Post # 1
I am getting married on July 22 (in 39 days), and I can’t believe it is that soon!! I am debating a brazilian wax for the first time for the wedding. I have only had one bikini line wax before, which I liked, but it is an expensive habit to maintain. I am hoping to feel pampered for the big day, and go all out. But my question is, should I do a full brazilian wax now, and then one like 2 days before the wedding also? That way if I hate it or react badly I won’t be disappointed?
This was what I thought my plan would be, but after reading over some information I am a bit confused. Most waxers state that waxes last around 4 weeks. But they also say you need to come back in at 4 weeks. This doesn’t make sense in my head, because the hair would have to be grown out enough at that point, in which case the wax would not have lasted 4 weeks… Anyways, I just want to know your experience and whether or not you think I have time to get to waxes, one within the next couple days and then one two days before!!
Thank you for any insight!
Post # 2
nicole72994 : It doesn’t fully last 4 weeks or at least for me it never did. I think if you hadn’t reacted to a regular bikini wax and as long as the same type of wax is used I don’t see why you would react to a brazilian. I did a full brazilian before the wedding but I was only shaving before. I did the wax 3 days before the wedding.
If you really want to try it out first go get it done tomorrow and then when it’s starts growing out (assuming after 3 weeks) don’t shave so that it’s grown out long enough for the technician to be able to do it.
Post # 3
I would go for one asap, and if you have a reaction (which you probably won’t, unless you have really sensitive skin) and go for one 2-4 days before the big day! Esp if you are going on a honeymoon right after. This is what I am doing for my wedding in July as well. My biggest piece of advice is to get sugared instead of waxed. The results are better and it lasts longer.
Post # 4
nicole72994 : Possibly Too Much Information, but Brazilian waxes aren’t very painful for me and easily last 5-6 weeks. I think they’re worth every penny. From discussions with my girlfriends, hair texture/color seems to affect the pain and how long it lasts.
Post # 5
nicole72994 : I’m planning on doing it! If you’re worried about maintaining costs if you’d want to continue waxing after the wedding, you can buy wax kits online. I have Gigi’s Brazilian Hard Wax Kit, which cost around $50 (so less than one professional Brazilian!) and I bought it about 3 months ago. I’ve currently done 3 separate waxes on myself and am growing hair out for the next one 3 days before my wedding next Saturday. Since your wedding is so close, I wouldn’t go this route now – I’d get two professional waxes between now andyour wedding, but I LOVE the feeling of being waxed and probably will continue that after I get married, so I decided to do it cheaper at home.
If you’re worried about pain, pop an Aleve or something similar about 45 minutes before your appointment.
Post # 6
nicole72994 : Holy shit- shout out to whoever does their own brazilians. Yowza.
I have a brazilian scheduled for the day before my wedding, but they’re pretty painful if it’s not something you do regularly/maintain. If you really want to do it, I’d say your timing is spot on: it will be enough to reduce any swelling, but not enough time to get itchy (this happens for my regrowth about 2.5 weeks in)
Post # 7
If you’re worried about pain, get a 5% lidocaine cream (you can get this on amazon) and slather it pretty thick where you’re waxing, then wrap it tightly in saran wrap like a diaper. I did this and then did my own brazilian at home and I didn’t feel a thing!