For a long time, we’ve been repeatedly told all of the things we absolutely cannot do when we have our period. Swimming? Sorry, you might get eaten by a shark! Running? Hi, it’s me, your period cramps! Saving the planet? Your typical pads are filled with plastic!
Here at Natracare, we believe there’s next to nothing your period can stop you doing, but what about getting waxed on your period?
Waxing on your period
Whether you let it grow, get a Brazilian wax or shave it into a nice little flower, what you choose to do with your pubic hair is entirely your choice. But if waxing is your thing, you may’ve heard that you should never get waxed during your period. We’re here to debunk this myth and tell you that you’re good to go – you can get waxed on your period.
Tips for getting waxed on your period
Contrary to common belief, you can get waxed on your period. You just need to wear a fresh tampon or clean menstrual cup to your appointment. During your period your skin is at its most sensitive. So, you may also want to let your wax therapist know you’re on your period, so they’ll know what to expect and be as gentle as possible on you.
Managing the pain
If you’ve got a low pain threshold, you might want to adjust your wax appointment to when you’re not on your period, just to save yourself some pain! If you can’t move your appointment, or simply don’t want to that’s absolutely fine. Instead, you could take a couple of ibuprofen half an hour before your appointment to keep the pain to a minimum.
Waxing is not the place for pads
Period pads and panty liners definitely have their place, but on the waxing table is not one of them! While you’re absolutely fine to get a wax while on your period, you’re better off using a tampon or cup instead.
You’ll also want to make sure you change your tampon or clean out your cup right before your wax to minimise the risk or worry of period leaks during your wax appointment.
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Keep your labia clean
When you have a wax on your period, you’ll want to shower before your appointment. After getting a wax, you won’t be able to shower for at least 24 hours, because the heat will be painful on your newly bare skin. Some of us tend to sweat a little more during our periods, so showering as close to your appointment as possible will keep you feeling fresh! While you’re in the shower, you should also exfoliate the area you’ll be getting waxed as this helps to reduce ingrown hairs, helping you to get the most out of your appointment.
So, to answer the question “can you get a wax while on your period?” we say a resounding YES! There are just three key rules to remember:
- Let your beautician know you’re on your period beforehand
- Make sure your labia are clean and you’re wearing a new tampon or recently cleaned cup
- Expect it to be a little more painful, and maybe take some pre-emptive painkillers to help
Have you got any tips for getting waxed on your period? Let us know in the comments!