Post # 1
Ladies I need some advice!
i get married in a month, but bizarrely we’re going on honeymoon first (due to d tape of giving notice period in uk). I’m considering having a Brazilian wax before both events, but I’m really uncertain! I’ve have a standard bikini wax before, which HURT!
is Brazilian wax worth the pain? How long does it are to ‘grow out’? Is it an awkward situation to be in with a beautician? Any advice gratefully received!
Post # 3
@Yellwill: Not too painful, not anymore awkward that going to the Hoo Ha Doctor and certainly worth the silky smoothness that lasts about three weeks in my case!
Post # 4
It wasn’t awkward to me. BUT it’s literally the most painful thing I’ve experienced (and I’ve broken bones before). The pain didn’t last forever, but it had a dull sting for days afterward and then after the pain subsided, the entire region broke out in big meaty pimples. I mentioned it to my aesthetician and she was like “hmmm, maybe you have sensitive skin. Well hopefully it doesn’t do that next time.” Next time? Yeah, ok. I’ve gotten regular bikini waxes without a problem, so IDK maybe my body was having an off day or something. But I’m scared straight. Never, ever doing it again.
Post # 5
@Yellwill: I really don’t think it hurts that much…the top and sides are the most uncomfortable areas for me though. It’s not awkward for me! Those ladies see vaginas and more day in and day out 🙂
Your first Brazilian likely won’t last too long because your hair grows in stages, etc. It likely will take at least a month to grow out, so you wouldn’t have time to have 2 waxes done between now and your wedding.
Post # 6
Oops that should read Brazilian! Thanks for the replies, I’m starting to talk myself into it!
Post # 7
Nope and nope. FH likes me au natural.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
The first time it was the most pain I’ve ever felt. The second time wasn’t bad at all.
Post # 9
I think it depends on your pain threshhold, it’s sore but I can think of lots of things that are worse- getting a tattoo, doing squats (lol), I even find eye brow threading way worse. It depends alot on the waxer too, talk to friends and use their reccomendations + make sure they use a mix of hard wax and wax strips rather than sugaring. So much worse
Post # 10
@Yellwill: No I haven’t, but I just wanted to say that’s one of the funniest spelling autocorrect errors I’ve seen in a long time!
Post # 11
@Yellwill: phew, i thought it was a new thing i hadnt heard of haha
i say go for it, early enough that you wont have red bumps but late enough that youll be hair free. and if you have a good waxer, stick with them. i found the difference between a good and terrible waxer was immense – the bad one (for a normal wax, mu first ever) was extremely painful and i was bleeding a lot. the good one…well i felt it, but it was waaaaaay better
Post # 12
I have always been one of those people who feels that it should be ‘un natural’. But I got one on a dare last time I was at the Day Spa with my sister, and it was lots of fun. I have been with my partner for 7 years now, so sex is not new. But it was like a new experience for us. He said that it was new, exciting, and like having sex with a newer me. I was worried about the pain, but they used a spray that numb the paint. Give it a go!
Post # 13
Damn it! I thought you were going to tell us about a new painless waxing technique called Brilliant Waxing 🙁
Yes it hurts a bit but it’s not the worst thing in the world. Go to a good waxer, someone who specializes in brazilian waxing and you will be fine. In and out in 15 mins.
Post # 14
I just got my first Brazilian two days ago! I was terrified, but it hurt less than getting my eyebrows done! And WAY less than getting my upper lip done!
Just make sure you really like your waxer! I think it would have been awkward if I hadn’t liked her!
Post # 15
I’ve been getting Brazilians waxed since I was eighteen. There’s a quick flash of pain when they take the hair off but nothing unbearable. Then again, I’ve been tattoed so perhaps my pain threshold is different to yours.
Regrowth depends on the individual so I guess, three to four weeks depending on who you are. And it may seem awkward at first but if your waxer is a truly professional, they would be able to put you at ease as it’s just part of their job and it won’t be nothing they haven’t seen before
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2014 - Customs House Resturant Geelong
Go for it. If you don’t want it all off, you can ask for a neat triangle (natural shape) up the top, and get everything off from underneath. Make sure your beauty therapist is experience with Brazilians, and that they use Hot/Hard wax. Strip wax with the cloth hurts ALOT with a Brazilian. If you go 2-7 days after your period your wax will hurt less and last longer.
in regards to being awkward, they see alot of women and sometimes men in lots of different shapes and sizes. they dont care what you look like, they are just there to make you hair free and feel sexy.
ETA: you will be a little red and sensitive the day of your waxing, but that should all settle down after a few hours, using Tea Tree cream every day will help soothe the area as well as preventing little pimples from coming up. Exfoliate after a week and moisturise the area with tea tree lotion or a specialty ingrown cream. (i use Caron Bump eraser, not sure if its available where you are, might be an australian brand)