5 years ago, I morphed into a woman. Since then, I’d gathered everything that a woman should be doing, dressing up and zipping a glass of cocktail drink, getting facial and legs waxes. I can’t remember when was my first brazilian wax but I am pretty sure it was in California Nails Salon in Greenhills, I was bleeding to death. Waxing is the optimal choice for those desiring less hair or even zero hair. But getting a wax is the most uncomfortable scenario many woman willingly put themselves to. All I can say we can take these matters into our own hands—That’s why I am here.
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Looking back, I was bleeding to death while a random stranger is doing her job on my deep deep down. I’ll be talking about Brazilian waxes and why I chose to do my own. Just a little confession right here girls, I wont deny I used to use my Philips Epilator deep deep down—sounds like a modern torture (insert eye roll here) if you have no idea what the hell is epilator then you must read here. For my lifestyle, Brazilians are more convenient than other types of hair removal process. I can count on two to three weeks of total hair free and smoothness. Shaving isn’t my option anymore I graduated with this since my early teenage years. I don’t know for some people but my relationship to shaving didn’t last that long and didn’t turn out very well—thanks for the painful ingrowns and itchiness I moved on. I’ve no problem with my hair—deep deep down, I just love the feeling and prefer a full Brazilian. Thanks for Brazilian (wink). Going to get a Brazilian in salons or spa is truly sucks, you must master the art of swallowing your pride—naked from the waist down and there’s a woman you just met, it’s embarrassing!.
Then, I find it more womanly and powerful to DIY most of my beauty things. I’ve been doing this for 2 years now and can give myself a full Brazilian with less discomfort in my feelings and in my budget (LOL!) better results than if i’d gone to a spa. The most important and first step which is crucial..
- Buy the right wax for you. I’ve tried a few like Epelin and Veet. Both works on me but now I am using Glamworks Wax for just only PHP70.00/50grams at Watsons it works perfectly. it comes with one popsicle stick as an applicator (I prefer the small kind) and find a tweezers (I prefer the slanted tweezers like this)
- Do this at your room with nobody around. I’d rather have an ugly candid shot sent to my crush for him to see than have a soul walk in on me waxing my deep deep down. It’s an emotional experience—a bond, between you, and your bestfriend and nobody else.
- 1/4 inch hair measure is the right length. too short and the wax won’t be able to grab and pull the hair out at the root. too long will give pain. so aim for the right length.
- Clean prior to waxing. Clean it with soap and water in the shower, and patting with clean towel to dry thoroughly. I love to cleanse it with hot water that would help to open up the pores in my skin and soften the hair.
- Heat, stir and test the wax before applying. You should be doing this constantly while you work. Wax warmer is the best tool for keeping a consistent and safe temperature. Take the applicator stick or popsicle stick ans stir the wax, scrape off the excess wax and pat a little wax on your wrist to feel if the wax temperature is comfortable enough to proceed on the actual waxing.
- Apply the wax on your hair. Work in sections, and do it nicely, slowly ans surely you’re not in a marathon.
- Pull the section off in the opposite direction of hair growth—hold the skin beneath the section taut while you pull away, this is to lessen the pain.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7. Tweeze any stray hairs. this part sucks, too.
- Remove wax residue. There is always small pieces of wax sticking onto your skin when you finish, as to my experience and how i deal with this: Sunflower Oil by Human Nature PHP150.00 on a cotton ball will take care of those
- Enjoy! and repeat the steps after 2-3 weeks depending on your hair growth. Enjoy the feeling— like a baby.
I use loofah to prevent ingrown hairs by gently scrubbing and exfoliating the waxed areas three- four times a week. I refrain using very tight undies into cotton undies. Every woman has their own style/tips and problems on waxing, I too experiencing some problems when the hairs are growing back—not ingown hairs but some hair strands feels hard it gives a bit pain and itchiness on the growing process (insert sad face here) I prepared some Frequent Questions and Answers for you guys and I hope you could give me some tips also.
Q: Is Brazilian wax really painful?
A: Yes! Very much. An excruciating pain especially when it is your first time and second time.
Q: How many hours I need to wait in order to wet the waxed area again?
A: Maximum of 24 hours, in order to avoid red bumps.
Q: Which is better to buy the expensive or cheaper brand of wax?
A: As to my experience I’ve never had a problem regarding to expensive and cheap brand of wax, both works really well.
What brand of wax do you use for your DIY Brazilian wax and how was it? Or rather go to salon?