Yesterday was a big day for me, lovely readers… I got my first ever brazilian wax! Read on for details, if you dare…
I’ve waxed my bikini area myself a couple of times, but a brazilian is much more… extensive. I figured that if I was ever going to try it, I should do so for my honeymoon.
My cousin is an esthetician, so I went to her spa to get it done. I was definitely a little nervous— I wasn’t sure whether it made me feel better or worse to know the person who was waxing me down there. Maybe anonymity is less scary? Before I left, I took the most extensive shower ever and trimmed the hair down to a half inch or so, per her instructions.
The whole experience ended up being very professional and it didn’t hurt too bad. (I was expecting a lot worse!) It was a little tender after the fact, but I’ve heard that ibuprofen can help with that. All in all, I’d definitely do it again.
If you’re considering it for yourself, know that your menstrual cycle makes the area more sensitive. Wait at least a week afterward and it’ll be a lot easier on you.
Have you had a brazilian wax before? What about a plain old bikini wax? Have you tried waxing yourself? And how much hair do you leave? Share your waxing experiences in the comments!