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I am booked in for my first ever wax barr eyebrows (which I find strangely relaxing!). Me being me I decided to hell with it, lets give the Brazilian a whirl. So...for those whom have had before. Painful? A lot? A little? Problems afterward? I am really dark, olive skin, dark hair. Shaving and hair removal lasts about...two days!
First time is 'sharp' and might leave you a bit bumpy for a day or so. Take a couple of paracetomol 45 mins before to take the edge off. The upper bit is actually a bit worse than the undercarriage. Rose water spray is quite soothing afterwards.
I don't find it bad at all to be honest. The worst bit is the thick hair on the front but that is gone in 3 strips so just grit your teeth . It is not unbearable just a sharp quick pain. If you have thick and dark hair like me it will be easier as the wax grips it better and it comes out straight away so they don't to keep going over it.
I don't find the top bit hurts much at all but the underneath area makes me wince a bit. I remember coming out of my first one thinking it wasn't as bad as I expected - go in expecting it to be horrendous and you'll be pleasantly surprised!
I take brufen before going and my therapist suggested eating a bar of chocolate before hand as this helps stimulate the endorphins, which is as good an excuse as any. You might get get some ingrown hairs so be ready to exfoliate in a few days time. Underarms worse I find.
I find it hurts for a very brief moment but the benefits of being neat and clean 'down there' for weeks afterwards far outweigh a few minutes of discomfort IMO. Also as others suggest if you take a couple of panadol about 30-45 minutes before going in it definitely helps