One of the most frequently asked questions before getting a Brazilian or bikini wax is how long should my pubic hair be for waxing? This is a valid and important question as the hair being too short means that the wax won’t have any hair to stick to. If the hair is too long, the waxing may not be effective and the strips may tug on the hair, causing pain.
Whether this is your first time preparing to get waxed, or if you are a bikini or Brazilian waxing regular, this guide will help you get you pubic hair to the perfect length for your upcoming wax appointment.
How Long Should My Pubic Hair Be for Waxing?
Ideally, your pubic hair should be 1/4″-1/2″ for your waxing. If you are new to Brazilian or bikini waxes, your pubic hair will be thicker. In this case, you will likely want your hair to be a big longer, closer to the 1/2″ end of the spectrum. As you progress through your waxing appointments, your hair will likely grow in thinner, allowing you to have it waxed at a shorter length (1/4″).
The perfect hair length for waxing is going to depend on a variety of factors including: your body, the waxing products being used, the service requested, and your hair removal experience.
Can Pubic Hair Be Too Long to Wax?
In short, yes, pubic hair can be too long to wax. If your pubic hair is too long, the waxing process may be ineffective or painful. When the wax is placed on the pubic hair, the hair is flattened, causing the wax to stick to multiple places on each hair. When the wax is pulled off, this can cause tugging on the hair, potentially irritating the skin, and creating unnecessary additional pain for the client.
Some salons will trim your hair for you if it is too long. However, your best bet is to trim it yourself prior to your appointment. There are a few ways to accomplish this. One solution is that you can shave it yourself when you are ~2-4 weeks away from your appointment (depending on how fast your hair grows). This will allow your hair to grow out to the sufficient hair length for waxing (1/4″-1/2″) prior to your waxing appointment.
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Can I Get a Brazilian Wax if My Hair is Long?
Yes, it is better that your hair is too long rather than too short as it can always be trimmed if necessary. However, your best bet is always to consult with your waxing salon prior to your appointment. They are there to make the waxing process a pleasant experience for you, so ask them how long your hair should be, if you should trim it or if they can help you with that, etc.
Do I Need to Trim Before Brazilian Wax?
While you can absolutely trim prior to your Brazilian or bikini wax, you may want to consult with your salon. Many (most) salons can help you with the trimming process. If might be worthwhile to contact the salon and let them know that you would like to request a trim with your appointment as this may require additional time.
How Long Does It Take Hair to Grow Back?
Typically, it will take around four weeks of post wax pubic hair growth for your hair to be long enough to wax. This time allows for your hair to grow back to a good length for waxing, while also giving your skin and hair follicles time to rest and recover. However, the time it takes for hair to grow back to waxing length depends on a variety of different factors. If it is your first time getting a Brazilian wax, the post wax growth time may be shorter, sometimes by up to weeks, than someone who regularly waxes.
Hopefully, this post provided you with everything you need to know and answered all of your questions about how long your public hairs should be for your Brazilian wax or Bikini wax appointment. If you have any other waxing-related questions, feel free to get in touch!