Authored by Kristian Keefer in Hair Care
Published on 03-07-2009
You might want to wax the more “intimate” areas of your body. Women often like to have a special wax if they will be spending a lot of time on the beach and in swimsuits. You can have a Brazilian Wax at many beauty salons. Place the responsibility for this type of waxing in the hands of a professional.
There are several tips that can help you have a better experience if you have a Brazilian wax. You should not opt for a Brazilian wax if you have a bleeding disorder or other related problems. You could experience complications from your waxing session. The same is true if you have extremely sensitive skin. Your skin could become too irritated from the materials used for your Brazilian wax.
If you happen to be using a product to treat acne or other skin conditions that contains Retin-A, you are not to have a Brazilian wax. Again this could lead to unwanted complications. For the most comfortable waxing experience without severe skin irritations, do not use skin products in the area to be waxed before your Brazilian wax. Avoid those products the day of your wax or even for a couple days before.
You do not want the hair that you will have waxed to grow very long. It will be easier to wax when it short. Of course, you need to have some hair to be able to wax. Once your hair is ¼ of an inch long, you can go in for a Brazilian wax. Try to be sure to get in for your wax before the hair grows more than ½ inch in length.
Make sure to clean the area to be waxed before going for your waxing appointment. If you are able to get a bath or a shower before your scheduled appointment this will be ideal. Otherwise you can take sanitizing wipes to clean the area before you arrive for your appointment.
A Brazilian wax is a wax in the most intimate area. You do not want to select just any beauty salon for your wax. If you know any friends that have this procedure done, you can ask for a referral. There might be a case in which you search for a salon on your own. Make certain the salon is very clean and that you see evidence that they have a very sterile environment for waxing.
It is not the most comfortable experience when you have a Brazilian wax. You can experience pain and irritation before and after your wax. If you think it will be painful, try taking an over the counter pain medication (such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen) before going for your waxing session. Ask your beautician for any advice on how to handle any discomfort that occurs following your Brazilian wax.
You will also want to ask your beautician for any signs to look for that would signal adverse reaction to any of the materials used for your wax. They should be able to tell you what to do if you do have any of these problems.