I've never had a Brazilian bikini wax, but I have heard my share of war stories about the hair removal process. Feeling pain "equivalent to childbirth," as one of my girlfriends over-dramatically put it, doesn't sound like a barrel of laughs or worth the bare bush result. I instead opt for shaving my bikini area (take this quiz to find your best hair removal strategy).
And if you're like me, you know shaving that "area" is a challenge. You often end up with unsightly razor burn, painful nicks and cuts, and/or ingrown hairs. So what's a girl to do? Consult an expert, of course. Here Venus Scientist, Claire Girdler answers my questions and shares tips for achieving the smoothest bikini area shave possible:
First, why is the area so difficult to tackle?
"The bikini area differs from legs not only in the amount of surface area, but also in the direction of hair growth and the moisture content of the skin, Girdler explains. "The hair in the bikini area grows down and towardRead More »from The Right Way to Shave Your Bikini Area