Ok. I admit it. I lied. There is just no way to make a Brazilian Wax service completely pain free (unless you're hooked up on an epidural at which point you just have to second guess your life decisions if that's the time you think its appropriate to get a Brazilian). Now, there are ways to minimize the sting of a Brazilian Wax and we'll go over each one in detail.
1. Hair length is 1/4"
The optimum hair length is a quarter of an inch. Anything shorter and the wax won't be able to remove it. Too long and its more painful because too many hairs are being pulled at. Imagine gum getting stuck in a nest of curly hair and that's what its like when the hair is too long for the wax. Pubic hair grows in many different directions, and when its all tangled into each other your risk of hair breaking under the skin and painful ingrown hairs go up exponentially.
Not all Brazilian waxers will trim your hair for you so it definitely is a good idea to ask as you book your service.
2. Take a pain relieveR
We recommend taking a pain reliever an hour before your service. We do not recommend taking aspirin as that increases your risk of bleeding and bruising. After ten years of being in this business, we've found that ibuprofen helps take the edge off best.
3. Numbing Cream
This is a fantastic way to ease the bite out of a Brazilian! Now, numbing creams are not instant and need to be applied about 30-45 minutes prior to your appointment. We like No Scream Cream and you can find it on Amazon.
Regular exfoliation solves many skin issues. Gently exfoliate the area the day before the service with a gritty sugar scrub. Taking the top layer of dead skin helps the hair exit the pore much easier and will help prevent ingrown hairs. That's a win-win in anyone's book!
5. No caffeine or alcohol
Its best to refrain from consuming caffeine or alcohol the day of your appointment. Stimulants raise your body's acidity levels which makes you more sensitive to pain. If you must have your morning cup of coffee than taking an antacid an hour before will help reduce acidity levels in your body. A better choice would be to drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
6. the best time for women
The week after your period is the sweet spot for Brazilian waxing. This is when your body is least sensitive. The week before and during your period makes waxing extra painful so be sure to schedule your appointment with your menstrual cycle in mind.
Anytime I have a first time Brazilian Wax client on my table, I always let them know that the second time is easier than the first. The more often you wax, the easier it becomes as it doesn't give the hair time to set roots. The hair grows slower and finer over time. When you're new to waxing, its best to re-book every 4 weeks. Eventually you'll be able to go every 6-8 weeks.
So there you have it. 7 way to minimize Brazilian Wax pain. Be sure to book your next service with us, ladies. We're offering half off Brazilians to all blog readers. Just mention the blog at time of booking. Offer expires 7/24/2016 so book now!