Q: I struggle with hair removal in my private areas. I have tried to keep my razor clean, often disinfecting it, but I struggle with thrush, pimples which contain pus and intense burning and itching to such an extent that I can’t walk properly. I have very sensitive skin so that affected me greatly. When I was in ihraam for umrah, it even affected me then. The pimples left scarring which also left me embarrassed in front of my husband. I have gone for a full bikini wax at a salon and it helped me tremendously and I am comfortable to go about my day. However. I have heard that it is haraam to get a bikini wax if someone else does it for you. I have tried to do it to myself, but I caused a lot of harm and pain when I tried. Please help me as I don’t know what my options are anymore. I would like to continue to go for the waxing, but now that I hear that it’s haraam for someone else to do, I’m very scared to do so. Please assist me.
A: To expose these areas to any person is impermissible. There are other ways to remove the hair like hair removing creams etc.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)