21 Sep 2011

The Brazilian

16th August after I got my glucose level tested at the hospital, I decide to go book an appointment for my first Brazilian. It must have been the sugar rush, but I felt that I was ready to go for this experience in the secret department. So after four months of consideration and with many encouraging comments, I finally decided to jump into the experience. I walked into the beautician shop and booked my appointment, feeling proud for myself – {it was the sugar rush!}

Two days later I went to the appointment.

Once in the little room, the lady told me to lay on the bench with my legs far apart. Most of the time I thought “Don’t feel too humiliated, she is doing a job that most have to be BRAVE to do. Maybe she is more shy than me.” I had to think about something, so I thought that. In the meantime I was sweating like a pig. She asked me if I wanted a cold towel for my forehead. I accepted.

The waxing lady asked me about my pregnancy to distract me, but my mind was exploding from the pain, I was in such agony and to make me feel better she said “Being pregnant doesn’t help the pain, because you are more sensitive down there. It is a little bit painful because you were blessed with coarse hair down there.”

Maybe she was right, but I don’t think that explained the blood on the waxing cloth. I was bleeding so I asked her why I was bleeding. To which question she answered “This is a good thing, because that means the hair will never come back again in that area.” I was not convinced but I am not an expert so I didn’t say a thing.

After the drama…

It felt good to leave the place without hair, my secret department felt smooth. However, after a week I started to feel uncomfortable because lots of after shave bumps started to appear on that area. They are huge and painful. My brazilian experience was painful and up to date I have the bumps and I must admit they are the worse bumps I have ever had.

It wasn’t a great experience, for this reason I can’t wait to go back to my favourite shaving creams after baby.

Until then…

18 comments:

  1. You are mighty brave my dear, I am 26w along myself and I did it once pre wedding and I don't think i'll ever have to guts to go again! :) But good for you because Lord knows during pregnancy, you can have a "situation" down there! Love the blog!

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  2. Ooooh I've been thinking about this but after your review I running away!! That sounds painful girly!

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  3. It was painful and my mind back and forth from the stars and moon!

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  4. I've never been brave enough to get a Brazilian, but I've always wanted one!

    So exciting that you're expecting; hope your pregnancy is treating you well!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Now following!

    ~ Angela
    grahamandangela.blogspot.com

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  5. I just went to brazil for my first time 2 weeks ago. Oh my! I was in SO much pain! My lady told me to make sure that I exfoliate and moisturize to prevent the bumps and that the more I do it the less it will hurt... I am going back for round 2 in 2 weeks in prep for my honeymoon - I'll keep you posted on how that goes...

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  6. real kiss and support here..kisss me back......

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  7. Goodness! You are so very brave to even make the appointment! And to go in and do it! Not many people try it.
    I have had two Brazilian waxes. The first one was a good experience and the second was bad. I won't go into detail about the bad...but it was terrible!
    Hugs to you! Hope your bumps disappear quickly!

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  8. @Maygan, I wish my lady was nice to give me that info. I am going to try to exfoliate and moisturize to see if there is any improvement. Will like to hear the update on your experience :).

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  9. oh no ... this is the reason why i am sooo afraid to do it. ahhh, i think about it but i hate pain so i just keep pushing it back. who knows? maybe one day. until that, the shaving gel and i are best friends, hehe.

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  10. And this is why I will never do this! Oh Emm Gee- you are so brave and strong! To do this while preggos- my hats off to you!
    First time visitor-- cute blog!

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  11. Eep. I've never gotten a brazillian, but I do get bikini waxes, I don't think i could go all the way. You're SERIOUSLY brave.

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  12. Ooo, that sounds painful. I do get Bazilians every three weeks and I have never bled or gotten bumps after or experienced immense pain. It's uncomfortable, yea, but not as painful as you experienced. I think the wax may have been too hot? It sounds as if you'll never get one again, but if there is a next time amke sure you trim before you get waxed. If it's really course and curly it will HURT!

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  13. I am crossing my legs as I read this! eeks!

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  14. I can't believe you got a brazilian while preg! I could not stand to get my brows done! Luckily I had a c-section so they saved everything for me!

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  15. @ Baby Shopaholic, I think it was the sugar rush, it went to my head and I saw everything sweeter until I was on the bench... :)!

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  16. Oh honey! I've never had a brazilian but I do go for a regular wax. There are two rules people gave me before I started: don't go the week before or after you cycle and don't go when you're pregnant. Way to sensitive around those times. Outside of those times it's really not so bad. So sorry you had a bad experience. They really should have told you how sensitive you would be as a pregnant woman.

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  17. Okay. Yes, I have done it a few times! You may have even read my post about it. It was painful, but let me add there was no blood involved!!! I think she may have lied you about that, but I'm not an expert. You are brave for doing it while pregnant!!! I don't know if I could have done it then, unless I was trying to go into labor.

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  18. Argh I think reading this post about waxing has just about put me off ever wanting to try that! :O

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