Summer is here, and we need to get ready to look perfect when we are out on the beach. The final step of the process is removing all the hair from our bodies so that we look amazing and we can fully tan without worrying that there is going to be a hair or two sticking on our legs. If you are thinking of booking your next waxing appointment, you are probably looking at all the options that you have. The two most common options that we are presented with are Brazilian and bikini wax, and there are some main differences between them. If you are like most of us, you cannot list them all, and if you want to know what they are, you should continue reading.
1. Which parts of the body are going to be treated?
The main dissimilarity between these two hair removal types is the area of the body which the hair is being removed from. When it comes to the bikini option, with this treatment, your legs, up until the point that is covered with your bathing suit is going to be waxed. This means that your legs are going to be completely waxed, along with the sides of your intimate area that are not covered by your underwear.
On the other side, the Brazilian treatment will remove hairs fully from your intimate area, meaning that all hairs from the front, back, and sides are going to be taken care of. There will be no hairs left anywhere, and everything will be removed and you will be completely hair-free in your intimate area.
2. Can you do them at home?
If you have never done a Brazilian or a bikini wax on your own, then it is recommended not to try it at all. Keep in mind that the wax is not placed randomly and it is not pulled from any side. You need to pay attention to how the hair grows and follow that to make sure that you properly remove the hairs without just breaking them.
It can be pretty difficult to remove all the hairs, especially when it comes to the full-hair removal option, so, it is better to leave it to the professionals. Even though you can choose to try it on your own and see if you can do it, you should not. It is much better and safer when it is done by someone who has knowledge and experience.
3. What to pay attention to when booking an appointment?
When booking an appointment, no matter what type of treatment you want, you should pay attention to the salon. You should be looking for a clean place that follows all the regulations for keeping their clients safe. As you can see on centers like Bypia, you should look for a salon that works with professionals only and that takes accountability for all of the treatments that they offer.
You should look for places that change the wax after every client, and if you see that they are reheating and reusing it, then you should walk away. You need to look for professionals that clean and disinvest the area after every customer and that use gloves and other equipment that is used on one person only and then thrown away. Finally, you should look for a professional that you are comfortable with, and if you don’t feel pleasant around them, then you should not book an appointment with them.
Keep in mind that no matter the type of treatment, it is still an intimate appointment so the most important thing for you is to feel okay and to know that everything is clean and disinfected before and after you.
4. Which one is more painful?
When it comes to pain levels, it is pretty tricky to answer, since all of us have different pain tolerance. If you have thicker hairs and if you have been shaving for a long time, both of the treatments will be uncomfortable, and maybe even painful. However, if you have been waxing for the past few years, or if you have thinner hair, chances are, you won’t feel any pain. Keep in mind that the pain levels will change depending on your menstrual cycle, so it is better to go get this treatment done after you get your period, or before your ovulation. If you are in your PMS stage, chances are, you will be much more sensitive and you will feel more pain.
Since the Brazilian treatment will cover all of your intimate areas, and not only the sides that the bathing suit doesn’t cover, this type of waxing is said to be a bit more unpleasant than the other.
5. Which one is more expensive?
This question is relatively difficult to answer because it all depends on the place where you get your treatment. Some cosmetic saloons will give you special discounts if you do more than one treatment, while others will charge separately for the Brazilian part. Most commonly, you will be asked to pay more for the treatments that will remove all the hairs from your body and intimate area.
The bottom line is that Brazilian should be more expensive, however, you need to talk to your cosmetologist about their prices. The price will also differ depending on your location, the type of wax they use, and the overall policies in the salon.
6. Types of product
Finally, you need to be aware of what type of product is going to be used on you when you get your hair removed. When it comes to Brazilian, you have two main options – hard and soft products. If the hairs are thicker and when waxing a more intimate area, then the soft option is used since it makes it easier to treat all the areas without adding extra pressure or making the clients uncomfortable. For all the other parts, a soft product is used. On the other hand, when it comes to the bikini treatment, more often than not, just hard wax is used, since it helps get the job done faster, and it also exfoliates your legs fully.
These are the main dissimilarities when it comes to these two treatments, and both of them are an option for everyone. It all depends on personal preferences and ideas, so if you are not sure which one would be the right one for you, you can talk to your cosmetologist, see what you are comfortable with, and go from there.