Brazilian Waxing process in pictures

Brazilian Waxing Process: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

Brazilian waxing is a great way to remove hair, and leave your skin feeling smooth. You can do both pre and post care for a brazilian wax to ensure long lasting results. Whether you are seeing your esthetician for the first time, or experienced with waxing you can follow step 1 below for easy to follow instructions to help you have a pain free wax. Depending on your pubic hair style you may even consider doing a stylized strip with your waxing professional. 


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Preparing For Your Brazilian Wax 

If you've never visited your esthetician for a brazilian wax you may not know what to expect. There are various pre-emptive steps to ensure you have a great experience. 

Don't Shave

Your pubic hair should be 1/4" long when you arrive for your brazilian waxing appointment. This is very important to ensure the esthetician's wax can grip the hairs properly. 

Don't shave before a brazilian wax

Bring A Cleansing Wipe 

Many estheticians will provide a pH balanced cleansing wipe, but not all. Be prepared and bring one to use prior to your appointment. 

Use a cleansing wipe before a brazilian wax

Exfoliate 2-3 Times Per Week Prior

To remove dead skin cells and prepare the hair to be removed it is recommended to exfoliate 2-3 times per week. This weakens the hairs connection, and allows wax to pull the hair out in a much smoother fashion, leading to less irritation. It's recommended to use a non-comedogenic exfoliating bikini scrub for ingrown hairs and razor burn. 


Part 2 of 4 

During Your Brazilian Wax 

If you've never visited your esthetician for a brazilian wax you may not know what to expect. 

Get Prepared & Undress 

Your esthetician will have you get undressed and sit on the waxing table. You will be generally bare during the process, so prepare for this. 

Stay Calm & Breath

Although a wax may nerve racking it can make a big difference practicing breathing exercises. Keep your breaths consistent and breath in and out when a strip is being pulled. This will help you relax and lower the pain. 

Wax Strips

Depending on your waxing professional you may use hot wax, soft wax, strip wax or even sugar paste. Whatever option you or your esthetician chooses prepare for the slight pain as each strip is being pulled off. 

Waxing Strip up close

Enjoy Your Esthetician

Esthetician's are often some of the nicest people to chat with. Spend the time getting to know your esthetician, so you can look forward to your next appointment. 

Brazilian wax professional


Part 3 of 4 

Esthetician Skincare After Your Brazilian Wax 

If you've never visited your esthetician for a brazilian wax you may not know what to expect. 

Hydrate With Soothing Oils 

Immediately after you should be applied soothing oil and/or an ingrown hair oil by Bushbalm. These are naturally derived and help soothe the irritation you may be feeling. 

Using an ingrown hair oil after waxing

Intense Calming With A Vajacial Mask

Your esthetician may use a hydrogel vajacial mask to provide intense hydration. It typically takes 10 minutes to cool your bikini area after a wax. If you experience redness you can expect this mask to soften the redness almost immediately. 

Getting a vajacial after a brazilian wax


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Home Care After A Brazilian

To get the best experience you'll want to take your skincare home with you from the waxing salon. 

Ingrown Hair Oils  

On the market you can find ingrown hair oils that are typically made from tea tree, grapeseed, and jojoba oil. Nude Oil is the most well known product for at-home care after a brazilian wax. 

Ingrown hair oils designed for waxing

Hydrogel Vajacial Masks 

Formulated with hydrogel these products are known for their intense hydration. To get the best results you'll want to use these masks in-between your waxing appointments 2 to 3 times. 

Getting an at home vajacial for 10 minutes

Exfoliating Ingrown Hair Scrubs 

Formulated with gentle ingredients, like sugar and natural oils an ingrown hair scrub will help exfoliate dead skin cells and hydrate your bikini line. 

 Thanks for reading and let us know if you have any questions about hair removal, ingrown hairs, or brazilian waxing. 

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