Brazilian Bikini Waxing - 2. What Happens In The Session?

What Happens In The Session?

Remove underwear, then you lie down. The beautician will tell you to raise your legs and may sprinkle the area with talc to ensure that the skin is dry. The beautician will then use a spatula to spread a thin layer of hot wax on one area at a time removing the wax by pressing down with a cotton strip, holding the skin taut and pulling in one short sharp pull against the direction of hair growth. Of course, you are pretty exposed and have to be OK with being handled in some pretty strange ways.

The pubic area is often very sensitive and therefore painful to wax although different people experience different levels of pain with it. The pain can continue for a while afterwards too. Sometimes a cold compress can help afterwards and be sure not to wear tight fitting underwear or clothes to your appointment. You can reduce pain a little by taking an over the counter pain relief medication a hour or so before your treatment.

A session takes from 20 to 45 minutes. The initial session will probably take longest with each subsequent session taking a little less time as hair becomes easier to remove.

What Happens In Brazilian Bikini Waxing Session?

How To Prepare For Brazilian Waxing?

Allow your hair to grow for at least two weeks before going for a Brazilian waxing treatment then trim hair short (about a quarter of an inch to half an inch at most). Shorter hair is easier and more comfortable to remove than long hair but there does have to be some hair there for the wax to grip.

Ensure that the area is clean before your appointment either by showering or (if you don't have time for that) by thorough cleaning with baby wipes or simple soap and water. Salons usually provide disposable underwear (thong) or you can wear your own (not too precious) thong or go completely bare.

How Long Does It Take For The Skin To Recover?

It will probably take a day or two after removing hair for the skin to settle down and for any redness and bumps to disappear. After that you should start to gently exfoliate the outer area to avoid any ingrown hairs.

How Long Will The Area Stay Free Of Unwanted Hair?

Anything from two to eight weeks depending on the rate of growth of the unwanted hair. Of course you will need some regrowth if you want to go for waxing again so that the wax has something to grip. This probably means at least a month or so between sessions although you may have to tweeze the odd hair here and there.

Fortunately follow-up sessions are generally less painful and shorter than the first session. That's because regrowth is generally weaker and you know what to expect and are less anxious about the whole process.

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