5 Truths About Bikini Waxes

Don't worry about anything but your tan!
Don't worry about anything but your tan!
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Excess hair peeking out of your bathing suit may garner some unwanted attention at the beach. Keeping your bikini line bare is considered an aesthetic necessity in the summertime months (and many prefer it that way year-round).

The problem, of course, is that hair grows back—quickly. Shaving and removing pubic hair with a chemical depilatory only keeps hair at bay for a short period of time. If you're looking for something that will last a little longer, a bikini wax is a good bet.

Don't misunderstand -- a bikini wax can definitely be painful. But it also has its benefits. Hair grows back slower and sometimes finer, and you don't have to worry about nicking your sensitive bits. However, it's a little pricy, and if you're the modest type, a lot embarrassing. Still not decided? Here are five simple ways to have a better bikini wax.