There are definitely a few benefits to living in India. I figure after a year and a half I need to take advantage of those things. I am now going for a pedicure every 2 weeks. I am letting the maid do cleaning that I’d prefer to have done “my” way.
I grow out my leg hair to get it waxed.
And then I shave it because I have
flashbacks nightmates of college:
The time when I purchased a home wax kit and went to the bathroom to have nair worthy short short legs. I didn’t read the directions entirely and found out…
Waxing hurts like hell.
I was 20. So I have been afraid of wax for almost 15 years.
At some point one has to forget having to call someone to bring scissors to cut the wax out right? Since for some reason I thought it would be simple to wax the bikini line and didn’t think to bring a towel with me from my bedroom on the 2nd floor of the apartment down with me to the bathroom.
Every time I consider a wax i flash back to the painful moment when I found out that separating the hair from the bikini line from the non bikini is pretty much essential.
Because, it seems, hair doesn’t like to be yanked in many directions. And waxing your self takes talent and a lot of guts. It is so much easier to not pull when it hurts like hell. And if you whimp out it dries up and well… dried wax doesn’t adhere to the strip very well.
So there I was, upper legs full of hardened wax and No Friggen towel and a bathroom that opened to the living room. And a living room that had huge windows to the other dozens of apartments.
Yeah. I was stuck and needed to calm for scissors because I couldn’t get my clothes back on with wax on me..
So for the last almost 15 years I have purchased wax twice more and both times whimped out. Plus I suffer from many ingrown hairs (TMI) so it is a bit annoying to deal with ingrown hairs and the issues surrounding them.
So for this trip to Thailand I thought I’d have it professionally done. Up to the knees. Who cares about the bikini line anyway?
So I went for my pedicure before we left and planned to get the waxing done too..my but I chickened out.
And then ran out of time to shave before heading out.
So I drank a beer and allowed myself to be buttered up in a hut.
And maybe it was the beer?
Maybe it was her expertise…
Maybe it was that it wasn’t the bikini line…
But it didn’t hurt that bad.
It was interesting though to have ladies gathering around to see the hairy lady. I mean in most of Asia women wax their arms… so yeah…my 3 or so weeks of hair sure was a sight for them.
The cost to wax legs in Thailand
Oh and the cost? 400 Thai bhat. Approximately $15.