Post # 1
I have been a regular shaver for the past 5 years – but I would really love to start waxing. I have done it myself at home which hurt, but I imagine that it will hurt less if a professional does it.
My question is .. How long do you er let it grow before getting the brazilian? I am not a very hairy person but I am really unsure when to go! is it worth it??
Post # 3
For my first appointment they told me it had to be the length of a long grain of rice. I think it was 1/4 of an inch. It is definately worth the uncomfort every time! I now go every 4 weeks. If you don’t keep it up it will hurt like the first time all over again.
Post # 4
@littlemissbossy: I just decided to try Brazilian too, when I called & made an appt. they said the hair should be as long as a pinky nail (1/4″), she recommended giving it two weeks. It’s already driving me nuts but I know it’ll be worth it! She also recommended sugaring after the first wax but be careful with that, I hear you need someone experienced with sugaring to get it right!
Post # 5
@princessbelle: question…so between waxing, you have to let the hair grow before you can go again? So you get 3-4 weeks of hairlessness and then 2 weeks of hair growing in before you can wax again? I’d rather just shave all of it off every day and always be hairless.
Post # 6
Fusco737 princessbelle ohh thats very helpful thank you! Thats alot longer than I thought!
But what is sugaring? I have see it on the other posts but I have never heard of it?
TattedNYBride I totally understand where you are coming from hence why I shaved for 5 years, but its never quite as silky smooth lol
Post # 7
@littlemissbossy: sugaring is a type of wax made up of sugar, honey and lemon juice.
I’m the worst when it comes to waxing because I’m always on and off between waxing and shaving so it almost always hurt since a wax after all the times of shaving, it almost feels like the first time again. I do like waxing more than shaving because my hair comes back WAYY thinner.
Post # 8
@TattedNYBride: yes it is only hairless for like the first week or so. Then it comes in really random and thin. Never like the first time. You really have to be diligent in not shaving/waxing/sugaring/tweezing etc between waxes or it is like starting all over. The hair that grows back is very thin because it grows back in waves after it has been waxed. The last week is really only a little annoying because I tend to get a bit hairy. If you have fine hair or not a lot you probably could go even longer between waxes.
Post # 9
I haven’t gone the professional route but I got wax to do it myself before the wedding (I’m the type of person that doesn’t want anyone in my area unless it’s my husband or a doctor for a checkup). I got just the bikini line really, screamed from the pain and started bleeding. And still there were patches that I couldn’t get it just hhurt too much. I then tried my arm pits and that was MUCH MUCH worse, I only tried one pit and gave up, walked out of the bathroom telling my mom “No, just… no… Not happening!”
It would probably be a lot less painful at a salon but, for me waxing doesn’t last long and I don’t think the pain is worth it when you can only be “silky smooth” 1/2 the month. If I shave every other day it’s the same thing minus the pain.
Post # 10
Good for you! Waxing is really the way to go.
I pop a couple aspirins about an hour before going (on their recommendation) and really only one small spot hurts. The advice above about length is correct, but if you have a few shorter ones they will pluck them out.
I actually commented to tell you to make sure the salon uses the strip wax, rather than the hot wax, method. Both are effective but the hot wax method hurts more than I can express.
Post # 11
@littlemissbossy: It does not hurt less, lol. Waxing rips off a layer of skin and doesn’t really last very long. You can see regrowth fairly quickly. In my experience, sugaring is a much better option. Yes, it is more expensive. However, it is softer, lasts longers, and hair barely grows back (after many years of this method, only small patches of hair regrow).
I would not recommend waxing for anything. I even thread my eyebrows to avoid that awful pain.
Post # 12
You have only been shaving for FIVE YEARS!? Damn! I’ve been shaving since high school!
Well anyway, brazillians are great… get you baby soft…and don’t hurt nearly as much as everyone says they do…. just take 2 Advil 30 minutes before and you’ll be fine…
My first one didn’t hurt AT ALL. However, I found that each one after that hurt more than the first time!
I stopped getting them after my honeymoon because the $40 a month + tip was not worth it in my opinion.
Post # 13
@littlemissbossy: I did it for the first time recently and loved it! I had never done anything down there and it took me a while to get used to it, but it wasn’t as painful as I thought and the result was worth it. I just wish it would last longer!
Post # 14
Quick! i need a response to whatever Soy wax is? The Salon I will be at in like just over 12 hours has the option of Soy wax or Hard wax. I know all the ladies are talking about this hard wax stuff but is Soy wax the strip kind or is it something better?