Hair or no hair
Why you may ask, do I pull the hair off my vulva once a month? Well, I promise you its really not that vulgar- its actually painless at this point.
It has been of hot debate to discuss body hair on women, but its really, really simple: an empowered woman can keep or remove her body hair, and still be beautiful and confident.
Body hair is just… hair. It is natural to have it and there is nothing wrong for it, but for many reasons we may choose to keep or remove it!
I have been waxing my body hair for over 4 years, and its a staple in order to keep my very sensitive skin healthy and happy.
Ever since overcoming my eating disorder, I was left with an intense overgrowth of hair all over my body. While I wasn’t necessarily self conscious about it, I noticed in my teen years that shaving, especially my vulva, was traumatically painful and caused intense ingrown hairs.
The hair would grow back even thicker, leaving me with little relief. I even let my hair grow, but actually found that having pubic hair was the most uncomfortable of all against my clothing and during sex due to its texture.
Meeting Veronica at a waxing center we worked at, I got my first taste into waxing my Brazilian area. This includes your entire pubic mound, vulva, and around your anus and glutes. The look was completely different- no razor burns, no discoloration from the hair being in the follicle, no ingrown hairs, and best of all.. the hair comes back incredibly thin, and didn’t fully grow back for about 3 weeks!
Why are women scared of waxing?
When I worked at a waxing center, I found that many women wanted to explore waxing but were scared for a number of reasons, So lets debunk those.
Ladies, its really not that painful. The first wax hurts the worst, and the ones after become painless. This is because the hair gets thinner and weakens, making it easier to remove. The more you shave, the thicker it becomes and the faster it grows back!
-You're self Conscious of your vagina
I get it, its daunting to lay on a table spread eagle with your vagina out. So many women get scared that they don’t have a nice vagina, or don’t want someone looking. You must realize that this is your waxers job and they stare at different vaginas all day long! As Veronica explained to me, they are just focused on removing the hair, not on what the client’s vulva looks like.
-You're worried you will get judged
There is a huge misconception that it isn’t feminist to wax or remove body hair, since many women do it because men like it. I think its feminist AF to make whatever choice you want with your body hair, and its nobody else's business.
Body hair, just like many other things, seem to be a trend of the time. While I wax myself bare, many other choose styles that are comfortable for them. My grandparents rave about loving the 70’s untamed bush, while Veronica’s older clients prefer a landing strip or a triangle left on their pubic mound.
Waxing with Veronica
I was so happy to reconnect with Veronica, since we thought it was important to provide more information on safe ways to remove pubic hair! Veronica’s studio was incredibly clean and comfortable as she had me strip down to get to business. I lay down and she has me put my legs in a butterfly pose, making it very easy for her to lay the wax quickly and gently. She first cleansed the area and applied powder, which absorbs any moisture so the wax will successfully stick to your hair.
Veronica uses hard wax, which in my experience is much gentler in the pubic area than strip wax or sugaring. She laid down the wax quickly through certain sections, starting off with my pubic mound, then my labia, then my anal area. Working at the speed of light, my Brazilian wax was completed in 10-12 minutes. With her technique being so quick and skilled, it results in minima trauma to the area and less possibility of injuries like bruises or burns.
After definitely having my share of horrible experiences being a wax model for multiple other estheticians, I was delighted to have a happy and safe experience with Veronica! If you are in the Salt Lake area and looking to start any kind of waxing service, I would recommend scheduling with her. Professional, quick, and not to mention incredibly beautiful and funny- I lucked out being able to trust her with the most intimate of jobs!
You can book with Veronica at https://bewaxednow.com/