(Closed) eek waxing fear!!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think you definitely should. However, if you do it, go for it more than once – the first time hurt more and the hair only grows thinner over time, not the first!

So, I used to do a Brazilian myself, sitting on my kitchen floor near the microwave (pretty picture, huh!) and what helped me the most was one or two or three tall glasses of wine!

Post # 4
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just had my first brazilian wax last saturday to see how my skin would react. It was quite painful and I had bumps, redness and swelling for a few days after, but I also have super sensitive skin. I am probably going to get another one and then one before the wedding. I am just now getting a TINY bit of stubbled which is awesome. I also plan to get my underarms waxed, but after the brazilian experience I am going to wait a little :-P. Was it worth it for me, for the wedding yes, but I wouldn’t continue to do them because they are painful and expensive. If it’s something you want to do I’d get it done a few times before the wedding to make sure you know how many days it will take for your skin to calm down!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Look my skin is supersensitive and yet I get wax done anytime I can. I don’t think it’s possible to have a brazilian any other way. 

What you need to do – aside from exfoliating the day before -is to go and find somebody really good at it. In my case, when I had it done in LA, it was very painful but then I found a Persian lady in San Diego and it was almost painless, no bruises, no pain, nothing.

So ask around till you find what you need.

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would start going soon so that you can make sure you don’t have a bad reaction and you won’t have to worry about it growing back as quickly.

Post # 7
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Test one out soon so that you can see how you AND your body/skin reacts. Have you ever had waxing done on other parts of your body? I will admit they hurt and are $$ so I usually just do it myself or use a veet creme which works very well. I do get my eye brows and underarms waxed regularly though

Post # 8
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Personally, I would never ever wax my own bikini line.  I can’t cause myself that much pain.  You have to pull quickly and not hesitate, which is hard to do yourself.  I have waxed my own legs before though.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MissAsB good point…it hurts and is a LOT easier to have someone else ripping those strips and plus they are professionals. If you can just get a bikini wax every couple months and do razor or hair remover gels inbetween in should work and is more cost effective! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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3587 posts
Sugar bee

Well, I just went today for the first time. it wasn’t bad at all. On a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 5, some yikes moments, but overall, very bearable. She knew to hold the skin taunt, like somone said and that helps with the pain.

Like the others said, get a good person to do it. Mine, she was great and quick. It was only $30 too. Maybe I’ll get a brazillian next time, still thinking about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I went to Om Magie here in Atlanta, in case any of the ladies in the area want to go. They are great there!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ok im sort of an expert here….before i needed to save more money i was getting brazilian waxes – totally worth the money, but they take a few months…here’s why:

your hair is on different growth cycles, so it takes a few waxes to get it all on the same cycle.

you definatley need to do this way before the wedding as others said because of a possible reaction

self waxing – eek. i tried this one night…i bougt the “brazilian” brand it says something on the box about “for your private areas” lol

i used it one disastrous night…it wouldnt stay together so when i would rip it (its what they call ‘hard wax’ so it doesnt need linen strips) it would come off in tiny clumps, istead of large patches. so then i tried to get it off anyway possible and ended up getting stuck to the bathtub floor…when i tried to get hot water to melt it….anyway, long story short i use it for my eyebrows now and it works great for that =)

enough rambling.

Post # 12
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345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

also – sulli is right, much LESS painful for someone else to wax you than to wax urself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@scigergirl that is a crazy story hehe I just laughted out loud to myself!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Professionally done hard wax (not with the fabric strips) has been hands down my best experience ever.  But I’ve never been brave enough to try a Brazilian, just an extended bikini wax).

Post # 16
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360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve gotten a brazilian wax before and it really helped to take a tylenol before..or tequila..just dont mix both. I had it done at a place in Miami and the girl was very professional and made me feel very comfortable. She also gave me tips on my breathing to help with the pain. It was so totally worth it!

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