The Brazilian Wax Procedure - What Happens
The client is asked to disrobe. Occasionally, for females, a paper g-string is provided to protect the client's modesty. The procedure starts with baby powder, talcum powder, or oil being spread liberally over the area to be waxed. This prevents the hot wax from sticking to the skin.
Then, as in other forms of waxing, hot wax is spread over the area from which hair is to be removed. The wax is allowed to harden briefly, 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/her (normally her) way around the body systematically removing the hair from the genital area, buttocks, and anus. This procedure removes the wax, hair, and any dead skin cells (added bonus) lying on the skin surface.
The person performing the wax will then finish using tweezers to remove any stray hairs that the waxing missed. Finally, the remaining pubic hair (also known as the "landing strip") is either trimmed with scissors, or waxed off if the client requests it.
The wax used is often a mixture of natural beeswax and tall oil rather than the more common synthetic 'waxes' used for regular leg waxing. It is felt that beeswax is stronger, and more effective at removing the thicker, coarser pubic hairs.
The pain involved with this procedure can be slight or acute and can continue for quite some time (from several seconds to minutes). Most of those 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. Many products are available to lessen the pain, such as topical anesthetics.
Some would advise following the procedure with an application of a hair inhibitor, which will slow the regrowth of hair and may halt regrowth completely. The results can last up to two months!
The benefits are similar to those of other types of waxing, such as lack of razor burn and soft hair regrowth. The disadvantages are also similar, though since it is performed on an extremely sensitive region of the body, the pain can be more acute.
While some types of waxing may safely be done yourself, we advise that this type should not. It is strongly recommended that you get a licensed cosmetologist/beautician or aesthetician to perform this procedure.