How to make your next Brazilian wax less painful


The team at Brazilian Butterfly are experts in hair removal, so we asked them share their top tips on reducing pain for your next Brazilian waxing appointment. 


Being the experts in hair removal means there is one question they are asked time and time again. “Is this going to hurt?”

On a scale of feather touch to being mauled by a tiger, it’s certainly on the feather touch end. But there’s no denying there is a bit of a sting involved when it comes to waxing. What they can tell you, is how you can make a wax less painful. Here are our top recommendations for making a wax much less painful:

Stop shaving:

Put down the razor! We know it can be tempting to quickly shave your hair away, a few minutes in the shower and it’s gone! But this method of hair removal sees the hair grow back much denser than before. Once you commit to waxing, your hair won’t grow back as dense which means each wax will be less painful than the last.

Drink plenty of water:

Hydration is key when it comes to reducing pain. Drinking plenty of water and regularly moisturising your skin will ensure it becomes nice and plump. This allows for easier hair removal and a much more enjoyable waxing experience.

Soak in a bath:

If you have time, soak in a warm bath for 20 minutes before your appointment. Soaking in a warm bath will allow your pores and hair follicles to open up, making it much easier to remove the hair.

Time your appointment:

For the ladies, try to never schedule your appointment right before you get your period as this is when you are most sensitive. Instead, book it in for a few days after your period as this is when your pain threshold is highest.

Take paracetamol:

If you find a wax particularly excruciating then try taking some paracetamol 30 – 45 minutes before your appointment. By the time you are getting waxed the paracetamol will have kicked in and you should feel far less pain.


We know this one sounds silly, but hear us out. Your natural reaction when in pain is to hold your breath and to tense your body, which only makes hair removal more difficult. Try to make a conscious effort of breathing deeply; try to breathe in as the wax is applied and breathe out as the wax is removed.

Choose the right professional:

It is important you do your research before booking in for any waxing treatment. At Brazilian Butterfly they take every necessary step to minimize the pain throughout the process. Their technique ensures quick, almost pain-free removal of wax whilst always taking care of your skin.

If you want to put our recommendations to the test, then it is time to book in for your next waxing treatment. They guarantee you will notice a difference in the pain you experience if you follow just a few of these simple steps.

This blog was contributed by the experts at our Brazilian Butterfly Berwick salon. If you would like to book with our Berwick salon you can book online or phone (03) 9769 7333.

NEXT: Read all about the different types of Brazilian waxes here.