A brazilian wax removes all hair in the pubic area, leaving you completely hair-free down there. While some women choose to get a brazilian for aesthetic reasons, others find it helps them feel more confident throughout the day or during intimate situations. It can also be a good way to try out a beauty trend before you commit to it permanently.
Hair Growth Grows Thinner and Sparser
Unlike shaving, which causes the hair to regrow quickly, waxing pulls it from the roots, meaning that regrowth will be much slower. In fact, it may take up to six weeks before new hair grows back! That means you’ll only need to wax your bikini line every few months (or even less frequently).
Skin Feels Smoother and Softer
As a bonus, getting a Brazilian or any other type of wax regularly can make your skin look and feel more radiant. That’s because waxing removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz, which can cause rough patches of skin. Waxing also encourages the growth of collagen, a protein that supports skin elasticity.
If you do decide to give a Brazilian wax a go, be sure to trim your hair down to about a quarter of an inch before your appointment. This will help reduce the pain, says Ophals. She also recommends applying baby powder to the area before waxing (this will help the wax stick to your hair rather than to your skin) and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like Advil if you’re sensitive.