More and more, we are seeing men come in for our Brazilian wax services. This makes sense because, as we cover on our Why Wax page, waxing is more hygienic, longer lasting, and more cost-effective than shaving. When men switch from shaving to waxing, they love avoiding the inevitable itchy scruff that grows in after a few days, and most of our male clients report that they can’t imagine going back to shaving after receiving their first Brazilian. However, even though you may know the benefits of waxing, you may still not be sure if it is right for you, and you may have a lot of questions about it. Read on for some of the most common questions we hear from our male clients.
Aren’t Brazilian waxes only for women?
In the past, women were the only ones who got to benefit from Brazilian waxing, but it is a whole new world now! It is now common for men to want to get waxed down there. We often see bodybuilders and other athletes come in, men who want to be more sanitary, or men who simply like the aesthetic of the waxed look. It’s not a “female thing;” it’s a hygiene thing!
Isn’t it embarrassing?
First of all, you should know that our wax technicians are not judging your body. We have years of experience and have seen it all, so you have no need to feel self-conscious. We are just trying to give you the best wax possible, and that is our only concern during your appointment.
Is it safe to wax down there?
There is a misconception out there that it isn’t safe to wax male genitals, but this isn’t true. Many salons do not offer this service, but it is mostly because up until recently, there wasn’t much demand for male Brazilian waxes. Getting a Brazilian wax is completely safe for men, provided that you go to a hygienic and professional waxing salon.
How much hair will be removed?
This is dependent on your own preferences. We can do anything from a simple bikini wax in which we remove only the hair that would be visible when wearing a bikini-style bottom, to removing all of the hair entirely. Talk to your wax technician about your exact preference for how much hair should be removed.
What if I get “excited” during the appointment?
This is actually a very common and normal reaction to getting waxed; it happens about 50 percent of the time. There is no need to stress about your wax technician being anything but completely professional. We won’t acknowledge it; we’re too busy trying to give you the most even and smoothest wax possible.
Will it be painful?
Well, removing your hair from the follicle is never going to be exactly comfortable, but at Brazils Waxing Center, we use specific techniques to reduce the discomfort of a Brazilian wax. Also keep in mind that the first wax is the most painful; after two or three sessions, our clients generally report that they feel less discomfort.
What should I do to get ready for my appointment?
There are a few things you should do before your appointment. First of all, make sure you have recently showered, as clean skin is better for waxing and it will make you feel more comfortable. Don’t apply any lotion after you shower, however; this makes waxing more difficult because the wax cannot grip the hair. Additionally, make sure there is at least a quarter inch of hair before you come into your appointment. If you usually shave, stop shaving about three weeks before your appointment. This is particularly important for male Brazilian waxes, because the hair down there usually grows slower than the rest of the body.
The night before your appointment, gently exfoliate the area to prevent ingrown hairs. Finally, if you are worried about the pain, taking an OTC pain reliever like ibuprofen may help. However, if you decide to have a couple beers before your appointment, it won’t have the same effect. Alcohol actually makes waxing more painful because the stimulants will make your skin more sensitive. The same goes for smoking or caffeine. Finally, wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment, as it is important that the area breathe.
What about after my appointment?
After your Brazilian wax, you can expect some redness and puffiness around the area, but that should go down within the first 48 hours. Within this time period, do not exfoliate your skin, as it will irritate your skin further. After that, you should exfoliate every few days to avoid ingrown hairs. Additionally, avoid baths, steam rooms, jacuzzis, and the like, as well as strenuous exercise and sexual activity.
Ready for your first male Brazilian wax? At Brazils Waxing Center, our professional and experienced wax technicians will provide you with the best possible experience for your first wax. Book your appointment online today to get started!