It’s not really something that we talk about. Well, publically anyway.
So we’re speaking out – and giving you all the tips – and hopefully courage you need to take the plunge and get a Brazilian wax. Trust us, you’ll thank us later (over and over again).
Make sure your hair is the right length
The ideal length for waxing hair is somewhere in between being “too short” or “too long”. If your hair is too short, the wax won’t be able to effectively grab hold and pull the hair out, whereas if it’s too long it can be a lot more painful than it should be. How do you know what that is? When your hair is about the length of a grain of rice, it’s the right time to get a wax.
Waxing doesn’t only remove your hair; but also exfoliates your skin. About two days before your wax take a loofah to exfoliate the skin to be waxed. This will remove dry, dead skin and make it much easier (and less painful) for the wax to grab and remove hair follicles.
If you have the luxury, soak in a warm bath
Soaking in a warm bath will open up your pores and soften your hair follicles, making waxing far easier – and again less painful.
Skip your ritual coffee
A Brazilian is probably one of the only times that we’ll encourage you to skip your ritual coffee. Stimulants in coffee make your skin very sensitive, so we recommend skipping your coffee altogether on the day of your wax. But don’t worry, you can double up after your wax is over and get your caffeine fix.
Take a painkiller before
Roughly 45 minutes before your wax appointment, take two painkillers (aspirin) with a full glass of water. This will help to take the edge off and ensure you’re feeling more relaxed and less susceptible to pain when the time comes for your wax.
The best advice we can give you, really really, is to BREATHE. Most of us anticipate a level of pain just before our beautician removes the hair with the wax strip – naturally this means our bodies tense up – it’s a natural reaction. Taking a deep breathe in and exhaling it just as deeply will distract you and help you to relax. This makes all the difference in your waxing experience!
Bikini Wax Prices
- Bikini Wax R110
- G-String Wax R130
- Hollywood Wax R160
Book an appointment at Nail Studio and Beauty, Comaro View Shopping Centre, Bassonia