Step away from this post if you’ve got issues with pubes and the annihilation of them. Or just my general crassness.
I went to Wink Laser & Wax Studio, which I have been frequenting for my hair removal needs for the past couple of months. I usually just get my legs done, because they’re the unslightliest parts of my body, at least where “excess hair” is concerned. However, I thought long and hard about just taking the plunge and trying out a Brazilian wax, which I’ve never done prior to this post.
A Brazilian wax basically entails a full removal of hair in the pubic region. It gained popularity back when I was too young to even think about it, and I’ve successfully stayed away from the treatment since then. Well, until now, obviously. A Brazilian wax at Wink will set you back Php 680.
You see, I didn’t really see the point. I’m not so iffy about, hmm. Bushiness. But when the mind latches onto something, it’s kind of hard to shake that idea off. So, I went to see what the big deal was. I made a deal with my therapist to start off with a bikini wax (just kind of trimming everything so that no hair peeks out of a bikini) and then graduate into a Brazilian if I don’t feel like dying.
Well, it turns out that I have a pretty high threshold of pain. As is customary with Wink Wax sessions, your skin is prepped with Jasmine Oil, and a sanitary environment is readied for you to not feel mucky. I did find the temperature a bit uncomfortable, but that’s the thing with my pain triggers—I can handle quite a bit of pain, but if my body is recovering, i.e. throbbing sore from the pain of waxing, I don’t like having it poked, prodded, or touched. (Which is why I don’t know if I will ever get a tattoo, but that’s another story.)
As for a stranger nosing in on your privates… I just didn’t dwell on it. It ceases to be awkward after a while. Anyway. I left a ‘landing strip,’ because I didn’t really feel like “going all the way.” Technically, it’s still a Brazilian, I think. I don’t feel quite right without even a small amount of pubes, to be honest, so the smooth, hair-free parts are enough strangeness for me.
I scoffed at the idea of a Brazilian wax, but after having it done, actually does feel a bit cleaner. It was great that I got to try it out at Wink, too, since I have been extremely impressed with the quality of their services so far. I don’t know if I’ll be back for seconds, but now I at least know what to expect.
This service was provided free of charge. All opinions are honest and my own.