(Closed) My First Brazilian Wax – The REAL truth!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I think you are right with the different pain threshold. I used to do waxing and recently purchased laser hair removal. My first time doing laser was fine, my second time was horrendous (I was shaking in pain a full 30 mins after the session). I am really dreading going again in two weeks. Cry

People have different pain thresholds, and mine varies at different times of the month. The technician who performs the service also makes a big difference. Professionals who have been doing it for a long time are lighter and quicker with their hands, while newbies are more heavy-handed. This goes with both waxing and laser.

Hope you enjoy the results!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have done the bikini wax…at home (yikes!).  I want to do a Brazilian for the wedding and honeymoon (I haven’t done one before), but I think I would like to get into the habit of waxing every few months anyways.  I won’t lie…I am nervous.  Hahaha!  I should make an appointment and just GO.  Thanks for the tips ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@christalynn11: I have been getting them for years and still no matter what I sweat get tense and pretend I’m holding my breath the whole time, LOL.  The most painful parts for me are the outta areas. Its like, the deeper the waxer gets the those areas hurt ‘less’ than the outter areas… I hope you’re happy that you got it Wink

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve heard if it’s right before your cycle, or right after, it hurts a lot more. It makes sense, the last wax I had was the week before and I asked her to stop half way through, but went through with it. I was sore for a couple of days. I’ve had 3 waxes and the past one hurt the most. I also heard it hurts less if you don’t shave between waxing appointments.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@christalynn11: Your last line made me LOL. That was me exactly! I am a huge cry baby & do not have a very high threshold…AT ALL. It DID hurt, some places more than others; but I was able to get through it. However, I was not all that tender afterwards so I think that differs person to person.

People say this isn’t true for various reasons, but I personally found it was easier & less painful each time I went as long as I went regularly…and did NOT shave in between. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Good post!

I used to do my Brazilian myself at home and would only do it if I had wine before/during. Helps with the pain!

I ended up going for laser, and while it hurt IMO more than wax in the short term, it was better for the long term (less time to recover, no in-grown hairs, etc) Plus it’s final…

But yeah, it is awkward. Got a funny story on that.
One day while I was in there, legs spread out and all (nice image heh?); we heard noice coming from another room. The lady told me it was a man that came in to have his feet treated with a pedicure… She said no one wanted to do that because, eeww, feet!! I was like: and you’d rather do what you’re doing right now???? Ha!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have been waxing for years, and let me tell you, it does get easier with time.  It never stops being uncomfortable, but as you continue to wax, your hair thins out and you notice a SIGNIFICANT decrease in the pain of each “rip.”  PROMISE ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

as you continue to wax, your hair thins out and you notice a SIGNIFICANT decrease in the pain of each “rip.”  PROMISE ๐Ÿ™‚

So true. I go for bikini waxes, but not the brazilian yet. Not ready to spread out like that.LOL

You are brave indeed!

Post # 13
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2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I want one but (this might be tmi) but how much do you have to let it grow out?

Im a daily shaver, I cant stand it.

Plus I am super shy about that, I hate going to my “lady doctor” and they are medical people who do nothing but look at hohas all day.  I dont know how I would feel about a complete stranger.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m still scared, but determined to do it, and I appreciate your candor. 

I haven’t told my SO, but I want to vi-jazzle before the big day, which means waxing.  What a surprise on our wedding night, though!  And it will go one of two ways…either he will laugh and love it, because it is so me OR he will laugh…and laugh…and laugh…because I bedazzled my “business”.  Either way…he’ll get a good laugh out of it!

Post # 15
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@egb: LMAO!  “Oh sure…feet are SO much more personal.”  right…

Post # 16
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2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive had 2 brazilians. THe first one was actually a lot better than the first…I think because of the amount of hair that had grown out. That will change the amount it hurts. Agreed with taking ibuprofen. Definitely wear sweatpants and comfortable underwear to the appointment so that afterwards you dont feel constricted and it is more relaxing. Then go home and take some more advil if needed and just relax.

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