How To Get A Painless Wax
It’s that time of the month again -- and I’m not talking about our little friend that painfully comes every month. No, this is another type of pain that is self-inflicted. I’m talking about getting a brazilian wax. For me this is a monthly occurrence that’s been going for over a year now. I wish I could say that the more you do it the less painful it is, but it really isn’t. The experience might be slightly less painful after going a couple of times, but the truth is that is it still PAINFUL.
Normally I do a regular brazilian in which the hair is removed with waxing strips. This weekend I decided to try a different method my friend Elva has been telling me about. She used to do the same brazilian as me but had switched over to this new method and said the experience is completely different. Since I was trying something new I decided it was only fitting to try a new product with it as well.
I received a box of BareEase & Cream a while ago and can’t believe I didn’t use it sooner. BareEase is a kit prepared to help you have an “ouchless” hair removal process.
- First apply the pain relieving cream on the area that will be waxed. The cream contains 4% of Lidocaine (an anesthetic). In order to determine if you have applied enough of the cream you should be able to see a thin layer of it.
- Now you are ready to slip into the pink, rubbery underwear provided. These are for a one-time use only.
- You can now go about your usual activities for about 30 to 40 minutes but do not exceed 45 minutes with the cream on.
- When the time is up wipe away the cream, but try timing it so that you need to remove the cream right before the wax.
I headed to European Wax Center for my brazilian and the experience was exceptional from beginning to end. The place is clean, organized and tons of bright lighting. They use a hard wax that was especially developed for them in Paris. The wax is purple (which I love compared to that icky yellowish color it usually is) and it is applied in sections. After a couple of seconds the wax hardens and it is ripped off. After the first rip I knew this was the method for me.
The BareEase definitely helped. I felt some sections more than others, but nowhere near as bad as I would without it. I think the combination of this numbing cream and the hard wax method worked together in my favor. I strongly recommend using BareEase & Cream for first time and experienced waxers. And if you haven’t stopped by a European Wax Center, book your appointment soon. They have various services they offer and the staff is so friendly and helpful.
But before you go pick up a box of BareEase & Cream.