An important step to prepare for a bikini wax is to avoid swimming or sunning oneself for a full 24 hours prior to the wax. After the waxing, you will want to consider the same for a couple of days. The skin can have some redness or bumping, which can be helped by ice. There is also the occasional ingrown hair, which can be iced, and then have anti-bacterial cream applied to ward off infection. Aestheticians recommend gently exfoliating the pubic area before the wax, and then doing so regularly after the wax to cut down on ingrown hairs.
If you want to look your best in a tiny bikini, the Brazilian wax is the way to go. However, there are plenty of things you need to consider before showing up for your appointment. You need to get your body ready, but also consider your state of mind, particularly if it’s your first time.
The ideal length of hair for the best bikini wax is between 1/8" - 1/4". Anything shorter will not deliver satisfied results. If it’s much longer, you’re just creating more work for your esthetician, who will have to trim before waxing. Tip: If you schedule your waxing sessions every six weeks, you’ll be in that hair growth sweet spot.
Schedule your appointmentEven the strictest waxing schedule should make room for your period. If you’re interested in the least painful time to get a Brazilian, that’s the week after your cycle. You should never schedule an appointment for a day or two before or after your period, since you’re likely to experience a lot more pain. Just because some estheticians are still willing to do it during your period doesn’t mean you should take them up.
Moisturize and HydrateKeeping your skin moisturized is very important, but don’t overdo it with lotion, even if it’s a light one. Make sure you do not use any oils on your skin 24 hours before your appointment.
If you want to prevent ingrown hairs, exfoliation is a must.
Prepare for Pain
Avoid Advil, Ibuprofen or Aspirin, since they are blood thinners and can extend any bleeding.
Expect the First Time Is Always the WorstAfter you get through it, the hair follicle will get thinner and easier to pull out.
Bring the Right UnderwearThe last thing you want after waxing is friction. One of the most important things to do before a Brazilian wax is to have a comfortable pair of panties. Full-coverage underwear made from soft cotton will keep you comfy and reduce any painful friction. Tip: replace those skinny jeans with sweatpants.
Avoid Wine and Spirits
Drinking alcohol and stimulants like coffee is a bad idea before a Brazilian. They both tighten your pores, and dehydrates you, which mean more pain.
Don't plan on doing anything physical right afterward. You will probably be a little exhausted and your skin will most likely be sore for a day or so. Remember, you've wanted this for a while so the pain is worth it! (That's what you tell yourself while its happening.)