15 Things You Need To Know Before Your First Brazilian Wax

The first time you go for a Brazilian wax is full of anxiety and some pain. Here are a few things you should know before getting your first Brazilian wax.

By Tanaya Nath
15 Things You Need To Know Before Your First Brazilian Wax

15 Things You Need to Know before Your First Brazilian Wax

Most American women who are in the 20s spend a considerable amount of time since puberty grooming themselves. For most women, it means shaving their legs, underarms and lady bits like the bikini area. Many among them prefer the Handy Dandy razor instead of the unnecessary pain of waxing their bikini line. Among the ones who have a fiance or a boyfriend groom themselves at least once a day or several times a week. In this case, the amount of time that they spend grooming themselves with razors and experiencing the razor burn as the side effects get too annoying and extremely exhausting. That's when the concept of waxing the pubic hair starts to sound like a really good idea to them. And, well, everyone would swear by the Brazilian wax after having it done for the first time. If you have been Brazilian waxing for a while, you won't go back to shaving again. Shaving has side effects while Brazilian wax doesn’t come with any. Now, before we begin talking more about Brazilian waxing, let's first know what it actually is. It is similar to sugar waxing, if you know what that is. If you don’t, it is a natural method of hair removal that is made of sugar, honey, lemon and water. The sugar wax isn’t really hot like other waxes, as it is comfortingly warm. Since sugar wax sticks only to the hair, it only pulls out hair and not the skin. So, it could be said that the sugar wax is less painful than any other waxing technique. Many of us are very familiar with the concept of a bikini wax. The Brazilian wax is basically the same thing as using hot wax to get rid of the hair that would be visible if you would wear a bikini bottom, just that it removes even the small hair. It includes the hair found around the vagina lips and your behind. It also gives you the option of leaving a strip of hair on top or a triangle, but you can go fully bare as well. The Brazilian wax was introduced for the first time by a group of Brazilian sisters back in 1987 and it has remained the most popular method of hair removal in the US nowadays as the pain eases with the times you get your waxing done and that it doesn’t have any side effects. You should determine what kind of wax you want beforehand. You could go for a simple bikini wax, which only removes the pubic hair of the sides, or you could go for a Brazilian wax, which removes all or nearly all of the hair from the front and back. You could even go for a full Bush Brazilian, which removes all the pubic hair but leaves a triangle in the front. Always ask for the hard wax and not the soft one. The difference between them is that the soft wax is done with a cloth while the hard wax is removed sans stripes. It just hardens on the skin and then is removed. Here are a few things that you should know before going for a Brazilian wax for the first time.

You Will Be Exposing Yourself Entirely

Keep in mind that you will be totally exposing yourself. You are going to be just as exposed and naked as you think you will be. Be prepared because your waxer will be touching, staring at and be very close to your vagina and butt. You will feel a little weird the first time your waxer asks you to take off your pants and underwear. Of course, it is uncomfortable to get completely naked and show your most private parts to a stranger. Think about it more like going to the gynecologist or another doctor. You might feel a little weird at first but you will start getting a little comfortable exposing yourself in this way as you get used to it.

The Butt Will Hurt Less

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Both and Brazilian wax and the bikini wax are different: the Brazilian wax includes waxing your butt as well. To a lot of people, this will sound horrifying and insane. I am sure many of you will be stressed out before you go for a Brazilian wax for the first time thinking that waxing the butt will hurt the most but you are wrong. You will barely even feel anything because the butt doesn't really have any nerve endings and that is why it doesn't hurt. In fact, if you are the ticklish type, it could make you giggle a lot.

Don't Shave Prior to a Brazilian Wax

Well, the most annoying thing about the Brazilian wax is that you have to let your hair grow before you go for it. If you don't do this, the wax will have nothing to grab onto and it will simply not work. You can't shave down there or wherever you will be getting the wax done for at least 5 days. Your hair should be about a quarter-inch long or approximately about the size of the grain of rice. Let your hair grow as long as possible. The longer it is, the better.

No Sex or Working Out for at Least 24 Hours after

No, you cannot surprise your boyfriend or fiance with a steamy sex session after you have just gotten your wax for the first time. Although not everybody abides by the rule, you should not indulge in sex or work out, or do anything for that matter, that would make you sweaty down there for at least 24 hours. Sweat and friction could lead to irritation down there since the area will be sensitive and have red bumps. If you are planning a steamy night, get your wax done at least a day or two before so you are prepared for the sensual surprise. Prevent sweating on your private parts after the wax. Avoid working out, going to the sauna, steam rooms, hot showers, going to the beach or having sex for at least 24 hours after your waxing.

Brazilian Waxing for the First Time Is a Little Awkward

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Well, needless to say, it will be a little awkward for sure to be lying on a chair with your legs spread in front of a stranger and have that stranger putting wax around and over your vagina while you are struggling to make small talk. Especially if it is your first time and you are not really aware of what to expect. However, talking with the waxer will make things feel a little more comfortable. Some women start feeling awkward as soon as it gets quiet, so in that case, keep asking questions to your waxer. Try to keep discussing random things with them. Brazilian waxing takes about 15 minutes, so it is really not that long. And yes, the awkwardness goes away eventually, trust me it does.

Shower Before Getting a Brazilian Wax for the First Time

If you are very anxious about being naked like most women are, shower right before you go for a wax. Trust me, it will help a lot. Most women are freaked out about showing their private areas to a stranger for the first time, but showering will soothe your nerves. This will make you feel more comfortable because you know that you smell nice and look clean. Also, some tissues can be handy if you want to clean yourself after some random lady was up and around your crotch. It will make you feel cleaner and better.

Be Comfortable Wearing Sweats for the First Time

It's better if you wear cotton undies and lose sweats to your waxing appointment. Wear cotton undies especially if you are about to run errands afterward. It will help you be prepared for the uneasiness of the first time. After getting the wax, you will be a little sore and swollen down there, and you will have red bumps when everything is done, so wearing tight jeans and a thong isn't exactly a comfortable feeling. Someone who has been through this will know.

Keep Ingrown Hair Serum Handy

Waxing down there could give way to some ingrown hairs as well. It really isn’t one of the side effects of the Brazilian wax, but you could name it so if it helps you be prepared. Those who have waxed before and even the waxer strongly recommend that you buy the ingrown hair serum. Since the hair is pulled very hard during waxing, chances are that you could have ingrown hairs. Anyway, you shouldn't take any risks with these. You should apply the serum every day to prevent ingrown hairs. If you already have them, use this twice a day and it will make you feel smooth and will protect that very sensitive area.

Your Waxer Will Not Judge Your Vagina

Trust me, your waxer is not there to judge your vagina. Your waxer is a professional and it is her job. The fact of the matter is that she spends days looking at all the kind of vaginas and butts, so she won't judge yours or think it's weird since she has seen it all. If you are very uncomfortable because of your first time, just stop thinking of your waxer as a girl of your age and start seeing her more as a gynecologist or a doctor. It will make you feel a lot better about stripping down.

It Doesn't Hurt as Bad as You Think It Does

It is just natural to be scared and think that waxing down there is the most painful thing you will ever go through, especially if it is your first time. Trust me, it really doesn't hurt as much as you think it will, not even close. Firs,t your waxer will apply some hot wax and you will feel great because it will be warm and soothing. When it is ripped off, it will feel a little like stinging, and the pain will only last a few seconds. You will also get some red bumps. The more you go to get waxed, the less it will hurt. Once you start going more often, the roots stop growing and there won't be much hair to pull out, so don't stress out. The pain will last only for 2 days. Once the pain and the bruising are gone, you will be able to fully grasp the beauty of the Brazilian wax. Even after a week, you wouldn't see even a single strand of hair growing back. For someone who is used to shaving every day, this is kind of a good news. You'll feel free and you'll love how smooth, sexy and silky it feels down there. You don't even have to spend 5 minutes grooming yourself during every shower. Isn't it a good deal?

Have a Little Wine before the First Time You Wax

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It is a good idea especially if you are a first-timer. Since you'll be going to be getting butt naked in front of a stranger who will be removing hair from the roots on one of the most sensitive areas in your body, it will certainly be something that will make you anxious and embarrassed. Before you head out for your first wax, take the edge off with a glass of wine. It will relax your body and mind just enough so you won't be too anxious or shy to get naked or cringe too much when they rip off the hair. It will help you be prepared. Take a generous glass of wine but make sure that it is just one. If you are drunk, you could be more susceptible to bleeding. A little wine will have no side effects on waxing. You can also take two Ibuprofen tablets a few hours before your appointment.

Make Sure Your Skin Is Healthy

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Now, you should know this beforehand: only a healthy skin can get waxed. So, if you have any type of skin issue like an STD or psoriasis, you will not be able to get a Brazilian wax. Before you go for your waxing, do a thorough check and make sure your skin is completely healthy. You should also let your waxer know about any issue with your skin so that you both can come to a right decision for you. If you have a skin condition, make sure you voice your expectations beforehand. You can also check in with the position if you are really uncomfortable, just to make sure. Also if you are on a prescription drug for acne treatment like isotretinoin, you should avoid waxing. This treatment leaves the skin thinner and waxing may tear it. For obvious reasons, if you are sunburnt, you shouldn't go for waxing. Also, you should avoid waxing if you plan to hit the beach because waxing removes the protective skin cells, meaning that the sun and salt water will seriously sting.

Exfoliate a Few Days Prior

If it is your first time, it is advisable that you exfoliate a little down there. This will loosen up the hair in your pubic area, thus making the first time waxing a little less painful. For this, you could either use a light homemade scrub with sugar or you could use a specific exfoliator found on the market for that sensitive part of your body. Sometimes there are a few hairs left behind that can’t be removed through waxing. That is most probably because they are still too short to be waxed. In this case, your waxer might start plucking those tiny hairs off. She might do it with or without asking you first. Tweezing out the hairs could be a little painful because the hairs on your inner labia are being pulled out. In order to be ready for it, it is always good to ask your waxer beforehand if she will be plucking those leftover individual hairs. You could also opt for not getting them tweezed and leaving them for your next waxing session.

Wear a Skirt

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If you are very uncomfortable about stripping down in front of a complete stranger, then you should wear a skirt to your waxing session. Wearing a skirt will make you feel a little less exposed since you can just pull up your skirt a little and let your waxer do her job. For the first time, it could be a hell of an experience. You will be in a lot of pain and if you take a closer look at the area, you will find some red bumps and the area will be swollen and very sensitive. You could use some ice or some cream to relieve yourself of the pain and the red bumps. You can also take some wine afterward. The next morning, you will feel a lot better and the pain will be significantly less. You will still feel a little bruised, but it won't feel as raw as it did the night before. During this time, try to wear some loose clothes and cotton undies. If you can wear skirts, it will make you feel much better.

The Time of the Month Matters

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Of course, the time of the month matters as well. You shouldn't schedule an appointment 3 days prior to your period. According to a study, it is the time when your skin tends to be extra sensitive. Also, for some women, the discharge during this time of the month happens to be a little smelly, which is just natural, but your waxer might not like it and it could get a little embarrassing for you as well.

Rounding It All Up

Before you go for a Brazilian wax, make sure that you are properly prepared for the experience. Poll your friends and everyone else you know who might have been through this. Ask them if they have ever done it and if they know how badly it hurt. Ask them how they got through it as well. Make a list of suggestions for dos and don'ts from your friends. Here are a few reminders to help you go through the first time you get a Brazilian wax. In short time, you will surely make a second appointment for a Brazilian wax. The pain of your first experience will get a whole lot easier with the second, third and fourth time around. The red bumps will slowly disappear and the hair will be less thick and will grow in less amount after it's been waxed. Once you get over the initial experience of the painful Brazilian wax, it's not that bad. A Brazilian wax has no side effects to it and it is worth not having to spend 30-60 minutes every month grooming yourself down there.