5 Unusual Brazilian wax questions answered

Posted by Rachel 08/07/2019 0 Comment(s)

If you are reading this, it means that by now you know that a “Brazilian” in this context does not refer to a cocktail or a dance move. That means we can skip some of the preliminary questions about ‘where’ and ‘how’ and get straight down to waxing business. We are going to discuss five questions wax clients feel a little shy to ask their therapists, for fear of looking like an amateur. Let’s pause here for a moment… Never be too scared or embarrassed to ask questions about your treatment or how it affects on your body. If you are scared or unsure of what to expect, that could make the whole process a lot more painful and awkward than it needs to be, and no one wants that! So, if after reading this, you have more questions you’ve been holding back, we would be happy to answer them. Just leave us a comment below.

What is the difference between bikini wax, full bikini and a Brazilian wax?

No one wants to look (or feel) like they are the only ones who don’t know the “lingo”. But, just like with any profession that is not your own, there will be a few things that are not obvious for those who were not trained in it. So relax, no one will think less of you for asking the difference between waxing treatments. Your therapist will happily explain what each entails so you can safely pick the one most suited to your needs. But in the meantime, here’s a quick rundown:

  • Bikini Line: This treatment can be seen as very basic housekeeping. The hair from the sides and across the top of your bikini / panty line will be cleared away.
    Important: This wax treatment only deals with the frontal area.
  • Bikini Full: Similar to the basic bikini line treatment, this one allows you to decide how much of the hair in the frontal region you would like to remove. You can even decide to shape the landscape a little – a triangle, ‘landing strip’, or even completely bare – it’s 100% your decision.
  • Brazilian: Let’s cut to the chase… The Brazilian deals with the backside, in addition to the regions covered by the Full Bikini. This treatment will leave you feeling silky smooth, everywhere.

Will a few cocktails at lunch make the experience less painful?

Even the most experienced wax clients sometimes want to take the edge off the pain of getting a Brazilian wax done. But, tempting as it sounds, having alcohol before a wax is counterproductive. Both alcohol and caffeine make your pores tighten and this could actually make the process more painful – no one wants that! Rather save the drinks for afterwards (when you can celebrate that it’s over) and pop two aspirin 30 minutes before your treatment to help take the edge off.

How long before I can show off my new bikini and catch a tan?

No one gets a Brazilian done so they can hide it under layers and layers of clothing – we get it! But freshly waxed skin is a little more sensitive than before a wax treatment and it really is worth it to hold off on tanning for 24-48 hours after your treatment. We cannot condone irresponsible sun exposure (besides the cancer risk, it also promotes pre-mature aging, after all), so we recommend that you continue to use sunscreen all over your body, paying special attention (at first) to the waxed area.

Do I need to delay getting ‘intimate’ after getting a Brazilian wax?

This might be one of those questions you feel awkward asking your therapist, and we understand why. But that’s why we are here! We recommend that you wait 24-48 hours after a Brazilian wax before getting intimate. Since a delicate region of your skin has just been exposed to something a little out of the ordinary, it is a good idea to give it a chance to recover. You might feel that too much ‘attention’ to this region too soon after a wax is not as pleasurable as it might normally be. Also, it is wise to give the hair follicles a chance to settle down and close up properly in order to prevent exposure to bacteria. This will prevent any further irritation in the area.

Top tip: We suggest you recommend Harley’s Azulene film wax or any of our superior quality hot waxes to your therapist as these waxes are specially designed to give you both the most comfortable experience and the best results when waxing intimate areas.

Can I still do a Brazilian wax when I’m pregnant?

There is no reason why you can’t get a Brazilian wax done during pregnancy. That said, getting the treatment done might not be quite a simple as it was before. Firstly, let us tackle a popular misconception about waxing during pregnancy. There is no evidence to support claims that waxing your nether regions can induce labour. So whether you were stressed about that (or hoping to speed things along!) you can be assured nothing will happen as a result of your treatment.

It is important to note that because of hormonal changes, your body’s production of extra blood and fluids to sustain your baby, and some water retention and swelling you might be experiencing, your wax treatment might be more painful than it usually is. It is advisable that you check with your doctor before booking your treatment. Also, don’t just do this treatment with any therapist – pick someone you can trust. Read our blog about how to distinguish a good wax therapist from a great one before you book your appointment.

Still unsure of something?

If there is a question you would like answered that we didn’t cover here, that is not a problem. Simply type it out in the comment box below and we will get back to you. We might even do a post about it to explain it in detail!

While you are here

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