Look, we might as well go there.
I mean, someone else is going to with a laser.
So, let’s just start talking about the hair down there.
We all have it, some less than others, and sometimes it can be a bother, but luckily our society is starting to accept body hair…but only in certain places, and with a disclaimer. I am super lucky to be half Mauritian, part Italian, part French and a sprinkle of English, and my ancestors blessed me with the gift of hair everywhere.
So let’s get down to the important bit, get it?
I have gotten laser hair removal before on my legs, face, and underarms. I don’t really plan on stopping either, not because I hate my body hair, but because even if I want to remove it, my skin is so sensitive that after shaving it is left raw, inflamed and sad. I couldn’t put normal lotion on my legs after I shaved because it would burn. Deodorant wasn’t an option right away if I had just shaved, so I was likely to show up places clean shaven and a little ripe. Not to mention that, being a young girl with a unibrow and a moustache, I was subject to comments, remarks and mean little boys/girls commenting on my appearance leaving me with no witty rebuttal and my hand hovering over the unwanted hair.
So, why the vajayjay?
Like I mentioned earlier, my family b-l-e-s-s-e-d me with luscious, thick hair: everywhere.
I am also mixed, so I am prone to hyper-pigmentation. That lovely genetic duo means my hair isn’t going to go without a fight. I may successfully remove it, but if my skin is irritated at all or if I get an ingrown hair you’re gonna know what’s been going on, and I can’t photoshop IRL. The best product I have found to battle the bumps, blemishes, dark marks and ingrowns was PFB Vanish that I had mentioned in a previous post. Though it helped with many of the after effects of hair removal and keeping up with the appearance it did not prevent the hair to grow, which caused all the initial problems in the first place. So, I thought why not just get it lasered?
For me, laser hair removal helped reduce the amount of hair I was growing, and create a surface that I can continue to remove body hair (if I wanted) without over-aggravating my skin with over shaving or Nairing for too long or waxing over and over. My underarms still grow hair, but not nearly as much as they used to, the amount of hair that grows now is manageable, and if/when waxed isn’t nearly as painful as it used to be. I can comfortably wear deodorant after hair removal without having hundreds of angry open follicles.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know I’m getting married next year, and I’ve been trying to better myself. I am actively trying to look good and feel good, and looking down at my garden and getting upset with my flowers isn’t part of my plan!!! I’m trying to be the woman who can get invited to a pool party, grab whatever swimwear I have closest to me and go! And let’s be real, right now I can’t even do that. I need a full week’s notice before I can go to the pool to be prepped, ready and glorious, and I still feel self-conscious. So with all the other small lifestyle changes I’ve been making and trying to better myself physically and mentally, why not address an area I know I’m self-conscious of?
So, I’m officially paying for the scariest thing I can think of.
I’m getting my cha-cha lasered.
Oh, and the last thing the receptionist told me on the phone while explaining self-prep is that if I want to use numbing cream (you won’t see me in there without it) that they recommend saran-wrapping the area an hour before your service, which is basically me creating a plastic diaper sealing in weird numbing cream before I let a stranger zap my privates.
Please wish me luck, or send me the good vibes, or pray for me.
I’m terrified, but I feel like someone has to share this journey with the internet so why not be me?
Let me know if you want a post talking about the stages of laser, this wild experience and if you’ve ever done something like this!!!