Weeks of no hair in hard-to-shave areas are a huge benefit of Brazilian waxing. But the process can also come with some less-than-desirable side effects that last long after you leave the spa, including ingrown hairs. Wax temperature and the type of wax used are just a couple of factors that can lead to lead to discomfort or even skin damage.
Let's get this straight: There's no wrong choice when it comes to removing your pubes or not. From Barbie-doll hairless to full bush as celebrities have candidly begun talking abouthow you groom down there is a purely personal decision. But if totally bare is what you're after, there's no denying that a Brazilian wax is the fastest, least bump-inducing way to smooth things out below the waist.
Of course, there are also some risks that go along with getting a bikini wax. Whenever you put a foreign substance near your genitals -- and add to that the potential of tearing delicate skin -- you're giving bacteria an opportunity to enter your body. Remember, pubic hair is there for a reason: It helps protect sensitive skin and mucous membranes that are otherwise more susceptible to germ invasion.
But your Brazilian or Hollywood wax can actually be bad for your health, leaving you at risk of infections and irritation. For those who don't know, a Brazilian wax leaves a small triangle of pubic hair at the front but removes all the hair from the bikini line and all the way around to your bum. And they are popular trends with the ladies - a YouGov poll in found almost 50 per cent of women under 35 opt to go completely hair free.
Carrie Bradshaw convinced me to get my first bikini wax. Being Australian, with a go-natural ethos toward beauty, I wasn't sure I wanted to be walking sex — or even what that meant — but her cheeky grin intrigued me. Besides, I was about to meet my long-distance boyfriend in Hawaii after being apart for three months.
Frequent hair removal is necessary to stay smooth, causing regular irritation of the shaved or waxed area. Surgeons used to insist on shaving the area of the body where an operation was to be performed in the misguided belief that it reduced surgical site infections. Now official advice is to leave hair alone, unless it interferes with the operation, and where removal is necessary to use electric clippers.
Two of them were in a little cluster, and a few others were more sparse. As many single-and-dating women would upon discovering something like this, I freaked out and had an anxiety attack at work. Right then and there, I made an emergency appointment with my gyno, and tore out of work to get there.
Skip navigation! In my mid-twenties, I got my first bikini wax. About six weeks after that, I got my first Brazilian. I remember the odd feeling of leaving that appointment, realizing that nobody I passed on the street had any idea I was completely bare down there.
No question, the salon treatment is way popular and even aesthetically pleasing—but is it healthy? Forget the basic bikini wax. The Brazilian wax—which entails removing all of the hair down there even between the cheeks!
I expected some pain, but nothing like this. Turns out, there's a biological reason why your bikini wax might make you sick. A couple stings, some sensitivity for up to three hours as the receptionist saidand my first down-under waxing experience would be over. Last month, I scheduled my first-ever bikini-area waxing.