Updated: Jul 10, 2021
So you've decided to go ahead and get your first Brazilian Wax?! The first thing you need to do is book me, because quite honestly, I have more experience than anyone else around. I've specialized in Brazilian Waxing for TWENTY YEARS. Between that level of experience and the fact that I use only the best products around, you simply cant go wrong. There are just a few things that you should do on your end to make sure that you get the best result.
The first order of business is to check my schedule to see the soonest you'll be able to get in, and then plan out when you need to do your shave or buzz down. Of course you can always take a chance and see if I have any last minute openings. I do typically book our by at least 4 weeks, but if you're very flexible, you can usually find a few spots open sooner.
The MINIMUM amount of growth for a first time wax is 14 days. I tell clients that the easiest thing to do is shave or buzz down completely and that 14 day mark will give us the quickest, most pain free wax. After your first wax the typical wax schedule is every 4-5 weeks. You'll notice that even with your first session of regrowth after your wax, you'll have less than half of the regrowth that you're used to. The amount of hair and the hair itself wont be as thick.
You DON"T want to come in overgrown with very dense hair. It will make your wax hurt way more than what it needs to, and will inevitably result in breakage which will also cause ingrown hair issues.
The night before your wax you'll want to exfoliate the area with a dry brush (you can get one on Amazon or grab one at the shop before your wax). You only have to use a light hand when using it, the bristles are coarse enough to do all the work. While your body and brush are both dry, you'll brush in an upward motion across the bikini area include the crease of the thigh. If the area isn't properly exfoliated the wax will sting more than what it needs to .
The day of your wax you should avoid caffeine- it makes your skin sensitized, and will make the wax sting more. Take 2 Aleve 45 minutes before your appointment to give them time to work and help take the edge off. If you know that your skin is sensitive it's also a good idea to take an antihistamine like Claritin to ward off any allergic reaction.
Moisturizing the area is also important! Just make sure you're using a product that wont clog your pores. The label should say that it's non comedogenic. I know that coconut oil is all the rage right now, but it will actually clog your pores, so don't use it in the bikini area,
I see a lot of clients coming in and they're full of clogged pores, and I find that a lot of these clients think they're doing something good by using a natural product to moisturize with. Oil and dead skin=clogging and the perfect place for bacteria to grow.
These tips will have ready for a successful first time wax! On my end, just know that I do this all day every day and I'll have you in and out of that treatment room in no time! I want my clients to feel comfortable when they come in which is why I keep my treatment room dark and cozy. I know how anxiety provoking it is, so it's important that the room doesn't feel sterile. I believe that all women and their bodies are beautiful and you deserve to treat yourself to a little self care, It doesn't matter how big or small you are, how old you are, or what your bikini area looks like. What matters is that you feel confident and sexy when you walk out that door!