As with most weddings, no detail is overlooked. The bride is eating healthier, she takes care of her skin, and she tones her muscles to prepare for the event that starts the next chapter of her life.
The same should be said for her hair removal around the bikini area. Somehow this detail gets overlooked until the last minute or there isn’t enough information about how to care for the area pre and post wedding.
In order for a Brazilian Wax to be as painless as possible, stop shaving the area at least two weeks before the Brazilian Wax service takes place. If you are someone who never shaves, the Brazilian Wax service should be even more tolerable than expected.
Plan your first Brazilian Wax five months before your wedding. Consider these visits “dry runs” before your trip down the aisle. Then schedule two more visits approximately six weeks apart. You should have three visits total before your wedding. The last visit should be five days before the wedding takes place. Each wax appointment will get easier than the last one.
Wax preparation before each wax appointment:
~Avoid caffeine the day of your Brazilian Wax service. It may increase redness on your skin or make you jittery and nervous thus more sensitive when feeling the sting from each pull.
~Your highest pain threshold is later in the day around 5pm. If you are able to plan the wax later in the day, this may work in your favor.
~Do not schedule a wax if you have been taking antibiotics for a cold. It may cause skin lifting.
~Try not to schedule the wax right before, during, or right after your period. It tends to make you more sensitive to the pain.
~If your bikini area has been growing for some time and you are unsure of how long it needs to be, trim it with small scissors until the puffiness of the hair is shortened and the hair lies flat. Small ‘mustache scissors’ work fine when trimming this area. You’ll find them in the beauty section of the pharmacy near where the tweezers are sold.
~Avoid using an electric trimmer on the bikini area. It will only toughen the hairs into nubs or spikes making the wax more painful. If you use an electric trimmer on this area, you will need to let the hair grow out another week until it is long enough to be waxed.
~A secret some of my clients have shared with me is that they take an Ibuprofen before the wax service. They say it helps diminish the pain felt during the service. However, please check with your doctor before popping pill(s) prior to a wax appointment. This is a suggestion our clients have mentioned to us and I’d rather you get clearance from your doctor before doing so.
~Breathe when each pull is performed. Exhaling with each pull performed by the waxing technician will help to lessen the pain that is felt.
~Part of the service will take place while you are lying on your back. The positioning of your body may vary when removing hair from in between the cheeks. Some technicians have you throw your legs over your head. Others have you turn over in the “downward dog” yoga position in order to remove all of the hair. The latter is the way we position the client for hair removal around the buttocks. It allows all of the hair to be removed and we are able to reach the top of the cleft as well.
Plan your next two visits before you leave. You’ve spent good money on this service and you don’t want to end up shaving the area all because you were not able to get an appointment at the last minute.
The skin around the bikini area will evolve into a smoother surface. You should not rely on one Brazilian Wax appointment just days before your wedding to prepare the area for such an intimate and important event. This way, you are not raw or in shock when you leave the spa all because you planned your lone Brazilian Wax appointment at the last minute. You will not be waddling down the aisle hoping your thighs will not chafe because of how uncomfortable it feels.