Have you ever given yourself a Brazilian wax? Tips please!

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I always did them myself.

i use cold wax strips that I cut in smaller pieces. Hot wax is too messy for DIYn the privates, and the wider the strip, the more it hurts.

so you have to find the balance between the time you want to spend doing this and the amount of pain you can handle.

I also always had a very tall glass of wine while doing this. 🙂

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to pay $70+tip every 3 weeks to get a bazillian wax, but now I swear by Gigi wax. You can buy a kit on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Gigi-Brazilian-Waxing-Kit-Ounce/dp/B002EP9OUG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395362682&sr=8-3&keywords=gigi+wax). I waxed myself more than 10 times before I had to order more wax. I found that instead of waiting for the hard wax to harden, using wax strips help ease the pain and efficiency (http://www.amazon.com/Fantasea-Non-Woven-Facial-Body-Strips/dp/B00198XSG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395362807&sr=8-1&keywords=wax+strips). I just apply the wax and then the paper strip immediately. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I always use hard wax (the kind that you don’t need strips for) and it’s not too bad. Lots of times tho I give up and just do the front/top(?) and then just shave the rest. the wax isn’t expensive. Give it a go and see how you do!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Yes.  Don’t do it!

It’s messy and hard to reach certain areas.  And I think it hurts more that having it professionally done.

If you go for it you def need 2 kinds of wax – both the soft and hard (depending on the area)

Good Luck!!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Customs House Resturant Geelong

Do you have much waxing experience? Brazilian waxing can be tricky. The hair grows in many different directions. Always use hard wax, it is alot gentler on your skin, and less painfull than the strip wax (you use a cloth to take it off). The temperature should be like thick honey, you want to be able to spread it, but it needs body to grip onto all the hairs.<br /><br />Step 1. have a glass of wine<br />Step 2. Cleanse the area well to avoid infections<br />Step 3. Test the wax temp on your wrist before putting it on your delicatesStep 4. Check which way all the hair is growing. easier if the hair is about 1.5cm-2cm long (trim if you need to, will be less pain if its shorter. no shorter than 1cm)<br />Step 5. Apply a small amount of  wax in the same direction as the hair is growing, use disposable icypole sticks, or tongue depressors. Leave a thickish ‘lip’ of wax to be able to grip onto. wait about 10-20 seconds for the wax to harden. Press firmly over the wax to test it has set.<br />Step 6. Pull the skin around the area tight with one hand, with the other, flick the edge of the wax so you can grip it with two or 3 fingers, pull very quickly against the hair growth and parallel/as close to the skin as possible.<br />Step 7. repeat until you are happy with the results, or can’t stand the pain anymore.<br />Step 8. Apply tea tree cream to soothe the area, and to keep the area clean from bacteria. No one wants a hair free pimply vajayjay.<br />moisturise everday keeps the skin soft. Exfoliate a week after your wax 3-4x week to avoid ingrown hairs.<br /><br />It is possible. Just takes practice. Its gets easier too.<br /><br />TIPS: Do a small section at a time, working from your outside bikini line in. Swap sides often, you avoid getting leg cramps, plus if you stop half way through, your sides will be even, as opposed to one side hair free and the other still hairy<br /><br /><br /> />Sorry for the long post. It’s not at easy as most people think. Alot of ladies break hairs when waxing; from incorrect methods, or they take skin off, or even bruise/burn themselves. Sometimes it’s easier to let us professionals do our jobs. It’s done in half the time, and it’s only every 4-6 weeks.<br /><br />Good luck<br />WHY DOESN’T IT SHOW THE SPACES BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS ANYMORE? Sorry this looks like a huge big massive amount of words just jumbled together. sorry

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  LeahTron.
Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

runningcali:  Have you tried an epilator? I’ve been using this Emjoi one for about 4 years now. It’s so much cleaner and faster than waxing, IMO. The one I linked to is nice because the head is relatively small, so you can really err…get down there. Also, if your pain tolerance is low, you can just do little patches at a time. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh I have and I hated it. It hurt so bad…And I guess I kept going over the same spots too much to get all the hair and within the next few days I had scabbed over. I wasn’t using hot wax so it wasn’t from a burn. Terrible. Proceed with caution. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

LeahTron:  (to vote to fix the paragraph issue go here…. http://weddingbee.uservoice.com/forums/241844-submit-your-idea/suggestions/5615776-fix-the-comment-box-so-hitting-enter-leaves-a-li#comments)

runningcali:  I used to do a half and half, I used hard wax on the top and shaved the rest (I couldn’t comfortably wax beyond the bikini line down there)  I have found that the stip wax is less painful.  I have had a pro job, and I would recommend going pro – it hurts less, it’s a better result, and if you’re not used to waxing DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

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