What to Expect During Your First Brazilian Wax

If you’ve never tried a Brazilian wax in Gilbert, AZ, it can be intimidating to think about. How bad will it really hurt? Is there anything you can do to minimize the pain? How does the process work?

When you get body waxing at Gilbert Wax Bar, LLC, we do everything possible to make your appointment as stress- and pain-free as possible. Our skilled estheticians will work with you so you know what to expect and how to care for yourself after the appointment. If you’re hesitant to try a Brazilian wax, read on for more details about the experience.

Before your waxing appointment

It’s true that waxing might be uncomfortable or even painful, at least on your first try. Since everyone has a different pain tolerance, it’s impossible to predict how you’ll be affected. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have a better experience—and keep in mind that the first time is always the worst. Most clients report a significant reduction in pain after the first wax.

First, make sure your hair is a quarter-inch long. The longer the hair, the more painful it is to wax. Stop shaving at least three weeks before your appointment. If the hair is too short, your esthetician won’t be able to wax effectively. Don’t get waxed while you’re on your period.

Second, take a hot shower before your appointment. Steam and hot water open up the pores so the hair comes out easier. It will also relax your muscles. The more tense you are, the more likely you are to experience pain.

Don’t forget to wear loose-fitting, breathable underwear. This will minimize any skin irritation.

During the waxing appointment

A typical appointment lasts for about 15 to 30 minutes. Your esthetician will take you to your private room, where you can ask any questions or express your concerns. Then the waxing process will begin. Don’t be alarmed if your esthetician asks you to hold certain body parts during the process—this will help them with hard-to-reach areas.


After your appointment, it’s crucial that you wear loose, breathable clothing, and avoid sweaty workouts or strongly-scented products. Within 24 to 48 hours of the appointment, use a gentle exfoliant on the waxed areas. Then use a moisturizer. This will help prevent redness, bumps and ingrown hairs while keeping your skin as smooth as possible.

When do I need to come back?

Brazilian waxes last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. The best thing you can do for yourself is to continue getting waxed—if you only do it a couple times per year, it will be a more painful process every time. Regular waxing makes the hair thinner, which makes it easier to pull out. It’s also less noticeable.

Ready to schedule your first body waxing appointment in Gilbert, AZ today? Call Gilbert Wax Bar, LLC to learn more about our services and set a time for your own.

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