The removal and trimming of female pubic hair dates back to 4000-3000BC, and some local customs considered it a proper hygienic routine. There is evidence of pubic hair removal in Egypt and India in ancient times.
In the Western societies, it is frowned upon and considered embarrassing if a woman has pubic hair showing, so women started shaving their visible pubic hair whenever they wore bathing suits in public. This style of pubic hair removal became known as the American wax.
When the bikini was invented in the 1940’s and became popular, women started shaving more pubic hair because the bikinis covered smaller pubic areas. The shaving of pubic hair visible in a bikini became known as the bikini wax.
The Brazilian wax is said to have been named so in a Manhattan salon founded by Brazilian sisters in the 1980’s, it is the most painful and controversial form of pubic hair removal. One of the controversies surrounding it is that it makes women look underage when they remove all their pubic hairs.
It gained popularity in the United States when celebrities started talking about getting them and how great it made them feel, and it also started getting mentioned in movies and television in the 1990’s at a time when regular pubic hair shaving was common.
Brazilian waxing is not just about removing all pubic hair; there are different you can choose from, you just need to tell your how much hair you want removed, and how you want it to look.
Some of the most popular styles women get are:
The Full Brazilian or Sphinx: This is the total removal of pubic hair, which leaves the region feeling very smooth.
The Landing strip: This is where all pubic hairs are removed except for a thin vertical strip that ends right above the clitoris.
The Heart: All pubic hairs are removed except for a small patch that is shaped like a heart.
The Arrow: All pubic hairs are remover, except for a small patch of hair that is shaped like an arrow pointing down to the clitoris.
These are just a few of the popular styles women get, there are others you can ask you waxer about, and as mentioned, you can also come up with ideas of your own.
There are two types of techniques used in the Brazilian wax, a soft wax, and a hard wax. The soft wax is the cheaper and most painful of the two, it can also cause skin irritation, but it is also the quicker option.
The Hard wax is more expensive, but gentler on the skin, causing minimal skin irritation, it takes longer than the soft wax does.
Getting a Brazilian wax is not for everybody; people who are interested should go to a salon and get more information about it, so they are comfortable enough to make an appointment.