Post # 17
One thing to note is when your period is. I’ve heard that the week beforehand you are even more sensitive than normal, and it will hurt like mad. I’ve also done it the following week (sorry if this is too much information), and I noticed that it hurt more than normal, too.
Oh and one waxer (waxist? waxologist?) told me that it hurts more in the morning than the afternoon…I think it has to do with your circulation. I will say that I used to get it done in the evenings after work, and it seemed to hurt a lot less than the last two times when I’ve done it on a Sat. morning.
@veganglam: I don’t think so, if that helps. It still hurts just as much; I just think that knowing what to expect makes it seem less painful…so, ahem, yeah, there is still a lot of sensitivity there. Cough.
Oh and another thing that works great on your skin afterward–A&D ointment (found in the baby aisle). That stuff is amazing for delicate and sensitive skin.
Post # 18
edit. (i got to embarrassed to post)
Post # 19
I agree with the A&D, I didnt use it myself, but my girlfriends have. So when I run out of Vit E Oil, I’ll use that.
Post # 20
Doesn’t matter when it is done for me, it hurts like heck either way, lol. Mind you I am a huge baby :). It is totally worth it though >.<
Post # 21
I had my first one done in February, and heard some SERIOUS horror stories! I didn’t think it was that bad though. I have heard that the type of wax they use can make a big difference. The place that I went used film wax, which is supposedly more gentle than waxing with strips.
Post # 22
I will be getting “sugared” which is a form of waxing…minus the heat and minus the wax.
I am nervous but I cant wait!
Post # 23
About how long does it take for the hair to grow back after your first wax? I really want to get one, but I’m 5 weeks away from the wedding, so probably not enough time for a “trial run” so the first wax will have to be the one for the wedding, but I also want to leave enough time for things to “recover”, especially if I bruise or it goes badly. Maybe get waxed two weeks before? Any tips on what I should do to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible?
Post # 24
@kokuu: I did a trial run about six weeks ago and will go back a week before my wedding. The woman who waxed me to do it 7-10 days before the wedding to make sure I was “recovered.” I was pretty red for about four days. And, honesty, it wasn’t NEARLY as bad or as emabarassing as I thought it was going to be. I need a good two weeks of growth for it to be long enough to wax. Last time it was a bit on the short side and that caused some problems.
I asked some questions about geting a Brazilian some time ago on WB and got some great tips from fellow bees. Look here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/waxing-advice
Post # 25
Wow, I thought this was about Brazilian Blowouts for your hair, lol. Ooops, wrong thread.
Post # 26
@Kokuu– I would guess there may not be enough time to do a trial and another before your wedding because your skin in that area is very sensitive. Like I almost slightly felt like I had a small sunburn. I know recovery times vary for everyone, me personally 48 hrs and I was good as new 🙂 But I would say maybe do it 5-7 days before and you should be fine. Good luck and congrats on the wedding, its coming up!!!
Post # 27
The first time I did it, it was HORRIBLE PAIN.. I swear it took the woman a hour because I just wanted the pain to stop, but when I came out my fiance said it was only 30-35mins or so. The next day, it wasn’t irratated or red, but it felt like a huge bruise down there!!
So, i had the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE CONVO with my dad, who is a Dr. He wrote me a prescription for topical numbing cream that people use on sever burns, and tattoo removal, and at the dermatologist during certain procedures…he told me to take 2 advil or tylenol right when I got there, apply ice, and take tylenol or advil again before going to sleep. Let me tell you, that numbing prescription cream did the trick.. I did not even flinch, i FELT NOTHING!!!! Best thing every, and i followed Dr.’s orders and took tylenol and iced it and the next day it felt completely fine. Still odd that my dad knew what to do regarding a BRAZILIAN WAX lol.
I need to get a new script of the cream, and start doing my legs!!! Ask you demotologists if you want to get it done, but have had a bad experience with pain or are afraid!