(Closed) How was your very first Brazilian wax? I need motivation lol

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never had a Brazilian wax, but the issue with waxing is that in order to wax it again, the hair has to grow back to a certain length.

Post # 5
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I actually have waited 3-4 weeks before going in.  I used to get them done all the time when I had a job.  The first one is a little painful but after that you sort of get used to it.  I love how long it lasts.  If you don’t grow a lot of hair in two weeks it might be worth it to wait until you have enough to wax it, it might last a long long time.

Post # 6
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love getting Brazilan waxes…I get them done monthly! I googled and found these tips for getting waxed http://www.womansday.com/style-beauty/beauty-tips-products/waxing-101-tips-tricks-for-beginners-108331

My biggest suggestion is to avoid friction for at least 24 hours and not to exfoliate your skin for at least 2 days post wax. Talk to your waxer about specifics for exfoliation since you said that you have sensitive skin. Make sure that you go to a reputable place for waxing…no double dipping! My waxer uses both hard and soft wax on me; so I don’t have a particular prefence. I get a full brazilian (front and back) and the back hurts the least haha

Good luck!

Post # 7
3361 posts
Sugar bee

I was actually surprised at how I handled it ! It was pretty painful, but the pain goes away really fast, like when I walked out it was gone ! And after a while, the hair got so soft that it was easy to deal with it growing back 🙂 

Post # 8
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@echolove:  urgh! lol I’ve been trying to muster up the balls to go xD

Post # 9
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My first one was in high school and it was great.  No big deal.

My second one was a few months ago and DAMN.  That’s not happening again.  It’s not excruciating, but I just don’t think the $$ and slight pain is worth it for me.  The labia doesn’t hurt, its the top/bikini area part that does.  Remember to breathe.

Post # 10
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I got my first Brazilian last year, and I would never go back to shaving! I love how smooth I am for so long and the hair grows in thinner and in patches. At first, I went every 4 weeks, but now I’m up to every 8 wks. I’m also very sensitve and have to use baby soap to avoid UTI’s.

The first time is unpleasant but not unbearable. Honestly, I thought it was a lot less painful than my friends said it would be.  (My cousin said it was worse than giving birth!) After the first time, it is more comfortable even relaxing.  I suggest taking ibuprofen before the appt and avoiding caffeine because it increases nerve impulses.

Good luck!

Post # 11
5960 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Not even remotely as bad as your brain can make you think it is!  A lttle awkward for a second, but then we started talking, she did her thing, and ta-daaah, done!  Don’t be scared just because of the area getting waxed, I’m never going back to the razor again!


Post # 12
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I literally just had my first one two weeks ago and I was surprised by how little it hurt. I mean, yes, it hurt, it’s going to hurt when they rip hairs out of your groin haha. But it was not nearly as bad as I was expecting, and I’m a huge baby. You can do it!

Post # 14
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I get it done every 4-5 weeks. Before waxing I was Hairy McClary and it was super annoying to wait until the regrowth was long enough to remove, but after a few times the hair started growing in thinner and more patchy. Basically it’s perfectly smooth for the first week post-wax, then mostly smooth for the next week, and a slightly noticeable amount of hair for the third and fourth weeks. I go to European Wax Centers (I think it’s a national chain but I’m not sure) and they use purple hard wax that doesn’t hurt as much as the other waxes I’ve tried.

As for pain, yes it hurts… but very briefly! Tips for reducing pain:

– go when you’re tired/sleepy because you won’t care as much about the pain. I like early Saturday or Sunday morning appointments!

– if you’re sensitive, take an ibuprofen about half an hour to 45 minutes prior to your appointment.

– Avoid coffee/caffeine.

– Try to relax! Think calming thoughts, and take deep breaths. For some reason it hurts more if your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re holding your breath!

I hope this was helpful 🙂

Post # 15
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got mine for the first time 3 days before my wedding, which was over 2 weeks ago now. It sucked BIG time!! I can tolerate alot of pain but it hurt like hell. It hurt more than getting my first tattoo. It definitely varies per person. I did let my hair grow out for 4 weeks but since I used to shave the hair was thick so the lady said that’s also why it can hurt alot more. I was in pain for the rest of the day I had it done and I was SUPER sensitive and just having clothes touch me would be bothersome.

But now i’m highly considering it again since the results are pretty great and it’s lasted for so long (My hair usually grows out after 2 days). At the time I said I would never do it again but I love the results and so does Darling Husband. I say go for it just to give it a try.


Post # 16
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve gotten waxed monthly for years and it really doesn’t hurt that much (not even the first time).  You get to talking to the technician and all of a sudden, you’re done!  No big deal, IMO.

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