(Closed) Brazilian Wax DISASTER!!!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

First of all, what kind of wax did you do?

The kind where they put it on and apply the strips before peeling it off is EXCRUCIATING.

I get all the hair ‘down there’ waxed off every month or two, but I will *only* go to places that use hard wax.

Also, if this was your first time- the first time is the worst. The longer you do it, and if you don’t shave in between, the easier it gets.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with @rachelmichelle, the first time is definitely the worst. Also, maybe try taking an ibuprofen an hour or so before your appointment. Or maybe a stiff drink. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Did you take a couple Advil before you went in? That’s what my aesthetician always recommends. I don’t need it, but I’ve heard it does help. With the puffiness after, too. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory.

Post # 6
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1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

http://www.dermstore.com/product_numb-it+Topical+Anesthetic_21834.htm

I’ve never really liked waxing, but for some reason I always end up trying it again, as if I’ve forgotten. The above helps a little, and I second what PP said about hard wax. I’m getting my bikini area lasered right now to make the hair finer and easier to manage, and it’s been a dream so far.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

The first time is always the worst. The first time I went I was swollen down there for days and had to sleep with a cold compress and no underwear. I have gotten it done for 3 years and is like nothing now. Try not to go anytime before your period as you are more sensitive. Maybe you should try another person to go to for the next time. The lady I have been going to has been doing it for over 30 years so she has alot of experience and I think that makes a huge difference.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Lepidoptera:  Waxing hurts worse I guess, but laser is still not messing around. There are also supposedly different strengths of laser. I’m going to an MD to get treated by a clinical-strength laser. He ups the strength each treatment, so treatment #1 was a walk in the park, but #3 had me wincing. I’ve had 5 so far. He adjusts based on my comfort level as well so it’s not more than I can handle, and it’s very quick (I’m usually lying down for less than 5 minutes).

Hard wax isn’t the worst thing ever, but it hurts as bad or worse than laser for me. I’ve tried strips and at-home for bikini and couldn’t get through it either time.

Post # 12
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2750 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I swear by sugaring!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Lepidoptera:  It could have been that your hair was too long; if this was the case, then you should have been trimmed (by the waxer) before she began her work. My waxer uses hard and soft wax for my brazilians, and I don’t have a preference. My best advice right now is to take some ibuprofen and put on loose clothing. But lol at it being the “new style”; the jekyll and hyde wax.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Lepidoptera:  LOL. Call ahead next time and ask if they use hard or soft wax!

The salon I *always* go to is a Uni K Wax. They have a TON of locations all over the country, so you might look them up and see if there’s one in your area.

They only use hard wax, and every time I’ve been to the salon it’s very bright and clean.

Post # 15
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2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I used to go to a place that used the soft wax I was MISERABLE.  I would sweat so much from anxiety and pain that I sweated through the paper on the table.

Hard wax is so much better.  Still painful, but bearable.

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