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It is quite daunting to walk into a salon for a full Brazilian wax with a complete stranger guiding you through the process. Don’t worry! There are ways to make it less uncomfortable, especially for first-timers, and make your Brazilian waxing experience worth repeating.

What is a Brazilian wax?

Firstly, to those of you who are already set to try or do this procedure, keep in mind that you should be vocal and communicative with your waxer. They need to know if you have questions or concerns about waxing before starting the procedure. After all, they are entrusted to do some serious waxing to the most sensitive part of your body.

Brazilian waxing includes the removal of hair from the bikini area. It means every part of the body that is likely to be exposed while wearing a bikini swimsuit: top, sides, front, and back. And yes, waxing is a painful experience especially if you are doing it for the first time.

How to prepare for your appointment

Honestly, getting a Brazilian wax can be a little awkward no matter how many times you have done the procedure. You just need to remember a few simple rules to make the experience as comfortable as it can possibly be.

Avoid waxing during your period. Getting a Brazilian wax while you are on your period is possible but it is also unsanitary, so please try to avoid it. Also, it will make you more sensitive and removing hair from your nether region is going to be more painful than usual. Best to schedule an appointment at least a week before or after your monthly period.

Ease on the shaving. Stop shaving at least five days prior to your appointment. Don’t make it harder for your waxer and make sure you give them enough to work with.

Be honest if you are a first-timer. It is important for your waxer to know if you haven’t done waxing before. By doing so, they can guide you on what to do, what to expect, and what to avoid. This will help you be prepared and achieve the bet results that you can possibly have.

Exfoliate. Scrub off those excess dead skin so that the wax can effectively remove your hair. Exfoliate the day before your Brazilian wax appointment for a smoother waxing result.

Inform your esthetician of any allergies or sensitivities. You have to tell your waxer of any allergies, sensitivities, or even medications you’re taking that can affect the results of the procedure. This is also to avoid possible side effects and damages to your skin.

Be prepared to bare it all. Remember that estheticians are also professionals and you don’t need to feel ashamed revealing your body to them.