I just started waxing. It hurts for about 2 seconds then feels fine. Also once you go a few times the hair is thinner so hurts less and you can go longer between waxing. Right now I go every 4 weeks by the 3rd time it should be 6 weeks then hopefully 8 weeks between waxing. Definitely go to a waxing specialist though. Yes it costs what seems like a lot, but when you add in the cost of razors, creams for bumps/ingrown hairs and the costs of trying a ton of things you end up saving money.