Category: Wax

 In conjunction with my recent post —> HERE about my waxing experience in Strip, there’s some things that I think will be beneficial to share, yup, tips, do’s and dont’s when you’re gonna, during or after waxing.
First of all, always go for the professional waxing place, not just for beginner, but just about anyone. Why? Well, why playing a risk game with yourself, enduring all those pain and agony, have I mention ingrown? Infection? Irritation? Burning Sensation? And yes, still many more if you happen to get a bad wax.
Start with a poor hygiene, lack of experience from the staff, low quality wax (which can be a real pain as well during the process and cleaning them), to embarrassment.  Yup, I do walk that street of shame before, going out from a bad waxing place with a pain on my crotch, I walk awkwardly to avoid any friction. The pain is unbearable. So please, take from my experience, only have a wax in a very good reputation salon like Strip.
After the service like IPL it is important to pay attention on the aftercare, I guess you should have know about this since it related to laser, but, how about wax, something that ‘closer’ to you?
Fret not, Strip also provide you with aftercare information, but I still haven’t find those that gives you info on before making a decision to do a Brazilian wax or just about wax in any area. Here’s some that I know and live with:
Before making an appointment make sure:
1. You’re not on your period. Not just about the mess, but the pain, some do feel more pain during and right before your period. So choose your timing wisely. A week after your period is usually the best time.
2. You are not scheduled for swimming activity and involving a lot of sun exposure.
3. The area down there, yes, the hair, is long enough to be waxed.
4. No open wounded, or just about any wound on the area, no allergy or sensitivity going on.
Then during the day:
1. Pack an extra undies, just in case only. Especially when the day is hot and humid, I just don’t like my cleaned area (after wax) get humid because of the underwear I use before the wax.
2. Do your thing before going in the room, pee, poo, whatever gals, just make sure to clean the area first. In Strip they’ll handed you a piece of wet wipes to clean the area. I remember when I went to other place, they didn’t give me enough time and wet wipes too, so during the wax, the staff found bits of tissue down there. Shame on me!
3. Don’t schedule a wax on a busy day. Take your time and have a relaxing day. You’ll thank me for that. Imagine an irritated skin being force to do lot’s of friction.
4. Ask the staff anything you need to know about their waxing products, methods and aftercare.
5. Wear something comfortable, don’t wear tights or anything that’s too tight, think about let the area breathe and it just don’t want to be disturbed.
6. Avoid using deodorant, powder, or lotion on the area that gonna be wax. Consult the staff before coming down.
7. Bring a pair of socks if you’re not a fan of a cold air conditioned place. Waxing place usually gives you a blanket but it is difficult to cover your feet. Imagine gynae.
When getting waxed:
1. Relax and keep on breathing. 
2. Try keep on talking to the staff, if they are smart they’ll ask you question that involving happy experience, so your mind is not about the pain, it’s about pleasing experience.
3. Just do what the staff told you to. Like bend your leg on certain ways, take a deep breath before a pull, and a good staff will keep you updated on the things going on down there. 
4. Take your time when the waxing is finished. Just like you’ve made sure the area is cleaned before waxing, take note if the staff put some after lotion wax for protection from irritation or bacteria.
5. Don’t touch the just waxed area with a dirty hand. I know some may be so curious and want to touch how clean, soft and smooth the area is, but please don’t. The pores are still open and don’t get your germs there. Be patient.
6. Caferully and slowly put your clean new panties on without being too tight and take your day nice and slow ^__^
Like Strip have provide you with after wax care, here are some that I want to add:
 For married couple, avoid sex for at least 24 hours after the wax.
That’s all now, I think there are some things which important too but not so relevant with many others like if you’re on medication, pregnant, skin condition and many more so ask your doctor for that.
In the end do things wisely and you’ll enjoy the result by being so.

Okay, first thing first, don’t you think that this is the best ad you’ve seen? Chocolate or Strawberry Super Wax, what are those? You’ll see them in a moment.

Browhaus Lobby – Senayan City
Now here it is, about some time ago I went in to Strip at Senayan City and meet Mrs. Elly, a beautiful lady that owns the place. And we have a very nice chat regarding Strip and Browhaus. For Browhaus, I think nowadays it’s quite common and can be found in many salon in Jakarta or surroundings, but the one that really create a beautiful suitable design for you, is their main purpose.
Browhaus Reception – Senayan City
Linked with Browhaus is Strip, the Ministry of Waxing. I still vividly remember like 5 or 6 years ago I was going here and there looking for a place in Jakarta that do Brazilian Wax, a full wax for our private area. None are willing to do so nor even heard that kind of services. So when I moved to Singapore I was so happy to see Brazilian Wax was flourished there. Nearly every mall have one (or 5 sometime). But I’m puzzled with choices, which of them is the best one. I do my math (counting prices) and observed each location.
Browhaus Room – Senayan City
So I’ve tried Strip at Raffles City, I still remember going there, I feel kinda scared, for the pain, and imagining all the things gone wrong. I went for XX Strip for full bikini line, it was a breeze. I remember how quick and almost painless it was, the staff also nice but not overly sweet, she do her job well without a fuss and made me feel comfortable. I remember the word ‘breath’ on the wall in front of me.
After that experience, I went to other places for Brazilian Wax thinking it would be the same. Price wise, Strip do cost more (but not the most expensive), some do priced cheaper, but later I found out it came with other things as well, called pain and super pain.
Strip Reception – Pondok Indah Mal 2
In Singapore alone, I’ve had Brazilian Wax in a place that quite famous (if I say it out loud here, you’d surely recognized) for the term of pain for a full Brazilian Wax was about 6 out of 10. 10 as in giving birth. So I guess the word bearable was true and I thought if I do it in Strip it would be the same (remembering I only done a XX there before).
That’s why I settled with 6/10. Then I moved back to Indonesia last year and try other places that have Brazilian Wax, claiming they done this for years and fully qualified to do the job, with constant training and QC. The pain was 9/10. I swear to my self NOT to do anymore Brazilian Wax in Indonesia. Until I found Strip.

 Today I was scheduled to do a Brow Construction and an All Off Brazilian Wax. First, Brow Construction, the picture above is me with the therapist. She is pretty and her brow is perfect.
This is me, before. My brow are a mess haha!
Frankly speaking, I was ready for the pain, but she didn’t give me any. She is really quick, it’s like crazy fast keep plucking my brow according to what we’re agree on. Oh yes, we did consult each other on the suitable shape for me. She finished one brow for a mere 5 minutes, and she is so humble saying it was 10, really, it was 5 minutes from the first pluck to the last.
Then after 10 minutes, both brows are done. I love love love love love, have I say it clearly? I love it! She made an arch which lifted up the whole face and it looks natural on me. The best part of all is how fast it is, some customer do their brow during a fraction of their lunch hour and it cost around Rp.100.000, affordable have a new meaning, and it says awesome!
Then, I moved to a closed room, comfy bed and clean environment, Strip is well known for their high standard of hygiene and in Indonesia, the rule stays the same. And I’ve got to admit, now as I will take the full all off on Brazilian Wax my fear came back, will it be so painful like the last time?
But before that, I try on the IPL for my armpits. The area is cleaned, shaved the applied by cool gel. Then the IPL is done within a second, since I only want to review the pain, it was really painless. There are some very tiny pinch felt, but it’s really far from the word pain, it’s just a sensation. The therapist told me that usually a pain (heat pain) can be felt if the (level of) strength of the laser is too much. Some customer want an express result and ‘force’ the therapist kinda over the limitation of her condition. so my advice, to listen to your therapist, they are likely to know their stuff well.
I wont do a review for a full IPL service since it will be useless, a person’s hormone, condition and hair follicle is really varied. Some took 6-7 treatments and they are hair free for more than a year, while other need less or more.
Now, we moved on to the Brazilian Wax. A full all off.
I prepared myself for the worse, after cleaning the area, I lay down and the therapist asked me if I was interested in the add ons, which is several shapes we can choose, triangle, rectangle or heart shape. I opted for all out, which means no shape. What’s on my mind? I think I need to review how does it feel for when everything is waxed in Strip. Please do thank me, it does crossed my mind, does a beauty blogger really need to go through all this for a review? Sometime it does.
I’m using a Chocolate Hard Wax, which smells and look like chocolate. But I can’t show you any picture regarding the process wink wink, so I just show you what it’s look like. Here, the pretty cutey strawberry show us how. They are both hard wax (Chocolate and Strawberry), and work kinda the same. But the Chocolate works better for the area down there.
Above is the picture of the hard wax being scooped. It was kinda hot and drip easily, so the therapist need to keep on spinning it, wait to cool a bit before applying to our skin. She always made sure which heat level we can stand. No need to worry about getting burned.
The when applied, I found as always this part as a real treat before the pulling begin. And I noticed she didn’t put any paper, cloth or anything to pull the wax with.
It was a peel off wax!
The wax was easily peeled of from my skin, but stays strong holding each hair, I was amused and relieved all at once. Each pull was completely just the hair. My skin stays undisturbed, therefor the pain is far less than any other places I’ve been. It was 2 out of 10. Yes, some places you can still feel pain, but count to three and all the pain are gone. It was not just bearable, it was a truly liberating experience. My fear of Brazilian Wax is all gone thanks to Strip! They are the best in the best in the business and I highly recommend getting your wax done at Strip and Strip only.
The result is a clean smooth skin with no irritation. There are a very little bit of left over (like 1%) and easily plucked with a tweezers by the therapist.
On the walls there are some words by celebrities whose a fan of Strip, heehee, I made my comment there.
This is me with my therapist from Strip, frankly speaking, my smile is REAL, I was happy as can be. The experience is superb and please do try at least once in your life time. Btw, they do have 20% off until April 2012 for a first timer, so instead of Rp.340.000, you just need to pay Rp.272.000 for a liberating experience like I have.

A little bit sharing here on why I keep having Brazilian Wax, is not just like some people think, you know for sexual pleasure, it’s more like hygienic reason. I like a clean soft private area. I live in a very humid land were I’m sweating just about everywhere and I hate wasting on tissue every time I went to the loo too.

The area waxed also become smoother and I do feel good about myself. I just remembered what Mrs. Elly told me, getting waxed on private area is not about who would look at it, it’s about how we look at ourselves. How we feel about our self. It’s kinda like when you wear sexy underwear and on the outside you started to feel more confident about yourself.  That’s empowering!

Don’t missed out this opportunity and use that 20% off as soon as possible ^__^

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