The hair has to be a certain length before it can successfully waxed – The hair needs to be an eighth-inch (fine hair) to quarter-inch (coarse hair) in length. However, if the hair is too long it will be more painful to wax.
Start off slowly – Your first Bikini wax is not the time to try a Brazilian. If your new to waxing, go with a basic bikini wax. You can always decide to remove more the next time around. Same goes for men start with a small area.
Exfoliate and moisturize – The day before you decide to wax exfoliate in the shower. This will remove dead skin, allowing the wax to grip shorter hairs. Also, moisturizing will make removal of the wax gentler on the skin.
Breathe – It can be tempting to hold your breath, but breathing in and out helps to reduce the pain. Take a deep breath in when the wax is on, and then breathe out as the wax is removed. It distracts from the pain, and trust me, it works!
Speak up – A good esthetician will work with you to make sure you’re as comfortable as you can be. So don’t be shy, say something, if you have a low pain tolerance it’s better to speak up than to suffer in silence.
Book the appointment for the week after your period – Your pain threshold is higher in the week after your period than beforehand. Think of it like this: if sappy commercials make you cry when you’re premenstrual, having wax applied to your dainty bits certainly will. This is applicable to your whole body not just the bikini area.
Know which parts are most sensitive – You wouldn’t expect it, but having the hair pulled from the lower abdomen area is more painful than it is around the labia. The same for men’s back or chest areas.
You might experience red bumps or ingrown hairs – This is caused when hairs grow curled under the skin. Avoid ingrown hairs by regularly exfoliating with a scrub that contains salicylic or glycolic acid. Treat existing ingrown hairs with an acid-based solution. Get rid of burns or rashes with hydrocortisone cream, which soothes irritation. Ingrown hairs can be the result of waiting too long in between waxing appointments.
Waxing can be painful at first – However, frequent visits usually cut down on the pain factor as does 2 Advil an hour before your procedure. Refer to #2 for frequency of visits.
As for the embarrassment factor – we like to think getting a Brazilian can’t be any more embarrassing than a typical visit to your gynecologist’s office. These technicians have seen it before.
The downside of waxing … while it lasts 3 – 6 weeks, the hair will grow back – albeit finer and lighter – and you’ll have to do it again. With time it will be easier.
When Not to Wax
We will not be able to perform your waxing service or any other kind of waxing services under these conditions:
- If you are using any Retinol products i.e. Retin A, Renova etc. on your bikini line or brow area.
- If you are using Accutane.
- If you have any kind of sun burn or laser burn on the area to be waxed.
- If you have any kind of STD whatsoever.
Please always remember to shower before coming in for a Brazilian Wax or Bikini Wax! If you are not able to shower before coming in then please let us know and we will provide you with wipes.
Please do not hesitate to text Amber if you have any questions.