Bikini Waxing - Bikini and Brazilian Waxing 101
The bikini and Brazilian wax are more popular than ever. Here we will look at the advantages of doing both and you will see why the Bikini and Brazilian wax are so popular.
While some women may still avoid bikini waxing, opting instead for the tried and tested razor, many more are taking the plunge and going all the way with the Brazilian wax.
Bikini waxing traditionally, removes only the hair that is visible around the bikini area. Brazilian waxing is a method of hair removal that removes all of the hair from the genital region.
Not for the feint hearted, Brazilian waxing is a trend that has grown in popularity for both men and women.
While bikini waxing remains popular, a Brazilian wax is undoubtedly the best way to achieve a smooth, sensual clean look and feel around the bikini area.
Regular bikini waxing involves the application of warm wax to the area around the bikini line. A strip of cloth is pressed on top and then immediately ripped off against the direction of the hair growth.
Brazilian Waxing - what it entails
Brazilian waxing focuses on the genital area and involves the removal of hair from the areas around the vagina, perineum and anus.
The entire genital area is covered with talcum powder before hot oil is applied and the hair removed.
As with bikini waxing, the hair is removed by pressing a strip of cloth on top of the oil and then ripping it off against the direction of the hair growth.
Contrary to popular belief, Brazilian waxing does not necessarily involve complete hair removal. Some people choose to leave a 'landing strip', a line of hair above the vagina.
Different beauty therapists may use slightly different approaches. Some may use a strip of cloth as is used in regular waxing, while others may use just the hot wax, which as it cools, shrink wraps the hairs and pulls them from the roots.
Any stray hairs are removed with a pair of tweezers.
Brazilian Waxing - What to Expect
Having a Brazilian wax will involve you adopting various positions that you may find a bit embarrassing!
Expect to contort your body, be on all fours, hold your legs up in the air, to the side, over the therapist's shoulder and anywhere necessary in order for wax to be applied and hair removed.
For a Brazilian wax, your pubic hair is required to be about a quarter inch in length and so it may be necessary for your therapist to trim it down to this length.
After all the hair has been removed a soothing lotion is applied to the area.
What Are the Advantages of Brazilian Waxing?
. Lasts between ten days and three weeks
. You feel clean, shiny and smooth
. Your partner may find it erotic
. Enhances intercourse
What are the Disadvantages of Brazilian Waxing?
The only real disadvantage is the pain but this lessens with subsequent Brazilian waxing and most people think it's worth it.
Where to get a Brazilian Wax
If you are a wax virgin it may be an idea to start with a regular bikini wax first before graduating to the Brazilian wax and in all cases this is a treatment that you should definitely have done by a professional.
Is Bikini or Brazilian Waxing Worth it?
For most people Brazilian waxing provides a long lasting sensual feeling that is definitely worth 15 minutes of discomfort (and embarrassment!) and can be enjoyed by both you and your partner.
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