Pre & Post Brazilian Waxing

These Brazilian waxing tips will help you prepare your skin, take the pain factor down and minimize possible bumps and irritation afterwards. A lot of women opt for this service because they like the feeling of the entire Brazilian area being totally, or almost hair-free. While you need to be cautious any time you remove hair, because of its specialty nature, it should be treated with extra care.

Pre Brazilian Waxing Prep:

  • Particularly for women. Your skin is often more sensitive the time near your period and waxing can be more painful than normal. So your appointment shouldn’t be any closer than a couple of days before or after your period. It is not a good idea to get a Brazilian wax while you’re on your period.
  • Cleanliness. Shower and lightly exfoliate your entire bikini area right before your appointment using warm, not hot water. Make sure you’re extra clean.
  • Skip this step. Don’t use any lotions in Brazilian area.
  • Hair for now. You need some hair growth for the wax to hold onto. If it’s too long, you may want to trim a little.
  • Pain preventers. Take an aspirin or Tylenol 30- 45 minutes before your appointment if you’re worried about pain. The type of wax I use is especially for that area so all you will feels is a quick sting.

Post Brazilian Waxing Care:

  • Watch your fashion choices. Don’t wear tight panties for the next few days.
  • Hands off. Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.
  • Opt for a shower. Don’t take a hot bath for the rest of the day.
  • Too hot. No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for the next two days.
  • Sexual Activity. Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24 hours ONLY if your skin feels extremely sensitive. Aloe Vera helps soothe and calm the area if this happens (which is very rare). This is great to help prevent ingrown hair.

     

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Go Brazilian & Never Go Back!

Does it hurt?

A little painful, yes, but the results are well worth it. You’ll eventually get used to the discomfort. Routine waxing helps to reduce the pain, and will minimize irritation.

What should I do to prepare for my visit?

You should arrive “freshened up”!

How long should my hair be?

Hair growth should be at least 1/4″-1/2″ (about 2 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing. Hair should be carefully trimmed if necessary. It should be free from oils and lotion to make hair removal easier.

How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?

You need some growth for the wax to adhere to the hair. Hair should be at least 1/4″ (about 2 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing.

How long will it last?

The results will last anywhere from three to six weeks. I recommend booking appointments every 4 to 6 weeks. The hair eventually gets softer and thinner every time it grows back.

What can I expect afterwards?

After you get your Brazilian wax, it is likely that your skin may be slightly pink in color and feel like mild sunburn. You can apply Neosporin to calm down the area if it bothers you a lot.

What can I do About Ingrown Hair?

I recommend using a loofah sponge 24 hours after waxing. This is a great routine to do every day to get rid of the dead skin cells and help “lift” the hairs growing out. It will also help to speed up the hair removal process.

What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?

  • Although I can not predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation, which lasts for a few hours. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.
  • Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
  • Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas for at least 24 hours after waxing as they might further irritate your skin.
  • Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
  • Regular exfoliation may be helpful to remove dead skin so your hairs can get out above the surface of the pores and not become ingrown.
  • Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.

*An annoying consequence of shaving: hair curls into the skin and grows in the wrong direction, resulting in a red, irritated bumps that can become infected. To help avoid ingrown hairs, I recommend waxing over shaving. It helps pop out the stubborn hair out of your skin to keep the skin healthy.

The benefits to Brazilian waxing

You’ll feel all clean and shiny, and you’ll be slick during intercourse. The results will last anywhere from three –six weeks (some even longer), with no maintenance, and there’s no shave that can get you this smooth. In fact, that’s the biggest benefit — no more shaving! For me, a Brazilian wax is the way to go. A little painful (feels like a rubber band snapping at you), yes, but the results are well worth it. You eventually get used to the discomfort, and once you do you’ll never need to prop that leg up in the shower again. You’ll be happy. Your partner will be happy. It’ll be a smooth experience.

For more info or an appointment, call or text me: 210-896-4445

Live, Love, Spa,

April M. Monterrosa

The Lil Spa Room
Phone: 210.896.4445
Address: 123 Southbridge 
(Inside Visions for Hair Salon)
San Antonio, TX 78216

Brazilian…French…Bikini… Oh My!

waxYou know this has been a topic of discussion on those slow, dragging work days. You’re at your desk or in the break room and someone one brings up waxing…then the questions start rolling in…”Is a Brazilian everything taken off? Is your hinny waxed in a french? Just how much is waxed in a bikini?” The questions go on and on.  Here’s a bit of info explaining the difference.

Bikini Wax – The bikini wax removes the hair on your bikini line. Anything that grows past your hip-line or underwear line will be waxed. Anything more will be extra, or you may want to get the French wax!

French Wax – This waxing goes in a little farther than the bikini wax. Leaving a small landing strip and your tush is not waxed.

Brazilian Wax – For anyone wanting it all gone….and i mean EVERYTHING! The Brazilian wax starts as a regular bikini, cleaning up the sides, and going in and down, little by little. For the tush, you will simply pull your knees towards your chest and the tush is waxed fast and modestly, you will not be put on all fours like the old method. The Brazilian Wax is my most popular waxing procedure.

Hope the next time you schedule your wax appointment, you will know exactly what to book.