Looking for the best place for a Brazilian Wax in Tampa? Have lots of questions and sure as heck don’t want it to hurt? Don’t worry you’re not alone. “How painful is it?” is the question we get asked over and over so we completely understand. The Brazilian body wax is a famous option among women, especially during the summer time, so we’ll be covering how to prepare for it, and its pros and cons. Although having hair in the pubic region is completely normal since it happens to everyone, some ladies prefer to remove all that excess hair for aesthetic purposes. A Brazilian wax can be very helpful during the summer time when you want to wear a tight-fitting bikini, since you wouldn’t want any hair sticking out of the bikini, which will most definitely be an unpleasant and embarrassing sight, and disapproved in most cultures.
How to Cut Down on the Pain
Waxing in general can be very painful, especially your first time. Be sure your waxer knows to be gentle with you if you are susceptible to pain or if this is your first time.
Here are a few tips to cut down on the pain:
- If you are new to waxing, you may want to try a regular or high bikini wax first, unless you just know that you want the Brazilian. After a few waxes, you’ll find the waxings are much less painful.
- Book the appointment for at least a week after your period. “It’s best to wax midcycle, right around the time you’re ovulating,” says Jodi Shays, owner of Queen Bee Salon & Spa in LA, in Allure Magazine.
- Get waxed regularly every 3-4 weeks. If you wait longer or only get waxed a couple times a year, it will be much more painful.
- Find a salon that uses a “hard wax,” which when used correctly can be much less painful than the commonly used soft wax – the melted kind that’s applied and then ripped off with strips of muslin paper. Once applied, hard wax hardens as it cools, shrink-wrapping individual hairs. The wax is then gently pulled off.
- You can apply an topical anesthetic, such as “Relax and Wax No-Scream Cream,” (buy it from Amazon) 45 minutes before the procedure. But some pros swear numbing creams don’t work. Some frequent waxers also recommend taking 2 ibuprofen or acetaminophen an hour before your wax, instead, especially while you determine your pain tolerance.
If, after the wax, you later develop bumps, redness or ingrown hairs, gently exfoliate the area with a body scrub and then smooth on a lotion or cleanser with alpha hydroxy acid (the word “acid” makes it sound like it will sting, but it doesn’t). Bliss ingrown hair eliminating pads (buy them online) also come highly recommended. To keep ingrown hairs at bay, exfoliate the area in the days leading up to your appointment.
Why should I get a Brazilian wax?
Brazilian waxes are very good alternatives to shaving. Everybody hates shaving, especially in that area, so this is one good reason. Another benefit is that waxes last a lot longer. This is because the hair is removed from the follicle (or the root) instead of being cut at the skin level. A Brazilian can last as long as 6 weeks, so there you have it. You only need to take four or five of them during the summer. Check out your waxing options at //www.bypia.com/waxing.php and then call (813) 831-2418 to book your appointment or have any questions answered by your local Tampa Brazilian Wax specialists at Pia Esthetics.
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