Your Brazilian Wax Guide

Your Brazilian Wax Guide

It’s that time of the month again ladies and no, I’m not talking about your period. I’m talking about getting that Brazilian done. I’ve been getting Brazilian waxes, once a month, since I was 17 years old (a bit aggressive, I know). This practically makes me an expert on the best places to go, the process, and the results.

It’s that time of the month again ladies and no, I’m not talking about your period. I’m talking about getting that Brazilian done. I’ve been getting Brazilian waxes, once a month, since I was 17 years old (a bit aggressive, I know). This practically makes me an expert on the best places to go, the process, and the results. Hopefully this guide will give you guys some awesome tips on how to get an ouch-less, smooth, long-lasting wax!

Picking a place:  Do your research people! Read reviews on Yelp and physically go to the salon/spa that provides waxing services. It is extremely important that you find a place that is clean and a place that does not double-dip. Newbies – I’m not going to lie, you’re first time will be painful. I suggest finding a place that has stripless wax as an option for your first time (example: European Wax Center). Stripless wax does not adhere to your skin, which makes the experience quite painless. If you continue waxing monthly, it becomes practically painless (usually after the first three times). However, if you shave and then go back for a wax, you are starting from square one again since shaving makes the hair coarse. My recommendation is Haven Spa! It is a super clean spa that does not double dip, and has three different kinds of waxes. The process is only 10-15 minutes and the estheticians there are amazing – they have a great technique that makes the waxing pretty painless. I use the soothing Honey Wax which comes out to about $48.

Prep:  Make sure that your hair is at least a ¼ inch in length.  Otherwise, it can’t be waxed. A few days leading up to the Brazilian wax, you should exfoliate your kitty cat every night. This makes the wax more thorough and less painful. If you’re still nervous about the pain factor, pop an Advil 30 minutes before your wax.

Process:  This is always interesting. Basically you are naked from the waist down, lying on a table. First the esthetician will apply baby powder all over the area that needs to be waxed. Then you will be adjusting your legs in different positions – usually starting off with one leg down while the other is up in a butterfly position. The esthetician usually starts off with the bikini line first and then works her way to the rest of the front. Brace yourself – the worst part is always a small line, right above the clit. After 6 years of waxing, that will still be the only and most painful part of my wax. That tiny area has so many nerve endings that it will always be somewhat painful. Good news though – the rest is a piece of cake, virtually no pain at all. Next come the lips – you will have to lift your legs up and the esthetician will separate your lips to make sure you get a neat application. Finally comes the butt – aka the least painful part. She will either make you lift your legs higher or you will turn around to lie on your stomach. She applies the wax between your cheeks and rips away. They may go back and re-wax some areas and even tweeze some stubborn hairs. Once that is all done, she will give you some post-waxing lotion that you will rub onto all the areas. Quick 10-15 minutes and the torture is finally done! You’ll be super smooth for the next few weeks. Some women think they may feel embarrassed or judged when going through this process, but they shouldn’t feel that way at all. The estheticians that do Brazilian waxes are usually very kind and make sure that it is a quick and thorough process. Plus they’ve seen hundreds of vaginas, so there is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Post:  Make sure you don’t have sex for 24 hours after your Brazilian wax – your skin is still irritated. You’ll be quite smooth and completely hairless for a while but you’ll start seeing minimal growth by the second or third week (everyone is different). I usually get waxed every 5 weeks since I have to make sure my hair is ¼ in. long. Try to resist the urge to shave! Your next wax will be worth it.

Tips:

  • Coughing right as she is waxing you helps make it painless. You could ask your esthetician to let you know each time she pulls the wax off.  That way you know when to cough.
  • Another trick that helps is pulling your lower stomach up towards you. Pulling your skin makes it a little less painless but more importantly reduces the risk of any bruising on the skin.
  • This goes without saying, but make sure you are showered and clean beforehand – be respectful to your esthetician.
  • I don’t recommend getting a wax done on your period, but sometimes your period happens to land on the day of your appointment. Talk to your esthetician beforehand – some will ask you to reschedule. Others may not have a problem.  In that case, wear a tampon and tuck in the string.

Hope this guide was helpful! Happy Waxing Everyone!

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