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Model

Judy Harris

Posts: 4

Westlake, Ohio, US

I was wondering what everyones take on shaving and waxing is. What is everyones fave method of hair removal down there? How do you like to keep it neat and tidy?

I have had special requests by photographers and try to meet them when possiable. Is this the right thing to do? also it really depens on the outfit i am wearing on how I shave or wax.

Lets just share pointers and what you all think.

Jun 26 13 06:28 pm Link

Model

JonBeneteau

Posts: 38

Delta, Colorado, US

i never shave.. if i do i get crazy chaffing/red marks. ill just take a electric razor and trim as short as i can down there, trying to avoid cutting myself.. if you dont get any redness from that, i would recommend to shave the morning before the shoot, or trim in a decorative manor.. you dont want to have a jungle down there!

Jun 26 13 06:40 pm Link

Model

Sachea Nicole

Posts: 11

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

I go with  my own personal preference which is basically shave it all ( normal areas: legs bikini pits...not arms or chest or anything)I realize thats not a look appreciated by all but I just really dont care for hair that isnt on top my head!   and Boudreaux's butt paste (like for babies diaper rash) is awesome for preventing as well as helping with razor burn thats already there. Even works great if u have a blemish apply a dab and it starts geting the red irritated looking skin to vanish quickly!  Its creamy and kinda fluffy at the same time and a flesh tone. Ince rubbed in u cant even tell it was just applied so it can be used even during a shoot...its good for dark puffy circles under ur eyes it stays in my kids diaper bag as well ad a tube in with my makeup! Weird I know but it works!! Hope this helps

Jun 27 13 07:50 am Link

Model

Erica-rose

Posts: 150

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wax just becuase i personally prefer.. though it does mean there is a growing out phase haha.

Jun 27 13 07:57 am Link

Model

Tabby Jenkins

Posts: 3

Avon, Ohio, US

I shave everything legs pits and bikini (bald). I have found that shaving is easier to maintain and always ready for action lol

Jun 27 13 05:56 pm Link

Photographer

Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Weed whacker.

Jun 27 13 06:07 pm Link

Model

Eva Marx

Posts: 40

West Hollywood, California, US

I think the best option is Veet/Nair.

With waxing, you only remain hairless for about a week or two, and then you have to  wait another week or so (depending on how fast your hair grows) to rewax...making you out of commission for that period of time. Unless the photographer likes a 5 o'clock shadow.

With shaving:  Razor burn. Ouch...

The first time I used Veet, it burned like all hell and most of the hair didn't even come off!  I swore I would never use it again.
I'm really stubborn though. I tried it two more times, actually RUBBING the cream into my skin, and it worked! My skin got used to the product, it didn't burn anymore, I don't have to wait a week to use it again, and no razor burn! smile

Jun 27 13 06:08 pm Link

Model

DivaEroticus

Posts: 14721

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

I never get razor burn.  Ever.

Jun 27 13 06:13 pm Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2340

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

Waxing in said area is painful.
o_O


Many Youtube beauty experts say that electronic clippers (even cheap ones for men) work very well.

Jun 27 13 06:21 pm Link

Model

WithAmour

Posts: 219

Orlando, Florida, US

Eva Marx wrote:
I think the best option is Veet/Nair.

With waxing, you only remain hairless for about a week or two, and then you have to  wait another week or so (depending on how fast your hair grows) to rewax...making you out of commission for that period of time. Unless the photographer likes a 5 o'clock shadow.

With shaving:  Razor burn. Ouch...

The first time I used Veet, it burned like all hell and most of the hair didn't even come off!  I swore I would never use it again.
I'm really stubborn though. I tried it two more times, actually RUBBING the cream into my skin, and it worked! My skin got used to the product, it didn't burn anymore, I don't have to wait a week to use it again, and no razor burn! smile

+1

Jun 27 13 06:43 pm Link

Photographer

Greg Scott - BodyWerx

Posts: 494

Lake Aluma, Oklahoma, US

My wife took the waxing plunge. She has german heritage and had THICK pubic hair. She could shave and it was lumberjack stubble the next day. She decided to try waxing. I'll give her account.....

The first time, it hurt. Not scream your head off hurt, but more of a WOAH sh!t hurt. That was quickly forgotten though because when she was done, it was the softest and smoothest its ever been. And it lasted about 10 days.

The second time, it was a tug and a hmm, but no way near as bad.

The benefit for her was completely worth any discomfort.

A few facts/tips:
Go to a professional. period. They know wtf they are doing because they do it every day! from product to technique, pay the money or beware.

The courser the hair, the better waxing works in terms of longevity. The thicker hair doesn't break and gets the entire root so to speak. What grows back is only the thin soft hair, it breaks instead of pulling all of it out.

Now, she waxes once a month, shaves every 10 days, lets it grow last 10 days for a waxing. She now gets zero ingrown hairs when she shaves.

your mileage may vary, just her account. She likes it so much shes pushing me to get get it done.......I might be sharing too much with you! lol

Jun 27 13 07:07 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Doesn't this belong more in the model section rather than the Newbie / Intro forum?

Jun 27 13 08:02 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36720

Columbus, Ohio, US

There was a lengthy thread on this subject awhile back. Perhaps you could get some pointers from it. smile
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=90489

Jun 27 13 08:23 pm Link

Photographer

Demeter Photography

Posts: 550

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Real answer is there is no UNIVERSAL best option.  Some people prefer shaving, some people do well with waxing.  I know a girl who waxed often for about a year and now the hair does not grow back at all.  Literally not at all!  This is uncommon for sure.
I know others who only need to wax every 4 or 5 months, but others who wax very frequently...  its all about what you are comfy with and gets you the best results.

Jun 27 13 08:50 pm Link