by Celeste | Dec 27, 2019 | FAQ's
Visiting a spa for a Brazilian wax might be the lasting on your mind, especially if it’s your first time. The thought of putting hot wax off your vagina only to rip off the hair around it can be terrifying enough. However, this hair removal method is almost 10 times better compared to shaving. Yes, it may still result in bumps and ingrown hair but there are more things you should be happy about after having this.
Also, there are ways on how you can minimize the pain and avoid irritation before, during, and after waxing. Men and women, who want to remove the entire hair in their intimate area, can benefit a lot from these tips. So without further ado, let’s get started!
Brazilian Waxing Tips Before The Session
A hot wax placed on the skin’s surface and a swift motion to remove the hair may be a gruesome sight but did you know that you can reduce the discomfort during the treatment? I’ve talked to different clients and if there’s one thing that helped them overcome their first Brazilian wax experience, that would be to get ready.
Preparation is the key!
The first thing that you want to do, before having your pubic hair ripped off, is to look for a certified therapist or aesthetician to do the waxing. There are a lot of people claiming that they can do the service; however, that doesn’t mean that they can do it correctly and safely. It’s not only your money who’s on the line here, but it’s also your confidentiality and safety so as much as possible, only choose spas with a good reputation. Moreover, find an expert whose specialty is bikini waxing. Remember, your genitals have very sensitive skin and you want someone who really knows how to remove the hair gently and effectively.
Here are more ways on how you can get yourself ready before a Brazilian wax:
Whether it’s another family member, a friend, or a colleague — ask if they can refer a salon with a good reputation when it comes to bikini waxing. Talking to someone you know and trust is a perfect way to find the right waxing salon. Otherwise, you can use the search on the Internet. Just make sure that you read reviews from their previous clients to know more about their service. If it’s your first time to visit the salon, you can have minor services first such as underarm wax or lip wax to check if you’re comfortable and satisfied with their service and facility.
Book An Appointment On The Right Time
While there’s no problem having a Brazilian wax while on a period, it’s still better to have this at least one to two weeks after your menstruation. This time, your skin is not as sensitive as it is when you have your monthly visitor.
Take Note: If you’re going to our salon for a Brazilian or bikini wax and you have a period, we advise that you wear a tampon for hygiene purposes.
Grow Your Hair To The Right Length
The hair in your genitals has to be at least quarter of an inch long so that the wax can hold on to it properly; however, if it’s too long, it can be more painful or may only cause to breakage. Nonetheless, it’s better than having it short since the therapist can still trim it before the actual waxing begins.
Keep Yourself Clean
Before going to a salon, we advise that you clean your bikini area using warm water. It’s also ideal to lightly exfoliate your genitals prior to waxing. This will make the procedure faster and easier. Most spas provide baby wipes which you can use before the waxing begins.
Skip The Lotions, Oils, Or Cream
Lotions, oils, and cream will only make the area slippery, thus making it hard for the wax to adhere on the hair. Therefore, it’s best to ditch these before getting a Brazilian wax.
Take A Pain Reliever
Advil, Tylenol, or any pain reliever is recommended before a Brazilian wax, especially if it’s your first time. Take it at least an hour before the session begins if you’re worried about any discomfort.
Brazilian Waxing Tips During The Session
This is it!
You’re about to get started but before anything else, make sure that you know what you really want. Brazilian wax, originally, means removing the entire hair in your vagina, perineum, and anus but, if you want a mini landing strip in front (like what some of our clients request), be sure to talk about it with our therapist. You can create whatever style you want and all you have to do is communicate with our licensed aesthetician.
Most salons, however, may recommend that you have a bikini wax first rather than a Brazilian just to know how it feels like. Bikini wax only removes the hair around the bikini line, thus the pain is not too much. Nonetheless, it’s your call! *wink
During the session, you might be asked to pull the skin and shift to different positions so the therapist can get the hair easily. Also, even if you’ve popped a painkiller, you might still feel a little bit of discomfort, depending on your pain threshold.
Brazilian Waxing Tips After The Session
Congrats! You’ve survived the challenge, but it doesn’t end there. In order to avoid irritation, inflammation, and infection, you need to follow a few aftercare tips for Brazilian wax. The first thing you have to remember is to wear loose pants and underwear for about a couple of days. Other tips include:
Not touching the newly waxed skin. We know it’s tempting especially now that it’s softer and smoother but to avoid small pimples and irritation, you have to stop yourself from doing so.
Showering instead of taking a hot bath. Lying in a tub full of warm water after a long, hard day is a reward; however, this is a big no-no after a Brazilian wax. After the session, the pores in your skin are wide open and this can only lead to infection. If you want to clean yourself, you can take a shower instead.
For the next two days, avoid sauna, tanning beds, steam rooms, or even jacuzzi.
Ditch sex. C’mon girl, this is only for a couple of days. Avoid sex as this only adds friction and may worsen the condition of an already-sensitive skin.
Exfoliate after 48 hours and if there’s no sign of irritation or redness, use a mild exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and avoid ingrown hair.
If you want to know more details about our Brazilian wax and other wax services, you can give us a call or book an appointment directly on our website.
by Celeste | Dec 27, 2019 | FAQ's
Whether you are planning to have a bikini wax or a full Brazilian wax, there are important things you need to know before you go visit a waxing salon. Most importantly, having someone who could be a complete stranger, ripping out the hair from your most intimate part can pose certain etiquette matters.
With this in mind, most ladies and even guys would want to go prepared for this hair removal option. So, here are the things you should know about proper Brazilian wax etiquette to make your first experience worthy of a repeat.
#1. Come on time at your appointment
You should treat your Brazilian wax appointment just like your strict work schedule. It means you must come on time and show up in the spa at your appointed time to minimise any stress of rushing things out if you came in late. Remember that salons and spas operate on schedule and if you are late, the esthetician may stop your treatment to accommodate the next client. You don’t want to be left with some stray hairs down there if you want to be completely bare.
#2. Let your waxer know if you are a first-timer
If it is your first time to get a Brazilian wax, be sure to tell the esthetician about it. Telling them that you never had this service done before is very important so that they can also tell you what you have to do and avoid. This will help you be prepared for the treatment and achieve the best result possible. Plus, doing so will allow your waxer to set your mind into it and be at ease without having to worry that much.
#3. Tell your esthetician about your allergies or sensitivities in advance
Before you take off all your clothes from your belly down, also let your waxer know about any of your allergies beforehand. In the same way, let them also know any associated sensitivities or medications you may have that can affect the results of your Brazilian waxing. You have to do this prior to your scheduled appointment so that you won’t miss it and avoid any penalties. Otherwise, you risk yourself of the possible side effects and irreparable damages to your skin. So, you can expect that the waxer will take your history of health concerns, especially allergic reactions. If not, then you might be better off looking for another esthetician.
#4. Be prepared of going naked below with someone looking at it up close
Since you will be having a Brazilian wax, it requires that you have to remove everything down so that the esthetician can access every nook and cranny of your nether region. While Brazilian wax veterans are not conscious about having a complete stranger taking a close up look of their intimate part, for a first-timer like you, it may be a lot awkward. Well, you don’t have to feel ashamed about it really as estheticians are also professionals just like your gynaecologists who have seen it all. However, you have to be aware of the comfort level you have when it comes to nudity before finally going totally naked down there.
#5. A little but not more conversation with your waxer can help
During the actual procedure, it is unavoidable to have some chit-chatting with your waxer. A little conversation may help relax you more and make it casual between you and the waxer. However, more talking may not help because it can delay the entire procedure if the esthetician would be prompted to answer you back. You might be tempted to ask more things but you should do that prior to the actual process to help prolong your session. After all, the esthetician is all about getting all the unwanted hair from every spot to give you a perfectly smooth and hairless skin.
#6. Avoid Brazilian waxing during your period
While getting a Brazilian wax when you’re on your period is still possible, but still, try to avoid it. It will make you even more sensitive and the ripping of hair from your private part becomes more painful. And of course, it is also unsanitary for your waxer to work on unless you are wearing tampons. The best time to schedule a Brazilian waxing treatment is either a week before or week after your monthly period.
#7. If you are happy with the result, don’t hesitate to tip generously
Within the waxing industry, the custom is to give a tip of about 15% to 20% of the total price of your Brazilian wax service. And it is best to do it in cash so that your waxer receives it in full amount. If you are very happy with the results and the kind of service provided to you by the waxer, you can tip even more if you want. Doing so will make your esthetician happy and give them some inspiration to even improve their job as professional waxers.
So, there you have it all! These are some of the most important things you should know to practice proper Brazilian wax etiquette. It may sound like a lot of things to consider but it will be a lot easier as you go through the treatment regularly. You will know how to be prepared and what to expect for achieving the best Brazilian wax results ever.
by Celeste | Dec 19, 2018 | Brazilian Waxing, FAQ's
Whether it’s beach time or not, Brazilian waxing has just become a thing… no matter how painful it looks and sounds like. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone’s having it. Some are still either scared or too shy to try this hair removal method and no one can blame them. After all, your hair is ripped off completely by a stranger… but I don’t want to make it sound more terrifying as it already is.
I mean, a Brazilian wax is surprisingly tolerable as how most people would describe it. Yes, there might be a bit of discomfort but that could be relieved by a painkiller. Also, it doesn’t last and you can go back to your normal routine in an instant. Also, you’ll be handled by a professional who’s done this more than once. On top of that, there are a few aftercare tips you can use to make it last longer and to avoid irritation and inflammation, so there’s really nothing to worry about. I know I got your attention already so if you want to know more about this grooming trend, just keep on reading.
What Is A Brazilian Wax?
Brazilian wax is a kind of wax service that removes the hair in and around the vagina and the anus. The esthetician may use hot wax, soft wax, wax strip, or a sugaring or a combination of these methods. Some people may want to leave a few areas bare and a mini landing strip but originally, this method is supposed to take all the hair off completely, the true Brazilian way.
The Brazilian wax has become a beauty trend that some women just can’t live without. It comes with a number of benefits, after all, that cannot be neglected. But despite its popularity, there are still who have little to no knowledge about it so to answer a few concerns, here are some questions that you guys frequently ask.
Brazilian Wax Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Difference Between Bikini Wax And Brazilian Wax
As the name suggests, bikini waxing only takes away the hair around the bikini area. It doesn’t remove the entire fuzz in your Lady Garden. Brazilian waxing, on the other hand, is a hair removal method that rips all of the hair in the vagina, perineum, and anus.
Some of our clients are confused about this but we are always here to talk about what you want. When in doubt simply tell your esthetician what you want off and what you want to keep. You can call us for inquiries or head over to our website to book an appointment.
How Long Should The Hair Be For Brazilian Waxing?
If it’s too long, it will be too painful but if it’s too short, it will be a little tricky to pull it out. I recommend that you grow it for at least ¼ inch or 3 weeks minimum. If it’s your first time, you may visit us three weeks after shaving. Nonetheless, we have to use the right technique and a combination of waxes (soft wax, hard wax, and sugar wax) to ensure that all the hair will be removed.
To achieve smoother skin and finer hair, it’s ideal to have at least three waxing sessions first. Also, avoid using a razor to remove pubic hair as this will only encourage hair growth again — and we all know what happens after shaving the hair. It grows back thicker!
How Long Does A Brazilian Wax Last?
Typically, it lasts for about 3 to 6 weeks after the first Brazilian wax but then again, it depends on the person’s hair growth cycle. For some people, the hair may slowly grow back again after a week or two and may become more visible after three to four weeks.
The temperature also affects hair growth. During hot weather or summer, the hair grows faster compared to winter.
Like other beauty treatments, it requires regular sessions to achieve optimal results. Therefore, if you want a finer hair — or even a lesser hair growth — all you need to do is book an appointment with us now!
How Long Does Brazilian Waxing Take?
For first-timers, waxing may take a little longer, about 30 minutes; it also depends on the density of the hair growth. After a few sessions, it will only take around 30 minutes or less. Some places will rush you and do your Brazilian wax in 15 minutes or less. That is not really how we do things here. We take our time to get every single last hair and then we usually tweeze too. A Brazilian wax price is not usually cheap and to left with hair is unacceptable. Our Brazilian wax service is different since we do use a combination of soft wax, hard wax, and sugar wax to ensure you leave hairless. You might see some waxing spas that only use soft wax or hard wax, but in reality, all three types of wax have its pros and cons. We take advantage of their pros of each wax to get you the best Brazilian wax possible and our Brazilian wax reviews reflect the appreciate from our clients.
Is Brazilian Wax Painful?
We cannot deny the fact that waxing provides discomfort; however, it’s not as painful as what it seems — and most clients can attest to that. If you’re having doubts or if it’s your first, what you can do is take a painkiller before the session or go for bikini wax first just to know what it feels like. Bikini waxing will only remove a few hairs so it’s quicker and less painful. Someone who has experience will also know the proper technique to help reduce pain. Someone new will usually not have the experience to do the Brazilian effect and efficient. Another thing to consider the wax. We use a sugar wax for the majority part of the service since it sticks more the hair than your skin.
At Waxing By Celeste, every esthetician has been fully trained, experienced, and knowledgeable. They’ve learned the right waxing techniques to come out with fast and effective results. But to give you a heads up, the most painful area would be the pubic bone area while the least painful one is the area around the anus.
If you have more questions, feel free to give us a call and we’re more than willing to attend to your concerns.
Will Waxing Result To A Thicker, Darker Hair?
Nope. Absolutely, no. Unlike shaving, waxing removes the root of the hair follicles and over time, you may even notice that the fuzz in your vagina is not coarse or dark. After your first or second waxing session, you can easily notice that the hair is finer and quite sparse. However, the result may be affected by several factors such as hormones, hair growth cycle, temperature, or if you forgot and shaved it again.
When Is The Best Time To Have A Brazilian Wax?
The best time to have a Brazilian wax is after a week or so of your menstrual cycle when the skin is less sensitive. Also, be sure to have enough sleep and avoid nicotine, caffeine, and even stress as this can make your skin more sensitive, thus making it more painful during waxing.
Can You Have A Brazilian Wax On A Period?
In line with the statement above, you can still book for an appointment during your menstruation. It’s fine and safe; just be sure to wear a tampon for hygiene purposes. There’s really no problem when it comes to Brazilian waxing and period — in fact, the “pain” level is almost the same as when you don’t have your monthly visitor. You can even have a Brazilian wax even when you’re pregnant.
For more questions or inquiries, please give us a call or book an appointment on our website. See you here!