Post # 1
So Mrs. Cheese had that analogy about going to Brazil, aka getting a Brazilian wax.
I’m only about 2.5 weeks from my wedding. Should I go to “Brazil”? I’ve never had any waxing done before and worry it will:
a.) hurt a ton
b.) cause ingrown hairs
c.) potentially cause an infection right before my wedding
Should I just stay away from this for now and wait to try it out until after the wedding? Or should I just start with a normal bikini wax and get it done sometime this week?
Also, I don’t know who in my town would be good for bikini or brazilian waxes. Should I just call the salon that I know is popular for hair and eyebrow waxing and ask for their best wax person?
Post # 3
if you do it, come back and let us know how it was! I am scared!
Post # 4
I’d check out some Yelp Reviews
Post # 5
I say go for it! BUT wait until after the wedding. If it causes a reaction, you don’t want to be uncomfortable on your big day or your honeymoon.
But I definitely say SO go for it after the fact!
Post # 6
my town is too small for yelp. i can never find reviews anywhere for any salons. The google reviews are about all my town has.
Post # 7
and…. it doesn’t hurt THAT bad… or maybe that’s just the effects of selective memory.
ingrown hair wise, it’s SO much better than shaving, so take that off your ‘what to worry about while ripping hairs out by the root check list.’
Post # 8
I recently heard of laser brazilian. I haven’t done it but will probably choose laser if I were to go. I assume it’s less problem w/ infection and ingrown hairs.
Post # 9
Huge fan of Brazil! I’ve been doing maintainence waxes since the wedding and my partner is very happy 🙂
Post # 10
Go for it…doesn’t hurt that bad- well, just a few seconds, and just exfoliate on a regular basis to keep those ingrown hairs away.
Post # 11
Huge fan of Brazil. It doesn’t hurt that bad. Take an advil about an hour before hand. If you have stronger pain meds, take those. You will not have ingron hairs. That was my problem with shaving and waxing totally solved all that.
Do you have super sensetive skin? If not, then go for it because your skin should be fine in a day or so. So get it about 4 or 5 days before the wedding. If you have super sensetive skin and aren’t sure how it will react, wait until after the wedding.
Also, the great thing is, the more you go the less it’ll hurt and the less hair grows back.
Post # 12
I’m a big fan of Brazillian waxes as well. If you have very sensitive skin, it may cause a reaction, but I never got one. The area may feel a bit “tender” on the first day, but it goes away quickly. I think if you get it done one week before your wedding, you should be fine… and ready for the wedding night and honeymoon!
As for finding a salon, do you have local girlfriends who may be able to suggest one? Or look online for local salons and hopefully you’ll come across some helpful reviews. Good luck!
Post # 13
what?? come on, now! it hurts like high holy hell! seriously… i’ve had my legs waxed, and my bikini waxed, for a million years…. but only done a brazillian a few times, because … seriously…. i mean, EYEBROW waxing doesn’t hurt much at all. but brazillian?? rip!! sometimes your skin tears, if it’s delicate. sometimes you can bleed.
please, at least start with a leg wax, or a simple bikini wax, and see how it feels with your particular skin type and hair type? ask your aesthetician if you’ve got hard-to-rip-out or easy-to-rip-out hair.
clearly, experiences differ from woman to woman.
but i KNOW i’m not the only one who thinks it’s horribly painful — because i’ve heard the shrieks and howls of pain, coming from total strangers inside their booths in the beauty salon.
and if you’ve never had any waxing done before? YOWZA.
remember that scene in “the forty year old virgin” in which he has his chest waxed? it’s like that. (you don’t find many men getting their privates waxed for a reason: not that many men would put up with this level of intense pain just for “beauty.”)
at the very least, before you subject yourself to this, maybe find out if it’s important to your fiance?? some men aren’t into it. or don’t care. i feel so lucky my fiance put a stop to this self-torture: he doesn’t dig it, partly because of the, like, cultural sickness of this being the fashion. (like foot binding or something.) for REALS.
Post # 14
If you’ve never ever done it … you have no way to know how you’ll react. I’ve done it and used to do it all the time … no reaction at all. I loved it. I stopped b/c of accutane and haven’t been ready to start doing it again.
I suggest trying it … it does grow back in different cycles (as with all hair growth) and you have to wait for it to grow in .. which sucks.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
Go Brazil! I did it the Sunday before the wedding, and love it! So far, so good – haven’t had any ingrowns. And yes, it DOES hurt like none other…but after I left the spa, was totally fine, no pain at all.
1. Go with a girlfriend to the spa/get a recommendation for a good place
2. Take Advil beforehand
3. Tell yourself that you’re totally comfortable with what you’re doing, even if you feel socially awkward like I did!
4. Exfoliate in the days following!
Good luck 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
Also – since it was my first time, my waxer worked symmetrically, so if I wanted her to stop at any time, I wouldn’t look all wonky and bare just on one side 🙂