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 Post subject: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Sorry if there is already a topic on this, I searched and couldn't find anything...

Has anyone here gotten a Brazilian wax? I currently just get a bit of shaping around the edges, but I'm curious about getting more done. Talk to me

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:42 pm 
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There was at least one thread on the old boards, because I started it, but it is lost to me now (ie, I can't find it). I used to just get "shaping," but then one of the ladies at my salon made fun of me for being "so conservative," so I went with a Brazilian the next time. If you have been waxed before, there's nothing new or surprising about a Brazilian, except how different the area feels/looks afterwards. For me, there was only one patch that hurt more than normal waxing, and it was done in a second.

It's a little too pricy around here to consider doing often, but once or twice a year I like to treat myself.

Also, if you only do shaping, consider Anek's sugaring technique. I've started doing that for shaping, and it's a lot cheaper than going to the salon. (I don't have the willpower to give myself a Brazilian with it, though.)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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I had my first one done about a week ago. I did leave a little triangle on the top but everything else gone including the back area. I love it. I originally decided to go for it because I'm going to be in the pool 4 plus times a week but I think I'm going to get it done regularly. It's clean and tidy without looking pornographic and it's easy-peasy because it's just a quick appointment and I'm set for a month. It does hurt like a mother though. I say go for it. If you don't like it, it will always grow back.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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I used to get these semi-regularly. It hurts, but it makes a difference with the type of wax being used. I'm not sure what either are made of, but it seems like there are two types of wax, one that is used with strips to remove the hair, and the other the wax hardens a bit and is ripped off. I like to call the latter the tap-a, tap-a, tap-a because the waxer usually taps to make sure it's set or whatever and then rip.

There are sections that hurt, but the undercarriage isn't as bad as you'd think it'd be. I think the top middle is the worst.

I would sometimes take an Advil beforehand to help with any inflammation and pain relief.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:39 pm 
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I love brazilians. If you are already paying for a bikini, it's not too much more to turn it into a brazilian. The part that hurts the most, for me, are the outer labias. Everything else I can handle.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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what if you wanna look pornographic?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Brazilians are great. They're painful, but really just briefly, and then you're good to go for about a month. I'd say that the most painful sessions are the first couple, and if you wait more than a couple of months between visits. If you go regularly (once every month or two) it gradually becomes a faster, less painful process. Make sure they use the hard wax if you get a brazilian, not the strip wax or whatever it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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Brazilians are the bomb. Just do it!
I don't find them to be very painful, but I have a high pain tolerance, so I don't know if they really are or not. I wish I could afford to do them more frequently.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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fupapack wrote:
what if you wanna look pornographic?


By all means, do whatever you want. I shared my experience with a wax I had last week. My intention wasn't to make value statements about my personal one inch of hair vs. anyone's bare mons pubis.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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I used to get brazilians but I don't anymore in order to save $$.

The first couple were SO painful, I'm not going to lie. After that it starts to get better. I found the first one super socially awkward...but I had a good waxer who put me at ease.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:33 pm 
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I'm getting it shaped tomorrow, so I think I'll ask the woman who does it about what she uses, etc. I'm also worried about the awkward...I don't know. we shall see what she says tomorrow...

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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I get Brazillians from time to time, especially when I'm riding my bike a long, and covering a lot of miles; less friction. I think they're wonderful, especially in the summertime.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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I have hollywoods every 4 weeks (everything gone) and I much prefer it. It really isn't any worse than a regular bikini wax, I don't find it that painful.

The first one will suck a bit more than the ones after that because the hair is longer and hasn't been waxed before, but after that one's out the way it's really not that bad.

Actually the worst thing is ingrown hairs, i get loads of the forkers!

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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I do my own. Doesn't really hurt anymore because I've been doing them for years. I barely have any that grows back now, and the stuff that does is fine and straight.
Yay brazillians!


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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:42 am 
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baps wrote:
I have hollywoods every 4 weeks (everything gone) and I much prefer it. It really isn't any worse than a regular bikini wax, I don't find it that painful.

The first one will suck a bit more than the ones after that because the hair is longer and hasn't been waxed before, but after that one's out the way it's really not that bad.

Actually the worst thing is ingrown hairs, i get loads of the forkers!


Ingrown hairs is the reason I stopped getting them. Well, that and finding the time.

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Brazilians are great. They're painful, but really just briefly, and then you're good to go for about a month. I'd say that the most painful sessions are the first couple, and if you wait more than a couple of months between visits. If you go regularly (once every month or two) it gradually becomes a faster, less painful process. Make sure they use the hard wax if you get a brazilian, not the strip wax or whatever it is.


Ha, after going on and on about the two wax types, I forgot that this was my point, the hard green wax or whatever is much less painful down there than the strip wax.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
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So you guys are saying ingrowns are worse with brazilians? Cuz I get them from just shaving and I hate the way ingrowns look. That would be my only reason for wanting to wax!

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 Post subject: Re: Bikini Line care
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I actually get Brazilians to *avoid* ingrowns. It all depends on the type of wax they use and your aftercare. The blue hard wax (no clue what the name is - the kind Bliss Spa uses) plus using Tend Skin is a lifesaver.

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paprikapapaya wrote:
So you guys are saying ingrowns are worse with brazilians? Cuz I get them from just shaving and I hate the way ingrowns look. That would be my only reason for wanting to wax!


I think ingrown hairs are definitely worse with shaving than brazilian waxing. I am more saying that I go au naturale with my bad bushy self.

TMI?

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paprikapapaya wrote:
So you guys are saying ingrowns are worse with brazilians? Cuz I get them from just shaving and I hate the way ingrowns look. That would be my only reason for wanting to wax!


I think ingrown hairs are definitely worse with shaving than brazilian waxing. I am more saying that I go au naturale with my bad bushy self.

TMI?


It's different for everyone--I get few-to-no ingrown hairs when I get a Brazilian (hard wax), a few when I do it at home with strips, and a bunch if I shave. So I never shave anymore.

I prefer to get EVERYTHING gone (some places call this a Hollywood, but my salon still just calls it a Brazilian), though for me, the most painful part was the inch they'd leave if I didn't. It hurts less the more you do it.

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vegetalion wrote:
It's different for everyone--I get few-to-no ingrown hairs when I get a Brazilian (hard wax), a few when I do it at home with strips, and a bunch if I shave. So I never shave anymore.

I prefer to get EVERYTHING gone (some places call this a Hollywood, but my salon still just calls it a Brazilian), though for me, the most painful part was the inch they'd leave if I didn't. It hurts less the more you do it.


I agree with this. Out of curiosity since I see you're in Boston, where do you go? If I do any maintenance, it would be a Brazilian or whatever, I go big or I go bald.

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ndpittman wrote:
Out of curiosity since I see you're in Boston, where do you go? If I do any maintenance, it would be a Brazilian or whatever, I go big or I go bald.


Sasha salon, which is between Harvard and Central. I LOVE THEM. I've had waxes with two different ladies there, Elaina and... Paula? They were both fantastic, both in terms of service and as people.

It's $65 for a full brazilian wax, which I hear is high (I only got bikini waxes before, and I paid $20 in upstate NY, $35 in Boston, so $65 for a lot more hair removal seems understandable). Then again, I think $50-70 is normal for Boston, so I don't mind taking the upper end of the range for such good service. Anyway, they do a student discount on certain days of the week if you're a student.

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