Today, I experienced waxing for the first time. (Okay, maybe the second time) I will be honest and say that I have been acting like a cavewoman and I haven’t shaved my armpits in the last two months. Yes, you read that right. I’ve basically been growing a damn forest in my armpit region and kept postponing my shave because I’ve been wanting to get a wax for a long time now.
It wasn’t this bad, but if I kept it up, I would definitely end up like this. (Found this on Google, by the way. I don’t mean any disrespect.)
Every time I plan on doing it, it doesn’t push through. I end up going home and touching my armpit, then laugh at myself for looking like a man. I find it hilarious that I kept avoiding wearing sleeveless tops in public or raising my arms, but then I go home and stroke my armpits because it’s so damn furry. I showed it to my mom and even she was laughing so hard.
I’m a disgusting human being, sue me!
So today I finally did it! I’m wondering if I should post before and after photos. Although, I don’t want my black forest (okay, that could mean anything!) on the internet. I also don’t want current and future readers blowing their brains out at the sight of them. And come on, that’s just nasty!
First! She put baby powder on it since it was still a little damp from my shower.
After I went to the gym, I took a shower in the girl’s locker room and dashed to the waxing salon right after. The esthetician told me to lie down and wait for her to get the wax. What’s cool about LayBare is that they use ‘cool wax’ or something, instead of hot wax and using paper (or something) to rip out the hairs. That’s probably better if you want it all out in one go, but this method is kind of less painful (as some would say) since the wax doesn’t burn and it pulls ‘gently’ on the hairs. It didn’t hurt as bad as I expected and it didn’t take too long either. She ended up plucking some stubborn ones that didn’t want to come off with wax though, but it wasn’t that painful.
Second armpit done! Still a little painful and it looked really red here!
I was shy at first and told her I haven’t shaved for two months, and then I showed her and said that it was nothing and that she’s seen worse. I was relieved! After the procedure, she told me “So, you feel like a woman again?” Hahaha. She was quite chatty, but it was fine and she was definitely nice. I was happy with her service, and ended up giving her a tip. She told me not to get it wet until after 4 hours and I couldn’t wear deodorant yet. Oh, and she told me to come back after a month and never to shave again. I agreed.
Just a bit of cleaning up; she plucked the little ones that just didn’t want to go away.
It’s still kind of red and looks like it has chicken skin but it’s not that bad ’cause the skin feels pretty smooth anyway! I showed my parents right after and they were happy to see that I no longer looked like a hairy man. (I’m overreacting, but oh well.) I keep showing people my armpits; I hope they don’t get too annoyed. I’m just so happy! Haha. :D
Post procedure. Still a little red, but definitely hairless! Haha.
Have you tried waxing, or do you prefer going au naturale? :D