Waxing During Pregnancy

It is exciting to be expecting. Your body is undergoing exhilarating changes in preparation for bringing your baby into the world. With these changes, you may notice extra hair growth: thicker and in places you didn’t have any before. Here are a few things to consider with waxing while pregnant.

Hair Growth

During pregnancy, you may notice that your hair is growing faster and thicker than usual. You may also notice new hairs in places you didn’t think you grew hair, like your chin, stomach, or lower back. The new hair growth is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy.

If you are seeing more hair growth, you may need more frequent hair removal than before pregnancy to adjust to the change in your hair growth patterns.


During pregnancy, your skin can become more sensitive. How does this sensitivity relate to waxing? Waxing can be more painful, due to increased blood flow to your largest organ, skin.

Waxing and Melasma

Some women experience melasma, aka the pregnancy mask, during pregnancy. This condition is caused by hormonal changes and can cause brown or grey patches on the skin, typically on the face.

Avoid waxing the areas where you have melasma or are concerned about developing it.

Waxing Aftercare

Waxing aftercare is important! Here are some tips for after your appointment.

Try not to lie down for at least two hours after your waxing treatment because this could lead to swelling and bruising.

Apply ingrown hair serum to help soothe any irritation.

Avoid tight-fitting clothes and stay away from hot showers or baths for 24 hours after your waxing appointment.

If you notice that your skin is red after the first shower, gently pat it dry instead of rubbing it with a towel.

FAQs about Waxing During Pregnancy

Is it Ok to wax the pubic area during pregnancy?

In general yes, you can get waxed down there during pregnancy. However, always check with your doctor first to see if waxing is ok (or not) for you.

Is it safe to get a Brazilian during pregnancy?

See the above answer. In general yes, you can get a Brazilian during pregnancy. However, due to a more sensitive skin, it can feel painful.

Does waxing during pregnancy cause stretch marks?

Waxing doesn’t cause stretch marks but can worsen existing ones. Stretch marks are caused by stretching of the skin when it expands quickly, like with a baby bump.

Check with your doctor before getting waxed to find out if waxing is ok for you.

Recommended Aftercare Products

Waxing aftercare includes taking steps to help prevent ingrown hairs and irritation. We use Strip products at our salons. You can now get these products too!

Purchase your products online – before or after your visit – and get 10% OFF – Use code WAXLASH10 at checkout!

smooth operator ingrown hair serum

Strip’s Smooth Operator treats and prevents razor burns and bumps resulting from waxing, tweezing, shaving, laser hair removal, and electrolysis. Used after shaving or waxing, Smooth Operator helps to nourish and smooth your skin. A convenient roll-on application ensures even coverage for optimal results.