WARNING: A good pun is its own reword and this article is full of it.
After one too many ingrown hairs, I decided there had to be a better way to ladyscape than shaving every 3 or so days. I’ve tried the Brazilian Wax at Strip: Ministry of Waxing once before (the XXX Strip is $62) and while I was quite happy with the results, I find waxing such a chore! First, you have to cultivate a substantial enough foliage before you can even begin deforestation and I just never have the patience for that. Not because opportunities for .. ahem… pollination have arisen (it’s been a while since I’ve had a hot date) but rather, the desire for a swim in the pool requires a considerate mowing of the lawn before donning a bikini. Second, the hair growth returns in awkward patches and the interim period before your next wax is like Gardens by the Bay – with Supertrees and all manner of vagitation.
Between the itchies and stubblies caused by shaving and the patchy undergrowth one must deal with if waxing, it was obvious something had to be done. And so, I bravely went forth to Strip Paragon to try IPL for the very first time. Life has gotten so much smoother since!
Here are 5 Reasons Why YOU Should IPL Your (Male or Female) Jujubies too!
1. Less fuss over the fuzz!
IPL (Intense Pulsed-Light) involves zapping the follicles, resulting in either delayed or diminished hair growth. Each session is about 40 minutes long and after the recommended 6 sessions with a 4-6 week interval between each visit, you can expect 60-80% hair reduction that lasts up to 2 years. Results may vary but what is for certain is that you will spend less time worrying about trimming the hedges!
PS: Hair removal at Strip is UNISEX! Yes, fellas, they are as serious about your boy zone as they are about our lady parts.
2. Less pain!
Strip definitely provides the best Brazilian wax in Singapore but their IPL is practically painless. The treatment begins with a quick shave to your desired shape – landing strip, triangle or bald eagle. You are then given a pair of Terminator-type sunglasses to protect your eyes before a thick gunk of cooling gel is smeared all over the nether parts and the zapping begins. You can always ask for more gel if you feel uncomfortable. You do feel a couple of prickles but it’s totally bearable and a small discomfort for less prickly bits. Goodbye to bumps and ingrown hair!! Yay! Plus the treatment leaves you with lighter pigmentation. Double yay!
3. Less sheepishness over getting your sheepskin sheared!
It’s always feels a little weird having someone tend to your crotch, but Strip’s expert waxperts, funky décor, tongue-in-cheek packaging and punny posters put you in a more lighthearted mood. While I still bashfully giggled my way through my first two sessions, my therapist Yen shared my good humour and put me at ease by explaining each step. I already entrust my curtains to their sister company Browhaus, where I get my eyebrows threaded, and am glad that my carpet is in good – albeit gloved – hands with Strip. I go for my IPL sessions at the Paragon outlet and just LOVE their cool décor. It certainly makes you feel less self-conscious about the whole experience.
4. Great Aftercare Products!
After each IPL session, do avoid swimming, sunbathing, tight clothing, intensive exercise and excessive scrubbing or touching of your jujubies for at least 24 hours. Make sure you purchase “Ice Cream” (S$51.36) which provides instant soothing and moisturizing and for good measure, grab the Ingrown Hair Cream (S$51.36) which contains Papaya and Pineapple Enzyme to exfoliate and prevent unsightly and itchy ingrown hair issues. There’s also Vitamin B5 and E to promote skin repair and botanicals of Allantoin and Chamomile to sooth and calm any irritations. If you are a self-professed stress bunny, their uber-cute squeezy toys at $3 can be a fun companion for your hair removal sessions.
5. Pay Less if you do a Destiny’s Child and Say My Name!
For a limited time only, name drop “CHERYL MILES” at any Strip outlet for an IPL Brazilian trial at just $68. Valid for first-time IPL customers and for one-time redemption only. Usual price is $624 for an ala carte single session or $3081.60 (including GST) for a package of 6 sessions. Call the one at Paragon located at 290 Orchard Road, #05-08A at 68364874 and look for my therapist, Yen. She’s awesome! Be sure to check this page for more information before you book your appointment. Promotion period 21 September – 21 October 2015.
- Strip uses 6,000 disposable razors a week for IPL!! They’re big on hygiene for our little parts!
- The longest pubic hair ever recorded was 28 inches long. And belonged to a female. Girlfriend, what were you thinking?
- Harper’s Bazaar has awarded Strip with the Most Painless IPL Hair Removal. I can attest!
Enjoy your treatment boys & girls, and here’s to less prickly jujubies for errrrbady!