Hey guys, today we are going to talk about Brazilian wax. I know there are a lot of horror stories about it and some nasty videos on YouTube, some of them misleading and this is why I think it is a good idea to clear things up a bit for people who are having second thoughts about getting a Brazilian. From my experience, for people who never got one yet, a Brazilian wax is most of the time associated discomfort and embarrassing situations or positions. Well, it is not exactly like that. Bellow there are some guidelines, if you will, for Brazilian wax beginners.
How to prepare for a Brazilian?
OK, the first thing to do is to make an appointment to your local salon. Make sure to get all the details you need on the phone, don’t be afraid to ask questions. The cosmeticians are very helpful and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Do not shave before the waxing. You pubic hair should be about ¼ of an inch long so that the wax can hold on to it. If it is longer it will hurt more, if it is shorter the waxing will be inefficient.
In order to reduce the discomfort that you will feel during and after the Brazilian you can take a pain killer one hour prior to the procedure. Also, wear something comfortable because your skin will be sensitive after the waxing.
What happens in there?
As you probably know, a Brazilian will remove all of your pubic hair, back and front. At the salon you will be taken to your own little private room and you will be asked to take off your clothes from the waist down. The cosmetician will be in the room as well. Some salons will provide you with a disposable panty during the waxing, some won’t. Different places do it slightly different.
While you are making yourself comfortable the cosmetician will prepare the wax and all the stuff that she needs. Usually they start with the back side and they will ask you to lie on one side and put your knees to your chest. The cosmetician will wear cloves of course and she will use a tool that looks like a stick to apply the wax to the desired area. Then, special wax strips that look like a thick piece of paper will be pressed and rubbed against the waxed area, sticking to the wax that is already glued to the hair. The wax strips are then quickly pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth, removing the hair.
This will be done until the whole are is covered. In the most sensitive areas some cosmeticians will use hard wax instead of strip wax. Also, before applying the wax they may apply baby powder to the skin in order to prevent the wax from sticking to the skin. This will reduce the discomfort you might feel.
After the waxing is done, any remaining hair can be removed by the cosmetician using a tweezers. Not all the salons do it through.
That is it. It all lasts around 30 minutes and usually it costs about 50 dollars. A Brazilian can last up to 6 weeks, so you only need to do it 3 or 4 times during a summer.
Author bio: Claire is the owner and editor of the Brazilian Wax Headquarters. She is a part time blogger living somewhere in Europe and beauty addict.
Cal Driver says
Thanks so much for this! There’s a stigma and an embarrassment to discussing Brazilian waxes with any kind of specificity. As a result, I think that the overall practice has suffered. This is a fantastic, straightforward explanation of what takes place and helps to dispel some of the stigma. Really appreciate it.