Let’s Talk Brazilians

Oh, Brazilians. There’s nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to hair removal. We all have hair down there, and believe it or not, you’re not the only person that wants it gone. Of course, shaving will get the job done, but then the inevitable itch comes within 4 days. You know the itch when the hairs start to grow back? It’s blunt, coarse, and ITCHY.

So what do we do?

Shave it again, again, and again. Until, you want better results.

You might call up your friends and ask them what they do with their hair. Or you might do some googling and find a salon that offers cheap waxing services. Anything to push you in the direction of…not shaving.

I was lucky when it came to hair removal. My mother is an esthetician, and she took control before I even had a chance to think about waxing. So I had this idea that I would use her wax pot and just try to do a Brazilian on myself.

MAY DAY, Houston, we have a problem.

I found myself in the most contorted positions trying to pull this stupid wax strip off, and I failed miserably. I kept trying to count to 3 and rip, but I just couldn’t find it in me to pull! So, here I am in my bedroom in a pathetic sumo squat with wax strips all over my pubes. Never, again.

For those of you that don’t know the difference between a bikini and a Brazilian, I’ll give you a quick definition. A bikini is removal of pubic hair along the bikini line. The basic guideline for a bikini wax is the outline of your underwear. Wax will be applied just inside the lines of your panties so you don’t have any little hairs poking out to say hello.

A Brazilian is the full removal of pubic hair including the booty hole. Some will leave a central “landing strip”, triangle shape, or have it fully removed “bald eagle” style. Go with whatever appeals to you.

The most important thing you have to do before your scheduled appointment is to stop shaving. The hair has to be a certain length for waxing to be effective. 2.5-3 weeks growth from the last shave, or if we are getting technical, 1 cm of growth. If you go to your appointment with premature hair it’s very possible the wax will not grab the hair properly and all that pain will be for nothing.

Before heading into your appointment you’ll want to make sure you are nice and clean. Take a shower before you go, and if you don’t have time to shower at least carry some baby wipes with you and wipe off really well. Be courteous to your esthetician!

After all this work, you should find yourself feeling smooth for 2-3 weeks (varies per person). Two full weeks of no hair? Now that’s a lot better than shaving, am I right?! On average, Brazilians should be done every 3-4 weeks, and as time passes you’ll find your hair slowly starting to grow back less. Stick to a consist schedule, and you’ll find yourself taking on Brazilians like a champ!