This is for my LA ladies who like to keep things nice and neat in our private areas. LivingSocial is offering $20 for a $40 Brazilian Wax at the Heavena Spa right on Santa Monica and Sepulveda. I haven’t been there yet, but all reviews appear positive.
Whether or not you need a Brazilian Wax, it’s a really good deal. Even the $40 price tag is extremely reasonable. I hate some places that charge extra just because you’ve let the situation get a tad hairy (all pun intended). It’s like, “What do you mean it’s extra for using the weed wacker? It’s been a slow season! Forgive a girl, will ya?”
Anyhow…. any type of wax could be extremely painful, so here’s what I do to alleviate the pain:
1) Think happy thoughts – I do this for anything that may be painful: getting injections, having blood work done, and waxes. It’s easy, just imagine fluffy clouds, fluffy fat kitties on clouds, and happy puppies running around. At least that’s happiness for me. If you are my friend L, you probably will think about chocolate, mountains and mountains of chocolate. Extra rich chocolate that won’t cause you to gain weight type of chocolate.
2) Breathing Techniques – Lamaze classes teach women breathing techniques to use during labor to reduce the pain. If some women can get through birthing a baby by just breathing, you can get through someone dripping hot wax and ripping hair off your delicate area by using the same breathing techniques. Simply take a deep breath in when the cotton strip is applied onto the wax, then breathe out as the demonic hell raiser, I mean esthetician removes the hair. I do this all the time, and so many estheticians are amazed by how well I take it.
3) Take an anti-inflammatory or use a numbing cream – If all else fails and you just cannot stand the pain, pop an anti-inflammatory about 10 to 30 minutes before the wax. It helps reduce not just the pain, but also the swelling that comes afterwards. You can also use a numbing cream in the area; just be sure to do a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic to it.
What other tips do you guys have for a painless Brazilian Wax? Or do you have a horrific waxing tale? Oh please share!