A general rule of thumb is that hair needs to be 1/4 inch (about the length of a grain of rice) if it's fine, a half-inch if it's coarse. If too short, it's too hard for the wax to grab onto. If longer ..it can be trimmed down.
Waxing occur in a private room, will take between 15 and 30 minutes. You'll be left alone to remove everything from the waist down and lie on a table covered in clean paper or sheets. It is possible that you may be provided with a paper thong and if not, you can ask for one.
I will wear gloves during the wax, usually starting in the front and move toward the back. You may be asked to help hold skin taut. Let me know if you want a "landing strip" or everything off.
Here's how the process using soft, melted wax works (hard wax is a slightly different process):
- I may or may not use talcum powder to the skin. Talcum powder keeps hot wax from sticking to skin if the skin is damp.
- I will dip a wooden waxing stick into a pot of hot wax and then spread it onto your skin and hair in the direction of hair growth.
- I will then apply a cloth strip over the still-warm wax, pressing firmly so the cloth, hair and wax adhere to one another.
- When the wax has cooled, I will pull the strip off, in the opposite direction of your hair growth, pulling the hairs out by the root.
- Since the Brazilian means everything off..as well as the hair between the buttocks. You may be asked to turn over on your side and lift your leg or you may be asked to kneel on the table. The good news is, this part isn't painful for most people.
- Once the waxing is complete, I may tweeze any stray hairs if needed. I may trim the remaining landing strip, or even create designs (if there are patterns for this, I do not know where they exist). Some women even opt to dye the remaining pubic hair.
- I will then remove any remaining wax off with oil, then apply Finipil cream that will protect, cool, soot hand moisturize after treatment. I sell this protect for home use as well.
How to Cut Down on the Pain
Waxing in general can be very painful, especially your first time.
Here are a few tips to cut down on the pain:
- If you are new to waxing, I don't recommend starting with a Brazilian. Try a regular or high bikini wax instead. After a few waxes, you'll find the waxings are much less painful. Then you can graduate to a Brazilian.
- Book the appointment for at least a week after your period. "It's best to wax midcycle, right around the time you're ovulating.
- Get waxed regularly every 3-4 weeks. If you wait longer or only get waxed a couple times a year, it will be much more painful.
- I recommend taking 2 ibuprofen or acetametiphan an hour before your wax.
- If, after the wax, you later develop bumps, redness or ingrown hairs, gently exfoliate the area with a small amount of baking soda and water... No need to scrub.
The Importance of Regular Waxing
The downside of a Brazilian wax is that while it lasts 3-6 weeks, the hair will grow back -- albeit finer and lighter -- and you'll have to do it again. But veterans of the Brazilian will swear to you that the first time hurts the worse and then the pain dramatically lessens the more waxing you get.