Post # 1
Okay so I got my first Brazilian about 2 weeks ago and holy hell was it the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced!!!!!
Anyway shortly thereafter I got a bunch of white bumps (which I expected), after a few days they went away, then when the hair started growing back the bumps came back (which I didn’t expect)!
Well they are gone now, but my question is will this happen to me every single time I go, or will it get better after I’ve gotten a few waxes under my belt (haha no pun intended).
Thanks is advance.
Post # 3
@Aicyla22: It won’t happen every single time. I had the bumps happen once close to my period. OMG, it stung and was painful! I freaked out about it then, too. You also need to make sure to exfoliate so the ingrown hairs don’t come in.
My esthetician said to use something like this: http://www.sallybeauty.com/no-bump-rx/SBS-448460,default,pd.html to prevent bumps.
Post # 4
@mnp: Thanks for the info and link, I love the results, but wouldnt be able to deal with the bumps if they came every single time.
Post # 5
They offered me some at the salon when i went.. i would deff get something for the bumps…
Post # 6
I’ve had it a few times. I found that taking Advil before helps a little (it doesn’t work miracles or anything lol), but definitely how you treat it afterwards determines how the hair will grow back in. I got one and right after showered and wore tight jeans. The jeans did not let the already sensitive area rest and caused these huge chaffing marks. Definitely after it’s done put lotion on, wear a skirt or something loose, don’t rub on it a lot for a day or two. Hope this was good advice, happy waxing 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
I got AWFUL white bumps after my first brazilian. I had my second one last week and so far, so good. I had a few red bumps but they went away, it was not nearly as bad as last time. Also, I was not sore for days like I was last time. So I’m guessing it gets better with time. I have also heard that the hair follicle doesn’t grow back as thick as it was before (not 100% sure if this is true), so maybe it doesn’t traumatize the skin as much when it’s being pulled out.
ALSO – a little trick i wanted to pass on! This made my brazilian 100 times better! I had some lidocaine cream left over from a few months ago when I had laser done to lighten a birthmark. It’s a topical numbing cream. I figured, what the heck, I would try it for a brazilian. it made SUCH a difference!! Now i just have to figure out how to get more!! I think I can buy it online somewhere without a RX, but I haven’t started looking into it yet. But if you can ever get your hands on some, its amazing! I’ve tried numbing spray in the past and it did not work whatsoever.
Post # 8
LOVE getting brazilians. I love the way they feel and look.
I agree with Quackadoo – wearing tight-fitting bottoms is a no-no post-wax. I always make sure to wear super flowly skirts or loose pants. The chick who waxes me always tells me that using a washcloth is exfoliating enough to prevent ingrowns, and I’ve never had a problem. I can’t imagine using a loofah or something on that bare, sensitive skin. Ouchie!!
But I have heard the more waxes you get, the more “resilient” that area becomes. E.G., hair not growing back as fast. Not 100% sure about the bumps, though.
Post # 10
Well I am a crazy person and I did a ton of research online before going, I rubbed baby oil down there the night before to soften the folicle (who knows if it worked but I figured it could hurt to try) I wore a dress with no panties, I exfoliated, I used witch hazel astringent after to clean the area, I took advil and used a topical numbing cream before (not lidocaine unfortunately, but I’ll get a rx for that) and still the bumps!
I’m glad to hear though that the first time was the worst and the bumps improved frugalfiance after your second waxing.
Anyway thank you all for the info I appreaciate it, now I’m sot as concerned as I was before.