The Brazilian waxing craze is not going away. With the bikini area trend growing over the past decade, more and more hair removal salons are popping up all over the place.
And while most of these salons offer some Brazilian waxing services for everybody, there’s one limitation. Waxing during your period is a subject that seems to stir curiosity among hair removal aficionados.
Waxing during your period does not sound like a great idea. But does it need to be a deal-breaker?
The simple answer is no: a typical wax treatment should not hurt more because you are on your period. Although it is common to experience an increase in pain during this time, it’s typically the other symptoms, like fatigue and cramps, that heighten rather than sensitivity.
The blood flow during your period makes the skin more sensitive to the wax. On the flip side, since it’s your period, your skin is also more nourished because of the hormonal surge. This helps to make hair regrowth stronger and smoother for up to 12 weeks.
Many women are worried about getting their hair removed on their period. But contrary to common belief, you can get waxed on your period. However, there are some precautions you’ll want to keep in mind.
At times, period pain can be a right old nuisance. Not to mention it sucks the life out of you! If you’re in a situation where you can’t move your appointment or simply don’t want to, there are a couple of things you can do to make it more comfortable.
Taking a painkiller 30 minutes before your appointment will help numb the pain and make any waxing a lot easier.
Once you are ready to get waxed while you’re on your period, it is best to use a tampon or menstrual cups instead of pads or panty liners.
Change your tampon or clean out your cup right before your wax appointment to minimize the risk of period leaks in the salon.
Take a shower before your appointment. While you’re in the shower, use exfoliate to help prevent ingrown hairs after the appointment. This helps to reduce inflammation and irritation, too.
After getting waxed, don’t shower for at least 24 hours so that your pores heal. Showering will cause unnecessary pain if done too soon.
Getting waxed during your periods is easier to handle when an experienced person does it for you. Make sure you pass by a professional waxing clinic in your area and have them do the work.
It saves you the hassle of going through homemade recipes in reducing pain and irritation while making your waxing session less painful.
Our professional technicians are fully licensed and insured, but we want to make sure you’re going into your appointment fully knowing what to expect. Here are some other frequently asked questions people have had about waxing during their period.
Although the timing of your wax may vary slightly depending on factors like hormones or temperature, waxing is suitable for most women with any menstrual cycle length. We recommend that you schedule your appointment between the 4th and 7th day of your period, which is when the skin is more sensitive and readily absorbs products.
Periods bring inconveniences, but their arrival isn’t a reason to cancel a waxing appointment. You can get waxed while you’re menstruating—every esthetician is well-equipped and trained to remove hair from the most sensitive areas.
Brazilian waxing during periods can be very uncomfortable or painful for some women. The skin is just extra sensitive at these times, so inform the esthetician that you are on your menstrual cycle.
This way, she can apply numbing cream to the area just before the Brazilian waxing treatment, which will lessen the discomfort after the wax.
That being said, some brave souls do get waxed on their period. It’s ultimately your decision! We at SOS Wax & Skincare want you to feel comfortable and will always offer you a patch test if you wish to have your first wax done during your period.
Come on in, and we’ll go over the details of waxing with a specialist. We use the highest quality products on the market to provide you with amazing results. We specialize in an array of wax lies including Brazilian waxing, bikini waxing, Hollywood waxing, and brow waxing.
Are you ready to get waxed? We’d love to have you! Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Genet Nemeth is the owner of SOS WAX and Skincare in Las Vegas. She loves talking about skincare and waxing with employees and clients. When not in one of her shops, you can find Genet enjoying a matcha tea ice cream cone at her favorite café.