If you have never gotten any hair waxed down below, here I have tips for you on what to expect, what you have to do, and how painful Brazilian waxing is. Having a Brazilian wax done for the first time is daunting because you don't know what is going to happen.
Do you need a to get dressed for the waxing session?
Of course, not! Come as you are as long as you are dressed appropriately, they won't mind. Come with an outfit you are comfortable wearing with an underwear below that is easy to take off because you will be half-naked during the procedure. However, you might want to reconsider loose-fitting bottoms, or flowing dress because you'll be sore after the procedure.
What is the best time to get a wax?
Here, are some tips on when is the best time to get a Brazilian wax:
Before you go to the beach
If you are planning to go to the beach, schedule your Brazilian waxing session at least 2 days before your departure. This is because you are not allowed to expose the waxed area because (1) it does not look good; and (2) it can cause infection. No swimming, showering or taking a bath in hot water, and no sunbathing either.
Not when you're on a period
Not only for hygienic purposes but also no expert would want to meddle your lower part when you're on period. It is also advised not to have it done three days before and following your period. During these times, your hormone levels change; therefore you will be sensitive to pain.
Not before, you 'Do it'
You are not allowed to scrub or rub the affected area, and not intensive exercise allowed.
When you are pregnant
Although there is not the conclusive fact that can tell if it is safe to get a waxing session when you are pregnant, it is best that you ask your doctor about it first before you get a service done. It is safe to have a Brazilian wax after your first trimester. Take note that you will be more sensitive to discomfort when you are pregnant.
What to expect in the waxing session
The first area is cleaned with wet wipes and trimmed for proper length. The trim is about one-fourth of an inch. After that, a hot wax is spread on the skin using wooden wax sticks. When the wax gets cold and hardened, it is stripped off using a cloth or paper strip (the ouch part).
After the hair has been removed, your aesthetician will clean the area and double- check if there are still strands left.