I know what you're thinking.
Is there even a right time to get a Brazilian wax? As it turns out, there is!
I can't take away the gut-wrenching pain that comes with every pull but I can help you reduce it. If you've just started waxing down there or have added a bikini wax to your usual to-do list at the salon, this one's for you.
There's a thin line between going too soon and very early and I'm guessing that line is made of hair. Sorry, bad joke. If your hair is too short, the wax won't pick it up and if the hair is too dense, well, then, so will be the pain. Most aestheticians recommend that your hair should at least be 1/4 inch if you're headed to the salon. Everybody's hair growth differs but you should definitely go if you can't see your skin anymore.
Turns out a Brazilian wax will only hurt more (ouch!) if you get one just before or after your period. You should check your period app (POPxo has a period tracker too) and avoid getting a wax for those 8 days.
A lot of us women (and many brides) make this mistake. If sex is on the agenda, don't get waxed the same day. You will be sensitive after the wax and all that rubbing down there is going to make you very uncomfortable. Try to do it at least two days before making merry and you will be just fine.
Now that you actually have a window of when to schedule a Brazilian, it's imperative you pop a painkiller. Take it too early and it won't help you, so pop it 20-30 minutes before you get on the waxing table. Feel free to use a cold compress after it's done.
Well, hopefully, your next appointment isn't as bad!
We answered the most embarrassing bikini wax questions here.
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