Plenty of women say a professional wax is worth it for the super smooth results. If it's shorter, the wax won't have enough to grab onto, so it may not come off at all or could lead to pesky ingrown hairs. Just make sure to use a tampon and give your waxer a heads up! But most experts advise against it, especially if it's your first time. Word of mouth and referrals are often the best way to find the right studio.
How to Prepare for a Brazilian Wax, According to Experts
Looking back on beauty firsts feels nostalgic. I broke into a nervous sweat the moment my wax specialist started. It was an oh-shit-I-can't-turn-back beauty moment. It was so painful, and I distinctly remember feeling like I hadn't grasped the "beauty is pain" thing until then. And, to be clear, despite gender norms, we all should feel empowered to exercise our freedom to do whatever we want with our body hair. But here's the thing.
A Rookie's Complete Guide to Getting a Brazilian Wax
One of the biggest beauty trends to come from the early aughts was Brazilian waxing. Thanks to the J Sisters who pioneered the hair removal method, gone were the days of balancing one foot on the toilet while the other was firmly pressed on the ground to capture each and every hair in your pube region with a razor or, dare I say it, Nair. Unfortunately, the latter was my history with hair removal until I grew old and brave enough to finally book my very first Brazilian wax appointment. Well, I was about to find out.
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