A bikini wax only takes off the hair on the sides that would show in a bikini, whereas a Brazilian wax takes it all off from the side, back, and sides.
Will it hurt?
The more you wax the less it hurts. The more you wax the thinner your hair grows back. Everyone has a different pain threshold and the amount of pain is unique to the individual. It tends to hurt less for women who are blonde and brunette because their hair follicles are much thinner, but for women with coarser hair it does tend to hurt more on your first time because your hair follicles are thicker.
What are the benefits of waxing?
Waxing is much better than shaving for numerous reasons. Waxing removes hair from the root, which leaves you smoother and lasts for up to a month. The longer you wax the longer it will last. Shaving makes your hair thicker and stronger whereas waxing makes it thinner and weaker. When you shave you are only removing your hair from the surface, so within a couple of hours the hair has already begun to grow back and can be seen on the surface again.
If I have been shaving, how long should I wait before getting waxed?
To achieve optimal results you should wait and allow your hair to grow out at least 3 or 4 weeks before getting waxed. This allows your hair to grow out through all of the cycles and it is more easily gripped to be removed.
What can I do to minimize the pain of waxing?
- You can take a pain killer such as advil or Tylenol about 45 minutes prior to your waxing appointment.
- Steer clear of caffeine on the day of your waxing, because it makes your skin more sensitive
- Avoid waxing if you are sunburned or skin is irritated, because it could result in the lifting of your skin with the wax.
- Avoid going for a waxing the week before your period! Your skin is far more sensitive during this time.