GigiandBobbiPlatinumGigiandBobbi
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14 yrs, 8 mths ago

*Pain of WAXING*

Now we all hate waxing.. the legnths women go to to look sexy and silky smooth all over

but is it reallly worth it!!! I say yeess!

Could you give me some tips on the pain threshold issue! thanx!

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  • 13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    hey i use a epilady i think its called my first epilator and its really good ,it tingles and stings a little but doesnt hurt much.when waxing take panadol a bit before and then after waxing use a calming lotion , i think the nivea one is helpful and i u r home waxing then rip quickly.

  • SaellePlatinumSaelle
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    13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    @cdrom26: Don`t worry about the pain before you`ve tried it. 🙂

    I`ve done it twice, with the same place both times. It was good for the price!! ^^ Was left spanking smooooth, but I have pretty high pain threshold (epilate my legs and my underarms, not as bad as it sounds :P). If you`re looking for tips..

    1. Before Pop two panadol an hour before you have it. I did this both times cos I`m chicken. -wry- In reference to a post on the second page, mersyndol actually contains paracetamol (500mg), a small shot of codeine (9.75mg), and tiny bit (5mg) of sedating doxylamine. Not a good idea if you`re driving, or if you get horrible side effects from codeine/doxylamine. (I got that taking Mersyndol Forte, which admittedly has thrice the amount of codeine.) Stick with something simple and see if it works first. 🙂
    2. Wear clothes (on the bottom half) that`re easy to get out off.. -coughs- This isn`t quite an issue, but I undressed while the lady was preparing the wax (like I said, no frills :P), and I can imagine struggling with tight jeans would probably not have been fun. I wish I could say more about showers or not, but I`m not sure about those..I did rinse/wipe before I went, though. ._.
    3. During Everyone`s skin (and pain threshold) is different. It`s a pro doing it, so it`s certainly less painful than you doing it. (I`ved tried to wax myself. Thrice. NEVER AGAIN.) On the other hand, if you simply cannot tolerate the pain, feel free to ask the person to stop. I found it quite bearable and it was just momentary stings.
    4. Think of calming things during the procedure. I think of it like the needle thing…if you don`t see it going in (or going on, in this case), it`s not as bad. Haha!
    5. After I personally had redness only for a few hours after it. Like I said, tough skin. xD The waxing lady recommended no swimming for 24h. 🙂 I went the day after and it was okay, no problemo. If it hurts/stings/is red for more than a few hours, soothing cream (as mentioned in page 2) might help.
    6. I was completely smooth for, say, a week? Then it started to grow in, and if I could gauge, once a month will probably be a good time for me. Everyone has different hair growth (and density, woe me) rate, though, so..
  • 13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    Thank you for the tip Maddyline….. ♥♥♥

  • 13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    I have a tip ….dont do it !!!!

    I tried but couldnt go through with it cos I have a very low pain threshhold, I get most waxed and the rest I use hair removal cream much less painful way of doing it 🙂

    Sorry you might be different but that was my experience

  • 13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    im scare to get the brazilian wax.. i havnt done it before.. any tips?

  • 13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    it does hurtt 🙁

  • amy-vh
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    Amy-vh
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    13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    Ohh true, thanks! 🙂

    There`s a place near me, the Brazilian Hut, which specialises in them. And they have an ongoing student price of $30 which seems pretty decent considering they have a great rep.

    Might get one sooon, it seems that it`s worthwhile?

  • Yvette RosePlatinumYvette Rose
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    13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    i have been waxing my legs for about 6 years, i think the more you do it, the less pain. Bu braziillians, i do it every 4 weeks, but everyone is different i guess, x

  • ElmoPlatinumElmo
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    13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    Amy some people do it as frequently as every 2 weeks – as long as the hairs are long enough you can do it more regularly. Personally I stick to every 5 weeks in summer and every 6 weeks in winter – as I find that suits me fine.

  • Trikk3PlatinumTrikk3
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    13 yrs, 2 mths ago

    it doesn`t matter too much how long between a brazillian…it`s hair growth that counts,and each individual person`s hair grows at different paces, the hair`s just need to be long enough again for the wax to grab, say 3mms+….it`s just up to you how well you want to keep it maintained….best not to let it grow too long…long hairs can be more painful…

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