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Brazilian waxing is a procedure involving the complete removal of hair from the bikini area
including buttocks and adjacent to the anus, perineum and vulva.
It can be thought of as a more thorough form of bikini waxing.
The majority of types of Brazilian waxing leave a small line of pubic hair above the vulva,
commonly known as the "G-Wax" or just "Brazilian".
Waxes that completely remove the pubic hair are either termed 'Hollywood' or 'Sphinx'
depending on the salon visited.
Sometimes the term Full Bikini Wax or FBW is used.
While mainly associated with females, the practice is engaged in by males as well.
In the male version of the Brazilian wax, men will sometimes leave a triangle-shaped
patch above the penis untouched.
The male version is sometime being referred to as the “boyzilian”.
Full body waxing, including genital waxing, has been increasingly popular among man
especially in the bodybuilding and fitness community.
The Brazilian wax originated in Brazil for women wanting to wear then-new bikinis thong,
which was not widely popular inside the United States at the time.
Waxing gained in popularity through the 1990s with increased use of G-strings or thongs.
The client is asked to disrobe. Occasionally, for females, a paper g-string is provided
to protect the client's modesty.
The procedure starts with baby powder, talcum powder, or oil being spread liberally
over the area to be waxed. This prevents the hot wax from sticking to the skin.
Then, as in other forms of waxing, hot wax is spread over the area
from which hair is to be removed.
The wax is allowed to harden briefly, then one edge of the wax strip is pulled up
and used as a 'tab' to quickly pull off or "zip" the rest of the wax,
usually in the direction opposite of hair growth.
The Esthetician then works her way around the body systematically removing
the hair from the genital area, buttocks, and anus.
This procedure removes the wax, hair, and any dead skin cells lying on the skin surface.
The person performing the wax will then finish with tweezers to remove
any stray hairs that the waxing missed.
Finally, the remaining pubic hair (the so-called "landing strip")
is either trimmed with scissors, or waxed off if the client requests it.
The remaining hair may even be in a particular pattern
(hearts are a popular option), or dyed.
The wax used is often a mixture of natural beeswax and tall oil rather
than the more common synthetic 'waxes' used for regular leg waxing.
It is felt that beeswax is stronger, and more effective at removing the thicker,
coarser pubic hairs.
The pain involved with this procedure can be slight or severe and can continue
for quite some time (from several seconds to minutes).
Some claim to perceive less pain during subsequent treatments.
Many products are available to lessen the pain, such as topical anesthetics.
Some advise following the procedure with an application of a hair inhibitor,
which will slow the regrowth of hair and may halt regrowth completely.
The results can last up to two months.
The benefits are similar to those of other types of waxing,
such as lack of razor burn and soft hair regrowth.
The disadvantages are also similar, though since it is performed on an extremely
sensitive region of the body, the pain can be more acute.
It is recommended that one get a licensed cosmetologist or Esthetician
to perform this procedure.
Burning sensation involved in wax hair removal can be greatly decreased
by skillful professional.
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