Brazilian waxing is one of the most popular and most talked about hair removal methods.
Every woman has an idea what it is, whether she’s had one or not. Whether you remove all or just part of the pubic hair.
What Exactly is Brazilian Waxing?
What is a a Brazilian wax? Simply put, it’s the removal of everything down there and I literally mean everything.
It’s a totally hair-free bikini area. So it’s really different from a bikini line hair removal.
Having those lines silky smooth, without any traces of hair, is the new normal for a long time for us women. Having it all removed is not only incredibly painful for the first few times, but it also takes some courage.
It will change a little the way you see yourself.
And it will take a while until looking just the way you did before puberty started. You might love it, like it, or totally hate it.
I had my first Brazilian wax when I was an adolescent. I didn’t have it all removed. I asked the beautician to leave a strip so that I wouldn’t feel totally naked.
And I kept it like that for many years until I decided to remove it all. To go totally bare.
My Top Pick: Gigi Brazilian Waxing Kit
Why I Switched to Epilation Instead of Waxing
That was about 7 years ago, at which time I was using an epilator.
From my point of view,
Epilation is a lot easier and it saves a lot of money.
Using an epilator to remove all the hair from the bikini area is a lot easier because I don’t have to look at what I’m doing. At least not so often as you do it when you apply the strips.
I can feel the hairs and their growth direction with my hands.
I’m also flexible. It helps a great deal to be flexible.
I’ve also gotten used to it so that’s probably why it seems so easy now, after so many years.
Don’t get me wrong,
Even if you don’t want to use an epilator, it’s still more affordable to do your own Brazilian waxing at home.
Most of my friends had appointments to a waxing salon and they all talked about it. I was late in joining the party but eventually it had to happen. And I don’t regret it.
But you might not like it.
Before going to a salon, think things through.
Otherwise, you will experience some unnecessary pain and then you will go back to trimming or shaving it just on the lines. And that’s totally fine.
Brazilian waxing is not something you must do, it’s something you opt to do. Or not.
How to Give Yourself a Brazilian Wax
I don’t advise that your first experience with going absolutely hair-free down there should be something you do all by yourself.
Why is that?
Simply because it’s really painful.
You might not have the courage to pull the strips in a quick non-hesitant move.
If you don’t want a beautician to show you how things are done, then you should ask a friend who already knows how things should go.
Step 1: Buy a Good Hard Wax
Firstly, now that you have decided for your first DIY Brazilian waxing at home, it’s time to buy some really good hard wax.
A great kit can make the difference.
It must remove hairs from the root, almost all of them from the first pass.
The wax should definitely not stick to the skin instead of being pulled with minimum residues together with the hairs.
The process is a little less painful. And not so uncomfortable.
If the kit is great and the melted hard wax, once it becomes solid again, removes 90% of the hairs from the first pass, then that waxing kit is a winner.
I recommend the Gigi Brazilian Waxing Kit.
Step 2: Preparation
It’s time to get ready for your own Brazilian waxing at home that will save you some good money.
Apply talcum powder for making sure that the skin is really dry. It must be that way so that the wax can stick to the hairs and when you pull, they will be removed from the root.
Also, the hairs should be 1/4 inches long.
If it’s too long, trim it a little because it might break at the surface of the skin and it will also be a lot more painful.
Step 3: Applying the Strips
This is were the action actually begins.
It’s time to apply the hard wax for your Brazilian waxing, which must be heated and melted.
Once it’s melted and fluid, test it on your palm to make sure that it’s not too hot so you don’t burn yourself.
Begin near the navel and work your way down.
Since this is a very sensitive area, applying smaller strips might be the best way.
It will take longer but it will also be less painful.
Apply the strip in the direction of the hair growth, wait until it has hardened up, and then pull the strip in the opposite direction in a very quick parallel to the skin move.
If you hesitate, you risk the wax sticking to your skin and not removing the hairs.
Don’t forget to keep the skin taut. Keep it stretched.
Clean the residues with oil, and use a moisturizer after each Brazilian waxing.
For reaching the places that you can’t see, use a mirror. If you are flexible, then things are going to be a lot easier.
Step 4: Exfoliation
One last thing to mention is: don’t forget about exfoliating! You definitely don’t want ingrown hairs so exfoliate at least once a week.
It’s the only solution for ingrown hairs removal and prevention.
I recommend exfoliating gloves such as the Earth Therapeutics Exfoliating Hydro Gloves.
Where to Buy?
You can do the whole being totally hair-free routine once a month or once every 3 weeks. With waxing it’s a bit more complicated because you have to wait for the hairs to grow a little.
Since I’m using an epilator, I can plug it in whenever I want. In the summer, I remove the hairs from my body at least once every two weeks.
And that’s how you give yourself your first Brazilian waxing at home.
What do you thing, would you do it?