Just because I get bikini waxes doesn't mean I'm always bikini ready. After all, I'm a hairy woman (my latest battle involved lasering off my mustache), and although I get bikini waxes every four weeks, I recently had a scheduling conflict. I had to wear a bikini, it had only been two weeks since my last wax, and things were looking pretty rough.
A good wax should last three to six weeks, but at less than three weeks, the hair tends to be too short to remove. So what's a girl to do between waxes? Some might be tempted to turn to a razor for a quick fix, but Noemi Grupenmager, CEO and founder of Uni K Wax Centers, says shaving will just make your next wax more difficult. (By the way, she can also answer many other embarrassing bikini questions.) Instead, she recommends a "touch-up" wax.
I was skeptical, so I took my two-week hair growth to Uni K for a touch-up wax, and to my great surprise, it actually worked. Sure, some of the shorter hairs didn't come off with the hard wax, but the longer ones — in the more visible areas — did. Although the results didn't look as clean as they would had I waited the usual four weeks, I feel more confident about my bikini line.