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Brazilian Waxing Treatment
Thinking about getting a Brazilian wax? Most women are curious about Brazilian waxing, and may even be slightly uncomfortable with the concept. Here's a simple explanation for those who may not understand what it entails.
Is a Brazilian wax the same as a bikini wax?
A bikini and a Brazilian wax are similar, but not the same thing:
- A bikini wax is when the hair on the sides and top area along the bikini line is waxed off, so when a bikini is worn no hair is immediately visible.
- A Brazilian wax is when all hair from "down there" is waxed. To put it bluntly, everything from the front to the back is removed!
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What's the process?
First, you'll be asked to remove all clothing from the waist down and to lie on a table covered in clean sheets. The waxer may apply baby powder to the skin to keep wax from sticking. A wooden waxing stick will be dipped into a pot of wax and then spread onto the skin and hair in the direction of hair growth, then a strip of cloth will be put onto the warm wax so it will adhere. After it has cooled, the strip will be quickly pulled off in the direction opposite to the way the hair naturally grows.
The waxer will start at the front and move gradually to the back. Once they're finished, any stray hairs will be tweezed. If a "landing strip" option was selected, it will be trimmed and cleaned up. The waxer will finish with a soothing lotion over the waxed skin.
How should I prepare for my Brazilian wax?
The most important thing is to make sure the hair is long enough to be gripped by the wax: Hair should be at least a quarter inch in length before a wax. This means shaving should be avoided for at least two weeks prior to a Brazilian wax.
For people who have never gotten a Brazilian wax before, or for those with a low pain tolerance, it's recommended to take an OTC painkiller such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen before the procedure.
The wax will last 3-6 weeks depending on how fast the individual's hair grows, so it's recommended to get waxed every 4-5 weeks. The first time will likely be painful, but with regular visits the waxing will get much less painful.
How can I take care of my Brazilian wax?
The waxing technician will recommend any specific aftercare on an individual basis, but it's best to follow these basic tips:
- Shower in cold to lukewarm water for a few days post-wax to avoid irritating the skin.
- Avoid any skin irritants for a few days (tight clothing, fragrance, or over-exerting exercise).
- Exfoliate every other day to get dead skin off the surface and prevent ingrown hairs.
- Combat bumps and ingrown hairs with a body scrub and a cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acid.
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