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LittleKiwi
04-30-2009, 12:45 AM
Hi Ladies

I've never had so much as a bikini wax before and this Saturday I'm taking the plunge and going for a full brazilian.

Eeeek!! :o :eek: :o

I've read a thread on this site before on the subject and I think I kind of know what to expect = legs in the air and my hoo-ha on display.

How do they get to the hair that's, erm, on the inside of the lips? And in the "back side". Gosh, what embarrassing questions to ask! I'm kind of scared about the whole thing so if any of you ladies can give me some detail of exactly what's going to happen to me it would be much appreciated.


junebug41
04-30-2009, 12:49 AM
No legs in the air if they know what they're doing ;)

On your back with your leg bent sideways, one by one... like if your were to plant your foot on the inside of the opposite thigh. No intricate yoga moves required!

They are soooo worth the $$ if you find someone who knows what they're doing. It will hurt, but it's a very fast pain- once it's ripped, it's over. Easy as that :)

And I've never had a waxer who didn't make me feel comfortable.

Oh, and as for your backside, you just lay on your stomach.

...gosh. That's a lot of personal info :lol:

freshmanweightorbust
04-30-2009, 12:54 AM
I am SO glad you ladies posted on this thread - I've always wondered how it worked and whether they really do, um, stem to stern. NOW, any hints on about how much it costs?


GradPhase
04-30-2009, 12:57 AM
I had mine done last summer! Went with a girlfriend, we both had it, and I miss it! Got an email from her just the other day saying she went back again this summer, but I'm waiting to lose more weight before I go back just because I'm self conscious :( I know the boyfriend is a little disappointed :P But good for you for taking the plunge! Have you had a regular bikini wax before?

For MY brazillian there weren't any real legs in the air. I layed down on the table and she had me put my legs like a frog I guess, flat on the table but with knees bent out to the side. For the "inside bits" she pretty much just moved everything around and did what needed to be done! For the uh.. back side.... she had me lay on a side and pull one knee up to my chest, then do the same on the other side.

In my opinion, the hair in the less intimate spots hurt more to be pulled out which was a huge shocker. It hurt more to get hair waxed in the between-hip-bones-pubic-mound area than it was to get labia hair waxed - probably because it's denser and there's more being pulled at once.

GradPhase
04-30-2009, 01:02 AM
Oh - also mine was about 65 dollars. There was numbing spray involved before the waxing started. And my waxing person asks if you want "everything done" meaning all those hidden places ;)


Edited even more : I keep re-reading and wanting to add more info! So.. I went from never being waxed to a full on brazillian too not knowing what to expect either. You'll be taken to a room, the person will give you a layout of what to expect. Take off your pants and underoos, they should give you a towel to lay over your bits when you're on the table, and they'll come back in and walk you through it.

Hopefully you'll get numbing gel or spray put on you, they'll explain the position, and you're probably the 20th brazilian they've performed that day alone so there's no need to be worried about being embarrassed!

Also a side note is if it's your first one, don't expect ALL the hair to be gone. There will be a few tiny specs of hair they can't get and that's normal. It won't be that noticable, and especially not in a bikini - but don't expect full perfection (I did and I was a little disappointed but I asked around and it's normal apparently) Any other questions I can answer - just PM!

PS - maybe take some ibuprofen about an hour before you go :)

LittleKiwi
04-30-2009, 01:04 AM
You ladies rock. I think it's so great to have a forum to ask these questions and get the low down on such things!

junebug41
04-30-2009, 01:09 AM
I am SO glad you ladies posted on this thread - I've always wondered how it worked and whether they really do, um, stem to stern. NOW, any hints on about how much it costs?

Mine is around 65-75. I usually get my brows done at the same time.

I was very surprised at how little effort was required on my part- no knees to the chest, butt in the air, or anything really... I just bend my leg a little and she does the rest.

Edit: and one more thing... I've noticed that I have a much more pleasant experience when I go to a place that *only* does waxing. It's so much more professional. I know many places don't have such an establishment, but here in Denver we have Wax In The City and I am so grateful :lol:

madamruppy
05-01-2009, 01:29 AM
The one thing I'll add is that if you maintain it regularly it is easier faster and hurts less. I did it for a boyfriend for his birthday and kept it up for a while. It was easier for clean up during my period which I liked. I stopped when he and I called things off. I toy with doing it again though...

Windchime
05-01-2009, 01:57 AM
OK, so since we're all being so honest and all.....I've never had any kind of a wax at all, but a few years ago, my guy-at-the-time said something about a wax that takes everything but a little strip up the front, kind of like a little landing strip or something? eeeeek, I can't believe I'm asking about this! But does that style have a name? Is that still a Brazillian, or does Brazillian always mean "everything goes!"?

GradPhase
05-01-2009, 02:10 AM
No need for shyness around here!! I've heard the "landing strip" thing as also being called "French waxing". You can talk to the waxing technician person to make sure you describe it correctly to them, so they know exactly what to do - but I'm pretty sure even if you say "landing strip" they'll totally know what you're talking about. Pretty widely used term!

RachelOnADiet
05-01-2009, 02:19 AM
Wow, I was literally just thinking about starting a thread to ask about brazilians! Luckily, I didn't have to lol. I've thought about getting it done, but I'm not sure I want a stranger all up in my lady business, ya know?

honeybear
05-01-2009, 06:35 AM
Neat post - I always wondered about this. Ibuprofen you say? Heh, I would probably get good and wasted first :D Feelin no pain. Man, wax on my labia - hmmm, I'd hafta get back to you on that. My labia is quite happy where it is. But then again, if millions of women do it, there must be something to it. I wonder if you ever get used to it, ya know like does it hurt less the longer you have it done? And sorry if tmi here, but does your hair down there have to be a certain length (I shave religiously so yer I'm askin if I gotta have a growth for a while beforehand)? And um, an ever worse tmi question - what about the "rear entry" area, will they do that also, or not. My body just can't contort easily for a self job these days on that.

GradPhase
05-01-2009, 07:09 AM
The labia really doesn't hurt nearly as much as you'd think it would. I thought it was less painful than my eyebrows being waxed.

I'd say you probably do get used to it - I know that all the little stings from each strip of wax only lasted about two seconds and they were gone, not really a prolonged pain, just a shock affect really.

The hair does have to be a certain length, something like a 1/4 inch so the wax has something to cling to. And yep - definitely do the rear area - that's when they ask you to pull a knee up to your chest.

My best friend and I also noticed for the rest of the day there's definitely a hightened sense of feeling (and arousal) "down there" after the first wax that for us lasted through out the day. I would feel really awkward and uncomfortable going to church right after :P

luciddepths
05-01-2010, 05:47 PM
I know this is a really old thread.. but i'm debating this my self! EEK!!

beachlover86
05-02-2010, 12:13 AM
I say give it a go. I had my first one several years ago, and have gone back and forth on the up keep. Now I'm there every 4 weeks like clock work. It is painful, (not going to lie) but each time it does get easier. My sister has started going like clockwork as well and this girl flails and flinches just getting her eyebrows waxed! Its hilarious! She asked me to take her and hold her hand the first time. So if she can do it I think anyone can. It isn't awkward like you would think. You may want ask around for a good place/person. Or look online at review places like city search or yelp. I recently moved across country and had to find a new place and it took a couple tries to find one I liked. I love mine, she and I gossip and chat it up and before I know it shes done and Im walking out feeling FABULOUS! Sorry this ended up longer than I intended but if you are thinking about it I would just go for it!

mom4life
05-02-2010, 09:03 AM
I've been thinking about getting it done since shaving seems to cause ingrown hairs. How long before you have to do it again?

JulieJ08
05-02-2010, 12:58 PM
mom4life, I was always worried I'd get ingrown hairs with waxing too. Anyone have info on that?

Asynchronous
05-02-2010, 01:26 PM
I have no insight on ingrown hairs, but I'm glad someone brought this thread back. It's got some good info- I'm getting married in about a month and a half, and have been thinking about getting one for the cruise. And as a little surprise to my fiancee =D

beachlover86
05-02-2010, 01:31 PM
that is a possibility. I'm not sure there is any hair removal where that may not happen. I do get some, there are also products out there to help with that. I will say that when I was living in seattle they had sugaring. Which is the same concept as waxing but all natural, and there are no strips involved, and the hair is pulled out in the direction it grows instead of the opposite and I had much less ingrowns with that. Absolutely loved it! but they do not offer it where i live now. So if you live in a larger city I would reccommend that a million times more first. Waxing is second place to me. Sorry got side tracked as for ingrowns I use a product from whish that works really well. There are alot of different options out there but this is the one Ive found that works best for me. Also the more you do it, the thinner the hair grows back which also reduces ingrowns. Hope some of this is helpful!

mom4life
05-03-2010, 10:41 AM
thx and how often do you have to maintain it? Do you go once a month or every 2 weeks, etc? With shaving I usually have to do it every 2 days.

JustBeckyV
05-03-2010, 12:44 PM
Hmmm - I might think about this! Never really considered it before now!

GradPhase
05-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Maintenance for me is around 6-8 weeks, and I also use these afterwards http://www.bikinizone.com/medicated-bikini-pads.shtml. Keep in mind the area is a fair bit tender for about 24 hours afterwards :)

beachlover86
05-03-2010, 06:24 PM
maintaining it depends on the person. my sister goes every 4 weeks, I go about 5. It can vary on how fast your hair grows and the thickness etc. but any where from 4-8 weeks. Also after about 3 times the hair is much thinner/finner which we all know doesn't happen with shaving.;)

bama girl
05-03-2010, 08:06 PM
I'm just going to jump in on this thread and say that I actually just do mine myself. If you order a hard wax kit (I love the stuff from Bliss), it's really not that bad. Just have to work up the nerve! Haha. It's scary the first time, but after you get used to it and figure out what you're doing, it's not bad at all. I just use a mirror to make sure I can see everything.

beachlover86
05-03-2010, 09:55 PM
bama girl- funny you should mention that. I have been thinking about doing it. I mean i've been getting it done for years so I know the deal just haven't gone for it yet.

JulieJ08
05-03-2010, 10:04 PM
I will say that when I was living in seattle they had sugaring. Which is the same concept as waxing but all natural, and there are no strips involved, and the hair is pulled out in the direction it grows instead of the opposite and I had much less ingrowns with that. Absolutely loved it! but they do not offer it where i live now. So if you live in a larger city I would reccommend that a million times more first. Waxing is second place to me.

Thanks for the advice.

mom4life
05-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Thank you for the info. I think I'll make this one of my rewards when I reach my goal weight. :)

GradPhase
05-05-2010, 03:20 PM
I've been toying with this idea. But doesn't being hairless make you feel, ummm, a bit pre-pubescent?


TOTALLY did at first. Totally weird, too. Also, walking right after getting it done kind of weirded me out, everything is WAY more sensitive. After the first couple of days though - I fell completely in love with it :carrot:

Jesszika
05-05-2010, 03:37 PM
I've been thinking about getting it done since shaving seems to cause ingrown hairs. How long before you have to do it again?

you can get ingrown hairs after waxing too.. When I got waxed for the first time ever, the girl who did it never mentioned the need to exfoliate the waxed area like a religion.. My friend who's in beauty school does mine now every month, and I exfoliate daily in the shower and have little to no problems with ingrown hairs.

MCMommy
05-05-2010, 03:46 PM
Jess - thanks for the tip about exfoliating, I've been waxing on and off for a number of years and get ingrown hairs sometimes (not as bad as with shaving!) ...I will have to remember this tip!

Haven't done the brazilian but I do the "landing strip" and I really like it. I don't feel "prepubescent" at all but it definitely cleans it up down there! I find it much more painful to do depending on the time of month and just take some ibuprofen and I'm good to go!

devadiva
05-05-2010, 04:51 PM
Do you get stubble like eveywhere front back what is growing out like?

Jesszika
05-05-2010, 04:56 PM
devadiva--you mean like inbetween waxing?? For me, its very minimal... I have way less hair that grows in now than when I first started waxing. I wouldn't call it a stuble by any means. The hair is finer and smoother for sure.

mom4life
05-05-2010, 06:51 PM
I was gonna ask about the stubble also. When you say "exfoliate" is that a cream. It's been years since I've exfoliated my face. Last time I did I think I remember it being a cream with tiny pebbles in it, is that the same deal?

devadiva
05-05-2010, 07:08 PM
I guess I'll check out the product for doing it yourself because 65 bucks evey 5 weeks is more than my "kitty" either one can handle!

mom4life
05-05-2010, 07:38 PM
WOW I found a body wax place in Dallas that does it for 35. If dh likes it I doubt he'd complain. ;-)

Jesszika
05-06-2010, 10:58 AM
I was gonna ask about the stubble also. When you say "exfoliate" is that a cream. It's been years since I've exfoliated my face. Last time I did I think I remember it being a cream with tiny pebbles in it, is that the same deal?

No.. by exfoliating I say use a plastic scrub puff like you might normally do in the shower anyway, with a softsoft that has some sort of scrub to it. I use softsoap brand and the flavor is coconut (with lil parts of the coconut shell used as the scrub part). There is an apricot body scrub too that is also great.

The reason you have to exfoliate when you wax, is because when you yank the hair out, it grows back fine, and sometimes cannot break through the skin easy enough and will get trapped under your skin.

mom4life
05-06-2010, 12:11 PM
No.. by exfoliating I say use a plastic scrub puff like you might normally do in the shower anyway, with a softsoft that has some sort of scrub to it. I use softsoap brand and the flavor is coconut (with lil parts of the coconut shell used as the scrub part). There is an apricot body scrub too that is also great.

The reason you have to exfoliate when you wax, is because when you yank the hair out, it grows back fine, and sometimes cannot break through the skin easy enough and will get trapped under your skin.

oh...I got ya. Thanks for the tip. :D

Jesszika
05-06-2010, 12:14 PM
noooo problem. :D

Shannon in ATL
05-06-2010, 12:23 PM
I'm in Atlanta and there is a place here that does it for $35 also. I love it. I clean up between waxes with an epilator and can make it last about 8-10 weeks. Left unattended it would be about 5 weeks I think.

Definitely exfoliate, for exactly the reason described above. :)

ThicknPretty
05-06-2010, 12:31 PM
Okay, well can I ask a question in a different direction then? I really don't think I'm up for waxing my hoo-ha, but I really like to be bare down there...but with shaving, is there always going to just be that small amount of stubble? It drives me crazy and I'd love it to be just completely smooth, but I don't know how to do that....:o

Sorry to take it off track, I've just been wondering...any tips would be great appreciated...lol

junebug41
05-06-2010, 12:35 PM
Okay, well can I ask a question in a different direction then? I really don't think I'm up for waxing my hoo-ha, but I really like to be bare down there...but with shaving, is there always going to just be that small amount of stubble? It drives me crazy and I'd love it to be just completely smooth, but I don't know how to do that....:o

Sorry to take it off track, I've just been wondering...any tips would be great appreciated...lol

Unfortunately, waxing is the best way to go about that (short of a super expensive procedure).

But it is SO worth it. The worst part about it is getting the courage to go to the appointment.

Shannon in ATL
05-06-2010, 12:52 PM
I always had a small amount of stubble with shaving. Don't have it with waxing or epilating. The hair grows back in smoother I guess? Definitely worth it.

GradPhase
05-06-2010, 03:36 PM
But it is SO worth it. The worst part about it is getting the courage to go to the appointment.


True, and true. The place I go to, I picked because they would let me set up the appointment through email, and I was too mortified to call them up on the phone :) After the first time though - it's a cinch.

mom4life
05-06-2010, 04:35 PM
hahaha yes I like that feature about the place I found....appointment by email. :)
I would hate to walk up and say "I would like a Brazilian wax." I remember once going to a spa sort of place where they had a bunch of seats with women getting Mani/Pedi's, as soon as I came in everyone looked over at me. I asked for a eyebrow wax and I could feel everyone's eyes on me as the girl led me to the back. LOL I would rather go to an actual body wax place to do this number.

Jesszika
05-06-2010, 04:39 PM
oooh.. I forgot to add.. there's a spray you can use to kind of dull the pain of waxing.. I forget what its called, but there are several variations of it available.. a popular one is "no scream cream".. but its a cream--not a spray like my friend uses with me.

junebug41
05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
hahaha yes I like that feature about the place I found....appointment by email. :)
I would hate to walk up and say "I would like a Brazilian wax." I remember once going to a spa sort of place where they had a bunch of seats with women getting Mani/Pedi's, as soon as I came in everyone looked over at me. I asked for a eyebrow wax and I could feel everyone's eyes on me as the girl led me to the back. LOL I would rather go to an actual body wax place to do this number.

Where in Texas are you? We have a small chain called Waxing The City and it's divine. All they do is wax and they do it very well. They do online booking and it's not weird at all because well, we're all doing the same thing. The reason I asked is because they just opened one in Dallas.

Mellabella01
05-31-2010, 04:12 PM
I am working up the nerve to get it done. My appointment is booked for next week. Lately I have been obsessed with waxing! I always used to just get my eye brows done. Now its my upper lip, arms, next up underarms, full leg and brazilian!

MiniChick
05-31-2010, 04:26 PM
What is the point in getting a Brazilian wax?

Bella3
06-03-2010, 02:21 AM
I've been wanting to get one. I just started getting my eyebrows waxed and I love it. I'm trying to work up the nerve to get a Brazilian done because I hate shaving!

I'm a little intimidated though because I am not a size 2. Hopefully I can get the courage to do it soon. I just moved to the Dallas are and am looking around at places.

EveLHaelf
06-09-2010, 09:44 PM
I've got my appointment booked for friday! eeeeek! I'm nervous and also very excited. I always feel super sexy after shaving down there so I can only imagine how sexy i will feel with everything gone! hah! :dizzy:

I asked the lady on the phone if they used any sort of numbing cream or spray and she said they don't because it can affect how well the wax sticks ors omething like that so i'm nervous about that....I'll just pop some ibuprofen and hope for the best.

I've also been exfoliating everything down there in preparation....

K-boogie
06-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Just peeping in here, the salon where I get my eyebrows threaded also does brazilians and the lady that does my brows have been trying to get me to wax my underarms and as well. I think I'm more worried about being embarassed more then the pain of it. I can't imagine going back and chit chating with her after getting it done. I hate shaving and highly doubt I will ever wax myself. I do think I will get my underarms done and think about the brazilian.

What about those hair removal pads you see on TV, it's pink and the hair removal part is black almost look like sand paper? I can't think of the name but wonder if that would work.

runursinghoo
08-24-2010, 02:22 PM
I have been getting them for a while and the pain does get better. To beachlover86, where do you go in Wilmington? I am new to the area and need to find a good, fast waxer (I have had the experience of a 4 HOUR long full leg/brazilian wax. Not fun). The lady I went to in VA (after finding a good one) took an hour max. I despise the thought of just trying out different salons until I find "the right one". Thanks!

beachlover86
10-23-2010, 09:05 PM
Sorry so late on this reply. I haven't been on in ages. I go to blue ginger spa on oleander and see Judy! LOVE her to death, she is hilarious and i feel like im just chit chatting with a friend and the next thing i know im done. I'm there about an hour for brow and brazillian. When I first got here tried Kii and was not happy with it. Good Luck and let me know where you end up going. I moved from seattle so I feel like there isn't a ton of options.