Tips for your first Brazilian Wax
Worried about the Brazilian wax? Follow the tips and tricks to remove all worries and doubts about the waxing procedure!
One of the twentieth century's biggest beauty trends is undoubtedly switching from razors and trimming to bikini and Brazilian wax. With these concepts, removing your body hair has become easier than ever. However, it is a matter of personal choice. Our bodies belong to us and no other; therefore, we will decide if we want to keep our body hair or remove them partially or entirely. Either way, every person is beautiful and worthy.
If you decide to go for Brazilian wax but still in the dilemma of whether to get it done or not, don't worry because we got it covered. You must have watched YouTube videos and read articles on Brazilian wax's first-time experience and are confused than ever, right? We get it, and so we are here to spill the beans for you. We'll provide you with all the things you need to know and keep in mind before and after your first Brazilian wax. So let's get started!
Let us brief you about the basics first!
What is a Brazilian Wax?
This unique style of bikini waxing named ‘Brazilian wax' credits its origin from J Sisters salon in Manhattan, founded in 1987. The seven sisters who founded this salon were, in fact, originally from Brazil, hence the name.
The Brazilian is the removal of all hair of the pubic region. It also removes all hair from bikini areas (the top, sides, and front) and those at the back. One can also opt for ‘all or complete nude' or stick to a net triangle, strip, or square on the front. So, each hair follicle from the pelvis region, vulva, labia, perineum, and anus are ripped off in this wax.
Does Brazilian Wax hurt?
Yes, Brazilian wax does hurt! Unlike popular belief that the wax method won't hurt, we will not lie to you. It hurts a great deal, and you might scream your lungs out! However, it depends on the pain tolerance level of a person. There will be pain, rashes, or swelling, and even after the procedure is done, the irritation and rashes may remain up to 2-3 days, depending on the body type. But the good news is it gets better every second, third or fourth time you go for it. Tell you why! Aesthetician says that “the longer a person keeps going for a Brazilian wax, the less painful the procedure becomes because the hair follicles become weak and in some cases, the follicles even stop growing back altogether.” The entire session of the Brazilian wax lasts for about 20-30 minutes at max, so yes! It will hurt, but it'll be over soon enough. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
How is Brazilian Wax different from Bikini or Full Bikini Wax?
In a bikini wax, the hair on the top and sides and the bikini line are removed, but Brazilian wax removes all hair from ‘down there' and the buttock leaving you completely bare! As stated earlier, you can opt for a ‘neat triangle,' a ‘landing strip,' or even a square on the front. It is highly recommended to talk with the aesthetician or professional about your selection choice before getting it done.
The aesthetician uses a soft wax or strip (which is hot wax requiring a strip of fabric placed on top), or hard wax (which is a thick wax that plasticizes as it cools and removes hair without a strip), or a combination of both. Hard wax is more common in Brazilian wax as it is less painful, but the soft strip or wax works better to remove the smaller and thinner hair that the hard wax leaves behind.
How much Brazilian Wax cost?
In the United States, the Brazilian wax can cost about $50- $120 depending on where you get it done from. If you plan to get the Brazilian wax at an expensive salon, it might burn a hole in your pocket. At the same time, cheap waxing need not necessarily mean professionalism. Therefore, do thorough research on the internet and ask people who've got a Brazilian wax done before booking an appointment for the same.
Many people get their Brazilian wax done at home. It is cheaper and more convenient to get the waxing done at home. But at the same time, it is unprofessional. The first Brazilian wax should be avoided at home except if it is done by a professional aesthetician or under their supervision. Thanks to beauty salon apps like Full Spectrum Salon, Von Anthony Salon, Five Senses salon that provide services at home's comfort.
First Brazilian Wax Tips
Here are a few points you need to remember before going for your first ever Brazilian wax.
Foremost is Hygiene: You must clean and exfoliate your vagina from time to time. Especially before your Brazilian wax appointment, make sure your V is clean. Gently wash your pubic area and the back. You can avoid exfoliation since the wax applied to the particular area already does the part. Besides, over-exfoliation can cause irritation and more sensitivity. The aesthetic will clean your vagina and buttock with a clean damp cloth and solution after removing the wax, so that too does the part of exfoliation.
Let them grow: Don't shave your vagina at least a week before your Brazilian wax appointment. For the Brazilian wax to do its wonders, your hair must at least be a quarter-inch long like that of a grain of rice. A little longer than that or shorter than that can be problematic. Removing the long strand of hair can be extremely painful and cause irritation and rashes, considering given the vagina is a susceptible zone. Similarly, grappling the small hair follicle is necessarily an impossible task.
Painkiller helps: Painkillers like Advil, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine, is treated to treat or cure fever, swelling, pain, and redness. Advil is also called ibuprofen and Motrin. It is advisable to take Advil two hours before your Brazilian wax appointment. If Advil doesn't work or does the trick for you, try fermented potato juice.
NO waxing during ‘that time of the month': Yes, you can wax during your period, but it's better if you don't. With period comes the sanitation and sensitivity purpose; therefore, if your period syncs with your wax appointment, you can always reschedule.
Let Your Vagina Breath: Wear loose and comfortable clothes for your wax appointment. Avoid tights at all costs. Further, keep wearing comply with clothes for the next few days after the session is over. Tight clothes increase the irritation and redness after the waxing procedure.
Avoid drinking: Sorry, but you cannot drink away your sorrows this one time: If you have made a Brazilian wax appointment, make sure you do not consume alcohol 24 hours before and after the appointment.
Rest and Relax: Do not engage in any physical activity before and after your Brazilian wax appointment. Yes, it includes sex as well. Besides, your Brazilian appointment will be all about discovering new yoga poses. Butterfly pose? Puppy pose? About downward dog pose? Car Pose? Warrior 5? Cross Console Bridge? You name it!
New Undies: Don't forget to carry extra underwear with you. Wear the clean undie immediately after the wax session gets over.
First time Brazilian Wax can be no fun-and-game, but it will get better with time. The Brazilian wax leaves your waxed areas feeling silky soft, and the new hair growth starts after 3-4 weeks, depending on the body type. The Brazilian wax also reduces the tension of shaving every other day. You get the wax done one time, and you're bikini body ready all summer. Many customers swear by the Brazilian wax and promise to never go back to the traditional shaving method even though it is painless.
We hope that we've answered all your queries regarding the Brazilian wax. So go ahead and book your appointment.