Post # 1
Okay, not to be TMI, but I am slightly terrified. I just booked myself for a Brazilian. I am a waxing virgin. This is the pre-pre honeymoon test wax. (Enough time to get another one done a week before the wedding.)
So, bees . . . what do I need to know?
Post # 3
1) it’s not so bad. really. stings a little, then is over. The first time is the worst and it gets way easier after that. The most painful part is right above your pubic bone in the middle. Surprisingly, the brazilian part is less painful than this, I think =].
2) pop some ibuprofen beforehand
3) buy some oil. it’ll help soothe your skin and keep the chaffing down. Otherwise your underwear rubs on your freshly waxed skin and ow. I like this stuff: http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10699/PROD5915/Body/Tension_Relief/index.tmpl
4) exfoliate after you get out of the shower or you’ll get ingrowns and bumps. And they suck. You’ll probably end up picking at them (sometimes a tweezer is handy before they get too imbedded) but prevention is key. This stuff rocks. I soak a cotton ball, wipe it all over, and it dries in seconds. http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10554/PROD6142/Skin_Care/Treat_Correct/index.tmpl also great on your face (its original purpose, haha)
5) shower before your appointment. The wax will stick to the hair better (not your skin) and your aesthestician will thank you. I don’t want anybody touching my lady parts and having me spread my legs like that unless i’m freshly showered. I usually go with wet hair, haha =]
Post # 4
Yup I agree with everything ejs4y8 said I went in for my first brazilian last month and it really doesn’t hurt any worse than a regular bikini wax. I personally didn’t like it though so I will be sticking with regular bikini waxes from now on 🙂
Post # 5
Agree! I’ve been getting the brazilian for a while now. Love it! I run a lot and do yoga, and it’s so much cleaner!
Also, I like Tend Skin to avoid ingrowns:
Good luck! Take an advil and relax! It’s not so painful!
Post # 6
@Ms. MoxieMonkey:I’ve been wondering about the “clean factor” as I practice Bikram and we wear tiny things and sweat a lot.
Post # 7
I just had my ‘pre-wedding’ appt for my first brazilian too! It really wasn’t that bad, honest. Same as everyone said, the ‘middle’ part hurts the worst but its over so quickly. I felt more awkward than anything in the silly poses but the girl I went to was fabulous. She has been doing my brows for awhile now and I was beyond embarrassed to have her do ‘down there’ too haha. I will definitely go back again–it really lasts a long time! Good luck! Oh, and the oil trick is a good idea, I just used Johnson&Johnson baby oil when I got out of the shower. I also heard baby powder can be soothing.
Post # 8
I agree w/everything that @ejs4y8 said. I also recommend wearing comfy clothes. I once went on my lunch break then put jeans back on and it was hella uncomfortable. I recommend lose clothing and “breathable” undies (cotton?). Good luck, I love getting it done, you feel so much cleaner!
Post # 9
Would it be a bad idea to get it done a week before your wedding for your first time?
Post # 10
Just remember to breathe when they pull the strips! It helps in dealing with the pain – for me at least and I totally agree with loose/comfy underwear!
Post # 11
@MacFaniam24: Do you have sensitive skin? The only concern I would have is for redness on your wedding night. I’m normally a little red for the first 24 hrs, but I’ve been doing it for a while. I hardly notice it anymore.
@Miso: The “clean factor” is what keeps me going back month after month. I’m kind of a clean freak, so for me it has now become neccesary. Since you do Bikram, you might find that you love it. I’m a ashtanga gal myself, so…we sweat, but not like you guys! TOO hot in there for me! LOL
Post # 12
@MacFaniam24:I’m doing if the first time well in advance to make sure nothing “unsightly” happens. Then, if all goes well, I plan to do it again a week before the wedding to be sure all redness and sensitivity are gone.