So let's dive right on into the benefits of waxing.
Less regrowth. ...
Finer regrowth. ...
Waxing is like exfoliation. ...
Waxing banishes shaving rash. ...
Fewer ingrown hairs. ...
Waxing says goodbye to itching. ...
Waxing means no more shaving cuts. ...
It's an opportunity for pampering and you time.
What is a Brazilian wax?
Real talk: Most people are hairy. Often, pubic hair can grow down your thigh a bit, where it can peek out from a bathing suit or underwear. Sometimes it grows upward in a line toward your belly button.
A bikini wax removes hair along the edge of your bikini line, along your thigh and below your navel. A Brazilian wax takes things further.
This waxing method removes all pubic hair — above, behind and around every corner. Depending on where you go, your waxer may use different types of wax (both hot and cold). But all the waxes work by sticking to hairs so they can be pulled out by the root.
Is a Brazilian wax right for you? Here are the pros and cons.
Brazilian wax benefits
There’s nothing unhealthy or unsanitary about going au naturel (read: hairy). But if you prefer a more groomed look, waxing has some benefits.
Less irritation: If you prep well, waxing may be less likely than shaving to cause rashes and bumps.
Long lasting: Wax pulls hair out from the root, so you’ll stay smooth for longer than you would with a razor. Eventually, the hair grows back — but a Brazilian wax can keep you hair-free for three or four weeks. (At that point, it’ll be time for a repeat visit to your waxer.)
Less hair over the long term: If you wax repeatedly, the hair often starts to grow back softer and thinner. Over time, waxing will be easier and less painful, and you may be able to go longer between sessions.
What to do before a Brazilian wax
If you want to try a Brazilian wax, these tips can help you prep for the best results.
Know when to say no
Skip waxing if you:
Are sunburned. (Ouch!)
Have very sensitive skin.
Have taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the last six months. “Waxing while taking isotretinoin can cause permanent scars. And that goes for both hot and cold wax,” says Dr. Khetarpal.