(Closed) Anticipating First Time Waxing

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee

if ur skin is sensitive, I would recommend gfetting waxed like 2 or 3 mos before ur wedding to see how it goes and how ur skin reacts, and then if you like it going back to the SAME place which uses the same wax and getting done for your wedding

Post # 5
3332 posts
Sugar bee

I definitely think a trial is a good idea, that way you’ll know how your skin reacts way in advance.  I’d take some Advil before the appointment, just in case you’re in pain.  Also, if you can, try not to schedule your appointment on the week of your period, just makes things easier and your skin is more senstitive then.

Post # 6
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I got a brazilian wax ONCE!  The ingrowns were horrible, the rash was worse.  So def go for a trial run a few months in advance!

Post # 7
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My two cents: unless you’re determined to be completely bare, I would skip the brazilian and just do a full bikini.  They’re thinking of outlawing Brazilians in NJ because women have had so many infections and problems and such.  I do a full bikini and it’s fine.

Also, try to go to a place that doesn’t “double dip” and make sure you have enough growth before you go.  To avoid ingrown hairs, get an exfoliating cloth (they usually sell them there)

Post # 8
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@hotchildinthecity–I second the full bikini wax, IMO it’s better than a brazilian and of course, less pain. Definitely schedule all of this a couple of months before to see how you react–I also have irritation when I shave and for me waxing is better because I have less irritation, less horrible ingrowns and it doesn’t itch as much growing back–but we all react differently. So do a trial, go to a really great place, no double dipping, maybe you can get a good recommendation from someone in your area. Take an ibuprofen and relax, it’s not as bad as you think.

Post # 9
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Take it from someone who learned the hard way, the one thing you NEVER want to go cheap on is a waxer!!  I’d suggest doing the trial and also go to a nicer spa that uses special wax for sensitive skin. 

I made the mistake of going to a cheap place for my first Brazilian.  Half way through I was promising/crying to pay her double the amount of the waxing just to stop!!  Then she pulled out those tweezers and started laughing………………… 

Yikes, Okay, back on track now.  Get them all the time from a nice place without any sort of trouble.  Don’t worry, its not as bad as people say, so long as you go to a reputable place.

Post # 10
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I started off with a bikini wax…then slowly she took off more and more until the third time it was a brazilian. It’s really painful the first time. Your hair is very dense and there’s a lot of it! The second time is just like “whew….relief”. Think…pulling out a fistful of hair versus pulling out 25% of that fistful. You get the drift. It grows back much much less dense so just think that the first time is the worst! Take some ibuprofen beforehand. Make sure your skin is clean (i always shower right before i go) so she’s not using strips multiple times in the same places. Clean hair comes off easier. I use Aveda calming oil for the irritation, the rose scented. The oil keeps the stickies away–the wax will leave a slight residue that’s uncomfortable and it soothes, too. Hydrocortizone cream for any white puss bumps that show up (like little pimples) and exfoliate. Even though I do that, I still tend to get one big pimple type one somewhere and it hurts, but it’s usually just the one big inflamed one. It takes about 2-3 days for the irritation to go down. Don’t wear tight undies or the band on your underwear will dig into your skin and cause ingrowns and irritation as your hair grows out. During the summer, you’ll end up wanting to go every 4-5 weeks for swimsuit season. I still have to take tweezers and “check” for ingrowns and sometimes pull a rogue end of hair out of my skin before it buries the whole follicle in. Those are really painful and can leave scars when they do that, so I try to prevent it by basically just looking close after I shower and exfoliate. Probably Too Much Information, sorry folks.

go somewhere nice for your first time. For me, it made a lot of difference to be somewhere fancy and soothing versus run-of-the-mill waxing salon. I keep going back because the music is nice, it’s close, and all the women there are very polished, lol.

Here’s another link with lots of good info: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/time-to-celebrate-i-got-a-brazilian

Post # 11
4 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have to admit, I just recently went for my first bikini wax and it wasn’t terrible. I recommend taking some Advil or Tylenol before you go. I agree with the other girls- make sure you go to a nice, clean salon. Also see if the salon does hard wax vs. hot wax w/strips- definitely not as bad.

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