(Closed) Brazilian Waxing – First time! Advice/Tips

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Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

You should wax every 5 weeks or so so you will have time to go a few times before the wedding. Don’t go the day of the wedding but a day or two before is fine.

Take an ibuprophen after, but not before. Make sure you are hydrated before though, not sure why it matters but it does.

Yes it hurts, but a good waxer will do larger areas in one strip, not tons of little areas. Also, make sure they use hard wax. THe first time you get waxed will hurt the most. If you go regularly (every 5 weeks) it hurst less each time.

For aftercare- I bought a lotion to prevent in growns from my waxer. It lasts forever so it’s not something you have to buy often. It works.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

15 weeks is plenty of time to get you on a good schedule but don’t go that long in between. No more than 4-ish weeks. After the first few times, you’ll learn your growth schedule better and be able to gauge it. If you wait 8 weeks it’s like getting a new wax every time. If you go around 4 weeks, you’re just getting the stragglers each time.

Thursday is good for a Sunday wedding

For me, it’s more irritating, especially with an inexperienced waxer and if I’ve let it go too long since my last wax. Any pain you have doesn’t last longer than the half a second it takes to rip off the wax.

My aftercare includes, exfoliating as often as possible starting the day after the wax, antiseptic cream every day for the first 3-4 days and tweezing stragglers each week until it starts to become to many hairs to pick.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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gatsbybride2016 :  a lot of what you’re asking depends on your hair type. Without being Too Much Information, it is a much more pleasant process for me if I go every 4 weeks. (“Pleasant” being a relative term).

i do disagree about the ibuprofen advice given previously – I prefer to take one before. For me, the pain during is far worse than the pain after and a couple of ibuprofen 1 hour or so before takes the edge off. 

Lastly, my biggest piece of advice is to time your waxes with your cycle. Do not go 1-2 weeks prior to the start of your cycle, as you are much more sensitive during this time. I notice a huge difference when I go the week after my period ends. 

Make sure you find someone you are comfortable with and that they use the good wax. Not paraffin wax.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My best tip is go in the afternoon (never in the morning), and not immediately before or after your period if you can manage it. Pain tolerance varies throughout the month.

Also I’d never heard about it not leaving you completely smooth the first time thing? I’ve never had that problem…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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celticbride2017 :  I’m going to assume that’s a personal thing based on hair type / hair quantity / pain tolerance 🤔

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I found that waxing didn’t hurt that bad for me, but maybe I have high pain tolerance. Get your eyebrows done too, you’ll see amazing results! If you’re used o eyebrow plucking, it shoudn’t even be a problem.

In terms of exfoliating, I wouldn’t do it the day of the wax appointment, I feel like my skin is way too tender so I’d wax a day or two before. Don’t exfoliate right after either.

Normally for cooling/soothing after waxing, I use aloe gel, sort of like the after-sun stuff without the alcohol.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Oh I forgot! The place I go to here uses jojoba oil after

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I went YESTERDAY for my first ever wax so let me tell you

1) exfoliate every day for a week leading up. it will help get the fine hairs and also will make sure there isn’t too much dead skin buit up around your hairs, making them easier to pull out and less likely to break so you get the WHOLE hair which is what you want

2) ibuprofin doesn’t help

3) it will hurt, not like REALLY hurt, but you will probably cry out

4) you’re gonna sweat, wear something light and loose fitting. Bring clean sweatpants and wear them home (commando!)

5) go in the afternoon. have an icepack ready in the fridge for when you get home. (just put it over your sweats)

6) internet will tell you not to have a bath, but they told me to have 30 minute luke warm bath with 2 cups of epsom salt if I was feeling uncomfortable. They also recommended I do this if I want to have sex within the first 24 hours (bath right after) to help disinfect and keep the pores clean

For what it’s worth, I feel like a CHAMPION today, and booked a follow up appointment for 4 weeks following. My girl did some tweezing after to get as many hairs as she could but I’m not completely smooth (she said I should be by 2nd/3rd time as long as I exfoliate well the week leading up to my next wax)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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gatsbybride2016 :  I only exfoliated the morning of, so I didn’t really know either (it was kind of a snap decision!)

The bath helped, I also had a glass of wine after which helped too 🙂 and told the mister to KEEP OFF (other than like, a minute of going “COOOL!” which i allowed him, lol)

I’m feeling fine this morning too 🙂 wearing jeans and life is fine. 

One more thing: they offered me water but just in case bring your own. I found if I was getting a tad overwhelmed with the wax (I was a first time waxer as well as a first time brazillian… go big or go home!) a few sips of water were all I needed to steel my nerves. 

My esthetician was SO calming and nice. it wasn’t at all awkward and she made the experience pretty great (considering what I was there to do)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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gatsbybride2016 :  I have waxed for years. You will benefit from my experience.

1. The hair must be the length of a grain of rice to be waxed, do not shave for a while before.

2. Yes, it is painful. Exfoliate before and take an ibuprofen.

3. After, follow their instructions. I gently exfoliate every day and use their ingrown hair serum twice a day. Trust me, it is painful if you dont do it every day, and ingrowns SUCK!

4. Wax every 4 weeks. No question. If you wait much longer it will be more painful.

5. There will be redness the first day. If you are going to work out or sweat at all afterwards, wash thoroughly or you will clog your pores, giving lots of ingrowns.

6. Find a good waxer. I go to a company that has lots of people, and I only go to one waxer because she does a fantastic job.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Shower before hand or have a sanitary wipe to “freshen up” if you are coming from work, rode a bike, from a yoga class etc and yes exfoliate BEFORE you go and obvisouly after. 

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