August 6, 2015

On Hair Removal

While I was in Abuja a few weeks ago, I called up my friend's body treatment specialist. I'm calling her a body treatment specialist because I'm not sure what to call her. She does henna, body scrubs and as you've guessed from the post topic, hair removal. My friend who recommended her usually gets a complete body hair removal - bikini/Brazilian wax, legs, arms, etc. I had never thought about waxing until I saw a sugar wax demonstration on  Instagram. I thought it looked really cool and I decided I would try for a leg, armpit and bikini wax. So, when I got to Abuja, I called up Madam Aisha (08135353132 or 08051446483) and booked my appointment.

When she got to the hotel, I boiled some water for her to add to the sugar to get it ready. When it was time, I sat down and got ready to start the waxing on my legs, then armpits, and finally the bikini area. She slathered the sugar wax on a part of my leg, and then she let it rip...




OHHHHHHH


MYYYYYYYYYY


GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!


Why in the fudge muffin was she hurting my life?!?!?!?!?!?! What did I do to my friend that she would recommend this kind of torture on my physical being?!

I couldn't believe the pain! I have a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY low threshold for pain, but I really didn't think it would hurt that much. I thought maybe only the first rip would hurt and I would get used to it - NOPE! Every single strand of hair that came off HURT MY HEART! Geez! You guys that get waxes, what kind of numb bodies do you have?!?!?!

It must have taken us 20+ minutes to get my legs (knees to ankles) waxed because I kept begging her to stop. Even doing the armpits was painful too. Of course there was no way I was letting her near my goodies

NAH MEHN, WE AIN'T INTERESTED, 
STAY AWAY FROM MY VAJAYJAY!!!

Please give me my shaving stick and/or hair removal cream. This waxing business is NOT for Berry Dakara.

39 comments:

  1. Hahahahahahahaa Berry! You have come oo. I hear (like you just posted too) that waxing is super painful. Aint no way I'm ever getting waxed. Same thing with threading. Biko noooo way.

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    1. Painful is an understatement!!!!!! Never trying it again.

      I don't mind threading though. Do you know some people thread their bodies? BUT WHY?!?!?

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  2. LMAO...i can't with u

    You'll get used to it after a while...it was just your first time

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  3. Lmao waxing aint easy at all. As they say, no pain, no gain.

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  4. Loool I've never tried and i probably never will. Toin and pain don't mix

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    1. You, my dear, are a wise woman. Keep it up.

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  5. LMAOOOO
    You should have done the bikini wax first since it's the hardest part lol :p
    Pele. I tried waxing once. I have a high threshold for pain (the exception for needles) but despite the fact that my waxing appointment was as sterile/ formal as a dentist appointment, and they used cold cream to soothe after, I still broke out in a rash. A very bad reaction. Stayed away since then but I may just try it again

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    1. *adds AB to the list of people that for some reason want to see me tortured for their sick, twisted pleasure*

      Wax + rash though? Nope. I don't know why you would want to try again.

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  6. Try waxing when you're PMSing./.. BLOODYYYYYYYYYY PAINFUL

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    1. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??!?!?!?!?!?!

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  7. Lol I don't mind waxing. Never tried this sugar method before. OK to b honest even the vet wax strips I bought, I always mentally brace myself to use them.

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    1. LOL. My Veet and Nair hair removal creams are just fine. And even those, I have to be careful with.

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  8. hahahaha... i'm wif u on dis o but i like the fact that u keep trying her new stuffs




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  9. Thank you,Berry for taking one for the team! I've added you to the list of people I trust to define pain!
    Some people can bear it. I can't. I have very very low threshold for pain. With this post, I'll steer my curiosity away from the waxing department,thank you very much.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Girl, don't do it if you like yourself.

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  10. But wait o..if I may ask...pardon my naivity..this waxing business ehnn..for how long would it take before the hair grows back again....cos for me to go through this pain,it means the hair should never grow again ooo!!!sigh

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    1. Mine grew back in 2 weeks, plus there was a little abrasion to a part of my leg from the waxing, so I'm definitely afraid to try again

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    2. it's supposed to last at least 4 weeks. i dont know how they do it in naij but i hear they use strips which is more painful. but you grow less and less hair the more you do it.

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  11. Hehhehe! Looks like you had the traditional Hausa wax (Halawa) not for the faint hearted! I've actually seen someone bleed from the pain.

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    1. OMGoodness, that sounds scary then. I know Indians/Middle Easterners have the hair removal thing down. I'd think the Northerners use similar methods. I have a fairly high pain tolerance threshold but still...this sounds...I don't even know.

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  12. hair really annoys me so i take it off when i can. i have been a loyal customer to waxing for about 8 years or so. it still hurts but its worth it.

    i emailed you o!

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  13. wow!!!!!! Never been on my to-try list, when there is shaving cream? NO need, I don't even want to find out.

    Pele

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  14. Sounds different from the Arab sugaring method. There is absolutely no ripping and the pain is bearable. It feels like tiny pinpricks all over the body. And if you are waxing the veejayjay, you need to trim the hair to a quarter of an inch before even attempting it. I used to get a full body wax (EVERYTHING) done about once a month when I lived in the Middle East. I miss that and the hammams. Pele.

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  15. Beauty is pain. I'm loyal to waxing despite the pain. Please how much did Madam Aisha cost?

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  16. http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/08/07/audition-to-star-in-season-2-of-hit-tv-show-before-30-this-weekend You should audition for this. You'd be great at this...

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    1. I agree Berry. You'd be great. Concerned about time though since you have a regular 8-5

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  17. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL

    I'm actually laughing out loud at the office. This is so funny. I am too scared to try waxing. I'll just stick to my Veet jejeli.
    My sister tried it and the pain she was in put me off completely. You tried that you finished your legs and even did armpit. My sister did 1 leg and walked out. lol.

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  18. That's an interesting and delightful read. No pain no gain I believe is the saying. Greetings!

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  19. I use an epilator, at least u can control the pain.

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  20. Definitely never doing this. No oh!
    Hair is not that deep and I'm even hairy sef, I'll just keep shaving normally.

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  21. Ahn Berry its not that bad truly. I have been waxing for the last 10 years- its neater and quicker so long as you don't react to the wax. I wax about once in 5 weeks - but you always have to make sure they do the bikini first...and then all other parts. It gets more tolerable with time..for me it trunps shaving and the reactions from hair removal cream. Better luck next time.

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  22. The rate at which my body hair grown ehn, I better not try waxing cos it means I will be waxing every week, and that is constant torture. Even that stupid no-no permanent laser hair remover never worked for me, even after a year. I have never waxed, and don't I will ever try it.

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  23. Nice blog. Advice & soloutions to all the problems woman face when it comes to beauty, health & wellness.

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  25. Hi Berry, first time waxing is the most painful and after a while it gets less painful. And ladies I do my Hollywood waxing, under arm, facials and other parts of my body myself. Because I like feeling and looking silky smooth. But a big advice, never use sugar wax cos it's the most painful. Try hard wax such as Lycon wax which protects you skin from post wax irritation and is more gentle which means less and endurable pain. And always trim your hair before you wax cos the longer your hair the more painful it is to wax.

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