Brazilian includes the most sensitive area of your body such as between thighs, front pubic bone, buttcheeks, around external genitals, anus, etc. depending on your choices. Shaving these areas are called Brazilian shaving

Although Brazilian waxing is much more famous than Brazilian shaving. 

Everyone knows about Brazilian waxing, but everyone also knows that it is not for everyone’s to-do thing. It is very expensive, in the long term it costs you a lot.

That is why much more people are shifting toward Brazilian shaving and Brazilian epilation

Brazilian epilation hurts a lot although we have made a brief guide on –How to epilate full Brazilian? check this out if you are interested 

So some people have the only option is Brazilian shaving.

Here in this article, we will know why Brazilian waxing? What is Brazilian shaving? how long it works. In short an important FAQ about Brazilian shaving.

What is Brazilian shaving?

Brazilian shaving includes the removal of pubic hair from the most intimate part of women such as the front pubic bone, upper thighs, buttcheeks, around the external genital, anus, etc. depending on the individual’s choice.

In Brazilian shaving, you remove all hairs down there or sometimes leave a small strip or wedge-like style in front.

Brazilian is just a name given to a specific shaving. If you shave it completely it will become another form of shaving which we will discuss later.

How Brazilian shaving is different from normal pubic hair Shaving?

Brazilian shaving includes the removal of the hair from the pelvic region, labia vulva, anus, and perineum and leaving a thin strip or any kind of design in the front. 

In short, removing all from hair down there except thin strips from the front region is called Brazilian shaving.

Some people don’t like to have Brazilian shaving because it takes lots of time and in return, they get smooth skin only for 2-3 days, after that they again do the shaving. In the long run, it wastes lots of time.

While normal shaving just includes the front area, bikini line, and upper thighs. It has nothing to do with butt hairs.

Although you can do both at home. You don’t need to go to salons. 

In Brazilian shaving, you might need the help of your partner. Sometimes butt hair is a little trickier to shave.

Normal shaving takes a few minutes which is the major advantage over Brazilian shaving. That is why most people like to have normal pubic shaving.

Brazilian vs Hollywood shaving -Difference between Brazilian shaving and Hollywood shaving

Some people really like to go bare down there with nothing left behind, which leads to another type of shaving called Hollywood shaving.

In Hollywood shaving, all the hair is removed from the front pubic bone to anus.

Hollywood shaving is also called full Brazilian.

Full Brazilian is the extended version of Brazilian shaving.

In Brazilian shaving, you left small and thin hair strips in the front and nothing else anywhere, neither in the front nor back. But, full Brazilian is the shaving off those thin strips – completely bare turned into Hollywood shaving.

It is also rue for Brazilian waxing, full Brazilian waxing is also called Hollywood waxing.

Is getting Brazilian waxing better than shaving?

We have made a dedicated article on what is better, shaving or waxing to remove pubic hairs.

But, when it comes to Brazilian shaving and waxing it also depends on your choice.

Brazilian Waxing is a little bit painful, but not extreme. With waxing, you get at least 3 to 4 weeks’ results. After that, you can again schedule waxing. 

Next time, It will be less painful. You really need to go to the salon, you can’t do it at home.

But, Brazilian waxing is a lot more expensive and consumes a lot more time than Brazilian epilation and shaving. This is why people choose Brazilian shaving and Brazilian epilation over waxing. 

On the other hand, Brazilian shaving is not painful, but it can cause ingrown hair, razor burns, razor bumps, and irritation. The results last only for 3-5 days. 

But it is quick and you can do it at home. Shaving is suitable for sensitive skin. You can do Brazilian shaving at home for under $1 without going to a salon or taking help from another person.

I really prefer waxing over Brazilian shaving because I don’t have sensitive skin and its results last for 3-4 weeks. But, sometimes I just shave because It’s easy and takes no time. The only issue with Brazilian shaving is that it can’t give smooth skin for even one week.

How long should you wait after Brazilian shaving for waxing?

For waxing your hair should be between ¼ inches to ½ inches (6-12mm) for the best result. It takes about 15 to 20 days to get 6-10mm long hair. So at least wait for 2 weeks after shaving to do Brazilian waxing.

But, it also depends on how fast your hair grows, type of hair, and type of skin. 

You can wax whenever your hair length reaches 6-10mm whatever time it takes, if your hair grows faster you can wax in one or two weeks. If our hair grows at a slower rate you can wax in 5-6 weeks. It really depends on your body and hair.

What should be in your Brazilian shaving kit?

shaving cream with electric shaver

There is no special thing that should be added to your kit. If you have a normal shaving kit it works fine.

  • Electric razor:- electric razor is the most basic thing that should be in your shaving kit. Try to choose a special electric razor that is made for  Brazilian shaving. Try to choose a powerful electric shaver with one or two blades. For more Click here
  • Shaving cream:- Shaving cream should be specially designed for private parts and sensitive skin. For sensitive skin pick a cream with natural ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin E, etc. Check this detailed guide here.
  • Learn how to shave:– we have made a detailed guide on – how to shave. Brazilian shaving has a high risk of nicks and cuts, learn before shaving your butt.

What is the most popular Brazilian shaving and waxing style?

There are lots of Brazilian shaving and waxing styles that you can try. Here are some of the most common but loved by million Brazilian styles.

  • The landing strip
  • Bikini line
  • Diamond 
  • Full moon
  • A Love’s heart
  • Bermuda triangle
  • The desert island
  • Vajazzle
  • Hollywood
  • A bikini line touch up

Are there any side effects or risks to consider of Brazilian shaving?

Yes, there are few side effects of Brazilian shaving. 

In fact, they are associated with all types of shaving. 

That is why you need to learn to shave properly. 

But the risk of getting these side effects increases if you have sensitive skin.

I know this area has the most sensitive skin, but some people have more sensitive skin and coarse hair.

Some side effects are 

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Razor burns
  • Razor bumps
  • Ingrown hair
  • Folliculitis
  • Nicks and cuts

How long will the results of Brazilian shaving last?

Pubic hair grows slower than facial and head hairs.

Brazilian shaving can provide you smooth skin for 3 days, after that blunt hair can cause you a little bit of itchiness. After 10 to 14 days, you need to shave again because till then your pubic hair will be the length of ½ inches to ¼ inches.

If you don’t like stubble, you can shave once a week otherwise I prefer to shave once in 2 weeks. It works best for me, you should choose.

Final thought

Brazilian shaving may not give results longer than waxing gives, but it is much more cheaper and convenient than waxing.

You can do Brazilian shaving without the help of another person but for waxing, you have to go to the salons.

When I am in a hurry and it is necessary to clean down there I prefer shaving.

If I have time and a couple of bucks spare I prefer Brazilian waxing.


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