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Is it really necessary to go to a salon for a brazilian wax?

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NewYearNewToads Wed 11-May-16 18:03:28

Or are there any home kits that work?

I'm really getting sick of shaving and I feel like a wax might be the way forward. I'd just much prefer to do it myself than have someone else do it.

Savagebeauty Wed 11-May-16 18:05:11

I couldn't be arsed to do it myself. And might be hesitant about ripping off the wax.

megletthesecond Wed 11-May-16 18:07:48

No. I do my own.

Boots own prewaxed strips are fine for me. After shower wax from back to front crouching over a mirror. Easier if you take small matchbox sizes strips at a time.

I'm quite a fast waxer though so it doesn't bother me.

MyBreadIsEggy Wed 11-May-16 18:13:38

I would get it done at a salon the first time personally...I did purely because it wouldn't be down to me to rip the first strip off once it was stuck!! Once I'd had it done professionally and got a good idea of the pain, I realised I could do it myself at home smile even though majority of the time, my close friend (beauty therapist) does it for me. For some strange reason, I find spreading my cheeks, doggy style in front of my best mate more dignified than squatting over a mirror hmm

AyeAmarok Wed 11-May-16 18:16:21

No, I do mine myself.

I find hot wax way, way easier and less painful than wax on strips.

I use the Nads Brazilian wax that you put in the microwave. It's great.

Mishaps Wed 11-May-16 18:26:20

Is it really necessary to have a Brazilian wax? Are all your partners unable to cope with what nature endowed us with? Feminism is dead.

NewYearNewToads Wed 11-May-16 18:33:50

I can't speak for anyone else Mishaps but I just prefer not having hair down there. I'm actually single so it's got nothing to do with pleasing a partner for me.

To each their own and all that.

NewYearNewToads Wed 11-May-16 18:35:29

I use the Nads Brazilian wax that you put in the microwave. It's great.

I was actually looking at that one earlier but some of the reviews put me off. Lots of people saying it's messy, very painful, a faff to use, etc.

NewYearNewToads Wed 11-May-16 18:43:14

That said I still might give it a go. It looks so much easier and less painful than waxing strips.

Once I'd had it done professionally and got a good idea of the pain


How painful is it exactly?

AyeAmarok Wed 11-May-16 18:49:28

Feminism is dead.

Because some women exercise choice over their own body topiary? Really?

Well, that's a strange branch of Feminism.

HappenstanceMarmite Wed 11-May-16 18:50:31


Is it really necessary to have a Brazilian wax? Are all your partners unable to cope with what nature endowed us with? Feminism is dead.

What utter tripe. Can we take it that you do not remove hair from any other part of your body then? Legs? Armpits? You know, since those are also things "nature endowed us with". What about styling your hair (on head)? Or do you leave that as nature intended too? Makeup? Deodorant? You get the picture...

Vixxfacee Wed 11-May-16 18:51:28

Veet oriental wax is the one I use for a Brazilian. It costs about £10.59 and I do it myself. Better than the £25 I paid in the salon!

Chorltonswheelies422 Wed 11-May-16 18:56:00

Go to a salon that uses hot wax - not strip wax - and get someone with a qualification in intimate waxing.

MadisonMontgomery Wed 11-May-16 19:00:03

Can I ask how painful is it exactly? I've always wanted it doing but I'm a bit scared 🙈

Vixxfacee Wed 11-May-16 19:02:01

I would say waxing is quite painful around the lips. For the first time I would suggest going to a salon to just look at techniques.

When I wax I would get a glass of alcohol and take sips. Once I get to the underneath I would take shots and the pain is still there but I don't care!

NerrSnerr Wed 11-May-16 19:05:41

I tried to do it myself but I was always too much of a wuss to pull it off properly. I am too lazy for the salon so shaving it is (apart from when I sometimes go through an immac phase).

There is always someone who comes on these threads talking about feminism. I like having choice over my body. My pubic hair has been all there, all gone and partly shaved off over stages of my relationship with my husband and he has never stated a preference. I do what is best for me (and my swimming costume)

blinkyoullmissit Wed 11-May-16 19:13:37

Mishaps - feminism is giving a man or woman the freedom to do what they want to their own body.

As for OP maybe get some wax kits and try them out on a less sensitive area like your legs? Then you can get to grips with the strips before putting them anywhere that might hurt a little more if it was to go wrong

MyBreadIsEggy Wed 11-May-16 19:21:53

Madison not going to lie to you....the first time HURT. Especially around the "stretchier" parts confused But once that first time is over with, it's not as bad smile the hairs grow back finer so it doesn't take as much of a pull to get them out

Makesomethingupyouprick Wed 11-May-16 19:27:28

I wouldn't. Tried to do it once and after the first strip I put on the second but was too cowardly to rip it off so wax went cold and sticky and....It wasn't a good evening trying to cut it off from very short hair.

There was blood. And skin.

herecomesthsun Wed 11-May-16 19:44:56

I wonder whether a Lumea would be less painful?

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Wed 11-May-16 20:08:20

See I'd like to give this a go, but..../shudder

P1nkP0ppy Wed 11-May-16 20:10:59

I'm far too much of a coward......

AllTheDwarves Wed 11-May-16 20:13:15

Please don't!!! For the love of all things sacred. You will regret it!

mmmuffins Wed 11-May-16 20:30:03

I do it. I have a hot waxing kit in which you just rip off the wax itself once it cools a bit.

Trim your hair before you start, do very small sections while pulling your skin taut.

YorkieDorkie Wed 11-May-16 20:33:03

I don't trust myself to go through with ripping off the strip. Also have a pretty impressive scar from EMCS so I'd rather someone else did it!

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