Saturday, 11 June 2011
No longer a wax virgin
My first thought was to try and wash it off, so I ran downstairs (still holding my arm out above my head as I'd discovered if I tried to put it down my armpit was glueing itself stuck!). What a fantastic way to start the day, standing naked in the kitchen, arm above your head, waiting for the kettle to boil so you can have some warm water to wash a wax residue from your armpit! And why did I think the wax would suddenly dissolve in warm water? It didn't of course. So, back upstairs to try something else, towel stuck under my armpit so I could put my arm down, as by now it was going numb. A quick inspection in front of the mirror revealed that the hair under my armpits was now joined by bits of terry towelling stuck to my skin by the wax.
I had one other idea and desperately hoped it would work - I would use more of the backing strips and keep trying to rip the wax off. It took several goes, but I finally managed to get most of it off. However it was still a bit sticky so I thought, moisturisation might help. Well, here's a tip for you - never apply baby lotion to your newly waxed armpit! Ouch, that stung!
The only thing I was thankful for was that I had tested the wax on my armpit instead of going straight for my bikini line, which was what I was really wanted to use it on! My armpit is still smarting tonight. Wax? You can keep it. I'd rather be hairy!