YOU GUYSSSSSSS! I did the unthinkable. That’s right. I actually got my first brazilian wax. I have an odd sense of accomplishment from doing it. It was something that I have always wondered about, so for my trip to Bermuda I thought I might as well try it.
The Result. I will never do anything else. This is the best thing that has ever happend to beautify my genital region. Now don’t go getting all weird. We are all adults here and we all have to deal with that region on a daily basis, so why not talk about it?!
For me it is the part of my body that I would prefer to keep SUPER clean. And for me this is a way to do it. Here are my tips for going to European Wax Center and getting a brazilian…
1. Take Advantage of your First Wax
I did a lot of research about Brazilian waxes and the location I decided to go with was European Wax Centers. They are located all around the country. I went to the Clackamas location located here in Oregon. Here’s why I chose it. First of all, as a first time waxer you get a free wax (anything other than Brazilian) or a discount on a Brazilian wax. What would have cost me around $50 only cost me $25!! WINNING!!!! This is only a 1 time thing though.
2. Read about Other People’s Experiences
I was on YouTube for like 3 days straight just reading about other people’s experiences. It helped me realize what I was getting myself into. I will post a video next time I go. Stay tuned. Next appointment September 22!!!
3. It hurts but only for a few seconds
Don’t go into this thinking it doesn’t hurt. It absolutely DOES. But only for a second. LITERALLY. Have you ever had your eyebrows waxed? Its exactly the same as that but on your vag. It hurts for only the second that they are ripping the hair out and it goes away. You are not in pain for 3 days or anything like that. I walked out of there on a smooth skin HIGH! I cannot tell you enough, IT ONLY HURTS FOR 1 SECOND! YOU WILL TOTALLY SURVIVE. There are things that are WAY WAAAAAAAAY worse than getting a brazilian wax. Like a paper cut. Paper cuts hurt like a… well you know.
4. Be ready for the technician to talk a lot
I’m not sure if this is true for other women, but you know one of the most annoying things for me is when I go to the OBGYN for a pap test, the gynecologist is suddenly very interested in MY life and everything I’m doing. Just won’t stop talking to me. Like really? You are all up in my vag and you want to discuss my Friday night dinner plans?! Why am I suddenly more interesting in THIS circumstance? Well… its the same thing when you are getting waxed. She will be talking your ear off, so just be ready to have a long life conversation while you are spread eagle.
5. They DO NOT use wax strips
I kind of assumed that they would be using wax strips but they didn’t! They use a hard wax. This means the wax sticks directly to the hair rather than to the skin. So when the wax begins to harden they just strip it right off without strips! Pretty cool. The wax is super warm and feels a little weird but kinda great at the same time lol
6. It doesn’t take long
I went in thinking it would take like an hour. I was in and out of the place in like 15-20 minutes! Quick and easy.
7. Grow out your hair for 4 weeks before your first Brazilian wax
You want to make sure that your hair is long before your first wax. Why? Because waxing removes hair from the follicle. So the longer your hair, the easier it is to remove the follicle and the longer the wax will last and the smoother you will be. YES!!
8. You are waxed from Front to Back
Yep. A brazilian means they get it ALL!! Vag & Booty… is that a song? (Bad and Boujee comes to mind. LOL)
9. Don’t get talked into buying the products
After your wax, the people working there will try to talk you into buying their expensive products. I unfortunately fell for it and bought some little “ingrown hair wipes” and I’ve only used them one time and have seen no difference. They have what seems to be good products, so purchase if you want. I just don’t see any need moving forward.
10. Prepare to be tweezed
I was NOT expecting this. But they actually tweeze you down there too. I mean they are super on point about removing ALL hairs even if that means you need a tweeze. Again, not really painful.
11. They DO NOT numb you
There are some myths out there that you get numbed before they wax you. NOT TRUE!! And you really don’t need it. I promise its not as bad as it seems.
12. Do not use any lotions or creams after your first wax
After your wax you willl be VERY sensitive down there. Any types of lotions or oils may sting a little. Just be gentle to yourself and make sure to wear cotton panties (granny panties). You will be thankful you did.
Well, there you have it. My little insightful information for those of you interested in taking the plunge. My biggest tip is to just GO FOR IT!!!! You will be so happy that you did. I will never shave again. Waxing is definitely worth the money. Two HUUUUUUUUGE thumbs up for European Wax Center!!!