Post # 1
Ok ladies, How was your first experience getting a brizilian wax?
I’m tired of the razor bumps, irritations and all that just so it can grow back a day after shaving. lol. I’m also very sensitive and my ph balance gets thrown off by the soap or shaving creme. So annoying when you need to get medication creme to avoid that annoying problem. You know what I’m talking about? haha. I told my FI I was going to the Drs. today and he wants to know why? what’s wrong? you okay? … I know its normal, but its still embarrasing. I finally told him and he said, “That’s it? you can tell me. That’s normal. You’re making it a big deal.” But its still embarrasing. lol.
Do you have this problem? any advice, tips ….? Brizilian wax a better option?
Post # 3
I’ve never had a Brazilian wax, but the issue with waxing is that in order to wax it again, the hair has to grow back to a certain length.
Post # 4
@strawbs: I know, I’ve gone before but it was always “too short.” And that’s after not shaving for over 2 weeks. Its hard for me to last that long without shaving. lol
Post # 5
I actually have waited 3-4 weeks before going in. I used to get them done all the time when I had a job. The first one is a little painful but after that you sort of get used to it. I love how long it lasts. If you don’t grow a lot of hair in two weeks it might be worth it to wait until you have enough to wax it, it might last a long long time.
Post # 6
I love getting Brazilan waxes…I get them done monthly! I googled and found these tips for getting waxed http://www.womansday.com/style-beauty/beauty-tips-products/waxing-101-tips-tricks-for-beginners-108331
My biggest suggestion is to avoid friction for at least 24 hours and not to exfoliate your skin for at least 2 days post wax. Talk to your waxer about specifics for exfoliation since you said that you have sensitive skin. Make sure that you go to a reputable place for waxing…no double dipping! My waxer uses both hard and soft wax on me; so I don’t have a particular prefence. I get a full brazilian (front and back) and the back hurts the least haha
Post # 7
I was actually surprised at how I handled it ! It was pretty painful, but the pain goes away really fast, like when I walked out it was gone ! And after a while, the hair got so soft that it was easy to deal with it growing back 🙂
Post # 8
@echolove: urgh! lol I’ve been trying to muster up the balls to go xD
Post # 9
My first one was in high school and it was great. No big deal.
My second one was a few months ago and DAMN. That’s not happening again. It’s not excruciating, but I just don’t think the $$ and slight pain is worth it for me. The labia doesn’t hurt, its the top/bikini area part that does. Remember to breathe.
Post # 10
I got my first Brazilian last year, and I would never go back to shaving! I love how smooth I am for so long and the hair grows in thinner and in patches. At first, I went every 4 weeks, but now I’m up to every 8 wks. I’m also very sensitve and have to use baby soap to avoid UTI’s.
The first time is unpleasant but not unbearable. Honestly, I thought it was a lot less painful than my friends said it would be. (My cousin said it was worse than giving birth!) After the first time, it is more comfortable even relaxing. I suggest taking ibuprofen before the appt and avoiding caffeine because it increases nerve impulses.
Post # 11
Not even remotely as bad as your brain can make you think it is! A lttle awkward for a second, but then we started talking, she did her thing, and ta-daaah, done! Don’t be scared just because of the area getting waxed, I’m never going back to the razor again!
Post # 12
I literally just had my first one two weeks ago and I was surprised by how little it hurt. I mean, yes, it hurt, it’s going to hurt when they rip hairs out of your groin haha. But it was not nearly as bad as I was expecting, and I’m a huge baby. You can do it!
Post # 13
@bellaluna290: This was very helpful! Thank you!
Post # 14
I get it done every 4-5 weeks. Before waxing I was Hairy McClary and it was super annoying to wait until the regrowth was long enough to remove, but after a few times the hair started growing in thinner and more patchy. Basically it’s perfectly smooth for the first week post-wax, then mostly smooth for the next week, and a slightly noticeable amount of hair for the third and fourth weeks. I go to European Wax Centers (I think it’s a national chain but I’m not sure) and they use purple hard wax that doesn’t hurt as much as the other waxes I’ve tried.
As for pain, yes it hurts… but very briefly! Tips for reducing pain:
– go when you’re tired/sleepy because you won’t care as much about the pain. I like early Saturday or Sunday morning appointments!
– if you’re sensitive, take an ibuprofen about half an hour to 45 minutes prior to your appointment.
– Avoid coffee/caffeine.
– Try to relax! Think calming thoughts, and take deep breaths. For some reason it hurts more if your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re holding your breath!
I hope this was helpful 🙂
Post # 15
I got mine for the first time 3 days before my wedding, which was over 2 weeks ago now. It sucked BIG time!! I can tolerate alot of pain but it hurt like hell. It hurt more than getting my first tattoo. It definitely varies per person. I did let my hair grow out for 4 weeks but since I used to shave the hair was thick so the lady said that’s also why it can hurt alot more. I was in pain for the rest of the day I had it done and I was SUPER sensitive and just having clothes touch me would be bothersome.
But now i’m highly considering it again since the results are pretty great and it’s lasted for so long (My hair usually grows out after 2 days). At the time I said I would never do it again but I love the results and so does DH. I say go for it just to give it a try.
Post # 16
I’ve gotten waxed monthly for years and it really doesn’t hurt that much (not even the first time). You get to talking to the technician and all of a sudden, you’re done! No big deal, IMO.