Brazilian waxes weren't introduced into the United States until 1987. However, in the intervening 25 years, they have rapidly become quite trendy. For many, they add extra excitement to intimate encounters and they can be a nice surprise for your significant other on a romantic vacation.
Considering the potential pain of a Brazilian wax, the most common question asked by first-timers is, "How long does a Brazilian wax last?" The most accurate answer is it really depends on how fast the pubic hair happens to grow on that particular individual asking the question. However, there are several factors are involved and I will discuss the main ones below:
1. The First Time May Not Last As Long
Women who regularly get a Brazilian wax will usually stay baby smooth for at least 2-3 weeks before even the tiniest amount of stubble appears. In fact, the area usually remains relatively smooth for 4-6 weeks. However, if it is your first time to get a Brazilian wax or you haven't had one in a while, a small bit of stubble may appear within the first 8 days. This is because a small amount of your pubic hair may have been just below the skin when the Brazilian wax was done. These hidden hairs just below the skin are ready to poke out within a few days. If you go back in a week or two and get a touch-up and then stay on a regular schedule, you should be able to wait a much longer period of time between your second and third wax.
2. The More You Wax the Longer You Can Go
As your esthetician pulls your pubic hairs from their follicles with each wax you get, your follicles will usually start to take an increasingly longer time to produce a replacement hair. For some women, after several waxes, the hair doesn't grow back anymore. For others, hair will grow back but not as thick and not as quickly.
3. The Technique Of the Esthetician
The trick to a good Brazilian wax is to make sure to pull out the hair roots from the follicles under the surface of the skin. This can make it a bit tricky for the esthetician to know which direction to pull and if it needs to be done from more than one angle. Some estheticians are just naturally better at judging this than others.
4. Soft Wax Versus Hard Wax
Many beauty salons that offer Brazilian waxes use the harder waxes because they tend to cause less pain when the pubic hairs are being ripped out. However, the hard wax will break the hair above the follicle more often than soft wax. If you can take a little extra pain, you may want to talk with your beauty salon to see if they can use soft wax instead of hard wax.