One of the biggest beauty trends right now is Brazilian waxing.

If you are a wax newbie and are curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before getting a Brazilian wax.

What is a Brazilian wax, exactly?

There’s a bikini wax, where the hair on the sides and top area along the bikini line is removed, and then there’s a Brazilian, which leaves your entire downtown area bare (!). A Brazilian wax removes all the hair from your bikini area (top, sides, and front), and those hard-to-reach areas in the back. Simply put: everything goes.

Does it hurt?

Any procedure that requires removing the hair out of follicles is going to be an unpleasant experience. The good news is when you start waxing consistently, what we’re doing is training the hairs to come out at the same time so they can grow in at the same time. The first time hurts the worst, especially if you’ve been shaving, but once your hair structure starts changing because of waxing, it becomes so much easier and less painful.

What Type of Wax do You Use?

Here at Executive Massage and Spa in Joplin, we use mermaid wax, its beautiful and perfect for all skin types, we are very proud of it!

How can you prep for a Brazilian wax?

Pop an ibuprofen before your arrival, wear loose-fitting clothes, also, bringing a new pair of underwear is better than re-wearing the one you’ve been wearing all day. Also, don’t shave! When you’re shaving, the hair is cut down to different levels, which makes it harder for the wax to grip. If you shave even once after getting a wax, it’s like starting all over again, she adds. After a wax, it takes about three to four weeks for the hair to grow back.

How long does a wax last?

It takes about three to four weeks for your hair to start growing back (this can be longer or shorter, depending on the person). We also suggest allowing your hair to grow as least as long as the length of a rice grain before scheduling an appointment.

How do you care for your freshly-shaven skin afterward?

It’s important to exfoliate every other day because you need to get that dead skin off the surface or it will get trapped into the hair follicles and block the hair from growing out. This is how ingrown hairs are created – avoid any sweaty activities, sun exposure, public pools, or jacuzzi, and showering with very hot water [immediately] after getting a wax.

Interested in a Brazillian wax? schedule here, or contact us today!