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Oct 17, 2008 2:34pm
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Sassett

HELP!!!!!!
I am thinking of getting my first Brazillian and i am wondering if anyone can tell me if they have had one and what to expect. I have only heard horror stories

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Oct 17, 2008 3:03pm
Amir_102002

pink sapphire

Hi Sam,
I haven’t had any issues/ horror experiences.
Have you ever had the top of your bikini line done (the bit over your pubic bone)? for me that is the part that hurts the most. Other parts where i thought it would be really sensitive were relatively painless.
a couple of things to keep in mind…
1. your skin is more sensitive before your period, so i wouldn’t recommend getting it done in the week leading up to it.
2. wear loose fitting clothing to the appointment, and perhaps for a day following
3. if it gets a bit much and you need a break, let the waxer know, they are patient, especially if it is your first time
4. make sure you use a moisturiser that contains tea tree or lavender to help prevent nasty ingrowns, most salons have a selection of after care products.
5. if you keep it up each time it gets easier
Hope this is helpful
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PS, your pic is a little big, might be an idea to change it to a smaller one, i think there is a link in talkback to do this

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Oct 17, 2008 3:05pm
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angelee

I had my first one a few months ago. I guess it all comes down to how comfortable you are when you’re getting it and what your pain threshold is. For me it was fine, it hurt a little but not so much that I was in agony. Afterwards I was a bit red around the area but that calmed down after a few hours. I’ve been meaning to go back for another :) Hope this helps.

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Oct 17, 2008 3:07pm
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Elmo

Member since 2007

I get brazilian waxes done frequently (about every 5 weeks).
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Not sure what kind of horror stories you’ve heard?? Here’s what to do and what to expect:
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Make sure you go to someone recommended – it really is an ‘art’ doing a brazilian well – ie minimal discomfort (not much you can do about the pain!) and quickly. A good waxer is a very valuable asset!
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Don’t get one done just before your period – your pain tolerance is at its lowest then. If you’re seriously worried about the pain, you can pop some painkillers half hour before the appointment to ease it.
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Be courteous and always SHOWER before going! Most places give you baby wipes to freshen up anyway – but I always shower before anyway!
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Purchase an exfoliating mitt/cloth (your salon will prob stock appropriate ones – I bought a gentle exfoliating cloth at my salon) and appropriate moisturiser – ie one with tea tree oil. You need to exfoliate regularly and mositurise regularly to prevent ingrowns. Your waxer will explain all of this to you – but do make sure you follow it to avoid nasty ingrowns.
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Not sure what else you want to know – happy to answer any questions – hope I’ve been helpful so far!
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Basically, it’s going to hurt – you have to expect that – but TRUST ME the pain does lessen if you go regularly for a while (I’ve been going just under 2 years) – the pain has lessened heaps for me – and it’s well worth it! :)

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Oct 17, 2008 5:08pm
Yinyang

GlossQueen

Member since 2007

My first one was awful, I was red and sore for days (cause the waxer wasn’t that great). My tips are, find someone experienced, trim the hair before you go, don’t put on undies after you’ve been waxed, and when you get home, use an ice pack to cool yourself down.

Like Elmo says, after you’ve been going for a while it stops hurting so much. The first one is going to hurt, but it gets easier. Some places have a numbing gel that you can use to ease the pain. I’ve never tried this, but I’ve been told it works really well.

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Oct 17, 2008 10:42pm
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Figmentos

out of curiosity, as i ve never had it done, how do they actually do it, like how do you sit/lay/kneel. do they do really small sections?

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Oct 18, 2008 12:17pm
Yinyang

GlossQueen

Member since 2007

You lie down whilst they do it and depending on where they wax you move your legs around so they can get to the right area.

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Oct 19, 2008 12:11am
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Audra D

Great advice ladies to the first time brazillian waxer! I wish I had known all of that stuff before I started!! I use an organic scrub and moisturiser on the area regularly as this really decreases in-grown hairs. I have to agree that the most important attribute of a great waxer is speed and confidence. It does hurt but I always pop a couple of neurofen about twenty minutes before I have my appointment. The result is definitely worth all the discomfort, my husband absolutely loves it!! I would highly recommend it!

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Oct 19, 2008 1:59pm
Leela_test

miakat

The nurofen is a great idea, really helps with the slight swelling you always get when you pull out hairs. It doesn’t take long and isn’t as bad as everyone says!

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Oct 21, 2008 6:48pm
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Keens

ladies make sure you get an experienced waxer or someone somebody has recommended…i used to get it done frequently by the same lady and she was sick one day so got another, the new lady piled the wax on in which it was too hot and left it for too long. I have a little scar and now can’t wax near it, becasue the skin is too thin and sensitive. Make sure you tell them if the wax is getting too hot, it’s your most sensitive area and should be handled with care! I make sure I get the same woman or someone she recommends if I know she is not there.

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Oct 22, 2008 11:47am
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Elmo

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My first wax was also horrible – not due to the waxer, I think the first wax is just such a shock to the sensitive area! I was also red and sore for a few days – but now it’s absolutely fine. If you’re particularly sensitive – make sure you get them to use soft wax all over. Some like to use a combination of soft and hard wax. My waxer knows I’m sensitive so uses soft all over then hard just to get any remaining strays. Well worth my money! :)

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Oct 22, 2008 5:55pm
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Whaee

Member since 2008

I really don’t know if I wanna get one anymore…..lol

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Oct 24, 2008 12:59pm
Maric11

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Honestly, the idea of a Brazilian has never appealed to me! I’ve considered getting my bikini line done, but seeing as I’m too chicken to get my legs waxed I can’t see it happening for a while…

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Oct 25, 2008 11:02am
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Dedide

Member since 2008

It would be so convenient to get one. I just have to get up the courage.

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Oct 25, 2008 3:21pm
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Starry-eyed

Member since 2008

I’ve never considered getting a Brazilian, but i have considered getting my bikini line done..But i don’t really have time to go the salon.Can anyone recommend any DIY packs?

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Oct 25, 2008 5:54pm
Beau

Tash ♥

Member since 2008

I haven’t got it done before, but the stories you have said make it seem ok

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Oct 25, 2008 10:05pm
Kyza

elmorules

o mg i got a brazilian wax done my better half love’s it i was a bit sore no more hair for a while . lol lol

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Nov 25, 2008 7:11pm
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Jlmac7

I had my first Brazilian a couple of weeks ago, and I expected the worse, I was given a disposable g-string and the waxer just moved it about as she wanted, it didn’t hurt half as much as what I expected, but I thank the waxer for that, it really does help when you have a waxer who knows what she’s doing, and most importantly takes her time!
A friend told me of an experience (not her first) where the waxer spread the entire area with hard wax, waited a couple of minutes for it to harden, and attempted to rip the entire lot off in one go… Brazilians aren’t as bad as what they are made out to be, you just need to research your waxer first!

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Nov 26, 2008 9:16am
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Elmo

Member since 2007

Oh my god jlmac your friend’s experience sounds horrific!! Any good waxer should know to use soft wax for at least the majority of the area – just use the hard wax round the sides!! I can’t imagine how painful that would be!!
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One of my friends had a similar experience where the waxer used all hard wax (not all at once like your friend!) all over – and she has sensitive skin like me, and her delicate area went PURPLE!!! She was really sore for a few days after too! Not nice!

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Nov 26, 2008 9:21am
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Spoilt by Pi...

Member since 2008

I am lucky that I am qualified to wax and so luckily i trust myself to do my own – OUCH! haha.
When I was in Beauty College, I started to see a lady for my spray tans and she suggested I come to her for my first brazilian and I remember how much it hurt and how she kept apologizing… I still remember asking my waxing teacher in class about how long bruising should last down there (as I had two massive blue-black bruises from the pulling) and I still remember her looking at me and saying, a good wax should NEVER leave a bruise (I was too embarrassed to tell her why I had asked!)
So, after a bit of practice, I decided to take it into my own hands and now do my own brazilians, most of the time they do not hurt too much but the best advice I can possibly give you???
ADVICE
1) Do not have a brazilian during the week of your period because your pain threshold will be much lower than normal – TRUST ME!
2) Try not to shave in between brazilians because once the hair does grow through again, the root will have a good blood flow to it (because the time you shaved gave the hair more recovery time under the skin) and it will hurt more than it could have done without the shaving in between.
3) Come prepared wearing a g-string (if you feel comfortable) or request a disposable one once there so you do not have to sit there in the buff.
I hope this makes sense and helps you all out xx

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Nov 26, 2008 9:26am
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Elmo

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Pink diva – do you mean the week before your period?? Would people actually get waxes done during their period?!! How horrible for the waxer!!

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Nov 26, 2008 10:19am
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Hi elmo,
Yes hun some women will have it done during their period which is not so bad if they are wearing tampons (sorry to be so blunt!!) but the week before your periods can also be quite painful for a wax also.
You would be very surprised what women do before they come for a wax…let’s leave it to your imagination! Have a lovely day all x

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Nov 26, 2008 10:24am
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Elmo

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Oh god! I never would! I always reschedule if my appointment falls on that unfortunate week! I figured they’d wear tampons, but god I wouldn’t want to do that to my waxer!! I guess some women just aren’t that considerate! I have a friend who’s flatmate is a waxer and I have heard the horror stories!! Some people are really gross! We’ll leave it at that though!

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Nov 27, 2008 1:16pm
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Summernights

Member since 2008

Hi Sassett,
I have only had good one’s, check out the salon guide on BH for a good salon near you, and scope out the salon before hand to make sure it’s clean(you would be surprised at what I have seen in those places) also look for a salon that specialise in brazillian.

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Nov 27, 2008 2:10pm
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Barefeet

Member since 2008

I have always struggled with ingrowns after waxing. A friend of mine swore by baby nappy rash cream which i tried after one of my waxes. Now i swear by it too! for the first week after a wax apply nappy rash cream a couple of times a day to stop the ingrowns from forming!

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