What Is A Brazilian Wax? Do They Wax Your Bum Too?
A Brazillian wax is not just vagina waxing! A full Brazilian wax will obliterate all the hair in your bikini area! That means all over your mons pubis, all the hair on your labia, all the hair on your inner thighs, and your anus area too!
What Is The Difference Between Bikini And Brazilian Wax?
With a bikini wax, they will wax everything outside your bikini-line, so they won't wax your labia or your bum hair. A Brazilian wax, on the other hand, is a lot more thorough, they wax everything within your bikini line too!
What’s The Difference Between Waxing And Shaving?
Shaving removes hair that is visible on the skin’s surface by cutting it. It’s a pretty quick process, and all you need is a razor and a quick shower. However, because you’re only cutting visible hair, regrowth is faster, so you need to shave daily or every other day to keep stubble-free.
Waxing, on the other hand, uses hot or cold wax to remove the hair follicle from its shaft with force. It takes planning and preparation because you need to grow your hair out to the correct length before you can wax. Waxing can take up to half an hour and is considerably more painful than shaving. Waxing, however, can keep you pretty hairless for up to two or three weeks.
Shaving can be cheaper than waxing because of the affordability of razors and shaving creams, but you’ll have to factor in the time you’ll be spending every day to shave. Waxing comes at a higher cost depending on what area you’re getting waxed, but you only need to book one session every couple of weeks or so.
How Long Does A Brazilian Wax Last?
After a first-time Brazilian wax, the results can last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on how fast your hair regrowth rate is.
With regular waxing, hair regrowth will get slower and slower and the strands will become noticeably finer. So the more regularly you get waxed, the less often you will have to do it in the long run!
What Does A Brazilian Wax Look Like
It will probably look a bit red for a day or so, but once everything calms down it’s going to be completely smooth!
DIY Brazilian Waxes: A Good Idea?
If you want to save a little cash, you can actually DIY a Brazilian with a sugar wax kit. You can use a sugaring kit from your nearest pharmacy, but there are natural recipes out there that will be gentler on your skin.
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It should be noted that doing this procedure by yourself at home can be excruciating! Make sure you’re positioned comfortably before you start the process. It’s also important to keep your skin dry while you’re waxing your hair.
DIY Brazilian Waxes: Step-By-Step
- Use a clean wooden spatula to spread a thin amount of wax on a small area.
- Place a fabric strip over the wax and pat.
- Stretch your skin a bit and hold it so it’s nice and taut.
- Pull in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
Sure, it’ll hurt a bit, but after a few pulled strips you’ll get used to the sensation. Keep your skin clean after with a gentle feminine wash and use a soft loofah to carefully exfoliate.
How To Prepare For A Brazilian Wax
1. Make Sure Your Hair Is Long Enough
Experts advise that your hair should be at least as long as a grain of rice before you get waxed. Any longer than that is fine too!
2. It’s OK To Pop Some Pain Relief
If your pain threshold is a bit low, you can actually pop an over-the-counter pain reliever around two hours before waxing. This should help you deal with the sting and soreness. It will also help your skin feel less raised and irritated afterwards!
3. Keep Skin Moisturised And Exfoliated Before An Appointment
Dry skin will make hair breakage more likely. For the best post-waxing results, experts recommend that you keep your skin soft and moisturised with a nourishing body wash. A gentle scrub on the day before your body wash will also ensure that hair doesn’t get stuck during the waxing process and it minimises the chances of ingrown hairs.
Can Men Get A Brazilian Wax?
While not all salons offer Brazilian waxing for men, it’s definitely possible for guys to get the full wax treatment down there too! Removing hair in that area does have the effect of making a guy’s penis look larger, so it’s unsurprising that more men are opting to get this treatment. It can be a bit uncomfortable though, as aestheticians warn that a Bro-zilian will entail having the specialist adjust your man-parts as they wax.
Getting A Brazilian Isn’t Really That Scary
Whether you want to keep things fluffy down there, or you’re ready to get rid of it all with a proper Brazilian, the most important thing is that you're comfortable in your own skin. Never let your partner pressure you into getting yourself waxed if you don’t feel comfortable with it. Your body, your rules!