brazilian first time


bettyboop
on Jan 27, 2009 @ 02:59 pm

so i have booked my brazilian for this friday and besides attempting to wax my pubic area,i have never waxed...some say i should just go for it coz its something that should be done and others say take baby steps. i feel i'll have to go through it sooner or later

what do you advise?
 


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bettyboop
btw on Jan 27, 2009 @ 04:18 pm

i do have sensitive skin...but not sure about 'down there'
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michaelsm0m
ouch on Jan 27, 2009 @ 05:05 pm

I shave it all every day. You'll like the hairless feeling, its sooooo much better!
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TigerLilly
Go for it on Jan 29, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

I've done it and it can hurt. I go to a girl that uses the green wax, not the same ones you use on your eyebrows. Waxing can hurt but like all things it'll pass. If you want to try it just go for it. Besides you already booked your appointment. If you don't like it then you won't have to do it again and at least now you'll know.

Good luck no matter what you decide! Let us know how it goes.
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Hot Cuppa
Waxing vs. Sugaring on Jan 30, 2009 @ 10:32 am

Sorry in advance -- this is a long one:

There are 3 options for hair removal: waxing, sugaring and threading. I've tried them all for various "parts". For the bikini, waxing and sugaring are the best options and I find that sugaring is less painful with best results. Whatever way you go, you'll love the smooth and long lasting results!!

The most important difference is that Wax removes the top layer of cells from the skin, so the practioner cannot go over the same spot more than once of maybe twice. If she misses some hairs, she needs to go back to them with tweezers. Sugar, on the other hand, does not remove top cells, so she can go over and over the same spot to get the smoothest results. This is such a bonus!!

In Winnipeg, the most well-known place for 'sugaring' is Alexandria's (great prices, and they've been doing it forever!!), but when I moved to Toronto, I couldn't find anyone who did sugaring!! I finally saw an ad for someone offering a sugaring service, but when I arrived at the address, it was some hippie chick working out of her home basement. Very weird -- but I was so desperate to get a "sugaring" that I overlooked the smell of patchouli and cat urine and went for it!

Finally, a bona fide sugaring studio opened and they're fabulous!!!! Check out Sugar Sugar studio at Yonge and College. And if your wallet's a little slim, they offer deep discounts for booking with their student practioners (who are really professional, don't worry!!). If you're first time, spend the full amount and ask for the owner: she's so nice and will calm you right down. Also, she's so experienced and quick that, before you know it's, she's done. She'll explain all the options of "bikini" versus "full" (aka Brazilian LA in some places). Long lasting results. When the hairs grow in, they're soft - not bristly like when you shave.
www.sugarsugar.ca

Oh, and last but not least, buy "Emla Cream" (ask for it at your pharmacist - they keep it behind the counter). It's a topical anaesthetic that takes the sting out. People use it for getting tattoos or waxing - it's really helps, though a bit pricey.

(Sorry this was so long!!) Enjoy!
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Patricia
"I'm part brazilian!" on Jan 30, 2009 @ 02:20 pm

.... I'm not really... actually i'm Irish... as far from Brazilian as one can get!! :)

Back to the topic... I get brazilian's about every two months.. I would get them more often if i didn't have to drive across town to my waxer. I do go more often in the summer than winter months. I really like the feeling and the look. Yes, it does hurt a little, and you may be a little red for the rest of the day. But you will get used to it the more you do it, and the less hair that grows back!

I think the most important part of the experience is the person waxing you. I love my waxer... she is great! Like I said, I drive across town to go to her! She knows exactly what I want, she is very quick and always does a great job! I am also comfortable with her... which is very important; bikini waxing, of any kind, is a rather personal encounter and if you are not comfortable with the person waxing you, then you are going to be nervous and uncomfortable, and it will probably hurt more!

I have some horror stories about getting waxed from before I met my current wax-lady, but I will not share them here! I don't want to scare you... just make sure your person knows what they are doing!!

Don't forget to exfoliate, as well!! After the redness goes away, of course. I use this stuff.... http://www.chickadvisor.com/item/st-ives-apricot-facial-scrub.html .
Seems to be popular with the Chicks here too! :)
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bettyboop
the verdict on Feb 01, 2009 @ 01:59 pm

it went great!!!

whenever it was sore i just laughed my head off because i know i looked stupid!!
but she also used a green wax which is imported from spain...i was quite red but i really am happy i found the right one straight away....

thanks ladies
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TigerLilly
Good job! on Feb 07, 2009 @ 11:05 am

The green wax is good. I think a lot of places use the other type of wax and it hurts a lot more then.

I'm glad it turned out well!
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