Welcome to the Landing Strip!

Hello, world!  And welcome to my new blog, The Landing Strip!  This site is all about the hows & whys of trimming or removing your hair “down there” for a fresh, clean look and feeling.  I decided to start this website because I feel like there are a lot of misconceptions out there about hair removal for the bikini line (and beyond!) and I want to share what I have learned and am still learning in my research.

Too many women today want to get rid of their pubic hair without knowing what they are doing!  It can be hard to decide between shaving or waxing, going completely bare or leaving a landing strip, or even trimming vs. smooth.  I’ve been trying to help some ladies on Yahoo Answers, but I know most people don’t use Yahoo anymore and I want to share my information to a wider public audience.  So if you have any questions, please feel free to email me (my address is on the About page) or leave a comment on any post.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to the Landing Strip!

  1. Apryl

    Hi im 18 years old and for graduation my mom naught me sessions for later hair removal. This makes the hair go away forever. I’m getting my bikini area done and my mom suggested I leave a landing strip but all my friends say I’m crazy an I should remove all of the hair. What do you suggest? Have times changed or is it still normal to have a landing strip? I was just wondering :)

    1. Maggie G. Post author

      Hi Apryl,
      Congrats on your graduation! That is a pretty nice gift from your mom. Since laser hair removal is permanent, I would leave a landing strip if you aren’t sure. If you want it gone later, you can always go back and get it done. But if you remove everything now and decide later that you want a landing strip, you won’t be able to grow it back! Personally I am partial to the landing strip, and I feel like it is still normal to have one.

  2. Lyla

    Hi I’m 16 years old and wondering what style I should go with first. My boyfriend is a few years older than me and more “experienced” so I don’t want to “displease him” per say. What I would like to know is what is the most common first choice and how do you decrease razor bumbs? Also (I’m going to be blunt about this), is it a common to have your ass crack waxed? Is that only with full brazilians?
    Thanks!

    1. Maggie G. Post author

      Hi Lyla! The most common styles of Brazilian wax are the full Brazilian (completely bare) and the landing strip (also called French waxing or a Playboy wax). A full Brazilian usually also includes your butt crack, but you can always ask them to leave that hair if you don’t want it removed. Some salons will have a “Hollywood” wax that includes all the hair in the front, but not the back. There is no real standard to the naming, though, so you’d have to ask at your salon to get what you want.

      As for razor bumps, they shouldn’t be a problem if you wax. Razor bumps are caused by the hair curling over & growing into the skin after you shave. When you wax, you pull the hair out by the root, so there’s nothing to curl back. So if you have a problem with razor bumps, waxing is probably a better choice than shaving.

  3. Nicola

    Hi, I’m 17 and lately I feel that it is expected by society that all girls should have Brazilians! I have been doing the g-string laser hair removal once each month for two months and now feel like it is expected that I should just do a full Brazilian… My mum says it’s a bad idea and doesn’t approve saying it makes you look like a little girl haha… However would it be normal or okay the next time I do laser to just ask the beauty therapist to do a landing strip? I am self conscious and can get embarrassed in these situations, and would I have to be completely bare down there while she does the laser or would I still be able to wear underwear or something during it? :P

    1. Maggie G. Post author

      Hi Nicola! If you want a landing strip, just ask her about it. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about – remember, she does this every day. However, it sounds like you’re not comfortable with removing more hair. Don’t do anything you don’t want to do! If you like the way you look and feel with the g-string treatment, then stick with that.

      To answer your other question, you probably would need to remove your underwear for a more extensive hair removal. If that makes you uncomfortable, I’d take that as another sign to stay with what you’re doing now.

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