimate waxing so please try to relax, we know it can seem a bit weird but we have seen it all before.
If it is your first time and you would like to discuss your wax before booking, please do let us know.
All treatments are carried out by our female staff however if you feel more comfortable having a conversation with a man before your visit, this can be arranged too.
If you are having any type of intimate waxing you will be required to remove ALL clothing from the waist down for a perfect wax.
Please do not make a complete fool of yourself by asking for ‘extra’s’.
ANY inappropriate behaviour will NOT be tolerated, and if at any time the therapist feels uncomfortable you will be asked to leave and you may be reported to the police.
Can I wax while pregnant?
You can most definitely wax during your pregnancy except in your first trimester –
Please do let us know if you are pregnant and if you are in your third trimester, we will need to add more time to your treatment to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
All of our beds can be raised or lowered and your experienced therapist will be on hand to assist at all times.
Hopefully that answers your questions about how to prepare for an intimate wax but if you need more assistance, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Waxing doesn’t need to be a chore, it should always be a great experience.
This is why waxing at Queen B is so popular
We are pre-birth waxing specialists
Our treatment rooms have been designed for your comfort and relaxation.
All of our treatment beds are electrically operated which means you will not have to climb up or down and of course, your experienced therapist will be on hand to assist.
If this is your first visit and you have any concerns or require more information about our pregnancy treatments, please contact one of our team and we will be more than happy to answer any questions.
This is a very important time for you and we want your experience to be the best it can be.
Gemma is the absolute best!
I have now become a loyal customer and refuse to go anywhere else because of her service.
She is so lovely and super quick when it comes to waxing.
I wouldn’t visit any other salon!
Fleur is quick and efficient and I don’t ever stress about having a bikini wax anymore.
I wouldn’t visit any other salon!
OMG Gemma is BRILLIANT
I’m very pleased with the service I get. Was my first time doing waxing and OMG Gemma is BRILLIANT!!!
Very professional, and always Gemma made your feel comfortable.
I’m looking forward for my next visit at QueenB
Best Salon I have ever come across
Best Salon I have ever come across! I am a regular customer and the service is always outstanding.
Fleur did an absolute amazing job with my full body massage today. I feel a lot more relaxed and I genuinely could have gone to sleep during my session. She is AMAZING!
I highly recommend this salon. The team are so welcoming and treat you like stars! If you haven’t been you are most certainly missing out.
Gemma was awesome. This is the first wax I have had in almost 2 years and I have been reminded why I prefer this to shaving.
Was the most painless wax I have had and so quick as well.
I will be back! x
Are you a body builder and you are preparing for a show? Waxing your body is the perfect way to show off your muscle definition.
Are you about to get a tattoo that you want to show off? Allow us to remove hair safely and easily so the area is perfectly smooth for your tattooist to perform their magic.
There are so many reasons to get waxed, we are here to help make your experience better.
Hopefully this blog has shown you how to prepare for an intimate wax.
Whether it's your first wax or your first visit to Queen B or you are one of our many regulars, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Please ensure you have not waxed or shaved in the past two and a half weeks otherwise we will not be able to perform your service but you will still be charged for your appointment. If you are unsure, please call the salon before booking your appointment 020 3441 7172 or visit our FAQ page.