The time has come. You have been pondering the idea of a Brazilian wax for a while now and you are finally ready to call your local Brazilian Butterfly and book in for your first ever Brazilian. You will be a) feeling nervous, b) about to call up and cancel, c) excited or d) all of the above.
We’re not here to preach about the fact that Brazilian waxing doesn’t hurt and that you won’t even feel it, because that’s not true. It does sting a little, but never more than you think it will. Expectations are always worse than the actual result and we often get clients remark that it wasn’t as bad as they thought it was going to be (unless you go to a cheap and nasty place doing $20 Brazilians in the back room. You’re on your own with that one).
You will arrive at your local Brazilian Butterfly and be greeted by your therapist who will take you through to your treatment room. There, you will be left alone in the room for 5 minutes to freshen up. Unfortunately no underwear - not even a g-string - can be worn during a Brazilian wax appointment. All it will do is get in the way.
So there you are lying on the bed with no pants on. Cool. Your therapist will then enter the room and begin the treatment.
The first thing you need to remember is that all our therapists are experts at Brazilian waxing. They carry out this treatment all day, every day (literally!) There is nothing you will have that they haven’t seen before so don’t think they are judging you or feel self-conscious, there is no need!
To begin the treatment they will apply some corn flour to the area. This will absorb any excess moisture helping the wax adhere to the hair. Once the corn flour has been applied the waxing will begin, generally starting with the bottom. Don’t worry, there aren’t any yoga moves you need to do for this, it’s simply a case of bringing your knees towards your chest. This is probably the area you’re dreading the most, but it’s in fact one of the least painful sections. Your therapists will use hot wax for this section, (which is always an interesting sensation first time round) ensuring it cools down before removing.
As you get into the wax, it’s important to remember that a Brazilian isn’t a spectator sport, you will need to help hold the skin taut whilst the therapist removes the wax. Holding your skin taut will minimize the pain dramatically, so always remember to pull tight.
During your wax it is important you remember to breathe, holding your breath and tensing your body will only make the wax more painful. If you are interested in ways to help make your waxing experience less painful, be sure to check out this blog.
Your therapist will use a combination of strip wax and hot wax for the remaining areas, and will tweeze over any stray hairs once the wax is complete to ensure any stragglers are removed.
After the treatment, your therapist will apply a tea tree lotion to the area for you to rub into your skin. It’s completely normal for the area to be a little tender afterwards. If you’re experiencing a bit of discomfort, you can apply an icepack to the area for 10 or so minutes when you get home. You’ll find that the area is always more sensitive after your first wax, or if you have had a big break in between waxes. Regular waxing helps you to stay on top of this.
Now just because there’s nothing left down there doesn’t mean you have nothing to maintain. It’s very important to ensure that the hair grows back properly and doesn’t become ingrown. Apply BB Soothe regularly between treatments to avoid any ingrown hair.
So there you have it. If you are now ready to take the plunge, head over to our website and book online.
This blog was contributed by the experts at our Fairfield salon. If you would like to book in with our Fairfield salon phone (03) 9489 3078 or book online.