Bikini Waxing or Brazilian Hair Removal, Which Is Better?

The Bikini/Brazilian Hair Removal Guide

Many heard of Bikini wax or Brazilian wax, but do you know exactly what they do?
In Singapore, or Tampines, we have to dress down in the hot and humid weather; sleeveless tank tops are the norm for living near the equator. Underarm hair is the most unwanted; even ladies of the 1960s and the 1970s are removing them by plucking, which unfortunately makes the underarm skin sag over time.
A close second will be pubic hair removal, which started to take off in the 90s. Those who opt to stay au natural still will choose Bikini wax; those who want it all off will go for the Brazilian wax. The reason is probably like sexy lingerie; nobody sees it except the wearer, but it sure makes one “feel pretty from the inside”.
A clean bare down there also makes intimate moments more relaxed and confident, reducing the chances of odour. So it is no wonder that Bikini Hair Removal is a popular hygiene service for both genders.

After having Bikini or Brazilian Hair Removal, the trip to Bali and Phuket beaches is much more fashionable, and the feeling of smooth, silky skin will make your heart dance!
Do you know Brazilian Hair Removal history and which techniques give the best results?

The History of Brazilian Hair Removal:

As the name suggests, the trend of Brazilian hair removal started in Brazil on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Then, in the 1970s, thong bathing suits came into fashion in Brazil, and women started feeling ashamed about their pubic hair. 

Soon, this trend became famous in the USA when seven Brazilian sisters opened a studio in New York to offer Brazilian wax service. After that, Brazilian Hair Removal became an essential service worldwide, and salons started offering this service to their clients. 

Interesting Fact: One interesting fact about Bikini wax or Brazilian Hair Removal is that it is not restricted to women only. Many Men also visit the salon to avail of this service and call it “Manzilian”. It makes sense because men also need grooming, and it is pretty hard to eliminate pubic hair from intimate areas for everyone. 

Techniques Used For Brazilian Hair Removal:

Different methods are available for Brazilian & Bikini Hair Removal. The quickest option is shaving, but it has a lot of disadvantages. After shaving, your hair is back in just a few days, and you risk having cuts or shave bumps because you cannot see down there. The most preferred options for this unwanted private hair are waxing, laser hair removal, and the latest technology of OPT Hair Removal.

Brazilian & Bikini Wax:

Brazilian wax is a convenient way to keep your intimate parts free from pubic hair for at least 2-3 weeks. Although this method removes hair from the roots by applying a warm wax paste to the bikini area, everyone feels nervous for the first time. You may feel discomfort during the process, but the results will make you forget it. 

Due to its advantages, it has become the second most popular service after armpit waxing. You can easily have an appointment for a Brazilian /Bikini wax in Singapore, as the number of waxing bars and salons is spouting fast. But you will have to visit the salon monthly to keep your bikini area free from hair.

Brazilian & Bikini Laser Hair Removal:

Brazilian Hair Removal through laser is ideal if you permanently want to get rid of your pubic hair. It’s one of the most long-lasting options for hair removal, but you will have to spend a fortune to get it from aesthetic doctors in Singapore. 

The laser destroys the hair follicle with the help of light energy and halts the growth of the hair. For Brazilian Laser Hair Removal, you need to book an appointment with the clinic that will assess your hair and then plan your sessions. For permanent hair removal, you must go through at least eight or more sessions, depending on your regrowth. However, most aesthetic doctors in Singapore do not perform lasers for pubic hair removal. 


Continuous advancements are coming in laser technology with time. For example, Optimal Pulse Technology(OPT) is a recent and improved technology for laser hair removal. Experts are achieving more successful results with the help of this technology, and the recent development has become Super Hair Removal (SHR)

Optimal Pulse Technology works based on selective light absorption; when it comes in contact with the skin, it effectively kills the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding healthy skin tissues. In addition, OPT can lighten and whiten the areas on the skin. Finally, you must know that pubic hair is the most stubborn human hair, growth will slow down, and hair texture becomes finer within the first 2 or 3 sessions. It will be eliminated by the eighth session upwards, and maintenance sessions are required at longer intervals.

Advantages of OPT:

You will have many benefits if you decide to go for the option of OPT over waxing or shaving. Some main advantages of OPT are as follows:

  • OPT has the power to go into the deeper layers of skin to target hair follicles more effectively as compared to IPL ( IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light; the older technology of laser hair removal). One session of OPT is equal to 3-5 sessions of IPL.
  • OPT is a permanent solution for unwanted hair; once you have completed the sessions recommended by your consultant, there is no need to visit the salon. Unlike Brazilian wax, you must visit the salon regularly. 
  • OPT is also the most time and cost-effective compared to Brazilian waxing and medical lasers.
  • For waxing, you must wait for your hair to grow to a certain length. Otherwise, wax cannot pull out all the hair, but in OPT, you have no such restrictions. OPT can even work on recently waxed or shaved skin.
  • OPT annihilates hair follicles, so you don’t have to worry about ingrown hair. 
  • OPT not only removes hair permanently instead, but it also increases skin elasticity and whitens intimate body parts. 


Summing Up:

In short, Brazilian/ Bikini Hair Removal has become the need of time because hair down there is a nightmare for everyone. There are plenty of ways to help you remove pubic hair, but the recent Optimal Pulse Technology is the best option as it provides permanent results without any side effects. 

OPT can also remove hair on the arms, legs, chest, and back. So don’t waste time and book your appointment for OPT hair removal session at Casa Beauty-Tampines to enjoy silky smooth skin forever!

FAQ about Brazilian Hair Removal

What is Brazilian hair removal?
Brazilian hair removal is the process of using different hair removal methods to get rid of hair in the genital and anal areas. This form of hair removal is referred to as “Brazilian” since it is said to have originated in Brazil, where wearing bikinis that expose the pubic region is widespread. Hair is removed from the private area, including the labia, perineum, and anus, leaving minimal or no hair in these places. Some available procedures include waxing, sugaring, laser hair removal, and electrolysis. It is a personal preference, and some individuals like it for aesthetic or sanitary reasons.
Is Brazilian hair removal painful?
The pain of Brazilian hair removal depends on the person and how well they can handle it. Other methods, like waxing or sugaring, pull the hair out by the roots, which can be painful and annoying. On the other hand, many people find the pain tolerable and worth it for the smooth results.

OPT hair removal and medical lasers are more comfortable options, but lasting results may require many sessions. Therefore, it is essential to understand that any hair removal process may cause discomfort. Still, there are ways to alleviate it, such as taking pain medication or applying numbing creams before the procedure. Generally, the discomfort associated with Brazilian hair removal is subjective depends on the individual.

3. How long does a Brazilian hair removal session take?
The time of a Brazilian hair removal session is determined by the procedure used and the individual’s hair growth and density. Here are some approximate timeframes for various hair removal methods:

  • Waxing or sugaring: A session usually lasts half to one full hour, depending on the quantity of hair removed and the individual’s growth.
  • Laser hair removal: Depending on the size of the treatment area, a session may take a few minutes to an hour. Permanent hair reduction requires repeat treatments.
  • OPT hair removal: A session usually lasts between 20 minutes and an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated and the growth and density of the person’s hair.

It is important to remember that these durations are estimates and may vary based on the individual’s hair growth, the quantity of hair to be removed, and the practitioner’s expertise and technique.

How often must I get a Brazilian hair removal treatment?
When using OPT to get rid of hair, you must go for several sessions, usually 1–4 weeks apart, until all the hair follicles are treated. After the initial treatments, maintenance sessions may be needed every 6–12 months. The number of times you need Brazilian hair removal treatments depends on the method used and how fast your hair grows.
Is Brazilian hair removal safe?
Brazilian hair removal is largely considered safe when performed by a trained therapist. Pain, swelling, redness, and scarring are all possible adverse effects of OPT. These hazards may be reduced by selecting a trustworthy service provider that uses correct sterilising processes and follows safety protocols. To reduce the possibility of complications, it is important to discuss the risks and advantages of each hair removal treatment with a trained therapist and follow their advice for before and aftercare.
Can I get Brazilian hair removal during my period?
It is generally recommended to avoid getting Brazilian hair removal during your period. This is because the pubic area can be more sensitive during this time, increasing the risk of pain, discomfort, and skin irritation. Additionally, some hair removal methods, such as waxing and sugaring, can be more painful during menstruation due to changes in hormone levels and increased blood flow to the area.

If you need to schedule a Brazilian hair removal session while on your period, it’s best to check with your provider beforehand to see if they have any specific guidelines or recommendations. Some providers may ask you to reschedule for ensure the best possible results and minimise discomfort.

What should I do to prepare for a Brazilian hair removal session?
Some practical tips to help you prepare for a Brazilian hair removal session:

  • Allow your hair to grow to the recommended length. For waxing and sugaring, the hair needs to be at least a quarter inch long for the best results. You may be asked to shave the area before the treatment for laser hair removal, but it’s best to check with your provider to confirm their specific guidelines.
  • Exfoliate the area: Gently exfoliating the area a day or two before your appointment can help slough off dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Avoid using any products that may irritate your skin. This includes harsh soaps, lotions, and perfumes. You should also avoid topical medications, such as retinoids or alpha-hydroxy acids, that can increase skin sensitivity.
  • Take a pain reliever: If you’re concerned about pain during the treatment, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like panadol, before your appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing: Choose loose clothing that won’t rub against the treated area after your appointment.
  • Talk to your provider. Tell your therapist about any worries or questions you have before the treatment. They can provide specific instructions based on your chosen hair removal method and needs.

What should I do after a Brazilian hair removal session?
Some practical tips to help you care for the treated area after a Brazilian hair removal session:

  • Avoid touching the area: Your skin may be more sensitive after the treatment, so avoid touching or rubbing the area unnecessarily.
  • Wear loose clothing. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to avoid irritation and rubbing against the treated area.
  • Avoid hot water: For the first 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, avoid hot showers, saunas, hot tubs, or any activity that causes you to sweat excessively.
  • Use cold compresses: If you have any redness, swelling, or pain after the treatment, put a cold compress or ice pack on the area to help reduce inflammation.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning beds for at least 24 hours after the treatment. If you must go outside, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30.
  • Exfoliate gently: After a few days, gently exfoliate the treated area to help prevent ingrown hairs. Use a gentle scrub or exfoliating cloth, and avoid harsh scrubs or loofahs.
  • Moisturize regularly: Apply a gentle, fragrance-free moisturiser to the area to help soothe and hydrate the skin

How much does Brazilian hair removal cost?
The cost of Brazilian hair removal in Singapore depends on the method of hair removal, the location and reputation of the provider, and the type of hair and sensitivity of the person’s skin. Here are some estimated costs for common Brazilian hair removal methods in Singapore:

  • Waxing: Prices typically range from SGD 40 to SGD 150 per session, depending on the wax type used and the treatment area size.
  • Sugaring: Prices typically range from SGD 50 to SGD 150 per session, depending on the size of the treatment area and the provider’s experience.
  • OPT hair removal: Prices typically range from SGD 40 to SGD 360 per session, depending on the size of the hair removal area and the number of sessions required; it costs a little more if the client wishes to whiten the treated areas as hair is removed

It’s important to note that these are just estimated costs and that prices can vary depending on the provider and location. It’s best to research different providers and compare prices and services to find one that fits your budget and needs.

Are there any risks or side effects of Brazilian hair removal?
Like any cosmetic procedure, Brazilian hair removal comes with some risks and potential side effects.
The most common ones are:

  1. Skin irritation: Some people may experience redness, bumps, or irritation of the skin after Brazilian hair removal. This can be caused by the hair removal method, sensitivity to the products used, or friction from tight clothing.
  2. Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs can occur after Brazilian hair removal, particularly if the hair is curly or if the skin is not properly exfoliated.
  3. Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to the products used during Brazilian hair removal, such as wax or laser gel. This can cause symptoms like itching, hives, or swelling.
  4. Burns: Laser hair removal can cause burns if the laser is not correctly calibrated or used in the wrong setting. It is rare but can be a severe side effect.
  5. Infection: If the hair removal equipment or tools are not properly sanitised, there is a risk of infection.

To keep these risks and side effects to a minimum, it’s important to choose a reputable provider and do what you’re told after the procedure. Also, it’s important to tell the provider about any health problems or medicines you’re taking that might affect how the hair removal works. If the side effects of Brazilian hair removal last or are severe, you should see a doctor.