(Closed) How bad are brazilians, REALLY?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never had one, but jsut from my experience with eyebrows… I would definitely start now. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

They are not bad.  You just have to go to a tech that is really good and fast.  If you take two advils about a hour prior to your appointment, that could help.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Depends on your pain threshold. I had one having never had one before, and would rate it at perhaps 3/10; it was barely painful at all, just the occasional ‘Ooh!’ moment.

But I have a very high pain threshold, so might not be the best person to comment lol

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It really depends on the person doing the waxing, type of wax and your pain threshold.  I’ve had some that weren’t all that painful and some that I almost had to make them stop halfway.

I prefer the stripless wax, not sure why, it just seems less painful… It might just be the anticipation of the strip that is worse, but that’s just me.

I suggest taking some ibuprofen before you go, I don’t know how much it really helps but some people say it makes a difference.

And I suggest going to a more modern type salon, I went to one in the small town I live in and it was the most painful one I’ve had… While one time I went into the city to get it done and it was really quick and relatively painless.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I usually take a couple Advil before for the pain. It might be good to have one a couple months before the wedding to see how your skin reacts. I would get really bad in-grown hairs from waxing so I decided to do a laser hair removal treatment instead, which is awesome but painful.   Everyone is different and if you get someone who is really good it shouldn’t hurt that bad

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would say go ahead and start now.  The more you do it the less painful and the less hair that comes back.  The one time I had a brazilian done I had a rather bad experience because the wax was too hot but the girl didn’t believe me… But from experience with regular bikini waxings it definitely gets easier after a few times.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

they are not bad at all, though I think I have a high threshold for pain(tattos, piercings etc) I just talked to the girl the entire time and it was like nothing was happening maybe a small tinge of pain

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mkim:  good advice!

@MrsDrRose612:  you may want to ask your trusted spa if a ‘trial’ would be a good idea and how much time is needed between the trial & the final.  definitely follow their instructions for post-care.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been waxed for a standard bikini, but I opted for sugaring for the brazillian because I find it gentler on my skin, I don’t bleed, break out in a rash, and there are fewer broken/ingrown hairs.

Now, having said that, it hurs like a SONOFABITCH, and sugaring actually hurts when they push the sugar ON, and when they rip it off, so it’s like a double whammy.  Also, I found it hurt more in places I didn’t expect (like across the top) and less in places I thought it would (like along the labia).  Find someone who works FAST and is chatty the whole time.  It really helps.  One positive side effect though, is that you release pain-killing endorphis during the process, and it gives you a pleasant, natural buzz afterwards.  If you’ve ever had a tattoo, you know that feeling.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve only had one.  I was looking forward to it – not the pain, but the results.  Let me tell you, I will never do it again! I don’t want to dissuade you, but the pain wasn’t worth the results.  I was sore for 2 days afterwards and it didnt last as long as I would hope.  However, I would definitely say go for it and try it out for yourself – as you can see, people have different experiences.  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Take advil beforehand, and then have some “neosporin plus pain relief” cream (you can get at any pharmacy) to put on for a day or so afterward. I don’t thinhk it’s that bad, but I’ve been doing it regularly for a few years and it definitely gets easier each time.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Meh, theres only 1-2 spots that really even bother me. As long as you don’t tense up you should be fine. A good tech will tell you when you need to take a deep breath. I’d start a few months out, your first wax isn’t going to get you 100% bare.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsDrRose612:  Yes! This is the kind of wax my waxer uses too– it’s some special kind of European hard wax (she doesn’t use the cloth strips like other places). I love it!

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