Friday, May 12, 2006


You HAVE TO read this!! LOL This was e-mailed to me by my darling mother. I laughed so hard I nearly peed in my pants!!!

Tell me this has never happened to you!! LOL Enjoy!

Ultimate Waxing
Wax is not your friend!
CAUTION: Be prepared to laugh out loud

All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - The epilady, scissors, razors, Nair And now...the wax.
My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, play wit h the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: "Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet."
So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those "cold wax" kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off. No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. YA THINK!?!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ("Cold wax," yeah...right!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works! OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.
With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I apply the one strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my *hoo-hoo* and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (Yes, it was a long strip) I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRIIIPPP!!!! I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!
Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP!!! Another deep breath and RRIIPP!! Everything is swirly and spotted. I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...Do I hear crashing drums??? Breathe, breathe...OK, back to normal. I want to see my trophy - a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip! There's no hair on it. Where is the hair??? WHERE IS THE WAX???

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the strip. I touch. I am touching wax. CRAP! I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped up on the toilet? I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.

DANG!!!!!!!! I hear the slamming of a cell door. *Hoo-Hoo*?? sealed shut! Butt?? Sealed shut! I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself "Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!" What can I do to melt the wax? Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right??? WRONG!!!!!!! I get in the tub - the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipmen t - I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax. So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cement-epoxied myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!! I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter -

"So, my butt and who-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!" There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, "Are we talking cheeks or who-ha?" She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!!!! Right !! I should be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions. I resort to scraping the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better then to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!! By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace.... the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax. What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and OH MY GOD!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. It's sooo painful, but I really don't care. IT WORKS!! It works!! I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair....THE HAIR IS STILL THERE.......ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!! So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point. Next week I'm going to try hair color......


Anonymous said...

Hahaha! That is so funny! The sad part is that I can relate! Only I did it with HOT wax! And it does glue the hoo-ha shut! Have I attempted again and received the same results time and time again? YES! There MUST be a simpler, more painless way to get all smoothe down there without causing all that unnecessary pain! Got any ideas?

Chrissy121875 said...

LOL!!! Don't be embarrassed! I did that too! Oh, and sadly, on more than one occasion! I'll never learn! LOL Anyway, I found a good way to get the excess wax off (and get "un-glued") is to use a bit of baby oil. I'll never try to wax myself again though!

From now on, either A)go to a professional bikini waxer or B)use an alternate method!! Veet or Nair are okay, but the smoothness doesn't last as long as wax.

Hahaha! Sorry, probably too much info, eh?

Jill said...

Never happened to me quite like that (I heat those wax strips with a dryer too!!), but I do find they only remove very fine hair, like facial hair. I have tried on my legs...too much work and pain to have so much hair left over.

As for how to get smooth down there...magic cream. It is made for black men's beards, but does wonders for any body irritation at all. I go bare with it and have never had a problem.

Chrissy121875 said...

Oh yeah? I think I'll try that sometime then. Can you get Magic Cream at any drugstore/pharmacy?? I used to get waxed in Toronto, but now that I'm the island, everyone knows everything...since everyone knows everyone. I'd feel kinda weird having someone I know looking at my hoo-ha and then reading about it in the local papers!!! There's no anonymity here! LOL

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA!! You know, a long time ago, my friend and I tried the Epillady. Oh boy! That thing just wrapped itself around the one hair I had on my leg and snagged it! Did that ever hurt! I haven't used it snce!

Dina said...

hey i can attest to the magic cream Jill talks about...I bought some at shoppers and tried works wonders without the pain of wax and the itch of hair growing back after shaving...i have to redo it though as it's been a while but it so darn hard to see down there these days :)

Anonymous said...

Chrissy, I'm a decade or two older than you and of the generation where I don't have to worry about "going bare down there". Thank God! I've never shaved, waxed or used depillatory creams down there and am darn glad about it. My husband's not missing anything because he's never known otherwise! I say, do what you need to to make YOU feel good, but don't do anything like waxing just because you think your husband will enjoy it.

Chrissy121875 said...

Hi Anonymous! Thanks for your comment. Actually, I don't do it for anyone BUT myself :) Plus, hair just freaks me out..I know I'm weird. I don't like hairy men, I don't like hairy anything. If I see photos of people with back hair or neck hair, (or butt hair - yes, at the beach!!) excessively hairy arms or anything, I get kinda grossed out. It's just me. It's a personal choice. While some people rather go 'au naturel', that's fine. For me, smoothe, soft, silky skin works well.

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