Brazilian Waxing – FAQs
Below is a selection of frequently asked questions on Brazilian waxing; and remember, if your question isn’t answered here, we’d love to hear from you…
What is Brazilian waxing?
Brazilian Waxing is the full or partial removal of genital hair by the use of hot wax. You may choose to have everything taken off or to leave a shape (a ‘landing strip’ or triangle for example) on the front. You might even like to try one of our martini waxes for something different…
Will I feel discomfort during my wax?
The pubic area is one of the most sensitive areas in the body and any discomfort involved with this procedure can be minimal or slight depending on your tolerance levels. However, in the hands of our caring, ayurvedic practitioner, the majority of our clients report the process as being relaxing and pain free.
Can I use a numbing cream before I wax?
We would rather you didn’t. Numbing creams can interfere with the application of the wax or, in certain situations, can cause allergic reactions around such a sensitive area full of membranes.
How long does the treatment take?
Many salons will advise you to allow 20 minutes for this. At Prana, timeframes are not as important to us as our commitment to the principles of Ayurveda. That means that your experience with us is never hurried, never rushed. Expect to be with us for 30 minutes at least, because nothing falls short of what you’d expect … and what we demand of ourselves.
In fact where you are concerned, you deserve more, and that is why we precede every Brazilian waxing treatment with a Prana signature Ayurvedic foot massage – an experience which is all part of our wish to please, relax, and envelope you in our caring world…
What kind of wax do you use?
We carry both hard and soft wax, and our experienced, ayurvedic aesthetician will use the one that is best suited to your skin. We like the reassurance that the whole hair is coming up, including the bulb, and the soft wax allows us to see this. We have tested all different kinds of wax and we stick to the one that works best for our clients.
The wax we use is a very high quality bee wax with azulene – ideal for even most sensitive skins and manufactured in Australia. It doesn’t stick to the skin (only the hair!) leaving you soft and supple.
Should I avoid waxing when I’m menstruating?
Not necessarily. We know that at least three days before or after your menstrual cycle this area is a little more sensitive. That said, the first or last day is fine… in which case, for sanitation and sensitivity, we ask that you please wear a clean tampon before the appointment.
Will my pubic area be uncomfortable after my wax?
Absolutely not! We assure you that your skin will normalise within 12 hours and feel soft, beautiful and fresh.
How long should I wait after shaving to get a Brazilian wax?
About two weeks; allowing the hair to grow at least 1/2-1cm long to adhere properly to the wax.
Is there anything I should avoid doing after a wax?
You might like to avoid activities that result in excessive sweating such as; saunas, spas, steam rooms, hot pools or lying in the sun for at least 48 hours. Remember to wear sun-block prior to tanning all newly exposed skin.
Can I get a Brazilian wax if I’m pregnant?
Yes! We love pregnant women. We make you extremely comfortable and provide waxing on various areas right up to the week before delivery.
When is waxing not recommended?
We are unable to wax if you:
- Are using any Retinol products i.e. Retin A, on your bikini line.
- Are using Accutane.
- Have any kind of sunburn, laser burn, pustules or breakouts on the area to be waxed.
- Are diabetic (though we can wax if you supply a doctor’s note saying it’s okay for you to wax).
We request discreet disclosure of any and all medical conditions, especially STD’s prior to waxing.
In addition, we advise that many commercial feminine products have been bleached and when the pad comes into contact with moisture, it may cause a chemical reaction. Evidence suggests that this may break down your epidermis and irritate the skin of the vulva. Prolonged use of any panty liners should be avoided, however organic re-usable panty liners are both kinder to the planet and healthier.
We look forward to making the sensual you … more infinitely touchable! Here’s how to prepare for your Brazilian wax.