The In and Out of Brazilian Waxing

Brazilian Waxing - Dos & Don'ts List Complete with 6 Essential Tips

So, you’ve decided to get yourself a Brazilian wax and are suddenly second-guessing yourself. Read on to know everything you need to know about Brazilian waxing and jump right in.


You’ve dared to take the plunge into the world of waxing your private parts, but can’t decide whether to go for a Brazilian wax or a bikini one. It’s easy to get confused between the two. While both give you clean nether regions, there is a marked difference.

What is Brazilian waxing?

Brazilian waxing is the removal of hair from your belly button to the buttocks – up, down, in, out, everywhere. Bikini waxing, on the other hand, only focuses on your pubic area.

Brazilian waxing is also known as the ‘bare wax’, since you are bare from your belly to your buttocks – no hair, anywhere.

6 Things to Keep in Mind While Getting a Brazilian Wax

#1 Go to a professional
If it’s your first time, we suggest going to a salon. The professionals know how to do Brazilian waxing properly, quickly and efficiently. And it also makes sense as it is not really easy reaching all the hidden parts of your body by yourself.

#2 Wait for the hair to grow
The minimum length for a Brazilian wax is ¼ inch if your hair is soft. For coarser and thicker hair, it needs to be at least ½ inch. The wax needs something to hold on to, so, no shaving for 2-3 weeks before your appointment.

Have you tried the Gillette Venus for cleaning your intimate areas? It is one of the safest and easiest razors for women in the market today. However, we would also suggest watching a video to understand how to shave the sensitive areas. The Dare to Bare video by Gillette Venus is a good start to get the essential bikini area shaving tips.

#3 Shower first
You’ll feel comfortable knowing that you smell fresh. Your waxing professional will also thank you for it.

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#4 Lose the inhibition
If it’s your first time it’s natural to feel a little awkward. Don’t be. The professional has done this a lot of times before. Imagine you’re at the gynaecologist. Chat your way through the waxing session.

#5 No pain, no gain
Yes, it will hurt a little, especially if it’s your first time. Most women say that the pain reduces very quickly. You should wax every 3-4 weeks, and not just once or twice a year, to desensitise your skin.

#6 Choose the right period
While many professionals can work around a tampon, avoid getting a Brazilian wax during your periods. Your skin is more sensitive. Ideally, right in between two cycles is the best time.

What are the benefits of Brazilian waxing?

  1. It is the fastest, safest and most effective way to get smooth and clean skin.
  2. You get a hair-free pubic area for at least 3-4 weeks.
  3. If done regularly, hair growth will reduce and become softer.
  4. Done properly, you will experience no itching or rash.
  5. You will look great in a swimsuit.

Are there any dos and don’ts of Brazilian waxing?

  1. Wear loose and comfortable clothing on the day of your appointment.
  2. Stay away from Brazilian waxing if you’re less than 16 years of age, pregnant or menstruating. Avoid this method is you suffer from diabetes, a viral or bacterial infection, or any skin disease.
  3. Don’t wax if you have sunburn.
  4. Don’t wax on the day you have planned to go to the beach. Wax at least 1-2 days beforehand.

What have you decided then? Time to go Brazilian?

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