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post #1 of 23
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I know you men on TCS aren't going to be able to help reading, so I warn you it's about nether-regions (as my grandma says)....lol



I want to get a Brazilian wax. Shaving just doesn't work for me, because my skin is so sensitive I end up with a rash.....by the time the rash is gone, the hair is back, so it's just not worth it. I've never gone, because I've felt shy, but I've accepted that the ladies who do this have seen anything. So, I want to give it a try.

I'm not worried about the pain, really. I can deal with it. I've tried waxing myself (though not that much, more a bikini thing) and end up bleeding (sensitive skin again) and having to do a LOT of touch up with tweezers. I need professional help.

I want recommendations from those who've gone. Any prep? How do I choose a spa? What should I expect to pay (I've heard between $50 and $75).

Does anyone know a good place in the Toronto area????

Thanks for the help. I plan to try to go this weekend (I bet it'll be a laugh trying to explain my "do-it-yourself" attempt spot ). Wish me luck.
post #2 of 23
I haven't gone, but am looking into waxing as well.

how long has it been since the do it yourself? Has the skin healed? If not, you may want to wait a week or two for your skin to heal. Otherwise you could experience more pain then if you wait to heal.

I usually check out citysearch.com or local.yahoo.com for user recommendations in my area.

Good luck!
post #3 of 23
OMG, All I can say is good luck. I would be terrified
post #4 of 23
Ouch! Let me know how it goes! I wish you luck! Sounds painful...
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
I haven't gone, but am looking into waxing as well.

how long has it been since the do it yourself? Has the skin healed? If not, you may want to wait a week or two for your skin to heal. Otherwise you could experience more pain then if you wait to heal.

I usually check out citysearch.com or local.yahoo.com for user recommendations in my area.

Good luck!
The bleeding isn't from any major irritations. The hair being pulled from the follicle causes little pinpricks of bleeding, but doesn't leave any rawness or open wounds or anything. I did it last night, but it's already fine. You can't see anything out of the ordinary. There's no problem. Also, I'm not worried about it being more painful. I have a high tolerance.

I'll check out those sites. Thanks
post #6 of 23
Never had one.

I looked in google for "brazilian wax toronto" and came up with this link:

http://www.pantagesspa.com/finishing_touches.php
post #7 of 23
I've heard that waxing doesn't always turn out any better than shaving with a razor.

I use an electric razor and it works great. Not an expensive one or anything, just a plain ol $20 one. I don't get rashes with that and just like you I have VERY sensitive skin...... Lets just say I used Nare once and I left it on the least amount of time I could, 4 minutes. The next day everywhere that Nare touched my skin was a big scab! Both my legs were entire scabs! It was horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also something else I found that works is after you shave and you feel irritation coming on, put some rubbing alcohol on it.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
I've heard that waxing doesn't always turn out any better than shaving with a razor.

I use an electric razor and it works great. Not an expensive one or anything, just a plain ol $20 one. I don't get rashes with that and just like you I have VERY sensitive skin...... Lets just say I used Nare once and I left it on the least amount of time I could, 4 minutes. The next day everywhere that Nare touched my skin was a big scab! Both my legs were entire scabs! It was horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also something else I found that works is after you shave and you feel irritation coming on, put some rubbing alcohol on it.
Any kind of hair removal causes scabs all over me too!
post #9 of 23
One word....

OUCH!!!!!
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
UPDATE....

I went this morning. It wasn't too bad. It hurt when the strips were coming off, but didn't continue to be very painful. Already, the redness and irritation is starting to go away. It's true what I've read.....the worst spot is at the top of....well, you know where it's the most sensitive.

It didn't take too long (about 30 minutes for the whole visit) and cost just under $70 with tax. But of course I also left a tip.

She said the first time is the worst and that the hair will grow in finer and slower the more it's done, so that's nice to hear.

Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know that it didn't kill me or drive me to insanity or anything!
post #11 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
Lets just say I used Nare once and I left it on the least amount of time I could, 4 minutes. The next day everywhere that Nare touched my skin was a big scab!
OMG!!!! Did you use nare on your female area or are you refering to your legs?!!!!
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
I've heard that waxing doesn't always turn out any better than shaving with a razor.
Oh trust me it does!.

I get waxed and it's worth the few minutes discomfort.
post #13 of 23
*....faints*
post #14 of 23
I heard if you prepare yourself for some intense pain then it won't be as bad as you think. I heard you should trim a bit before you go. That's all I have for you
post #15 of 23
Thanks for the update.

I'm going to look into getting one also in a few weeks. The hair removal lotion (i.e. Nair) doesn't really touch it...even after I leave on for the max time of 10 minutes.

Thanks for the inspiration!
post #16 of 23
Good luck. I just shave (have been). I tried waxing at home (my legs) one time - once too many - that stuff HURTS like heck! I'd never do waxing again - especially there

I would think a medium or higher price place would be better then the cheaper ones.
post #17 of 23
Waxing sounds like it would benefit me, too.

No matter how many "fix it tricks" I have tried when it comes to shaving, I can never get those ugly bumps to cease.

Glad you made it out of your waxing still sane!
post #18 of 23
I've seriously considered laser hair removal....until I found out how much it costs....YIKES!!!! Of course, it's permanent, so you only have to pay for a few treatments until it's gone...but still....
I'd really like to have it done on my upper lip. Since I've got such dark hair, I'm rather paranoid about having a 'stache. Although, whenever I mention it, everyone says I'm imagining it. Oh well...vanity, thy name is woman.

Glad the wax wasn't too awful. Please keep us updated on how long it lasts! It would be interesting to know the difference between waxing and shaving. Shaving is a pain in the hooha.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by eburgess View Post
I heard if you prepare yourself for some intense pain then it won't be as bad as you think. I heard you should trim a bit before you go. That's all I have for you
It's not that it doesn't hurt, just that it only REALLY hurts at the exact moment the strip is pulled off. And even then, only a few areas were worse than waxing your eyebrows or legs or something.

You should trim to some degree, I think....probably you can find out what the ideal length would be. While researching online, I read about one woman who went in for her first time and the beautician came at her with scissors for a trim saying "Don't worry....your wee man in a boat will be safe with me!" ROFL
post #20 of 23
I swim 3 days a week and I bought one of those cheap little $7 tiny electric shavers, since razor shaving is a big ol' no for me (I have very sensitive skin too). I get no irritation, and it takes less than 3 mins a couple of times a week . Some days I just do my legs with it too, if I'm feeling lazy .
post #21 of 23
I had my first laser done on my face last Thursday. OMG--it's so easy. I am already thinking of doing THAT area next. It is pricey--$400 for my upper lip and chinny chin chin---but my package includes as many treatments as needed to do the job.
post #22 of 23
I can't shave *that* area, so I have tried using Nair - awful results
I tried the Brazilian wax, but it was soooo painful - I even cry when getting my eyebrows done (I'm such a baby...lol)
What works for me is stealing my hubby's beard & moustache trimmer. Once a week and everything is good.
post #23 of 23
You members in Canada can buy Emla cream, something we have to have a prescription for. I used it to get a large area tattooed since I found out my pain sensors misfire and cause me more than usual pain. If you use it right after a shower when your pores are open, you can gob it on the area being waxed, cover it for about 2 hours with plastic wrap, and it will minimize the pain. I got tattooed for about 4 hours and never felt it. It might help with waxing. It couldn't hurt to find out.
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