Everyone has different taste in hairstyles, whether it’s on your head, or between your legs. Long, short, curly, tamed, bleached, colored, trendy or bare there are many different options. There are a variety of factors that can determine a style such as: maintenance, time, generational norms, and personal and partner preferences. Some men and women in there late 30s+ may gravitate towards a more natural appearance, because they were exposed to a lot of “full bush” in porn and magazines growing up. While on the other hand, an active member of the millennial generation like me, may tend to go almost totally bare down there.
However, getting silky smooth results can be a challenge, and maintenance can definitely be a pain (literally) as well as a strain on your pocket book. Brazilian (everything off) and Parisian (landing strip only) waxes can give amazingly smooth results, but they can also be excruciatingly painful and expensive ranging anywhere from $55-$125. Touch ups at the salon can cost almost as much and I have honestly been charged $25 more just to flip over!! But it isn’t just the pain and cost of going bare that can be cons, it’s also the patience. Before getting a wax, it is recommended that you grow out for at least 2 weeks, and if you’re used to a barely there lifestyle, that can seem like an eternity! After dabbling in quite a few waxes, I took matters into my own hands and figured out a few techniques how to get Brazilian results on a Bic budget.
What you will need:
- A coarse sugar scrub
- A loofah (optional)
- Shaving cream
- A razor (at least a triple blade for best results)
- Baby oil
It is imperative to exfoliate the area you are shaving thoroughly. This is what will alleviate the discomfort and appearance of ingrown hairs and/or razor burn. Using either a loofah or just your hands if you prefer, generously work the sugar scrub in a circular motion to remove all dead or dry skin and make your area fresh. The granules in the scrub can be a little abrasive, but it beats the tearing off of a wax strip any day! Think of it as sanding something before you paint it, if you put a fresh coat of paint over an old or dry surface, your results certainly won’t be ideal.
Apply your preferred selection of shaving cream generously. With your razor, you want to start with strokes going against the hair, just as you would shave your legs. Your pores should be open from the exfoliating, so going from bottom to top shouldn’t be a problem. You should find that your razor is moving along smoothly over your freshly exfoliated skin.
Cold water closes pores. So on your way out of the shower, as you are turning the water off, give yourself a quick blast with the cool water and then pat dry. You should be feeling smooth and silky. To lock in moisture and to stay soft, apply baby oil for lasting results. If you’re really feeling in a perfectionist mood, you can whip out the tweezers to catch any strays, but it can start to get painful after a while!
And it’s that easy! The only downfall is that when a real Brazilian wax’s results last for up to 2-3 weeks, and unfortunately with a shave, your hair tends to start to grow back about 2-3 days later. However, it is a faster, more cost-effective and less painful option to achieve a beautiful smooth and sexy vagina.
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