For many women, the mere idea of getting a Brazilian wax is an unwelcome activity, filling them with a sense of fear. We have all seen popular movies where jokes are made about getting a Brazilian or a bikini wax, for the reason that it is not the most relaxing “beauty treatment.” Countless definitions exist regarding what a Brazilian wax involves, but all entail the pubic hair being removed with hot wax. For some aestheticians a Brazilian involves leaving a strip of hair in the pubic area, while others define it as removing all of the hair from the region.
Relative to my own experience working as an aesthetician, a Full Brazilian wax involves removing all of the hair from the front and backside meaning the anus, perineum and vagina. When scheduling an appointment for your own Brazilian wax, make sure you are totally clear on what is involved, and the exact cost of the service. The best results are achieved when the hair is around ¼ inch long. If the hair is too short, the wax will not be able to attach to the hair properly, while trimming is necessary for hair that is too long, prior to beginning the service. On average a Full Brazilian wax normally takes 30-45 minutes.
Who Will Give You a Brazilian Wax
In some cases, consumers want to cut corners financially when it comes to waxing services. For your own health and safety, you always want to go to a service provider equipped with the proper training and license to provide the Brazilian wax. You also want to make sure you are going to a person who is following proper sanitation procedures, at all times.
Does It Hurt
With any Brazilian wax, you are having hair removed from a sensitive area of the body, so you can expect a stinging sensation. Many clients opt for using Relax & Wax No-Scream Cream the day of their appointment, to dull the sensitivity of the area. The No-Scream Cream is applied 35-45 minutes before a waxing appointment, and it makes the entire procedure much more comfortable for you.
Things to Know
Use caution in getting a Brazilian wax if you are pregnant or menstruating, because you will often be highly sensitive to any sort of pain to the pubic area. Although it is not unheard of for a pregnant or menstruating woman to get a Brazilian, be advised that your tolerance for pain will be much less than under normal circumstances.
Avoid chlorine, exfoliating products and tanning within 24 hours, prior to any waxing service. If you have a coarse texture of hair, or you have never obtained a Brazilian wax in the past, it is a good idea to exfoliate the area in preparation of the appointment. Outside of the 24 hour window (before and after the Brazilian wax), regular exfoliation with a loofah is a good idea to prevent ingrown hairs.
After the waxing service it is also a good idea to avoid tanning, and chlorine because your skin will be quite sensitive. Tanning immediately before or after a wax can result in hyperpigmentation, and damage to the skin. Avoid wearing tight underwear or clothing.
Tip – Schedule a consultation before your Brazilian wax to discuss any concerns present, and any medical condition which may present a contraindication for getting the service.
Warning – Avoid getting a Brazilian wax if you are using Retinol or Accutane, and if you have certain medical conditions. Always openly discuss your medical history with your aesthetician.