For a couple years now, I've always been a bikini line waxing gal. Earlier this summer, I decided to take the plunge and try Brazilian waxing! A little nervous about it, I must have read almost every website about Brazilian - pre-waxing, post-waxing, health concerns, prices, best waxing salons, etc. I ended up at Bluemercury in Bethesda with an esthetician, who literally loves to wax! She promised me that once I get one Brazilian, I'll be back for it again. Low and behold, I was back after six weeks. Bluemercury uses a "gentle poetic-lycon aloe wax from Australia" (Bluemercury.com), which isn't burning hot, and when it hardens pulls everything it touches in one smooth, quick pull. Kudos to my esthetician who really knows her skill. And when I went the second time, it really was a lot less painful than the first.
Some tips I've learned along the way:
1. Don't trim too short or else the wax won't stick and avoid shaving (if that was normal maintenance routine)
2. Research salons that perform bikini/Brazilian waxing professionally (a.k.a. make sure they are a licenses Esthetician, not your neighborhood nail salon that just happens to have waxing as a service)
3. If you're nervous about the pain, start off with a bikini wax, like I did.
4. Use post-waxing care products, such as exfoliating pads and anti-inflammatory ointment
5. Avoid exercise for at least a day
6. Don't wear super tight clothing (panties, jeans) for a few days. Keep it airy!
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