Everything You Need To Know
If you want to what Brazilian waxing is about, its advantages and disadvantages, who should get it, and more, just sit back, relax, and enjoy reading.
What Is Brazilian Wax
A Brazilian wax is almost the same; however, it removes the entire hair. From the vagina lips down to the butt crack, all the fuzz will be removed by our friendly certified esthetician — and this is what makes the method more painful. That’s why we recommend trying our bikini wax first if it’s your first time. But if you’re a daredevil or you just want all the hair to be gone, then this is the right choice!
While Brazilian wax means removing the entire hair in your vagina, you can ask our therapist to leave a small amount of hair, perhaps a mini landing strip or a triangle-shaped fuzz.
History Of Brazilian Wax
Some people think that Brazilian wax, as the name suggests, originated in Brazil but that was wrong. Instead, it was invented in New York by seven Brazilian siblings — thus the name. In the 1980’s, J sisters — Jocely, Jonice, Janea, Joyce, Juracy, Jussara, and Judeseia — established a salon in Manhattan, offering nail services and pioneering Brazilian waxing.
Who Should Get It
If you’re under 18 and you want to get a Brazilian wax, you can have it in our salon. We accommodate minors in our waxing salon as long as there’s a parent present with them. We understand that waxing is more than just the aesthetic side, it’s about hygiene, too.
Brazilian wax is best for those who want to wear skimpy swimsuits. Whether it’s for a vacation, a bachelorette party, etc., I understand how you want to rock that bikini and that means removing unwanted hair that might peek outside your swimwear. Just make sure to book an appointment at least three days before your trip.
We also recommend this hair removal method for brides-to-be, moms, or those who want to make sexy time a lot sexier. C’mon, we’re all adults here right! A lot of my mom clients lose confidence after giving birth but claim to have their new-found confidence after waxing. It did not only boost their sex life but also restored their self-esteem.
It’s also best for those who want to have a softer, smoother skin. Brazilian waxing does not only remove hair but also exfoliate the skin, and we will discuss more of that later.
Brazilian Wax First Time Tips
Grow The Hair At Least ¼ Inch Long
Most women think that they need to shave their pubic hair before a bikini wax but, wrong! Wax cannot grip properly to your bush if it’s too short. On the other hand, if it’s too long, it will be too painful when waxed. But if you’re not sure about the length, it’s better if you leave it as it is. Our therapist will take care of it so there’s nothing to worry about. Normally, we will trim your hair before the session.
Determine What Kind Of Wax You Want
Waxing the intimate area is not just about taking the entire hair off. You can choose from a variety of styles. For instance, you only want to take care of the bikini line, then you can opt for a simple bikini wax; if you want to go deeper down the panty line, you can go for a full bikini wax; if you want to remove the hair from the vagina, to the perineum, and down the anus, you can opt for a Brazilian wax. You can also ask for a small landing strip, a star-shaped hair, or whatever style you want. Just be sure that you talk to your therapist beforehand.
Take Note: Every salon has their own names for their menu. To make things clearer, discuss what you want or how much hair you want to be removed rather than give the names. For instance, not all waxing salons know what “The Desert Island” is.
The Right Timing
If you want to reduce the pain during the waxing session, you should remember that the time of the month matters. Book an appointment three days before your menstruation because your skin is not as sensitive as it is when you have a monthly visitor.
However, you can still have a Brazilian wax even when you have a period. You just need to deal with a bit more of discomfort. Also, be sure to keep the area clean by bringing wet wipes and wearing a tampon.
Clean The Area Properly
This is common sense but still, it’s worth reminding. This will make you less conscious about yourself and at the same time, your therapist will surely appreciate it. Aside from hygienic purposes, it’s important to clean the area to reduce the pain. Use warm water and a gentle soap to open the pores and make the waxing session easier.
Take Note: Do not use a cream or lotion on the area as this may make the skin or hair slippery.
Take A Painkiller
The pros will apply a swift, strong pressure to remove the hair, and this will make the waxing less painful and quicker. However, you will still feel a slight discomfort especially if it’s your first time. To minimize the pain, you can pop a pain reliever an hour before the session or down a glass of wine.
Wear A Skirt Or A Dress
To make Brazilian waxing easier, we recommend that you wear a dress or a skirt on that day. Our esthetician will ask you to take all the clothes down there so if you want to cover yourself a little bit, what you can do is follow this simple clothing guideline. If it’s time to start the session, at least all you have to do is pull the skirt up.
Factors That Could Affect The Pain Level
For some people, waxing is not very painful even if it’s their first time. It depends on their pain tolerance and other factors such as the thickness and coarseness of the hair. Nonetheless, it hurts no matter what. There’s no such thing as zero pain when it comes to waxing unless your hair is extremely thin or you’ve used a numbing cream beforehand — which is a big no-no as this will not let the wax properly stick to the hair.
Do Not Be Shy
Brazilian waxing involves spreading the legs, getting in awkward positions, and a stranger getting up-close and personal. This is required so they can have better access on all the spots to remove the hair effectively. Don’t be shy. I know this is easier said than done but that’s the way it is. After all, this stranger is a professional. She’s seen more than what you can think off and has given the same hair removal method a thousand times. They are trained to do this job so there’s nothing to worry about.
What Happens During Brazilian Wax
Before the session begins, our therapist will wear a pair of gloves for hygienic purpose. She will then apply a hard wax on specific areas and wait for it to harden before it’s removed. We also use a soft wax on particular spots; this will a strip of cloth to be placed over a wax before it’s taken off. aOn other areas, we use our very own sugar wax on a few places. To make the session less painful, our esthetician will hold the skin (or will ask you to do it) so she can remove the wax quickly and properly. She will continue doing this until all the hair for your preferred bikini waxing style is removed.
If you are getting a bikini wax, you may be asked to put your knees to your chest so she can have better access to your anus. This is a little awkward especially if it’s your first time but then again, she has done this a lot of times. The only thing that matters to our certified estheticians is to rip off every single hair in all nooks and crannies.
If you’ve done underarm waxing before, you should know that wax may not be enough to remove all the hair. This is because the wax should not be applied many times in the same area, otherwise, it can damage the skin and may be very painful even after the session.
To clean all the hair up, tweezers will be used. A soothing lotion will then be applied to the skin to reduce redness, inflammation, and itchiness. After the waxing, your skin is still red and very sensitive so it’s best to wear a loose underwear to avoid irritation. The good news is — the redness will go away after a few hours!
Brazilian Wax Aftercare
Although a bikini wax may still result in ingrown hairs and irritation, there are ways on how to avoid it. Basically, it depends on the person’s hair type and skin. Some have very thick and curly hair, which is prone to ingrown hair while there are those with sensitive skin, which can get irritated easily even with the slightest amount of friction. Nonetheless, here are some tips you should consider after a Brazilian wax:
Limit Sun Exposure
Or better yet, avoid it completely for at least 2-3 days after the session or once the redness is gone. Waxing exfoliates the skin, which removes lifeless skin cells; however, this also makes the skin more sensitive and easier to get burnt. As a result, dark skin spots or hyperpigmentation may occur.
Wear Loose Clothing
To avoid upsetting your skin, avoid skintight clothing and touching the skin. This will only cause irritation and possibly, ingrown hair. Personally, it still fascinates me whenever I see my newly-waxed skin; it’s hairless and soft and tempting to touch but we all know that our hands touch and does almost everything, making it prone to germs and bacteria — and we don’t want those things to dwell on our freshly-waxed bikini area, right?
Avoid Steam And Soaking
After a Brazilian wax, the pores are widely opened and is more prone for the bacteria to enter. Therefore, it’s advisable to avoid steam, sauna, and jacuzzi which can disturb the skin. It’s fine to shower but avoid hot baths, pools, and beaches as the chlorine and bacteria from it can cause irritation and infection. Whether it’s your first time or not, it’s wise to follow these simple tips.
Do Not Apply Body Lotion Until The Redness Completely Goes Away
A sensitized skin normally shows redness and applying a lotion can make it worse, especially if it has fragrance in it. To avoid making matters worse, apply body lotion only if the redness completely subsides.
Do Not Have Sex After A Brazilian Wax
Your skin is already irritated and causing more friction can only make it worse. Wait for around 24-48 hours and give your skin enough time to heal before you start making love again.
As mentioned, ingrown hair can still happen when you choose to wax as your hair removal method but you can avoid it through exfoliation. Use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and ingrown hair three days after your session. You can use a loofah or a body scrub to do this. This is an important after-care step to keep your skin healthy, smooth, and smooth.
How Long Before You Get Another Brazilian Wax
Normally, we require our clients to come back every four to six weeks after the first session. However, this depends on how fast the pubic hair grows. Every person has their own hair growth cycle; some can enjoy the results of waxing in just a couple of weeks while others can be hair-free for a month. Nonetheless, the results are long-lasting than shaving.
Pros and Cons Of Brazilian
WaxLike other hair removal method, waxing also comes with its own set of pros and cons. The thing is, you just have to weigh its benefits compared to its drawbacks.
Advantages Of Brazilian Wax
You’re Hair-Free For A Long Time
Shaving is a waste of grooming time — we all know that! After a day or two, tiny, thick hairs would come out and the worse part is that it’s itchy! Thank heavens, there’s waxing! With a Brazilian wax, you can expect your hair to grow after a full week, some can even go hair-free for a month! Again, it all depends on your hair growth cycle.
Your Hair Will Grow Thinner And Finer
The hair will grow differently, even after your first wax. You’ll notice that it’s not as thick as before and if you go on with the next sessions, it will be thinner; some patches of hair may even stop growing! Just remember to ditch shaving or else, your hair will be thick again and the next session will be as painful as the first time.
You Can Treat This As A “Pamper Moment”
With shaving, you need to do it yourself and that’s a bit challenging when you’re using it on the inner part of your vagina. You need to crouch or be patient or else, you might cut yourself. Waxing, on the other hand, is sort of pampering especially since all you need to do is lay back and let someone do the work! The best part is — it saves you grooming time since you don’t have to do it every other day.
You Can Avoid Black Stubble
After shaving, you may have noticed a black stubble left on your skin. It’s harmless but annoying and may decrease your confidence especially when wearing a tank top. With waxing, you can eliminate this and may even make your skin softer and lighter — thanks to the exfoliation effect!
Disadvantages Of Brazilian Wax
You Need To Spend Money
Same as with shaving, you need to spend money to get their service; the difference is that it is expensive. First, you’re paying for the service offered by a trained professional, plus the overhead costs, the products, etc. The location, type of facility, and the waxing salon’s target market also affect the rate of their service.
You Need To Grow Your Hair First Before The Session
One of the pros of waxing is that you need you to need to grow your hair for about quarter of an inch first. This is a big no-no if you don’t want to see any hair down there. However, this is a must so that the wax can have something to hold onto. If you feel like shaving it, just remember the difference Brazilian waxing can make — smoother, softer hair!
You Can Get Scarring Or Burns
Waxing is painful — not only because of the ripping part but with the hot wax used on your intimate section. Although this rarely happens, your skin can still get burns from hot wax, especially if your therapist is not good. Eventually, this burns can turn to scars. Yikes!
Where To Get It
We know you’re excited to have your first Brazilian wax session or your new waxing salon buddy, but before you book an appointment, it’s important to choose the right facility. Are you sure that you are in a clean and safe environment?
One of the most important things you should consider when choosing a waxing salon is the facility. Make sure that it is clean and sanitized. Go for a facility which only hires certified estheticians with proper training and experience, unless you want your vajayjay to be a guinea pig. As possible, you want that delicate area treated properly and there’s no better way to guarantee that than working with the right professionals.
It’s also worth considering the types of wax they use, post-waxing procedures involved, etc. Ask as much wax-related questions as you can until you’re comfortable. After all, you’ll be dealing with the results for a few weeks or even a month.
What Makes Waxing By Celeste Different?
If there’s one thing we brag about, that would be our unique way of delivering bikini and Brazilian wax. We do not just use one, not two, but three types of wax — eucalyptus-infused soft wax, 100% bees hard wax, and our very own sugar wax. This, together with our dedicated, certified professionals, we deliver outcomes that are promising — long-lasting results, effective hair removal method, and reduced pain during the session. We’ve been doing this for a long time and have received numerous positive feedback from our clients and we aim to do this for more years.
Come and visit us now! To know more details about our service, particularly bikini and Brazilian waxing, please give us a call, chat us on our website, or book an appointment now.