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. Too long and the waxing may not be effective and tug on the hair causing pain. 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″).
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, 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 length for waxing (1/4″-1/2″) prior to your waxing appointment.
If you are interested in trimming your hair yourself, we have a couple recommended pubic hair trimmers:
This is a great all-around waxing kit. The additional attachments that come with the 5-piece kit allow you to adjust the length at which you want to cut your hair. Also, if you need a quick touch up prior to your next appointment, this kit should allow you to get that perfect length.
The package also comes with a handy travel bag, so you can take the kit with you on the go.
Don’t be intimidated by the Philips Norelco OneBlade’s masculine packaging and marketing. This trimmer is a hair cutting powerhouse, able to cut through even the thickest of beards, it will have no trouble trimming your pubic hair prior to your waxing appointment.
It comes with a variety of adjustable attaches that allow you to get the perfect desired length. With an impressive battery life,
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.
Hopefully this answered all of your Brazilian waxing questions! If you have any other waxing-related questions, feel free to get in touch!