(Closed) Darn Brazilians and their lofty, hairless standards!!! Probably TMI

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh wow, i don’t know that I would try it myself! I’ve heard a week or two beforehand, so all swelling and tenderness go away. I am interested in this too!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I have tried doing it myself and it was just too damn hard. Never again. I couldnt get all the wax off and to be blunt I had a sticky raw ass crack. NOT fun!

I would recommend about 3-5 days before your trip. Watch your skin for the next few days and see how quickly the redness goes away, how quickly the hair comes back, and how prone to bumps and ingrowns you are.

Honestly, having a stranger do it is soo much better and faster! I think it hurts less because there is NO hesitation.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hahaha. I tried doing it myself once but I think your brain really tries to prevent you from inflicting that kind of pain on yourself. I just could NOT bring myself to rip the strip off. Lol. it was more like slowly peeling it at the corners. AWFUL.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

This thread is making me LOL at work.

I get a strange Asian lady to do it. I would get it done 1-2 days before and remember to exfoliate to keep the bumps away!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OMG I would NEVER try to do it myself. I think it’s amazing you even did four strips! I just can’t put myself through that kind of pain. That said, if you start going regularly (for me I can go about five weeks between appointments), it really does become less painful over time. I mean, it still hurts, but a lot less. But I’ve learned the hard way that if you let it grow back in completely it will hurt just as much as the first time.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I ALWAYS do my own..and its not a problem at all. It really doesn’t hurt if you don’t think about it too much.

HOWEVER, it does depend on the wax. I usually use GiGi all purpose honee wax, with the muslin strips, and it works awesome. I ran out and two week ago tried the GiGi brazilian wax – hard wax, so you don’t need strips – and DAMN, that was a bad idea! It hurts sooo much, because it was hard to pull out without strips. Now I have a crazy ingrown hair bump 🙁

Once it grows out again, I’m going back to the All Purpose Honee with strips.

What did you use?

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The real question is “why are you doing this to yourself”?

You can shave and trim so that there are no escaping or visible hairs, but why are we women allowing ourselves to be subjected to this standard?

Hairless pubic areas are for children. Are you asking your men to do this too?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

My huge question is how do you waxers not care that you have to grow ugly visable stubble first before you can wax again?  that is my issue with waxing.  I’ve always wondered.

Is it like ‘hey honey, sorry I am giving you carpet burn but my waxing appointment isn’t until next week’.

I’m another pro shaver here.  You could clip everything off with an electic shaver then shave the stubble.  This is what I do and it works really well.

Good luck with your waxing 🙂 (ouch!!)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@julies1949: I find  it to be more manageable to have only a strip of hair, especially around period time. I dislike shaving because it does not last as long by even half, and waxing doesn’t itch as it grows back.

And hairless pubic areas may not be for you, but that doesn’t mean they are only for children.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Oneeleven: well if you shave, you would have stubble too, no?  I think with wax, it doesn’t grow out as thick as it would if you shaved.

I tried shaving once and never again did it…the stubble was so painful, I was really uncomfortable for like a week!  That never happens with waxing.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@luli29:

I do but it’s only like that until the next time I jump in the shower.  I shave every second day.

And the shaving with the clippers then shaving the stubble did the trick for me re: painful regrowth.

But I do leave a small triangle just at the top (actually I call it my Hitler mustache)  if I shave it all off I feel like a ten year old with amazon boobs and wrinkles.  :(((( 

so not sure if that makes a huge diff

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@julies1949: It’s not a practice I make a habit of myself (never tried, not especially curious about it either), but it’s a matter of personal preference. To each their own, and OP chooses this route for herself.

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