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(12 Posts)
exchange05 Sat 22-Mar-14 05:28:15

A friend is trying to talk me into having a brazillian bikini wax. Are they still as popular as they used to be? How painful can it be?

CharityCase Sat 22-Mar-14 05:50:00

Well according to my local salon, the hipsters are now going for a bit more coverage- all off underneath but more at the front. Hollywoods no longer v popular, brazilians still fairly so.

Key thing is that they use hot wax not strip wax.

exchange05 Wed 26-Mar-14 13:06:56

Hi. Dpea anybody else regularly have a brazillian wax?

Skivvywoman Wed 26-Mar-14 14:50:53

I have one regularly and defo agree hot wax would not let anyone with strip wax near me shock

Stokey Wed 26-Mar-14 14:59:24

A "special" friend? Not sure why your friend would care what your bikini area is like!

I go bikini line rather than full Monty personally but definitely hot wax. Pain level often depends on beautician, some are just better at it than others.

Lottapianos Wed 26-Mar-14 17:55:38

I used to have Brazilians. I stopped because I thought the pain may have been doing me actual psychological harm. And that is only a very slight exaggeration. Not worth it IMO. I have bikini line done now and that's quite enough torture thank you.

JokersGiggle Wed 26-Mar-14 19:56:50

If you take painkillers first and have hot wax then its not too bad.......though the occasional tear has slipped out with me before!

HomerPigeon Wed 26-Mar-14 21:05:57

I'm going to go against the grain here and say I've been having brazilians for years, with strip wax, and it hardly ever hurts that much. Occasionally have tried the hot wax but it takes twice as long and I don't think makes a lot of difference. Apart from to price.

I really think the pain factor lies in the skill of the waxer.

I don't have a high pain threshold and am quite wimpy about plucking my eyebrows!

WipsGlitter Wed 26-Mar-14 21:24:42

What is strip wax? I used to get my legs done with hot wax ripped off with a cloth. Is that strip wax?

Skivvywoman Thu 27-Mar-14 07:15:02

Yeah wips the wax you get on your legs is just normal wax and it's removed with strips, hot wax is applied and then peeled off by hand but I don't know the actual difference but I do know that hot wax is less painful on sensitive areas

Freewheelin Thu 27-Mar-14 07:30:54

Dunno about popularity but I have brazilians and although the first was agony subsequent ones have been much less painful. Pain threshold changes according to time of month and also, for me was lower when I was hungover. The worst bits are as the waxing nears more sensitive areas, obviously. Look for a lycon wax salon.

SarahGoodwin33 Thu 27-Mar-14 12:02:59

I have a Brazilian and have done for years but as soon as I have surgery I ( I am pre-op ts) will be doing the Hollywood things wether it's trendy or not as I don't want any hoar down There!

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