Brazilian Waxing for Plus Size Princesses: Eight tips for Going to Brazil!

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Last week, Irina, the woman who does my waxing mentioned that some salons ask plus size girls to pay more for a Brazilian Wax,  because of their size. That really broke my heart, because reputable salons will not charge you a “fat fee”. According to Irina, the rates should be based on the service they provide not the size of the customer.

Below is a video and 8 tips for big girls who are looking to “go the Brazil” this summer… lets go!!

  1. A Brazilian Wax is when you wax everything from the front to the back (Yes, the back!)
  2. A big girl should not be charged more for a Brazilian wax. My Aestetician says that rates are based on the type of work (i.e. legs, bikini line, full brazilian) not the size of the person
  3. Having good chemistry with the person doing your wax makes the awkward/intimate process of waxing so much easier. Don’t be afraid to walk away or ask for someone else. Its your body and your money ;-)
  4. I always skip nail salons and go to dedicated waxing salons or spas for my wax. This makes it easier to find someone who makes me more comfortable, if needed
  5. You will have to take your clothes off from the waist down, so I often wear a dress so that I can just take off my chonies (aka underwear) and pull the dress up easily
  6. I also offer to help, when needed. Sometimes, I have to move my chub out of the way and/or hold my tummy taunt. Saying “let me know if you need me to help” in the beginning tells my aesthetician that she wont offend me by asking
  7. Getting a wax can often feel like yoga. Irinia, my wax lady has me in a lot of crazy positions so that she can get to all my “nooks and crannies”, for me this is why good chemistry makes things easier
  8. Always remember, having a brazilian wax can make a girl feel very… *wiggles eyebrows* I always try to make sure I get my waxing done at times when it wont affect my decision making on dates. That’s all I’ll say about that!

CeCe Olisa on Brazilian Wax for Plus Size Girls.jpg

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  • Anna – South Africa

    “Decision making on dates” GIIRRRRRL you cracking me up – i know what you mean i just started the laser process this weekend – i cant wait to be like a baby again

    • CeCe Olisa

      Oooooh! How do you like lasering? I need to get my money up and my weight down before I go that path, but I’m soooo curious!

  • Chaella

    LMAO you kill me!! “affect my decision making on dates” … #dead… a friend and I were talking about how much more enjoyable and frequently we do lunges post wax treatment!

    • CeCe Olisa

      BAHAHAHA! So, Waxing is a form of fitness motivation, huh? ;-)

      • Chaella

        LOL something like that…

  • Jen

    SO. MUCH. YES. Seriously, fab advice. I recently started dating someone and have been thinking about “a trip to Brazil” as you call it. :) can’t decide whether to talk to him about it or let it be a surprise. Anyway, thx so much for the video and tips. (And I would definitely like to hear what you do to prevent ingrowns.)

    • Chaella

      So I’ve been waxing for a couple years – and re: Ingrowns – Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. So I usually leave it 24-48 hours after the wax, then ensure I’m using a gentle on the skin but effective chemical (because I find gritty things irritate the skin) exfoliator in the area. I used “Bliss ingrown hair eliminating” pads for a while, but essentially its a mix of Salicyclic and Glycolic Acid, on a nice sort of terry pad. There’s other stuff in there too- but whatever you use as a toner should do; be that witch hazel or some kind of mild rubbing alcohol and rose water mix. That’s what works for me anyway!

  • http://msnaturallyrandom.blogspot.com/ Ms. Naturally Random

    new to your blog…glad I found it. I was #dead at *wiggles eyebrows* LOL!!! I’ve never had waxing done (other than brows) but I’m considering it. Recently had a baby and told my hubby I’m looking forward to an all out glam/spa day in the near future.

  • kelly

    I recently found your blog and love it! this is a really interesting topic for me because i stopped going to my waxing lady after she made a few “off the cuff” comments about my weight. You know the type that aren’t outright offensive but you know aren’t good either. I never “loved” getting waxed (I never went full Brazilian. Instead I did a modified that the salon doesn’t even offer anymore :() but I did love the smooth feeling. I’ve been debating going back (to a different place) and looking into sugaring (its apparently better for those that suffer from terrible ingrowns as I do). Anyway, long post to say thank you and I love reading your stuff!

  • BC

    Great tips! I am a big girl and I am an esthetician who waxes people for a living. I love my job! I have literally waxed thousands of women (and men). I can assure you that people are uncomfortable with the situation, regardless of their size. Any experienced waxer will agree that it’s skin, it’s hair and the hair needs to come off. We aren’t looking at your body or your girly bits. Just the hair that needs to go! The most important thing is to find a waxer that clicks with YOU. Ask your friends for referrals, if you don’t have a good experience the first time, keep trying until you do. If you feel like you are being judged, move on! One thing that I would add to your list is to have good hygiene! Please. I don’t think I have to elaborate on that but I assure you that people sometimes forget that one! Also, don’t forget that your feet will be pretty much in the waxers face so don’t wear stinky shoes that day!

  • http://www.zaftigtimes.com/ Michelle Guerrero Denison

    Okay, THIS is fantastic!!!!

  • Lady Nganga

    Please post an ingrown video! Although I’m thinking a Brazilian might help with that problem?

  • sweetgirl

    Love this. I’ve been waiting for over a decade to get my first Brazillian and I’ve scoured the net for something like this. GREAT advice and I’d definitely love to see a video about preventing ingrown hairs. :)

  • http://www.leangirlsclub.com/ gracekelle

    This is amazing! And whatever you have to do to make smarter decisions on dates :)

    I’m not a big fan of brazilians, but can attest to how great it feels when you’re groomed properly and professionally. Can’t believe some charge more for PS girls. What if I was really really little? Would I get a discount? And does being PS mean more hair? So strange.

  • Nicole Lungaro

    This is a GREAT tutorial :) I’d love to see an ingrown hairs vid. I’m so succeptible to them.

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  • Bandit1

    Love this. And would love to have more videos…hair removal, PCOS specific issues, etc. You ROCK!

  • Isabel D. Norman

    This is great! Are there suggestions for salons? Not that I’m trying to steal Irina but maybe she’s got a friend just as good. Also, are there any recommendations on how to manage the pain? I have a really low pain threshold, I still tear up when I get my eyebrows threaded, lol don’t judge me.

  • Lizzie

    If you did a post or video or anything else re: ingrown hairs or care for post-waxing, I would have to favorite that page for reference! Any help or recommendations would be fantastic, and thank you for addressing the plus-size waxing. This is something that has caused me (unnecessary) angst for years!

  • Hannah Hatch

    Yes, PLEASE HELP ME with ingrown hairs! It seems like no matter what I do, I can’t get rid of those hateful little bumps!

    P.s. Obsessed with you and all of this. Thank you for being so awesome!

  • Genevieve Thevenin

    CeCe you have to make the prevention of ingorwn hair vid

    • thebiggirlblog

      I’m editing it this week, its coming!! xx