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Old 09-29-2008, 10:56 AM
Location: San Antonio
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I'm so scared! How bad does it really hurt?
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:02 AM
Location: Montrose, CA
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And how long does it last?
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:56 PM
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Regular or Brazilian? If Brazilian, the first time you have it, it's gonna hurt. The second, third, etc. it gets better. Doesn't hurt that much because there's not that much hair left anyway. I think the first time I had it done it was about 30 minutes. Now I go in there and I'm outta there in about 5 minutes or so. A regular wax, where they are just cleaning up the sides, is a piece of cake. Not a lot of pain and you're outta there in about 15 minutes. Usually after the first rip, you are so stunned and numbed with that throbbing pain that you don't even feel the next rip and the next and so on. But it beats shaving any day!
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:32 PM
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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The Brazilian wax really hurts the first time. I would start out with a bikini wax and work your way up to a Brazilian. Or you could just stick with the bikini waxes. Some people get waxed once a month. I couldn't afford it so I get a bikini wax every 3 months-shaving a few times on my own in between. Get the Tends product so you don't get ingrown hairs and use it every day. Make sure you go to an experienced aestetician at a reputable salon. Don't let novices around your skin with hot wax!
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:50 PM
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I would stay away from Brazilian entirely. While some people find the bald eagle exhilarating, provocative and enjoy the "I feel so free I must be able to dunk a basketball" sensation, I think you will find that most guys who don't watch porn all day prefer you keep some *cough* turf on the field.

I may or may not know a woman who gets professionally waxed every 3 months and does it herself in-between to control costs. After the waxing you should enjoy about two weeks of the clean look, a week of the "recently renovated" look, and a week of the "time to do something about this" look.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:41 PM
Location: The Big D
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It really is not as bad as one would think. I'd get a brazilian wax everyday over a root canal once a year. The "pain" is momentarily and goes away as fast as it comes. Once your done you really don't have any pain at all. Trust me, the first time I thought I was going to be walking out in dire pain and waddling like a duck or something because of it. Not at all

Some tips before you go:
1. Go to a reputable place. Yes the nail salons have someone that does waxing but I won't let them THERE! The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas are a good choice if one is nearby. If not then to find a good place do a search. If your city has a magazine on all things relating to that city look up in their archives to see if they have done a piece on getting waxed. The person doing that story is going to dig to find the "best" in that city.

2. They do NOT remove EVERYTHING! There are some places that do remove EVERYTHING but your higher end places are not going to touch the ULTRA sensitive areas.

3. Trim before you go. Everything needs to be about 1/4" in length. Any shorter and the wax won't grab and any longer and it will not work and can be VERY painful. A reputable place will not touch anything longer than 1/4".

4. After each time you get it done it comes back less and less. It gets MUCH easier w/ time and you can go longer between each over time.

You can always try it once and if it ain't for you then you can't say you haven't tried.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:58 PM
Location: Dallas TX
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Everyone is different. For me, bikini waxes hurt like the dickens. If you go, take an advil about twenty minutes before. Ask for recommendations in your area. One woman I went to was really good at it, and it barely hurt!!

Just think it takes about ten minutes or less, and you will be done and over.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:52 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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How long it lasts depends on how fast your hair grows! Waxing last me less than a week--hardly worth the trouble, since you have to let the hair grow again to be re-waxed. I'd rather just shave and be smooth on a daily basis!
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:54 PM
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I got a permanent brazillian with a lazer. It's just as painful as a wax job but the hair is gone for good after 7 treatments! It's more money up front, but it's got to be cheaper in the long run if you are a frequent waxer.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Location: Kauai, HI
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I had the worst experience getting a bikini wax. It was on my 18th birthday and I went with my best friend at the time- I call it my step into womanhood....When I was getting it done, I recall praying that the waxer would just keel over and die at that exact moment so she would stop. Meanwhile, when my friend went, she did not have a problem with it. I get my eyebrows and lip waxed without a problem too. The hair started growing back after a week, and it was not worth the pain. However, I was going to go once in college (had to cancel the appt, though) but only under the pretense that I would take a few shots beforehand to help the pain. As much as I would like to go, I refuse to go ever again. My friend is still laughing at me too...
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