Tips to make your Brazilian wax less painful

You don’t have to be particularly brave to have a Brazilian wax, as let’s face it, everyone does it now (well quite a few)! It’s not exactly fun but once finished, you’re hair and fuss free for weeks. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a long term waxer, knowing some tips on how to make your Brazilian wax appointment a bit more comfortable is always a bonus. Below are a few tips to help.

Avoid caffeine – stimulants in coffee can make your skin more sensitive so drink decaffeinated on your waxing day.

Exfoliate – using a body scrub a day or two before your wax ensures any dry and dead skin that can make it harder for the wax to shrink wrap the hairs is removed.

Numbing cream – I don’t personally think this is necessary but it’s an option for those that want to try it. It can be expensive. Using a numbing cream according to the manufacturers instructions can help dull the pain.

Don’t go when pre menstrual – your pain threshold is higher just before, during and after your period, so book your waxing appointment for a few days after your time of the month.

Take paracetamol – taking 2 paracetamol (and 2 ibuprofen too if you wish), one hour before your Brazilian waxing appointment can really make the whole experience a more comfortable one.

Have a warm bath – soak in a warm bath before your wax to open the pores.

Breathe and relax – make a conscious effort to breathe deeply and relax when the wax is being removed. Tensing up will make any pain worse.

Grow your hair to the correct length – if your hair is too short the wax won’t be able to shrink wrap the hair, and too long means it may need to be trimmed, it’s more painful if it’s too long too. Ideally your hair needs to be no shorter than a grain of rice.

Wear cotton underwear – wearing cotton underwear allows the area to breathe and not be irritated by man made fabrics.

Don’t shave – stop shaving at least three weeks prior to your wax as shaving can make the hair tougher.

Do not get waxed with sunburn – sunburn hurts enough on its own without hot wax being poured on and pulled off.

Hair removal – one size doesn’t fit all

So you need to make a decision on hair removal and are looking for the perfect solution. Confused? Anxious? Embarrassed? Worried? It’s important to find the perfect fit for YOU when researching the choices that are available. There is a vast choice of options when deciding what is the right hair removal treatment for you including waxing, shaving, laser, electrolysis, clippers, epilators, sugaring and threading. I’m not going to list the pros and cons of each technique, but I have an opinion on many of them.

The choices you make for your hair removal are totally personal to you. If you want to shave, that’s fine, you want to try laser? Sugaring? Waxing? Give me a call and I’ll get you booked in!

I can’t speak for anyone else in the waxing industry but I can vouch that the following is all true regarding Tanfastic:

Tanfastic offers all waxing services but specialises in Brazilian and Hollywood hot waxing.
I follow strict rules of hygiene which means NO DOUBLE DIPPING, a new spatula is used for each dip in the wax pot.
The wax is set at a regulated temperature so even though it may feel hot when first applied to the skin, it will never burn you.
Tanfastic operates by pre booked appointments only.
All client record cards are kept confidential.​​