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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Waxing or Shaving? What to do? Bikini rash.. HELP!

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    My skin is very irritated in my bikini area. I have a great seat, padded shorts and am using sports lubricant but am still having a problem. I am open to any suggestions. I have had to stop riding for a few days because it is so painful. I shave my bikini area but should I wax instead?

    Please help I miss my bike and the road.

  2. #2
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    Is the irritation the little red bumps and ingrown hairs or is it something else?

    I shave the bikini area quite frequently. Using an exfoliant seems to help keep away the ingrown hairs and red bumps. But you have to be gentle. I use an Apricot facial scrub. Also putting your shaving cream on and letting it sit for a little bit also seems to help. I'm too chicken to wax.

    V.

  3. #3
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    It's both. I will give your suggestions a try.

    Thanks for responding.

  4. #4
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    Oh my Gooooossssshhh! Shaving in the bikini area is the last place you should shave. I am so anti-shaving, but bikini line shaving just makes me shutter to the bone. Waxing isn't automatically going to stop the uncomfortable phase of regrowth, but at least it happens every 3 or so weeks, not every 3 days.

    It is so hard waxing the first couple of times, more so if the area has a history of being shaved, but it does get easier, the hair thins and is easier to remove. Get it done proffesionally too!

    And since I don't personally know anyone here....my last hint is...brazillian waxing is the way to go for ultimate comfort!

    Gee I can't spell to good tonight, hiccup!
    Warning: rider may fall at any time without notice.

  5. #5
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    I found that shaving with the hairs (and not against them!!) solved any rash problem.

  6. #6
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    Thumbs up Re: Waxing or Shaving? What to do? Bikini rash.. HELP!

    Brazilian wax is definitely the way to go on that one!!!!

  7. #7
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    Question

    What's Brazilian wax???

  8. #8
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    From what I've read, it's when they wax everything - front and back. It's called a Brazilian because of the thong bikinis popular in Brazil.

    V.

  9. #9
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    I have actually waxed in the past and went back to shaving. I am not quiet sure I have the guts to do a Brazilian but maybe a racing stripe instead. Do you usually wait at least a day after waxing before riding again so to not aggrivate the pores?

  10. #10
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    I've heard women describe a brazilian wax as going all the way up to the ovaries!

  11. #11
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    Unhappy

    So I tried something called Surgiwax just on then edge of the bikini line and what a disaster! It very quickly turned into this sticky hard mess that stuck to my hands, the skin I put it on and everything within 3 feet. I did remove a few hairs also, but I spent about an hour trying to pick off the residual chunks of hardened wax. Omigod if I had tried a Brazilian, I would have ended up in the ER! Shaving sounds safer.

  12. #12
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    Brazilian...sounds a little scary....

    OUCH!

    I haven't tried waxing down there, but the whole shaving thing is just plain irritating. First few days your fine and after that BAM , irritation.

    I'm still battling....

  13. #13
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    That's why I shave just about every day. Seems to help keep all that stuff away.

    V.

  14. #14
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    Talking

    Im too lazy to shave every day. I just prefer to do it once every 2 months or so...

  15. #15
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    ...get a wax....

    i read that post, and realised that is NOT what i meant to say...

    a wax last longer, so i prefer one big annpyance every 2 months, rather than daily annoyance...

 

 

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