This is a definitely TMI post but if you are someone like me who was always on the fence about getting the down there a bit of grooming and wonder what it’s like. Here is everything you need to know!
Should you try it?
Okay, first things first! You should only get it done because you want to either try it or would like to remove the hassle of grooming by other means like ( waxing, or shaving ) or if you would like to get it done for that special someone, that is no shame in that at all! We all have a reason and don’t be ashamed of it. Brazilians are most definitely one of the most popular services at Sugaring Change (a new type of hair removal method that I much prefer over waxing) because I know I can wax my legs and everything else on my own but down there is a bit… scary to DIY. So let’s just leave it to the professionals.
How Painful is a Brazilian?
The number one question to ask. I’ve had waxing done on my legs, bikini line and regular threading on brows are my basic hair removal drills. How painful is it in comparison? To me the brazilian is definitely painful but tolerable. The reality is, it’ll be painful but you won’t die and most likely you’ll come out fine. Trust me. When I first went in I expected the labia to be the most painful part but let me tell you, it’s not. The most painful part is definitely where the pubic bone is. This is the area between your hips bones, that part where it’s flat. That to me was the most painful part. So do ask for breaks, don’t be shy and ask for pressure to be applied. As mentioned, it’s not going to be like waxing your arms but its tolerable. You can ask for as many breaks as you like as well!
What is Sugaring?
Sugaring Change is one of two places in Vancouver who does it. It’s rather new in Vancouver and is quite popular in Alberta and Los Angeles at the moment. Sugaring is similar to waxing but it uses sugar (kind of like caramel). The plus side of sugaring is the clean up. I’ve waxed myself and I’m sure you’ve waxed, almost every time I’m done I am left with bits of wax on my skin where then I need to get baby oil to clean (basically a lot of mess). Sugaring is well, sugar, so all you need is to take a luke warm bath and voila, gone. Sugaring is also most gentle on the skin as well so I would definitely recommend sugaring over waxing for the lady part.
What to do after a brazilian
Okay, this is very important. After a brazilian you need to follow this:
- Wear loose pants for 2 days
- Do not sweat ( or minimize sweating) – if you do you may end up with an infection due to bacteria
- Do not exfoliate within 48 hours
- Be gentle when you are bathing
- Bathe with only luke warm or warm water (no steaming hot baths for 2 days!)
Benefits of Sugaring compared to Waxing
- no risk of burning
- no chance of tearing skin
- hair is pulled out in the natural direction of growth-minimizing breakage
- requires less than half of the length of hair meaning you can get it done early
- all natural; no harsh chemicals or resins
- completely sanitary
- recommended for sensitive skin
- less pain and irritation
Chantalle from Sugaring Change has kindly invited me in to get any servicing done and I decided to go big or go home and went for it. I absolutely trusted her, she also tells great stories 🙂 Do ask for her and if you have any questions, always ask them! She’s absolutely wonderful and she also ends the session with a mask. That’s right, a mask for the precious part there! When you thought you’ve seen all masks, wait till you see this one!