Hey Cillakat, how long do you leave the aspirin/sour cream combo on for and is it ok to use if you're prone to eczema? Thanks
Originally Posted by cillakat
I completely agree. I have a Tria IPL and it really works well. Yes it takes some effort but then once it's done it's done permanently. Also I agree that hair removal is kind of too personal to be left to a someone other than me.
Originally Posted by Flexi
ok, so, i am bumping this because i got my wax yesterday.
i twas not with the lady i'd originally chosen, but DH bought me a gift voucher and overall it was a beneficial and positive experience. i'm not unhappy with it.
but, i'm having some issues. first -- the red bumps. looks like blood filled follicles, and i assume that will go away. i got it done yesterday afternoon, btw (finished by 3 pm), and it is now 10:30 am the next morning.
i feel like i have a sun burn down there. it's pink, but no longer swollen, and of course, red bumps around the edges. i was told to exfoliate this morning, and i did, and *ouch* -- felt like sun burn plus chemical burn (and i've had one on my face from a facial gone wrong).
i think that either A. the wax burned me (it did feel very hot when she put it on and i let her know), or B. there were chemicals in there that might have burned me. And of course, i did exfoliate, but OUCH. and so i put some aloe on afterwards which felt a bit better.
anyone have a similar experience? Any advice on how to handle the burn (chemical or heat burn)? looks like no fun for me for a few days, wearing underwear hurts. seriously. i'm wearing skirts only. and moving slowly.
anyway. . .advice? insight? experience?
red has gone down, now all of the little red bumps have become little white heads, and where the pink has gone away, i also have white heads. someone, please tell me something that i can do because *ouch*.
(((Hugs))) I go CW, in this case.
I use a topical antibiotic cream with pain relief after waxing. (available at Safeway, don't know the kiwi equiv.) Tea tree and lavendar are too strong, IMO.
There is something called a TRIA. It is a home laser hair removal device. Yep, they are kinda pricy and the laser treatments take some effort but then once it's done, it's done for life. No more razors, bumps, waxes, etc, ever.
I'm sure you will look gorgeous in your new bikini in any case.
edit: I just realized that this was that old thread come back to life and I had already put in this 2c worth
Last edited by Paleobird; 03-04-2011 at 03:21 PM.
Paleobird~ Have you used this yourself?
Originally Posted by Paleobird
Yep, I am now hair free everywhere I want to be.
Originally Posted by Dragonfly
I am on it!
yeah, i wanted to see if i liked the look/feel before i do anything permanent or whatever.
i put on the triple antibiotic cream (no pain relief), then aloe (relief, brief), and then calendula oil (with the almond oil carrier). it's feeling better, but it will probably be a few days.