So many people are curious about Brazilian waxing, or Boyzilian waxing for men, and at one time or another the idea of whether or not to get this treatment will probably cross your mind. Some individuals tend to be both curious and embarrassed when contemplating Brazilian waxing, and this can make it difficult to get accurate answers. I can help to eliminate embarrassment and curiosity in this very candid blog about Brazilian wax procedures.
Growing up in a Brazilian household and working as a professional Master Waxer five days a week at Essentials MediSpa and Salon has provided me with more than enough experience in this area of expertise.
Part of being raised in a Brazilian household included my mother heating up a green block of the most foul-smelling wax you could imagine on a regular basis. We would use it to wax our eyebrows, upper lips, under arms, legs, and yes…our “Brazilians.” Simply put, it was part of our culture. Over the years many people have asked, “Why do they call it a Brazilian?” And my reply is always, “Have you ever seen what Brazilian people where at the beach?” Therefore, starting from a young age I was very accustomed to this procedure and didn’t think twice about it. So, to put your mind at ease I’m going to go over the most common questions that I am asked:
Which parts on the bikini area get waxed when you get a Brazilian (for both men and women)?
It depends on the client. More than likely when this service is booked it will be a full wax on both the front and back. Some prefer to leave a little more on the front, which easily can be accomplished.
Does it hurt?
It is a tolerable pain and usually takes less than an hour. Keep in mind that everyone’s pain tolerance is different. However, for most people that are being waxed for the first time tell me that they were very surprised it didn’t hurt as badly as they initially thought it would. This can also be credited to the fact that I have been waxing for over 25 years, so there’s a tremendous amount of experience that I bring to the table (literally). In addition, we use a hard wax that is top notch for this procedure that is also infused with essential oils from France. Don’t worry, I promise I won’t subject you to the stinky wax my mom used on us.
Does waxing make the hair grow back thicker?
No. Keep in mind, that if you shave or use a cream for hair removal, it is only removing the hair on the surface of the skin. Those hairs will continue to grow back thicker and pricklier. When waxing , the hair is pulled from beneath the skin. This means that over time, and with regular waxing treatments, clients find that the hair grows back softer and thinner.
How often is it necessary to get waxed?
I advise most clients to wax every 4-5 weeks. If you shave on a regular basis and want to book an appointment, wait at least 3 weeks. This way, the hair is long enough to guarantee that most of it will be removed with the wax. It is better to have longer hair than shorter when you wax for the first time.
If you still have any reservations about getting a full Brazilian or Boyzilian for the first time, you can ease yourself into it by booking a “bikini” wax, and then the “teeny bikini” wax. After that a “quickie Brazilian,” which is everything in the front, but nothing from the back. This is the best way to slowly work your way to a full Brazilian. Of course, you can always book a free consult with me at Essentials MediSpa and Salon to go over these options and which is the best fit for you and your lifestyle.