Before your visit your salon, there are a few very important things to consider so the service goes ahem. . . smoothly. First, the most important preparation is to trim your hair. Not too short, but so the hair is about a quarter to half-of-an-inch long for the most effective sugaring. If your hair is too long, the sugaring will pull the skin instead of the hair which could cause minor agitation. If it’s too short, the wax will not grab and you’ll be left with stubble. If you don’t have time to trim, your Esthetician should do this for you.
Secondly when you book your appointment, make sure you ask for a Brazilian sugaring, not a bikini sugaring. There is a huge difference in the amount of time these procedures require. If this is your first Brazilian sugaring, your skin may welt a bit.
When you dress for the service, try not to wear jeans or anything that is going to rub against the area. It will be sensitive and you’ll be much happier if you can wear a dress or sweat pants.
Brazilian sugaring requires a good deal of advanced training and, for the best results, high quality products. Do not go to the cheapest place in town. Trust us, this is one thing you don’t want to cut corners on. Pay a professional who has been appropriately trained, who works in a clean, well-maintained environment. Make sure that you deal with an Esthetician or Cosmetologist, not a nail tech or someone unqualified.
You might want to try booking a regular sugaring before going for a Brazilian. Try your arms or legs to get a good idea of what’s involved before you go for such a personal area. That way there won’t be so many surprises and you can grow comfortable with the idea.
Now that you’ve completed your due diligence, book an appointment for a Brazilian sugaring. You’re trimmed, you’re dressed in clothes that won’t rub that area, and hopefully you’ve gotten to know your Esthetician a bit.
Here’s what to expect once you’re in the room. The Esthetician will invite you into the room. There should be a towel on top of the bed, along with a cover for you to drape yourself.
You’ll be asked to undress from the waist down and in some places, you’ll be given a steamed towel to freshen up with. It will help re-assure you that everything down there is fresh and it helps your Esthetician. The heat will lift the follicles and provide the Esthetician with a better look at how to place the sugar. If you’re not offered a warm towel, it’s not a big deal to ask for one; they stock their hot cabbies full of them! When you’re finished, just throw it somewhere discrete, but not in the sink. The sink is a sanitized environment. I recommend keeping it on the floor.
Climb up on the bed and bring your phone or something to distract yourself with. You lay on top of the towel, but under the drape. There will likely be a pillow to indicate which side of the bed you are to lay your head at. Now just wait for the knock of the Esthetician.
Now that you’re lying there, the Esthetician will enter the room and help put your mind at ease! Before she starts she’ll ask you if there are any areas that you would like to leave or if you would like it all gone. Some ladies like to keep a little, and if you’re one of them, make sure she knows precisely what you like.
Once the Esthetician is finished, she’ll give you some cotton with an oily substance and a cool towel. Use the cotton first to remove any sugar or sticky substance that may remain. The cool towel is to remove the oil and cool down the area. Again, if you’re not offered one, just ask – it feels great! Now just get dressed and head out – you’re done!
Post Sugaring Concerns
If this was your first wax or sugaring, it’s possible that not all the hair will come out, though expect at least 95%. It’s not good for the skin to be waxed over and over again, so tweezing a stranded hair is your best bet. Do Not Shave!!. If you’re going to get waxed or sugared, keep it up. You’ll have to get waxed more frequently for the first 3-4 times (every 2-4 weeks) because your hair grows in cycles all three cycles will be grown-in at your first session. Thus, you will have rapid regrowth following your first wax. Once you’ve made it through all the growth cycles, the pain will lessen significantly and your results will last much longer. The hair will become finer and more sporadic.
Bruising is not usual but it can happen. There is a lot of force used on your first sugaring because the hair is so dense and roots are strong. If you experience itching, that’s normal, but contact a doctor if you feel like it could be an allergic reaction to the wax or waxing products. For minor itching or red bumps, hydrocortisone cream should suffice.
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