Post # 1
So, I’ve never had a Brazilian wax before, and I just got my first one today!!! I feel liberated! Like a new woman!
I want to go out an conquer the world!
haha. My wedding is in two weeks. I’m going to stop back again the Thursday before my wedding and get a bit of a touch up… but WOW.
Okay, I just had to share. Hopefully this post will inspire someone else.
Its bad. Its painful…but its not *that* bad. Cheers!
Post # 3
Yay! Don’t mind if it looks a little funky today, by tomorow it will be HOT!
Post # 4
Nice! On a scale of 1-10, how painful was it? Did anyone go with you for moral support?
Post # 5
Yay. Just so you know, the first one HURTS SO BAD.
When you go back in a month, you’ll have less than 50% hair grow back. The second time was like, a million times better and my gfirst time hurt so terribly it was ridiculous. The more hair=the more pain. So don’t be turned off to go back!
I love it. I"m addicted. I will never go back to the bush =]. I feel less self-conscious of it when naked walking around..for some reason, being bare makes me feel more like "i’m cool!" walking around =]
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club
So, this is a weird question, but I really don’t know the answer.
How much hair should you have when you go in for the wax? Should everything be ‘growing in’ so they can wax it? And hsould the hair be short, or should you let it get long? And (weird, I know) does all the hair have to be like the same length? In case ther are certain small areas/parts that you dont shave all the time?
Sorry if its TMI, but thanks!
Post # 7
1/4" inch. If it’s too much they’ll trim it.
THe first time, I took an electric bikini razor to it and set it to the 1/4" length. Trim trim trim….and no problems. My aesthetician took care of it all for me.If it’s long it pulls on the wax more and you’ll bruise. Too short and it wont’ catchh.
Yesk there certain parts she’ll be spreading wax (your labia?! It’s freaky feeling and I’d NEVER touch a razor to that) and she was all "no big deal!" aobut it.
Post # 8
You are a brave, brave woman. I keep wanting to try this, but have chickened out more than once.
Post # 9
Where do y’all get yours done at? Just a regular hair salon or somewhere else?
Post # 10
Thanks for the support! haha
So, I noticed there were a few questions. Hopefully this will take care of them.
I found this salon in my area abouit a year ago. It is one of the top salons in the area. Although I didn’t have a recommendation to go there, I trusted the salon. My hair was about 1/4 to 1/2an inch long. The general rule is to get it done when its 1/4 an inch.
About one hour before, I took two Ibuprophen. I stopped at the drug store and purchased some spray on numbing stuff I found in the first aid section. I then went to the liqueor store, which was conveniently located two doors down from the salon. I purchased a small bottle of whisky. I then went back to the car, chugged the whole thing, and drove (very quickly) two doors down to the salon.
I’ve had bikini waxes before. Pain wise, this was not as traumatic as my very first bikini. However, the waxer puts you in such odd spread eagle positions that that is traumatizing enough! The most amount of pain I had was when she tweezed the few hairs right in the front on top of my pelvic bone.
On a scale, with zero being no pain at all, and ten been enough pain that you might die, I would probably say this was about a 6. I think all the stuff I did before hand helped. Hopefully you can figure something out!
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
lol whisky!!! why I never thought of that before?!!! I could have saved some tears of pain!
Post # 12
Mine was horrible and I will never do it again! The pain was so bad that she ended up leaving a lot more hair that I was hoping. I had pain for days! FI could not go near it. It was just awful….bright red and blotchy.
As soon as the redness started to go away, the ingrowns started! This was by far the worst, most painful thing I have done.
For those of you whom it worked for…you are soo lucky!
Post # 13
I think I could get over the pain, it’s the invasiveness that stops me from getting this done. Shaving will have to do…
Post # 14
I go to sort of a posh chic spa and salon. Only b/c i had one of those spafinder gift certificates through work and this was the closest place to me. I equated nice salon=better quality which i know isn’t true. They use all Aveda products and I love Aveda.
Use hydrocortizone to get rid of the ingrowns. You shouldn’t have that many, though…you might have just had a really bad experience heathaah!
Yes, it’s really invasive. But the lady I see is young and super fashionable and she told me on my first visit that at first, it weirded her out. And now she just shrugs and go, "it’s like an arm to me. a hairy arm"
I also use this Aveda Calming oil (it smells like roses! but mild, not old lady) to keep things smooth, not-sticky, and feeling better down there. You don’t get chafing and it cuts down on the irritation. It helps the redness go in away in about 48 hours.
Post # 15
wow, all I can say is you’re a braver woman than I am!!
Post # 16
I have never done this and am actually completely confused on how your sitting when this is happening-are you just all out there in the open? VULNERABLE?