Why You Should Get a Brazilian Wax, According to Experts

Why You Should Get a Brazilian Wax, According to Experts

If you're a woman who's never had a Brazilian wax, you're missing out on a lot of things, according to experts. Here's what you can expect when you finally get one.

What Is a Brazilian Wax? According to waxing experts, the Brazilian wax is one of the most intimate types of bikini waxes out there, if not the most. Here’s what you can expect from this type of waxing session and some advice from these same experts on how to get the best results possible in the comfort of your own home.


The A wax is gentler than shaving.

Compared with shaving, waxing will result in fewer razor burns and ingrown hairs. Shaving can pull at your hair follicles if you’re not careful, causing ingrown hairs or razor bumps on your bikini line. A skilled waxer will use clean tools and work quickly to prevent any irritation from occurring. Plus, since there is no stubble after a wax, you won’t have to worry about any prickly sensations when wearing tight clothing like jeans or leggings.


It reduces ingrown hairs.

One of the waxing’s biggest benefits is that it reduces your likelihood of ingrown hairs. Unlike other hair removal methods like shaving or plucking, waxing removes hair from its follicle completely. It does not leave behind any sharpened hair tips (also known as peach fuzz), which have an increased risk of growing into skin and creating ingrown hairs. If you have very thick body hair or coarse curls that are prone to growing back fast (like many African-American women), then it might be time for you to try out waxing!


It makes you feel sexier.

A new set of hair-free hoo-Haas might make you feel more confident overall. Your self-image is connected to what’s between your legs—for most women, it’s their biggest insecurity, says New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. Besides helping you feel better about yourself in general, getting rid of pubic hair makes it easier to visually check that everything is in working order down there (and if it's not, dermatologists will be able to notice changes quicker). Pubic hair can get trapped under even tight underwear and make a woman worry that her labia are getting larger when they aren't, says Dr. Frank.


The process gets easier over time.

If you’re going in for your first appointment, don’t worry! It may seem daunting at first, but it’s easier than you think. With each waxing visit you go through with us at Beau Brite Waxing Studio, we help break down that barrier of anxiety. Most people find their initial visit slightly uncomfortable; as time goes on and your body gets used to each new treatment or area being waxed, you won’t feel any discomfort at all. Just trust us: when it comes to being hair-free for good, there are few things more rewarding than this!


It can be done at home.

Your bathroom can be your best friend when it comes to removing hair. Using waxing products can save you money but also give you ultimate control over where and how much hair is removed. Hiring a professional is still an option if you are uncomfortable waxing at home or want someone with more experience, which may reduce irritation. If going all out isn’t something you’re ready for yet (and waxing is an extreme choice for some women), shaving everything off might be worth trying first. Shaving is cheaper than waxing and leaves less room for error. It doesn’t hurt as much as waxing either, so it could be a good way to ease into that kind of grooming routine.


There are different types of wax for different results.

There are three main kinds of wax: hard wax (which must be heated), soft wax (which is used at room temperature), and strip wax. A professional will decide which type is best for you based on your skin type. During your appointment, she’ll apply hard or soft wax and then use a tool called an applicator to remove it quickly from one area of skin before moving onto another. Strip wax is applied in layers, like paint, and removed with cloth strips. The process can hurt if you have sensitive skin—the hair gets pulled out by its root—so if that’s true for you, ask about other options.



Brazilian waxing is gentler than shaving and less likely to cause ingrown hairs. Getting rid of pubic hair makes it easier to visually check that everything is in working order down there. Dermatologists will be able to notice changes quickly after a wax. Waxing can be done at home or you can hire a professional. There are three main kinds of wax: hard wax, soft wax, and strip wax. If waxing isn't something you're ready for yet, try shaving first.

Mollie Bolton

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