Waxing hair is no longer strange or foreign to many women. Starting from the common parts such as arms or legs, today we wax everything from our eyebrows to our unruly facial hairs or bikini area. However, the bikini waxing still seems to be a sensitive topic for many. Wearing your bathing suit confidently may mean getting rid of all the hair down there! So, many people are introduced to the famous Brazilian wax.
If you’ve never had a Brazilian wax before, I want to help you understand how to get ready for your waxing and what you need to do to prepare.
What is a Brazilian Wax?
Brazilian wax and Bikini wax are often used as the generic term to describe the same process of removing pubic hairs with waxing. It was introduced in New York in the 90’s by a group of Brazilian women, which is why people called it a Brazilian Wax. It quickly became a well-known option, although many women are still a bit skeptical to try it.
During a Brazilian wax, an expert salon technician will wax all of the hair from around your pelvic region. They’re wax the back, front, middle – everything! This is different from a bikini wax that may just take care of hairs around the line of a typical bathing suit bottom. Brazilian waxes take care of all of the hairs around the entire pelvis.
Does a Brazilian wax hurt?
It’s difficult to answer about the level of pain, because most people have a different tolerance than others. If you’re an experienced bikini waxer, jumping to do a Brazilian wax might not hurt you as much as it hurts for a first-timer. But, the pain only stays until the hair is pulled off. It will quickly dissipate once the waxing session is over, and you’ll be hair-free for weeks.
It’s not recommended to try a Brazilian wax on your own. Not only is it really difficult to reach and see the areas you’d have to work in, it’s also risky. If you do it wrong, you are putting yourself at risk for infections and other problems that will be way worse than the potential discomfort of letting an expert do it for you.
Now, it’s time to find out how you should prepare for your upcoming Brazilian wax!
- First of all, select a salon that has a good reputation for giving the best Brazilian wax. A salon with the most skilled staff will mean less pain and better results. The last thing you want is to pay for it, endure the pain, and not get the best outcome.
- Secondly, you need to pay attention to the length of your pubic hair. If they’re too long, it can complicate the waxing process. However, the spa staffs will also have difficulty waxing effectively if the hair is too short. Most beauty experts agree that the ideal length of the hair is from 1 cm to 2.54 cm.
- · stressed during this time, so you have to give it some time to heal and reset itself before you decide to wax. If you are available, you should go to wax in afternoon (1pm – 2pm) because it’s the time of highest pain tolerance.
- Within 24 hours before waxing, do not exfoliate, do not apply creams or stimulants on the area you’re going to wax.
- As early as the first waxing, the hairs grow back a little softer and more slowly. Depending on how your body grows hair, it may take a little longer for you.
Here are steps of Brazilian wax process:
- First step: Spa staffs ask you if you have any specific requirement for waxing and invites you in private room to prepare. You must take off your clothes from the waist down (Tip: wearing dress is more convenient than pants, and more comfortable afterwards).
- Second step: Staff sprinkle talcum powder around the whole area to be waxed to make sure hot waxing liquid cannot stick to skin.
- Third step: staff use sticks to dip in waxing liquid and plaster to the hair in the direction of their growth. Pay attention to what they are doing. They should not double dip the same stick to prevent the bacteria spreading from your genitals. Staff usually use an average of 5 – 7 wooden sticks per customer.
- Fourth step: Staff will paste wax paper onto the wax and pull opposite of hair growth direction. They will then repeat 3 – 4 times until the entire area is cleared.
- Fifth step: Staff uses tweezer to pluck few remaining hairs (Those are usually too short hair so that they cannot stick to wax).
- Final step: staff will apply special oils to help soothe and heal the area.
According to the speed of hair growth, you should continue waxing if they are growing as 0.6 cm in 3 – 4 weeks. After many time waxing, the hair will be grow more slowly.
Brazilian wax hurts, but in return you will have flawless skin to show off in your sexy suit swimsuit! If you go for a Brazilian wax consistently, the pain will bother you less and less each time. Hairs will also grow back more slowly, so you can enjoy having smooth skin for longer. Knowing a little more about the process now, are you willing to give it a try?