Brazilian waxing is a type of waxing involving the bikini area. The Brazilian wax removes the hair around the panty line, leaving back what is known as a landing strip or a broader vertical strip.
Brazilian wax is harder than most depilatory wax. Because it cools to become more solid, it misses less hair. That is why this wax is better for Brazilian bikini wax jobs.
This is most popular with twenty- and thirty-somethings - among whom thong underwear is most popular - but waxers say they also see teenagers and senior citizens. Approximately 25 per cent of the Beauty Craze salon clients opt for "everything off."
Girls in their 20’s have Brazilian wax done because it is expected of them in their generation. It is just as expected as shaving your legs for that age group.
Brazilian Wax Procedure
It starts with baby powder, talcum powder, or oil being spread over the area to be waxed. This prevents the hot wax from sticking to the skin.
Then hot wax is spread over the area from which hair is to be removed. The wax is allowed to harden briefly, and then one edge of the wax strip is pulled up and used as a 'tab' to pull off the rest of the wax, usually in the direction opposite of hair growth. The waxer then works his or her way around the body systematically removing the hair from the genital area, buttocks, and anus.
Tweezers are used to remove any stray hairs that the waxing missed. Finally, the remaining pubic hair - "landing strip" - is either trimmed with scissors, or waxed off if the client requests it. The remaining hair may even be in a particular pattern (hearts are a popular option).
The pain involved with Brazilian wax can be mild or more severe and can last from several seconds to minutes. Most who are willing to endure the procedure feel that the result is worth the discomfort.
Furthermore, most feel that the procedure becomes less painful with subsequent treatments. Products are also available to lessen the pain, such as topical anesthetics.
Optionally, a hair inhibitor can be used, which will slow the regrowth of hair and may stop regrowth altogether. The results generally last up to two months.
The procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes and can cost between $60 to $100.
Before you get a Brazilian Bikini Wax done, shop around for the salon and spend some time inquiring about the person who will be attending to you.
Reputable salons use high quality waxes that are gentle on the skin. They will follow up with a soothing lotion containing Aloe Vera or Calamine Lotion which reduce the itching and discomfort.
Why Is Brazilian Waxing So Popular?
Many just enjoy the clean feeling that comes with being hairless. Some, who did it just to wear thongs or a small bikini, keep it up because "it just feels great"!
Some say that if you ever want to spice up your sex life, get a Brazilian wax and seductive perfume.
By Beverly Smith