Flip-flops, dark chocolate candies, Pele, the Samba, and Brazilian Wax were all gifts from Brazil to the world in the year 1987. In the 1980s, this hair removal technique was developed by seven Brazilian sisters. After starting in New York, its popularity quickly spread throughout the western world. Brazilian waxing is still a very common method for getting rid of unwanted hair, especially in the summer when wearing a bikini is a must-have item of clothing.
Brazilian waxing is not recommended for people with weak stomachs. In terms of hair removal, it is frequently regarded as the most drastic and slightly painful, but the discomfort didn’t stop many women who were willing to give it a try. The Brazilian wax is your best option if you’re eager to rid yourself of hair from the front, back, and everywhere else it grows in between—not just around the bikini line. If going completely bald is not your thing, you are still allowed to keep the landing strip.
Look for a professional who can complete this task with the least amount of pain and the best results because it is really impossible to do so on your own, unless you happen to be one of the seven sisters.
You will be given permission by a professional to perform this ritual in a private space while lying down on a fresh, comfy bed. The general rule is that the hairs must be at least 1/4 inch for fine hair and 1/2 inch for coarser hair before you can get a wax. The wax wouldn’t adhere properly if the hairs were any shorter, and you might be sent home until they grow to the minimum length needed.
Talcum powder is used as a barrier before applying wax to prevent hot wax from sticking to the skin; otherwise, your skin might become very sore. The wooden stick is then used to apply hot wax to the areas that need it. In order to make the wax, hair, and cloth adhere to one another, the person who applied the wax will then take several strips of cloth and press them down. The cloth will be quickly torn away to remove the wax and leave you hair-free after it has cooled. In order to remove the hair from the root, the cloth will be pulled in the opposite direction from the direction in which the hair grows.
You won’t experience much pain because it is a really quick process. Tweezers will be used to remove any stray hairs, and if you chose the “landing strip,” it will be expertly trimmed. Last but not least, you’ll experience the soothing sensation of a cooling gel or lotion on your freshly waxed skin, typically containing aloe extracts.
But it’s best to take care of the freshly waxed area by gently exfoliating the skin to lower the risk of ingrown hairs and to keep using a cooling gel for at least a few days. Hairs usually start growing back after two weeks, but the more frequently you go, the less it hurts and the more used you become to the pain.