Sometimes when a client comes in to book their first Brazilian wax they ask the question “Will it hurt?” I always find myself pausing for a moment before answering, “Yes. Yes it will.”
The truth is that any procedure that removes hair out of the follicle is going to have a pain response. However, there is a silver lining – when you wax consistently, the hairs do become easier to remove each time.
Usually, the first Brazilian service means dealing with deeply rooted hairs – but when they are still in the process of growing back, 4 – 6 weeks later, they come out much more easily. Also, over time the overall hair density becomes much, much less. That also contributes to the procedure becoming less painful over time.
Here are 4 tips for prepping for your first Brazilian wax:
- Pop ibuprofen about 20 minutes before your appointment time.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes.
- Consider having a new pair of underwear to put on after.
- Possibly the most important – don’t shave for at least 2 weeks beforehand. If you have shaved recently, the hair will probably be too short for the wax to grip or it will be growing back unevenly, which means some hairs won’t be ready while others are. At the end of the service, you will probably be less happy with the results and we don’t want that.
In our next issue, we will cover post-care. If you have your first Brazilian before then, make sure to ask your esthetician about what to do following your appointment.
We are excited for you!