There are a lot of things you might want to know when it comes to removing hair in your bikini area. Some may find it awkward to even think about removing it or talking about how to remove it. Believe me, I also feel embarrassed when this is the topic.

Fortunately, you don’t have to feel shy or awkward about it because you are not alone. There are ways to remove bikini hair even in the comfort of your home.

What are the ways to remove hair from the bikini area?


Waxing is one way to remove hair from your bikini area. It provides smooth and lasting results because it extracts hair from the roots. However, it can be quite painful because you need to pull away the wax strip to remove the hair.

Skin irritation can also be more frequent when using this method especially when you have sensitive skin. Hence it is essential to perform this method properly and the wax is heated at the correct temperature to avoid skin irritation.


Just like waxing, epilators can help remove hair swiftly from the roots. However, unlike waxing, you need to have a good quality epilator to achieve flawless skin which can be quite expensive.

It is also advisable to massage the skin around your bikini line to reduce skin irritation.


The most popular ways in removing excess hair is shaving. It is also a quick fix when you want to remove hair in your bikini area immediately.

However, shaving can be time-consuming and it can cause some cuts and nicks before you can perfect this method. Also, since it only removes hair follicles at the surface of the skin, hair can come back in a matter of days.

Laser hair removal

If you want to achieve a longer-lasting effect, laser hair removal is the way to go. Many choose this treatment because of its effect. However, it can be expensive and you need to plan for your treatments.

Laser hair removal is done by professionals in clinics. You need to book follow-up appointments to achieve the best results. A mild anesthetic is usually used to reduce irritation before, after, and during the treatment.

IPL devices

Another popular hair removal among women nowadays is the IPL device. Home IPL devices are becoming the top choice when you want to achieve longer-lasting results. Aside from its safety and convenience, it is cheaper than laser hair removal treatments.

Is an IPL device safe for the bikini area?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to be used in your bikini area. But make sure that you do not use it near the anus, or the inner parts of the bikini area because the skin may have a darker colour. This may cause discomfort or skin irritation.

How long will it take to see the results?

The typical hair growth varies between individuals and may take about 18-24 months. The bikini area can take the most time. But because hairs in their growing phase are susceptible to treatment with light, it is essential to do multiple treatments continuously to achieve the best result.

How often should the treatment be done to see hair removal results?

It is recommended to do a start-up treatment of 4-12 weekly treatments. But if you see that there is no more hair growth, there’s no need to complete the full 12-week treatments and gradually decrease the frequency for maintenance.

Do treatments according to your needs and as needed.

What makes IPL devices especially good for bikini hair removal?

When it comes to your bikini area, the IPL device is the best solution if you want to have a lasting effect. Depending on the device you own, around 78% of women are satisfied with the results the IPL device provides.

IPL devices use different wavelengths of light in targeting pigment within the hair. Once light reaches the pigment, it’s heated to a level that stops the growth of the cells which eradicates hair. And because of this process, it is easy to get rid of unwanted hair in your bikini area.

What’s more, IPL devices are easy to manoeuvre so you can target hard-to-reach areas safely without damaging other areas of the skin.

How do you care for your skin after IPL treatments?

It is recommended to avoid sun exposure and also other artificial light sources such as tanning booths or solariums. Do not use any skincare products that can irritate your skin for 24 hours after treatment.

Using tight-fitting clothes, bleaching creams, perfumed products or peeling products should be avoided as well.


Nicola is always on the lookout for the best beauty tools and skincare products. She believes in "prevention is better than cure" so she is always trying to perfect her beauty routine to avoid premature aging. Fun fact about Nicola: She owns a lot of sunscreens as she carries a mini sunscreen in each of her handbags and backpacks.