Brazilian Bikini Waxing

It seems a lot of people are genuinely confused about what a Brazilian bikini waxing really is.  The only difference between a Brazilian bikini waxing and a normal bikini waxing is a small bit of pubic hair.  Normal bikini waxing removes some or all pubic hair, while the Brazilian version leaves a small “landing strip” in the front.

Preparing for a Brazilian bikini wax

It might sound odd that you’d have to prepare for a waxing, but its true. When most women go to get their first waxing, they might not realize that pubic hair has to be a certain length to give the wax something to grab onto.  Hair should be at least 1/4″ (for fine hair) and 1/2″ for coarse hair.  If your hair is too short, you will be sent home. Not exactly what you want to hear just hours before that pool party.

When its time for your first Brazilian wax, be ready for a little bit of pain.  It has been said that subsequent Brazilian bikini waxes are gradually less painful, but first-timers are warned to be ready for some discomfort. It can help to take an over the counter pain medicine like ibuprofen or aspirin an hour or so before your appointment.

What to expect

The technician will lead you into a room where you will be asked to remove your clothes and lie on a bed.  The technician will likely apply talcum or baby powder to the area to keep the hot wax from adhering directly to your skin.  After hot wax is spread over the area, a clean cloth is applied and pressed down so that the wax, hair, and cloth all adhere to each other.  A good technician will remove the cloth with a swift motion in the opposite direction of the hair growth, minimizing discomfort and pulling hairs out by the root. Remaining hairs are tweezed by hand.  Some salons even offer extra services such as “vajazzling”, which is a funny term invented to describe the process of shaving a design into pubic hair, or otherwise decorating the pubic region.

If you’re a first-timer, you can expect some discomfort after a Brazilian bikini waxing.  Some salons apply soothing creams or ointments containing aloe to the area right after waxing, which can minimize irritation.  If your salon doesn’t do this as a matter of course, it would be good to ask them to do it. It might cost more, but in the end it will be worth it.

Now its time to enjoy three to six weeks of a well-groomed pubic region!  Even though the hair was ripped out by the roots, it will grow back, albeit finer than it was before, so it will be necessary to get another waxing.