Wondering if waxing during pregnancy is safe for you? Many to-be mamas have the same question. As your body goes through changes, you might be unsure about which beauty routines are okay to keep. This guide is here to help you, the expecting mother, understand how to remove hair safely and comfortably, with a focus on waxing.

Key Points

  • Waxing while you're pregnant is generally safe, but you need to think about things like being more sensitive because of hormones, staying clean, and the higher risk of getting an infection.

  • You have several hair removal options, including waxing, plucking, threading, shaving, and sugaring. Each one has its good and bad points.

  • Tress Wellness has a bunch of products and tips for waxing that are safe for pregnancy. They use ingredients that are gentle on your skin and let you control the wax temperature, so you can wax safely and without discomfort.

Is Waxing Safe During Pregnancy?



It's common to wonder about waxing when you're pregnant. But there's no need to stress—it's safe for you to get waxes, like Brazilian or bikini waxes, even as your belly gets bigger. Staying clean is more important than ever to avoid infections.

Waxing at a salon is okay because they know what they're doing and keep everything very clean. But you might prefer to wax at home. It's nice because you can be in your own space, and with at-home waxing kits, you can do it yourself. This is great when you're pregnant and want to keep things as clean as possible. Tress Wellness offers products that are made to be safe and comforting for you, so you can wax at home without having to go out.

Hormonal Changes and Sensitivity

When you're pregnant, your hormones might make your pubic hair grow faster and thicker. This is because there's more blood flow in your skin, which can also make waxing feel more painful. It's important to keep waxing though, because these changes are normal when you're expecting.

To deal with being more sensitive, try using Tress Wellness Bikini Star Beads. They have stuff like beeswax, jojoba oil, and vitamin E that help calm your skin while getting rid of hair in a gentle way. It's perfect for sensitive spots like the bikini area and makes waxing easier for you if you're feeling more sensitive.


Being clean is super important when waxing during pregnancy. Your body is working hard to take care of your baby, so you might get infections more easily. If you go to a salon or spa for a wax, check that they're really clean. Tell the esthetician you're pregnant so they can make sure to keep you safe and comfortable.

Doing It Yourself vs. Going to a Professional

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Getting waxed at a salon is usually safe if they're clean and careful. But when you do it at home, you're in control of how clean everything is. You can make sure all the tools are sterilized and the place is tidy. With a little help from your partner or a close friend, you can take care of your waxing needs yourself and get smooth skin. Home waxing kits from Tress Wellness are a reliable choice for you if you want to manage waxing safely while you're pregnant.

Which Hair Removal Methods are Okay for Pregnant Women?

Each method has its own pros and cons, and you should think about things like where the hair is, how much pain you can handle, and what you prefer. It's important to look into these options more when you're deciding how to handle hair removal while you're pregnant.

Plucking and Threading

For small areas like your eyebrows, chin, or upper lip, plucking and threading are safe when you're expecting. Plucking is easy to do at home for quick fixes, but it can take a long time for bigger areas and might hurt more if your skin is extra sensitive because of pregnancy hormones. Threading should be done by a pro to make sure it's precise and less uncomfortable, but it can still be pretty painful, especially with all the hormone changes when you're pregnant. After either method, it's important to use a gentle, safe moisturizer to help with any irritation.


Shaving is a good way to remove hair from bigger areas like your legs and arms when you're pregnant. To make sure it goes smoothly and you don't get hurt or an infection, use a new blade.

Be careful when shaving: use a proper cream or gel, shave the way your hair grows to avoid irritating your skin, and be gentle because your skin might be more sensitive. As your belly gets bigger, it can be hard to reach some spots, which makes shaving tricky without help.

Hair Removal Creams

Hair removal creams, like Nair, are an easy alternative to waxing when you're pregnant. They don't pull on your skin, which might be more sensitive now. If it's hard to put the cream on because of your belly, you can have someone help you or use it in the bath.

But remember, these creams have chemicals. It's best to choose ones made for sensitive skin to prevent irritation.

Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis


Laser hair removal and electrolysis are two ways to get rid of hair for a longer time compared to shaving or waxing.  They work by targeting the hair's color (laser) or using electricity (electrolysis) to damage the hair root and stop it from growing back.

But because there's not much research on whether they're safe during pregnancy, doctors say you should avoid them.


People often use bleaching to hide unwanted hair, especially on the face. But because there's not much research on its safety for pregnant women, it's best to stay away from it.

There are worries about the risks of putting bleaching chemicals on your skin and them getting into your body, which could hurt your unborn baby. So it's important for you to avoid bleaching and look at other ways to deal with extra hair growth while you're pregnant.

Waxing and Sugaring

Waxing and sugaring are two good ways to keep your skin smooth and hair-free for a few weeks. When you're pregnant, they might hurt more because your skin is more sensitive.

Sugaring is a gentler option than regular waxing. It uses natural stuff like lemon, sugar, and water, which stick to the hair but not too much to your skin. This is safer and more comfortable for you if you want to get rid of body hair. For sensitive spots like your bikini line or underarms, Tress Wellness suggests using hard wax because it sticks less to the skin and hurts less when you take it off.

Tips for a Good Waxing Experience When You're Pregnant

When to Wax

Picking the right time to wax is important when you're pregnant. The second trimester is usually the best time because it might hurt less. It's also a good idea to not wax too close to your due date to avoid extra discomfort.

If you're waxing at home, the Tress Wellness warmer lets you control the temperature, which is important for safe and good hair removal when you're pregnant.

Getting Your Skin Ready



Before you start waxing, make sure your skin is ready. Here's what to do for the best results.

  1. The hair should be long enough for the wax to grab, about as long as a grain of rice or 1/4th of an inch.

  2. Clean and dry the area you're going to wax before you start. This helps the wax stick better and keeps things clean.

  3. Gently exfoliate before waxing to get rid of dead skin cells and make the wax work better on the hair. This also helps stop ingrown hairs after waxing. Use a mild exfoliant that's safe for pregnancy and don't scrub too hard, which could irritate your skin.

Taking Care of Your Skin Afterward

After you've waxed, it's important to take care of your skin. It's normal for the waxed area to feel sensitive and look red and swollen. To help with these symptoms, wear loose clothes, don't take hot showers or baths, and put cold packs on the area. Use moisturizers that don't have oil to calm your skin and stop your pores from getting clogged. Stay away from products with perfume or dye because they might irritate your skin.

If you have any swelling or discomfort after waxing, it's because of minor bleeding, but it's just your body healing. If you have any open spots from waxing, you might need to put on a topical antibiotic to keep from getting an infection.

Brazilian and Bikini Waxing: What to Know When You're Expecting

A lot of women like to get Brazilian and bikini waxes, even when they're pregnant. There are some things to keep in mind as your belly gets bigger and your hormones change. Picking the right time for waxing, dealing with pain, and avoiding certain areas are important for keeping these treatments safe.

For removing hair from private areas during pregnancy, you can trust Tress Wellness's special products. Our Bikini Hard Wax beads are made to be gentle but still work well. So whether you want a full Brazilian or just a simple bikini wax while you're expecting, we have safe options just for this special time.

Handling Pain


Handling pain is key for a good experience with Brazilian or bikini waxing while you're pregnant. Hormone changes, especially in the first three months, can make your skin more sensitive and waxing might hurt more. This is normal and nothing to worry about.

To help with the pain, especially if it's your first wax while pregnant, you might want to take two Tylenol an hour before your appointment (but ask your doctor first).

Ingrown Hair and Skin Irritation

After a Brazilian or bikini wax, you might get skin irritation and ingrown hair. To avoid these problems, don't wax sunburned areas or spots with melasma because it could make things worse. Also, don't wax over cuts, rashes, warts, or pimples to keep from getting infections. Know more about ingrown hair and how to get ride of them in our ingrown hair blog. 

When Not to Wax

Waxing is usually safe while you're pregnant, but sometimes it's better not to do it. It's a good idea to skip waxing in the last month of pregnancy and as your due date gets closer because you might be more sensitive and it could be more uncomfortable.

Doctors say not to wax the lower belly and pubic area right before giving birth to avoid any chance of infection or discomfort.

Tress Wellness Products for a Smooth Pregnancy

Tress Wellness knows that pregnant women have special beauty needs. That's why we have waxing options made just for your changing body and sensitive skin. From wax beads for all purposes to special hard wax for delicate areas, and warmers that let you set the exact temperature, we're here for you.

Our products are made to be safe and comfy, so you can feel good and look great during this amazing time of being a mom.

Hard Wax Beads

Our Hard Wax beads are soft and good for sensitive areas, making them a great choice when you're pregnant. They give you a comfy waxing experience and work well at the same time.

Bikini Hard Wax Beads

Our Bikini Hard Wax beads are perfect for Brazilian or bikini waxing. They're made for the sensitive skin of the bikini area. They get rid of thick hair while being gentle on your skin, so they're safe even when you're expecting. They help stop hair from breaking and reduce ingrown hairs, for a smoother and better hair removal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to get waxed when pregnant?

Waxing is considered safe while you're pregnant, but it's a good idea to talk to your doctor first in case there's a reason to wait until after the baby is born. Your skin might be more sensitive and painful because of more blood flow.

Can I lay on my back for a wax while pregnant?

It's not a good idea for pregnant women to lie flat on their back for a wax because they need extra support and comfort. This position might be uncomfortable or even bad for you when you're pregnant. It's best for women who are really far along.

How long before my due date should I get waxed?

It's suggested to get a wax within 1-10 days before your due date to avoid the chance of having the baby early.

What hair removal methods are safe during pregnancy?

You can use plucking, threading, shaving, and waxing to remove hair while you're pregnant. These are safe and good alternatives that won't harm you or the baby.

Pregnant women have many options for hair removal that are safe for their health.

What Tress Wellness products can pregnant women use?

Pregnant women can use Tress Wellness's hard wax beads, bikini hard wax beads, pre and after-waxing sprays and wax warmers for hair removal. These are safe and suitable during pregnancy.

Pregnancy can make hair removal seem tough, but with some knowledge and preparation, it's manageable. It's important to know how pregnancy hormones can change your skin and to choose the right hair removal method and products. To sum up, waxing is safe when you're pregnant. But you still need to be careful. This means choosing the right time for waxing, getting your skin ready, and following aftercare tips for a good experience. Whether you go to a pro or wax at home, Tress Wellness has lots of products made just to make sure you can remove hair safely during all stages of pregnancy.

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