Waxing Questions & Answers:
What type of wax technique do you use?
- I use a sensitive strip wax which is a high quality hair
removal wax made from pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
I have used strip wax for many years and when I started
doing Brazilians approximately 15 years ago I did them using
strip wax. It was a very difficult job. It was messy, sticky,
didn't do a very good job, pulled on client's skin, etc
etc. I perservered and over the last 15 years developed
a very quick, almost pain free awesome Brazilian wax technique.
I would say that 99% of my new clients love it and are rapped
to find this technique works. Many Hot Wax clients are converted.
This technique is thorough, we wax right through from the
bottom to the front, but of course up to you and what you
would like done.
- Make sure you read the preparation before a wax. This
is very important to ensure you have as less painful wax
Also check out our testimonials.
What should I do to prepare for a wax? +++ IMPORTANT
We strongly recommend you follow our preparation for
waxing, especially for Brazilians and Bikini waxes.
- DO NOT TAKE HOT SHOWERS OR USE SOAPS AND SHOWER
GELS for at least 8 hours prior to waxing especially
before a Brazilian Wax. This can cause the skin to
perspire and therefore cause removal of the skin.
If you use soaps or body wash with moisturisers this
can make waxing difficult and cause peeling of the
skin and also cause the hairs to break at the surface
and can be more painful and does not give a clean,
smooth Brazilian wax. If you wish, you may have a
cool shower or cool sink wash but do not use soaps
or body wash.
- AVOID EXERCISE, SAUNAS ETC (anything that
will cause perspiration) 12-24 hours prior to waxing
as this also makes skin hot and perspire.
- DO NOT APPLY MOISTURISERS to the skin at
least 48 hours prior to waxing to avoid broken hairs.
- To reduce pain, you may take pain killers
such as Neurofen Plus 45 minutes prior to waxing.
If you drink coffee or alcohol before waxing this
can cause waxing to be more painful as this stimulates
- For a Brazilian Wax we recommend that you wear
an old pair of cotton underwear (as we get you
to leave them on) and loose clothing to let your skin
After care for waxing:
- AVOID EXERCISE, SAUNAS 12-24 hours after
waxing and HOT SHOWERS 6 hours after, as this
causes perspiration and can cause infection and ingrown
- AVOID TOUCHING FRESHLY WAXED SKIN. When your
skin has just been waxed the pores are still open
and are exposed to infection so try to keep the area
as clean as possible.
- AVOID NYLON UNDERWEAR AND TIGHT CLOTHING
as this can aggravate and heat the skin, especially
EXFOLIATE the skin regularly to prevent ingrown
hairs. Bikinilicious is a fantastic product that can
help assist with ingrowns. Read product
page for info.
How do I take care of my skin & Ingrown Hairs after
- Exfoliating creams, dry body brushing with a natural bristle
body brush is great for legs and arms to keep skin smooth
after Body Waxing. There are many products on the market
that may help with Ingrown Hairs, some work better than
others. One great easy homemade exfoliant and healer is
crushed sea salt mixed in oil or natural shower gel. Salt
is an amazing healer, it has antibacterial properties that
can draw out infection and dry infected Ingrown areas.
- Another product that helps with Ingrown Hairs is an antibiotic
cream or gel applied 2 days after waxing for 14 days this
may help in reducing Ingrown Hair infections.
- The best moisturises and oils to use on the body after
waxing are those with natural healing and antibacterial
- All the above help in keeping the skin smooth and Ingrown
Hair problems at bay, as long as you are consistant, with
a daily regime.
Pregnancy and Brazilians
Ladies wanting to have Brazilians while pregnant need to
read this. It applies to everyone prior to having a brazilian
especially MORE so when pregnant.
Recently there are more and more ladies while pregnant wanting
to have brazilians in preparation for having a baby. I have
spoken to a few midwives and they are saying that it is becoming
a trend and as a pre birthing prep for many ladies. Some midwives
are also suggesting it to there clients. If you are wanting
to have this during your pregnancy I am advising ladies to
start having them earlier on in the pregnancy, the earlier
the better. If you're not feeling so well in the first trimester
you're best to start around 4 months into pregnancy.
Once you have started having the Brazilian, it is highly
recommended TO MAKE SURE you keep it up every 4 weeks until
you are nearly due. The reason for keeping it up so often
is that the area being waxed while pregnant is very hot and
sweaty, becomes swollen and the skin also becomes softer,
thinner and more sensitive. Being a vascular area (a lot of
blood flow) and if the preparation advice (see above) is not
followed, then having brazilians for the first time or over
6 weeks during the later part of your pregnancy, some tearing
of skin can occur.
So having it done every 4 weeks means there is not a lot
of hair in the area, it is fine and sparse and comes away
easier. With first timers and over 6 week brazilians at the
later part of pregnancy the hair is dense, stronger and can
be a problem to wax.
For Testimonials from ladies who have had brazilians with
us during pregnancy go to Testimonials