There are a few key steps that you can take to ensure that you get the most out of your Brazilian or bikini wax. This article will provide you with some tips and tricks to make your Brazilian wax last longer. Did you know that having happy and healthy pubic hair is key to successful hair removal? It might seem counterintuitive, but the healthier and stronger that your hair grows, the better your bikini waxing session will go and the longer that your future waxes will last. Why? This is because strong hair is resistant to breaking. If hair is not properly nourished, it can break off above the root, causing it to regrow uneven. Hair that is removed completely, including the root, will give you the best results, allow you to go longer between waxing appointments, and give you an around better looking wax.
But how go we get that healthy hair growth? It all starts with the aftercare. This article will teach you everything you need to know about the necessary aftercare tips for how to properly follow-up your waxing services to make sure that all future Brazilian waxes and Bikini waxes are less painful and more productive.
Following our simple steps for Brazilian wax aftercare will ensure that you make the most of your wax:
Brazilian Wax Aftercare Products
Whether this is your first time getting a bikini wax or you’re the number one customer at the European Wax Center, proper aftercare following your waxing session is essential to ensuring that your pubic hair grows back slowly, healthily, and without redness, ingrown hairs, or irritated pores and hair follicles. A good aftercare routing should include the following products:
Wax Residue Remover Oil
The first skin care action that you should do following you waxing appointment is the application of a post-wax residue remover oil, ideally within 30 minutes of your waxing appointment. It is likely that if you go to a professional waxing salon, they will apply this for you. However, if you are doing an at-home DIY wax, you should first apply this oil to your bikini area following your waxing. Wax residue removal oil servers several purposes. First, it allows your newly hair free waxed skin to breath by removing any residual wax that might be clogging pores on your skin. Ensuring pores are clear of obstructions such as wax is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs and other skin irritations.
This oil also rapidly “calms” the skin following a waxing appointment. It is crucial to act quickly to calm and heal the skin to prevent further irritation, injury, or infection. While it is important to avoid over-cleaning and thus further irritating the waxed area, post-wax oils gently lift away caked on hard wax and other debris.
It is important to find an oil with all natural ingredients such as chamomile oil and Vitamin E oil to help to moisturize the skin, accelerating the healing process. This is particularly important if you have sensitive skin.
Below are out favorite Wax Residue Removal Oils to add to your skincare routine:
Coconut oil has many great medical benefits and applying coconut oil after Brazilian or bikini waxing is no. For under $10 for a 14 oz. jar, you can get enough coconut oil to last you many waxing appointments. Coconut oil is a very effective natural moisturizer with the side benefit of smelling great! Coconut oil is a great product to use to take care of your skin after the wax residue removal.
Coconut oil is also well-known for its natural anti-bacterial properties. Additionally, the natural cooling effect of coconut oil has the added benefit of repairing and soothing any red bumps that you may experience after waxing. Just liberally apply the coconut oil and you should start to see the changes. Coconut oil should be applied for several days following a waxing appointment. But as with all things, use the oil in moderation and if you see any adverse side effects, cease use immediately.
Fur oil is a proprietary blend of oils that was featured on Shark Tank. Specifically designed for pubic hair, it features a blend of Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, D-Limonene. Although pricey, it is well-worth the $28/bottle pricetag.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is perhaps one of the best things you can apply to your bikini line after you get waxed. Your skin will thank you for it. Our favorite product is the LAVO Tea Tree Gel w/Salicylic Acid. Tea Tree Oil, Salicylic acid (found in Aspirin), Camphor, and Calendula have anti-inflammatory and healing properties which helps reduce irritation and control pain following a waxing. What we really like about this product is the Salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid), which means that it increases cell turnover helping replace dead skin cells with new, healthy skin cells while also preventing ingrown hairs.
If you don’t like the LAVO Tea Tree Gel w/Salicylic Acid, we’ve also identified some additional oils that could be applied following a wax appointment.
Aloe Vera Gel
There are many benefits to Aloe Vera Gel and there are many ways to introduce it to your beauty routine. We have found that Seven Minerals Organic Aloe Vera Gel is particularly effective following a waxing experience. It is kind enough to sooth irritated skin anywhere on the body and can often be found at a very reasonable price (or many might already have it to treat sunburn).
Whether it is your first time with waxing aftercare, or you are a regular client, following your hair removal appointment, consider one of the aloes below to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce irritation.
Something else to considering acquiring before you Brazilian or Bikini wax is a cold compress, such as the FlexiKold Gel Ice Pack. There’s nothing quite as comforting for immediately relieve as stuffing a cold compress down your pants. We recommend keeping at least two in the freezer at all times incase your waxed area starts to burn. This can be particular important in the 24 hours immediately following your appointment.
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Following your waxing, you might want to consider the use of an exfoliating body scrub brush such as the one from Dylonic. This is great for preventing ingrown hairs and much more. Just gently massage the waxed area with care and the brush will help to lift any incoming hair.
Other Aftercare Tips
Can You Have Sex After a Brazilian Wax?
Unfortunately, sexual activity should be avoided for 48 hours following your waxing session. Two days may seem like a long time to wait to show off your shiny new bikini waxed skin, but it’s a no no. If 48 hours is too long, try to wait at least 24 hours.
Can I Go Tanning After Waxing?
Tanning should be avoided for two days following a waxing session. If you don’t wait, your hair follicles will not have time to close. Because they are more susceptible to tanning (whether UV ray or spray on tanning), leaving you with darker dots on your waxed area, and possible sun damage. Consider a pre wax tanning session instead (just make sure you shower before your waxing session).
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