What to Know About a Brazilian Wax

A Brazilian wax is a type of waxing that removes all of the pubic hair, including the hair on the labia, mons pubis, and perineum. It is one of the most thorough types of waxing available.

Brazilian waxes are typically performed by a trained professional in a spa or salon. The procedure begins with the client cleaning and drying the pubic area. The waxer will then apply a thin layer of hot wax to the area using a spatula. Once the wax has cooled and hardened, the waxer will quickly remove it in the direction of hair growth. This process is repeated until all of the hair has been removed.

Brazilian waxes can be painful, but the pain is usually tolerable and most clients report that it gets better with each wax. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.

After a Brazilian wax, it is important to keep the area clean and dry to prevent infection. You should also avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing, as this can irritate the skin.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about Brazilian waxes:

  • Brazilian waxes are not for everyone. If you have sensitive skin or a medical condition such as eczema or psoriasis, you may want to avoid Brazilian waxes.
  • It is important to exfoliate the pubic area 24-48 hours before your wax to help prevent ingrown hairs.
  • You should avoid shaving for at least 2 weeks before your wax to allow the hair to grow long enough to be waxed.
  • It is important to drink plenty of fluids before and after your wax to help prevent dehydration.
  • You may experience some redness and irritation after your wax, but this should subside within a few days.

If you have any questions or concerns about Brazilian waxes, talk to your doctor or a licensed esthetician.