3:43 am - 07/12/2009

Regrowth after brazilian...


I just did my second brazilian wax about a week ago, and now I'm having the most itchy regrowth ever! I don't remember the first regrowth being that bad. FYI, my two brazilians have been done by different people each time. I have been exfoiliating too, so I am surprised the regrowth is so painful and poky.

I don't know if it's all ingrown hairs, but it is very poky and feels slightly painful when I rub the skin. Some areas are slightly red. It feels a bit like cactus (okay, I'm exagerrating...) Also, when I had sex with my partner today he said it felt like sandpaper :(

Did I just get a very bad waxer or is this normal?
lady_lightning 11th-Jul-2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
It's probably just a really terrible wax.
I had one done at a really nice salon (which cost a nice amount of money too) which was LOVELY. No hair, no redness, nothing that matched some of the horror stories I'd heard.
Then, for my second one, I decided to go on the cheap (right before a Caribbean vacation). I ended up covered in the worst ingrown hair-fest of my life, complete with ridiculous redness and bumps. It felt terrible.
The difference between the two waxes was that after the first one, the woman who did it put on some wonderful lotion-like cream. The second one: nothing.
So hopefully you start to feel better soon!

ditzydeezy 12th-Jul-2009 04:17 am (UTC)
mine is what they called the "princess" brazilian.. they put a mask on to whiten and soothe the skin and some cold massager thing to close to pores...
melisjesus 11th-Jul-2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if that's normal or not - but I myself am very, very prone to ingrown hairs. I've tried a couple different products, and the one I swear by is the Bikini Zone medicated pads.
rexy_fever 11th-Jul-2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
Be VERY careful about waxing. Some states are making Brazilian waxes illegal due to the increase of post-wax infection =S Make sure that you don't go back to that salon. Always, Always, Always make sure that the staff are using the small pots of *soft* wax, and that those small pots are being freshly opened for you. The biggest wax safety rule is the one that most salons break; they recycle left over wax. You should never see the staff double dipping into the wax, and if you do see that, give them shit and take your (lady)business elsewhere.

Most people don't realize just how dangerous it is to break those rules, but the fact is that faulty waxes can lead major staph infections.

I would use a gentle anti-bacterial soap along with the exfoliating you're doing.
ditzydeezy 12th-Jul-2009 04:15 am (UTC)
eeks.. the salon i went to had a tub of hot wax which was constantly heated in the room.. she never double dipped though...

why soft and not hard? i thought hard wax was supposed to be less painful
biaxident 13th-Jul-2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
If by "hard" wax you mean cold wax (egyptian wax), then it's EXTREMELY un-hygenic. It can be easily recycled so you might be getting waxed with someone else's hair!!!
ditzydeezy 14th-Jul-2009 05:33 am (UTC)
oh no no.. it's HOT wax.. it's constantly heated in this container machine thing.. they say it's hard wax though.. and they throw everything that they use on me, no recycling
jenn_possible 12th-Jul-2009 01:34 am (UTC)
I've had differing amounts of regrowth with waxes from the same (very good) waxer, so I think it just depends on how your skin is doing that day.

You could be irritating your skin more if you're exfoliating too much. I found that if I use anything more than acne face wash with a gentle exfoliant once a day, my skin breaks out.
ditzydeezy 12th-Jul-2009 04:15 am (UTC)
maybe... the exfoiltaor i'm using is the body scrub from body shop :X
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