Friday, November 7, 2008

HAIR REMOVAL! A must read

Hair Removal....

This is funny. (I don't have a clue as to who wrote this, but... WHAT A HOOT!)

All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - The Epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now...the wax.

Read on...

My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids.

I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours, "Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet."

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those "cold wax" kits.

No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.

No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be?

I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to
figure this out. (YA THINK!?!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other
stuck together.

Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ("Cold wax," yeah...right!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works!

OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this!

Hair removal no longer eludes me!

I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north.

After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship.

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip)

I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRRRIIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!!

Blinded from pain!!!!....

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP!

Another deep breath and RIPP! Everything is spinning and spotted.

I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...must stay conscious.

Do I hear crashing drums???

Breathe, breathe............

OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy -a wax-covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it.

I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair.

I hold up the strip!

There's no hair on it.

Where is the hair???


Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet.

I see the hair. The hair that should be on the's not!

I touch.

I am touching wax.

I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair.

Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet?

I know I need to do something.

So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut!

My butt is sealed shut.

Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself :

"Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!"

What can I do to melt the wax?

Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!

I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should

melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???


I get in the tub -

The water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the scalding hot water.

Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!!
God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone.

It's a very good conversation starter "So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!"

There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me.

She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, "Are we talking cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?"

She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her.

I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box.

YEAH!!!!! Right!!

I should be the joke of someone else's night.

While we go through various solutions. I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor .

Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!!

By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.

What do I really have to lose at this point?

I rub some on and OH MY STARS !!!

The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend.

It's sooo painful, but I really don't care.


It works !!! " I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up.

I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair...


So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts.

I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I'm going to try hair color...


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

LOL! Thanks for the laugh, I needed that :) Have a great weekend! ♥ Hugs

Mother Goose said...

so funny so funny! I have had portions of this happen to me!

Sher said...

Are you kidding me? I am laughing so hard I might just pee my pants! Holy cow!
I've used that kind of wax before, but just for my lip and eyebrows. I still haven't gotten up the nerve to wax my bikini area.
Thanks for talking me out of it!

RhondaLue said...

That was the funniest thing I've ever read. HOLY CANOLI!!! I just love the part where she says her sealed butt and hooha are now glued to the tub. Oh my goodness!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I was reading the first part of this post saying..."no no don't do it" "Don't put it there"
But by the time you got to the 'hold the strip up to see the hair' I was almost on the ground! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life! Really I was laughing so hard I had to cross my legs-Tears are still streaming down my face! I don't think I will ever try cold wax. Lesson learned.
Hey BTW: I wrote you back on my comments about Newport beach dances but was not sure if you saw it. I never made it to one-My family always wanted me home early! :( I do miss Cali's beaches.
Have a great weekend,

Jeni said...

Absolutely hysterical! I must not have read your first part too closely because at first I was thinking this was YOU and then something told me to go back to the beginning of your post and re-read and sure enough, you were just posting a funny! Oh boy, I sure got some good laughs tho that produced some tears. Thanks for the uplift. I SURE needed that. Have a great weekend.

heather said...

That is seriously the best laugh I've had in a long time!! That poor woman!

"Q" Tips, "K"razy fun and daily "L"ife said...

I have read this a few times but it is so funny every time. It doesn't get old.

Jan said...

I have to go and take 2 aspirins now. I will get back with you. You poor pained woman. What a waxy situation. Should have been filming it for America's Funniest. I think you might have won through the sympathy card.

Miss Pickle said...

seriously have been there & done that!!!!


not fun, not fun at all!

Anonymous said...

Deb, you still make me laugh my head off!!!! I made the same mistake when up at college, my roommates thought I was being murdered!

wonder woman said...

This is AWESOME!! I can totally see this happening to me. Hilarity. I love it.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Oh, my gosh! This is so funny I'm going to pee my pants! This is the most hilarious thing I've read in a while! The thing though is I'm one of those weird people that get sympathetic pains, so I was crossing my legs and squirming while reading this! Too much, too much! Thanks for the laughter! :-)

Redhoodoos said...

That is hilarious!!!! Thanks for posting this piece of goodness.

da Bergs said...

OUCH. That is all I can say. OUCH!

craigandlissa said...

That is one of the funniest things I have ever read!!! Thanks for sharing.

The Boones! said...

OH.MY.GOSH. I am going to pee my pants I am laughing so hard! This is the MOST hilarious thing I have seen in a long time! Thanks, Deb. Preggo Meggo needed that laugh. You are awesome.

Brittany said...

Oh mom, the other day I was telling some friends about my riskay mother. This just proves it, you cannot be controlled! :)

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