What to Expect from A Brazilian Hair Removal Wax Treatment
For the most part, the actual hair removal procedure of the Brazilian wax is identical to the method used on other parts of the body.
The procedure will be done in a private room and, depending on the amount of hair you are having removed, can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Some pain will be experienced, so if you have sensitive skin you may want to take pain medication ahead of time.
If the hair is long, the esthetician may trim it first and then talcum powder is applied to the areas being treated to help prevent the wax from sticking to the skin.
Hot Wax: A layer of hot wax is spread on the hair that is to be removed and a cotton cloth strip is placed on top. Once the cloth, hair, and wax have had enough time to firmly adhere to each other, the strip will be pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Tweezers are used to remove any hairs that may have been left behind, and a lotion is usually applied to the treated area as it is will be red or irritated.
Hard Wax: Some people prefer that a hard wax be used, which is applied warm and peeled off when cooled without the need for a cloth strip. This type of wax is used at a lower temperature so the skin is not as traumatized.
Cold Wax: Although cold wax is not always as effective as the hot or warm options, it is much gentler so people with sensitive skin may find this method favorable for the delicate pubic area. Room temperature wax is applied to a strip which is then pressed over the area being treated and pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Since the skin is not heated, there is less chance of redness or irritation; however, some people find that the results are not as good, especially on really coarse hair.
Sugaring: Sugaring is very similar to using hot wax but the mixture is applied at a lower temperature so there is less risk of burning, redness, or irritation. Some people prefer sugaring because it doesn't adhere to the skin quite as well as wax, so it is easier to clean and less likely to cause trauma such as bleeding or inflammation.