Q: Dear Miss Bliss,
I will be going on Spring Break 3/2-3/8. I’d like to get a two Brazilian waxes before I go since it’s been a while since I’ve been waxed. I’d like to get one within the next few weeks and then one 48 hours before I leave (2/28). When do you recommend I get the first wax?
A: Dear Waxing Poetic,
Where are you going on your trip and can I come, too? You’re mentioned that you’re going away in a few weeks. Six, to be exact. What I’m wondering is if you know about how long it takes for your hair to grow back post wax. Hair cycles can be a tricky thing. We can estimate that we see our regular clients about 4 weeks between waxes.
That being said, hair cycles vary from person to person. So you may need a wax ever three weeks while your friend, Sally Smith, needs a wax ever six weeks (lucky her!). Keep in mind that you’ll need some fuzz down there in order to get waxed right before your trip. Use your best judgment; there does need to be enough hair for the wax to grab.
Don’t forget that waxing is half the battle. If you want to soothe your skin post waxing, grab a tube of Bliss Problem Salved. This little 20-in-1 wonder balm is my BFF after waxing or shaving (hey, sometimes I don't have time to get to the spa!). Problem salved is purse friendly, travel friendly, and cures all sorts of beauty woes. It soothes freshly waxed skin (see: redness, sensitivity, post-waxing itchiness) and it great for a myriad of uses that will come in handy on spring break:
blisters caused by new flip flops
sunburn, but I'm sure you won't get a sunburn because you'll be wearing SPF, right?
tame fly away hairs after all those volleyball games on the beach
nourish cuticles after drying out your skin in the pool
Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip.