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Bikini area waxing – which option is better?

There are different ways to wax hair from your bikini area. Here are a few of them.

Written by Kriti Saraswat |Updated : September 25, 2014 2:25 PM IST

bikini area waxingWomen often wonder about removing hair from down there in order to keep their pubic area clean. Though there are various methods one can opt for, if you plan to wax it out, you may want to know which kind you'd prefer. Yes, there are different styles of waxing. Here's a list and the difference between them.

Bikini wax

A bikini wax is basically waxing off hair from the sides which would normally be visible outside the panty line or certain kinds of swimsuits. Here, rest of the pubic hair is intact or trimmed while the sides are completely hairless. Many even opt for doing this style of waxing at home on their own while several beauty parlours also offer the same.

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Brazilian wax

A Brazilian wax is where hair from the entire pubic area is removed from the front and also the buttocks. The complete area is hairless after the procedure. It is also known as Hollywood wax these days. Make sure the place you go to is hygienic and they use fresh products wax strips, wax, sheet, etc each time, to avoid any infection. It can be quite painful so be ready to endure it.

French wax

This is where the pubic hair is waxed except for a small strip of hair left above the vulva. It is often called the landing strip. At times, people leave a triangle-shaped strip of hair too. This is somewhere in-between your regular bikini wax and a Brazilian wax.

Apart from waxing, other methods to get rid of hair in the bikini area are laser reduction method, shaving, using epilators or hair removal creams.

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