I've never had a brazilian before will it hurt?
Q & A About Brazilian Waxes
The short answer is yes, it hurts. But, if you have been shaving then you have most likely been in pain every day. Shaving gives you a clean, hairless few minutes before it begins to grow back, then it's immediately prickly then the irritation, redness, razor burn, red bumps and itching begins. With a brazilian it hurts only for a few seconds during the procedure but then you are totally clean for (most people) about 2 weeks before it begins to grow back finer and with less hair. Plus, It gets less painful over time. Once you have tried it you may never go back to shaving.
I get red bumps & itching with shaving, will I get that from waxing?
How long does the hair need to be?
Why do some of the prices have a "+" next to it?
Most likely no. Its normal at first for there to be red bumps. but that's your body's histamine reaction to the waxing procedure. It usually subsides within an hour or so. If it persists you can put a cold compress on it and/or an oatmeal paste to calm it right down. Most people don't have to do that though. In-growns can be prevented by keeping the area bacteria free and exfoliating. If you are prone to ingrowns then please let me know so I can talk to you about treatment during your appointment.
The hair needs to be at least 1/4 inch long (about as long as a grain of rice) for a brazilian. But the longer the better really. If the hair is longer it will give the wax something to hold onto giving a cleaner hairless result.
Some of the prices have a + sign indicating that it may cost a little more than the base price. For most people there is not an extra charge but sometimes the amount of hair makes it cost a little extra. About $5-10. I will let you know if that is the case before proceeding.
Is there anything I should know beforehand?
What if I have my period?
How often should I get this done if I want to keep it up?
- If you would like, you can take an anti-inflammatory an hour ahead of your appointment.
- You should be off of Accutane 6 months prior to any kind of waxing.
- You should not tan 24-48 hours before or after any waxing appointment.
- You should not soak the area before a wax - meaning don't soak in the bath or sit in a hot tub before coming for you wax appointment. Soaking softens the skin too much.
Its not a problem for me as long as you are wearing a tampon. It might be a little more painful for you though. That time of month is sometimes more sensitive for some people.
For most people every 4-6 weeks is best. It takes about 2 weeks for the hair to start coming in and then another 2-4 weeks for it to be long enough to wax again. I would like to add that for most people when you are consistent with your waxing schedule the hair seems to grow back less and less. Some people only come every 2 months and hardly have much hair.