A Complete Guide on Brazilian Wax: Cost, Types & More

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With the summer just around the corner, are you already daydreaming about flaunting your chic bikinis? Have you been toying with the idea of getting a Brazilian wax done but are sceptical about taking the plunge?

If you are a wax newbie and are looking to know about the procedure, safety measures and whether it will hurt, you have stumbled upon the right place. We understand how preparation is key before your first Brazilian wax appointment and hence we have done the research for you.

Here is an ultimate guide that will ease all your worries and prepare you for your first Brazilian wax appointment.

What is Brazilian Wax?

A Brazilian wax is a hair removal technique which gives you a hairless genital region, from front to back. The technique became popular in the late 70s, when full thong bikinis became a hit in Rio De Janeiro and the beaches in Brazil.

Is Brazilian Wax Painful?

We are not going to lie. Brazilian wax is painful the first time you get it done, especially if you have been shaving down there till now. However, it hurts the most the first time and the sittings after that are surely going to be less painful.

We would suggest that you pop ibuprofen and consider applying a numbing cream down there if you are pain sensitive. Though there is no such thing as the best time to get a Brazilian wax, we would recommend you avoid getting a Brazilian wax when you are on your period as your private area is more sensitive during and the days leading up to your period.

How Much Does Brazilian Wax Cost In India?

This method of hair removal is becoming popular in India. Brazilian wax in India will cost you anywhere between Rs 1,200 to Rs 3,000. The price varies depending on whether you opt for a full Brazilian or bikini line and where you get it done.

Types of Wax Used for Brazilian Wax

Are you contemplating whether to opt for hard wax or strip wax? Since your intimate area is sensitive, you must choose a wax that won’t cause you any irritation or discomfort.

If you are getting a Brazilian wax for the first time, we recommend that you go for hard wax instead of a strip wax as strip wax is more painful as it sticks to the top layer of your skin as well along with the hair.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the hair down there is coarser and requires multiple turns with the strip wax. This will further make the process of Brazilian wax painful.

How to Prep Your Skin for Brazilian Wax?

Trim your hair to a quarter inch before you go to your waxing appointment. Another Brazilian wax tip is to make sure that you thoroughly exfoliate your skin down there a day before your waxing appointment.

On the day of the appointment, take a warm shower as this will help to open up your hair follicle and make hair removal easier. Wear breathable clothes and carry an extra pair of underwear to change into after your waxing session. It is also important to stay hydrated as that will make your process more bearable.

How to Do a Brazilian Wax Step by Step?

Here is a guide on how to do Brazilian wax step-by-step:

  • Typically, an esthetician will make sure that the client is comfortable and will inform her about the procedure to ease her worries.
  • You can either tell your esthetician to remove all the hair down there or ask to keep a narrow landing strip or triangle, it is your preference.
  • Your esthetician will then tell you to spread your legs in a butterfly style.
  • She will apply a cleaning solution to your intimate area, followed by some powder to keep the area free from sweat and then apply the hard wax directly on your skin.

Things to Keep in Mind & Aftercare

It is recommended that you avoid public pools, sun exposure, taking a hot shower and having intercourse immediately after getting a Brazilian wax as it can cause discomfort. Make sure that you wear loose and comfortable clothes at least for a few days after your Brazilian wax to avoid getting any skin irritation down there.

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What is a full Brazilian wax?

Brazilian wax got popular in the late 70s on the beaches of Brazil as women liked to go completely bare down there while they flaunted their thong bikinis. A full Brazilian wax is a waxing procedure in which the entire pubic region is waxed using hard wax.

Is Brazilian wax better or shaving?

Brazilian wax is undoubtedly better than shaving down there as shaving can lead to razor bumps and cause ingrown hair.

How long does Brazilian wax last?

Typically, a Brazilian wax should last you for three to four weeks. However, it depends from person to person. It is advised that you let the hair down there grow back to a quarter inch before you book your next appointment.

What happens after your first Brazilian wax?

After your first Brazilian wax, you might experience inflammation and redness or bumps in your private area. However, this is normal and it will recover completely in a day or two.

What are the benefits of getting Brazilian wax?

Brazilian wax helps in staying hair free down there for at least three to four weeks, exfoliates your skin, slows your hair growth, increases blood circulation and reduces the risk of acne build-up in your pubic area.

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