Preparing for a Brazilian Wax

With the summer (bikini season) fast-approaching, you might be thinking of getting your first-ever Brazilian wax. But what can you expect?

Also called a bikini wax, Brazilian wax, which was introduced by the J Sisters in New York in 1994, is an extreme waxing process that removes bikini zone hair by pulling it out from the root with a resin wax from the front all the way in between and behind.

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It pulls out hair from the pubic region, except with the ‘landing strip,’ a small patch above the vaginal area. It is done after a consultation and determination on how to trim, wax or shave your pubic hair based on your personal preference for a more natural or a bare look.

And Beauty Express knows exactly what you’re thinking. Yes, it hurts. But there are ways to prepare and minimise the discomfort to keep your cool in the heat of the moment.

Before Bikini Hair Removal

  1. Shave three weeks before hair removal to achieve uniform hair growth and let hair grow to 1/4 inch in about two to three weeks before booking an appointment.
  1. Pubic hairs don’t grow the same everywhere. And if you have overgrown hairs, trim to a length between 0.25-0.50” before going. Beauty Express does not recommend a Brazilian if pubic hair is below 0.25” because they won’t be removed.
  1. Exfoliate on the day of the appointment by scrubbing with your favourite body scrub or a tablespoon of sugar added to a regular body wash to lift trapped hairs, loosen skin and open pores.
  1. Do not apply lotions, oils, creams or astringents to the bikini area. (*Moisturisers prevent the wax from adhering to hair properly, while astringents may increase pain and tighten skin pores).
  1. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting bottom clothes because skin becomes sensitive after hair removal, which makes friction from tight-fitting clothes a bad idea.
  1. Take a pain reliever 30 minutes before the session for the effects to kick in so that you can feel less pain. Otherwise, apply an anaesthetic cream at about the same time before hair removal.

During a Brazilian

Expect ‘awkward’ pain, which may all be worth it.

Remember, main point of bikini hair removal is to pull out the entire hair bulb. If hair roots remain, pain is minimal and so are results. Practice mind-conditioning telling yourself, “Discomfort is temporary only at the time of service, but it will be gone quickly after.”

With a full Brazilian, you have to be naked from the waist down and be in a couple of body positions for a thorough hair removal. You can wear a thong if you are feeling uncomfortable removing your underwear.


  1. Avoid abrasive scrubs in the next two days.
  2. Exfoliate, usually after a couple of days, when the skin is no longer tender to avoid ingrown hair from developing.
  3. Wait at least three weeks before setting the next appointment.
  4. Avoid hot baths, hot tubs and chlorinated water for two days.
  5. Do not shave.
  6. Do not engage in exercise that triggers sweat because it can irritate skin.

According to the guidelines about it on, There you have what to know before, during and after a Brazilian wax for minimal pain but maximum results, especially by getting a Brazilian at Beauty Express.

Have you ever had a Brazilian wax? How was your experience? Would you ever have one? What tips did we miss? Tell us in the comments.

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