Post # 1
I just got back from getting my first ever Brazilian bikini wax. I feel like I’ve read a hundred posts on this topic before – and all of them say the same thing (it’s not that bad, you’ll love it, just go for it!) While it’s still very fresh in my memory, I wanted to come write a post for those of you searching for feedback and answers!
First off, check your modesty at the door. It’s awkward… REALLY awkward. I would highly recommend going to the person who will do your wax for another service to see how you feel with them. I’m lucky to have an amazing girl who does my brows who offered to do mine (she doesn’t take walk-in clients and doesn’t advertise the service.) Having someone I knew well was much less weird than having a random lady I’d never met before working around my most sensitive areas. However, by the time I was done I wasn’t feeling weird about it anymore. This part wouldn’t deter me in the future.
Two? It hurts. I don’t know why people say it doesn’t (higher pain threshold perhaps.) Was it unbearable? No. Was it pleasant? No. While I don’t think there is much to be afraid of pain wise, do yourself a favor – take some ibuprofen 30-60 minutes ahead and be prepared to sit for a while and veg. Don’t be an idiot like me and expect to go shopping afterward!
I also had my underarms done today, which isn’t a cakewalk either but so far, I’m already sold on that service. 🙂
Finally, everyone has their own unique experience. I’m simply posting mine because I feel like there are a lot of posts that downplay the awkwardness and pain that is a very real part of the service. I can’t honestly tell you yet if it was worth it to go Brazilian – I will update you in a day or two after I’m not so tender. Now that I’ve made the leap, I’m still planning to go again right before the wedding for my second time. I don’t know if I would keep this up permanently, but I know many who do and love it.
Post # 3
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.
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
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 🙂
Post # 5
@dance: I do agree that you should JUST GO! Especially if you ARE used to waxing. I wax my own legs and regular bikini line at home too, it’s pretty simple.
I just didn’t want to come back and write and pretend like there was absolutely no pain involved. I’m a huge cry baby and I didn’t tear up (I certainly gasped a few times, there might have been a swear word under my breath too!).
Post # 6
@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
Post # 7
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
@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
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
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 🙂
Post # 11
@jackie-o: I think everyone must also be different on what part hurts most, because I was most painful across the bone – the inner parts hurt less for me (which was the opposite of what I anticipated.
I immediately called my best friend and told her my *yoohoo* was swole! She busted up laughing! My fiance had no idea so I can’t wait to see what his reaction is too!
Post # 12
as you continue to wax, your hair thins out and you notice a SIGNIFICANT decrease in the pain of each “rip.” PROMISE 🙂
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
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
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
@egb: LMAO! “Oh sure…feet are SO much more personal.” right…
Post # 16
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.