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Valentine's Day Prep - "Downtown" Edition

Talking to a spa owner the other day, she noted the high number of wax requests that she received over the week.  She couldn't understand why the number was so high-- it's winter!  And then it hit her... February 14th is nearly here.  And she commented, "I guess some people get flowers and others get a groomed ___"  well, you get the idea.

When it comes to female grooming many people have their preferences; some like the natural look, while others prefer smooth and hair-free, others prefer something in between, and others prefer not to groom.  There is no "right" way, just what feels right for the person who is sporting the style.

And same goes for male grooming!  There's no right or wrong way to groom (or not groom).

If you are considering doing something different, like getting a wax, consider having it done by a reputable professional in a sanitary environment.  This will reduce the chances for mishaps, as well as, allow someone who is trained to help you determine what is right for you.  Check out reviews on Yelp or ask friends where they go for similar services.

If you want to consider all of your options, here are the pros and cons of the techniques we could think of.  Are we missing any?

  • Hair grows back within a few days
  • May be uncomfortable and itchy as it grows back
  • Hair may feel coarse when it grows back, because the hair shaft will have a blunt tip
  • Possibility of cutting the skin, razor burn, and/or ingrown hairs
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be done at home

  • Hair grows back after a few weeks
  • Slight discomfort when the hair is being taken off
  • Hair regrowth may feel thinner as it grows back
  • Can be costly
  • Can be done at home but may be easier to have it done professionally

  • Hair grows back quickly
  • Plucking is painful
  • Can be used to remove a few stray hairs that may be bothersome but not recommended for the full job

  • Product must say that it's safe to use on the pubic or bikini area
  • Can test product in a small area and wait 24 hours to be sure that no reaction occurs
  • Can cause irritation
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be done at home

Happy Hump Day before Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day JHU!

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Pros and Cons list taken from goaskalice