Life is short, get waxed!
Brazilians have become mainstream and if you’re contemplating getting one, look no further! There are a Brazilian reasons why you should wax, the main one being that your hair grows back thinner and softer. The hair is being removed from the root, leaving you with a bald pretty kitty! Results last up to four weeks and it decreases hair growth overtime.
One of the most commonly asked questions is how long does your hair have to be? And we say “let it grow!” Your hair needs to be at least a quarter of an inch, as long as a grain of rice. Typically that means you need to go about 2 weeks without shaving.
Brazilians aren’t as painful as you think, but if pain is one of your concerns, we suggest you invest in a topical product or take a Tylenol one hour before your appointment. This might help with any discomfort during and after your service. There are also products, such as PFB Roll On or No Scream Cream, that can be applied before the wax to help with pain and ingrown hairs.
Another way to help you feel relaxed is to dress comfortable. Leave the jeans at home and wear a dress, leggings or anything loose. You’ll thank us later!
Exfoliate before the date! Make sure the night before your wax you GENTLY exfoliate. Getting rid of the dead skin will help make sure you have an even wax and cut down on ingrown hairs! You can make a paste using a mixture of water and baking soda and it’s gentle enough to use regularly.
Are you waxing for a special event? Don’t wait until right before to get your first wax. Book one or two before to make sure your hair growth is on the same cycle and that you don’t have an adverse reaction.
What To Expect When You Are Expecting… A Brazilian Wax
Assume the position – Butterfly! Heels together, knees apart.
Inside you are probably dying a little, don’t worry, it’s just another day at the office for us. Talking is a great distraction and can help get your mind off it. Your technician might have you help pull the skin tight in certain areas. That’s normal, it just helps get a smoother wax.
Yes it hurts, but like we said, it’s not as bad as you think. Everyone has a different pain tolerance and there are lots of factors that can increase the pain of a Brazilian. For example, your period, how often you wax, and certain medications that you may be taking. Typically the procedure goes – wax, wait, pull, press. The initial pain should subside within the first two seconds. Don’t hold your breath. Exhale with the pull to help with pain.
Communication is key. You know it is going to hurt, but make sure you are telling your technician if something doesn’t feel right. Listen to your body and let her know if you have concerns!
Front, Back & Everything in between. A Brazilian is all the hair, even the ones back there… The good news is you made it through the painful parts. Now it’s time to roll over
on your side and pull your knees to your chest. Most people think this is going to be the worst part, in reality it’s the quickest part and the least painful.
Aftercare For Down There….
Seeing Red – It’s normal for the skin to be a little irritated following a wax, especially the first few. Use a soothing aftercare product like PFB, skip your workout and keep the skin nice and hydrated. Avoid products that will clog the pores!
Business as usual – The day after your wax everything should be returning to normal. Most clients wake up to soft smooth skin. But if you have sensitive skin, don’t worry if you are still a little tender.
Upkeep for the Upcoming appointment – Make sure to exfoliate regularly. Plan to have your next appointment in about 5 weeks. Avoid heavy lotions that can clog pores.
Save that Shave – Don’t shave in between appointments. It will mess up the hair cycle. Stick with your waxes and the hair will get thinner each visit.