I'm going to tell you a story, it's all true (and may be a bit of a PG 13 thing) - but I have to give you a little background info first. Some of this will include a bit about my faith....but I'll soon get into the advice.
I don't think I've kept it any secret that I am a Muslim -- part of my faith is ensuring cleanliness -- of the home, of the body and of the body parts. We are even told that it is better to remove the hair from the armpits and pubic areas. Yup, that's right. Personally, I choose to wax to do this.
The problem comes in that I'm also fairly cheap. Getting it done at the salon is a LOT more expensive than buying those little wax strips...but I will do it myself and then give myself the "treat" of the salon every few months.
So -- last time, I was brave enough to give myself a Brazilian wax at home. It requires a lot of determination, and well placed mirrors. I did a decent job and was happy with it. So, I thought I could do it again.
I got all my gear together and went at it... but (there's always a but, isn't there?) at the very last strip I pulled the skin tight (I was working on my labia area) and ripped that last bitty strip off. The problem came because I was holding that skin so tight that I literally ripped it. Yes...my skin split. A gash probably 2 inches long....
My first reaction was "Holy *&$#@!!!!!" I was near fainting...I was shaking and crying and....well, I'm sure you can imagine. After calming down a bit I assessed the damage and realized it wasn't so bad, but just in a horrible, horrible spot. It was bleeding a bit, but manageable....I hobbled over to my tub and got into the shower....debating whether or not I should go to the hospital. Thank God for friends who are nurses....she came to check on me and I'm all good -- just have to slather it with Polysporin and keep it clean.
So -- my advice in all this -- when dealing with "sensitive areas" and hair removal - It is worth every penny it takes to get it done by a professional!!
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