TMI time: this weekend, I got my first Brazilian wax ever. Actually, it was my first wax ever, period. I was lucky enough to be born with eyebrows that require zero maintenance and I’ve never been very, uh, hairy anywhere. I’ve stuck with shaving my whole life, but here’s the thing: I absolutely HATE shaving (hate, hate, hate), but I don’t like having hair either, so… yeah, it’s difficult.
I’ve been super curious about waxing since high school, when my friends started returning from the nail salon with thin, red eyebrows and I started wondering what it was like. Waxing seemed like the solution to my shaving woes, but the thought of it also terrified me. After seeing the 40-Year-Old Virgin, I was convinced that I could never stand that kind of pain. Having hot wax poured on my skin only to have clumps of hair ripped out afterwards? No thanks. Doing it on my legs or armpits seemed bad enough – I couldn’t even think about what a Brazilian or bikini wax would feel like. It seemed like pure torture.
But then one day, my best friend told me about how she had started getting Brazilian waxes. I gasped in horror, but she insisted they weren’t that bad. I started thinking about how nice it would be to stop attempting to maneuver a razor down there once a week and instead dealing with one 15-minute session of pain followed by 3-4 hairless weeks. It was very tempting and so, I decided to go for it. I got my first Brazilian wax the other day and, well, I’ll probably never go back to shaving down there. I’ve been converted.
I obviously know what it feels like to be curious but scared of waxing down there. If you’re in the same boat that I was in for years, trust me: you should read this. Of course, no girl has to shave down there at all if she doesn’t want to – but there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to be hairless down there! So, if you’re thinking of going for it, here are 10 things you need to know before your first Brazilian (or bikini) wax. Good luck!
Now watch this video for even more vag waxing info:
Have you ever gotten a Brazilian or bikini wax before? How did it go? Would you ever get one? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments!