Waxing is by far the most popular hair removal service offered in beauty salons and spas. Many people choose waxing for long-term hair removal in different areas of the body, such as legs, eyebrows, upper lip, underarms or some more intimate places. However, for those who have never tried wax hair removal or had an unpleasant previous experience, this procedure may seem a little intimidating. If you are thinking about trying wax hair removal, here are some useful tips and expert advice on each of the aspects of this procedure. Thus, you will be well theoretically prepared before the time comes to say goodbye to unwanted hair.
Preparation for wax hair removal
It is recommended to apply an exfoliating scrub the day before the session and do not use a body lotion on the day of the session. It is also not recommended to use a deodorant for the underarm area, in order not to reduce the effectiveness of the procedure.
How often should wax hair removal be done
If you have recently shaved, wait about five days. Although the time intervals between waxing sessions may vary depending on how quickly the hair grows and its thickness, the most optimal period is about a month. It is advisable to wait 3-4 weeks, but in some urgent cases you can reduce the intervals between sessions, and have a new session in less than three weeks.
Skin care after wax hair removal
The area treated with wax may remain sensitive for some time, so it is not recommended to use any scrubs for 48 hours and not to expose this area to sunlight for at least 24 hours. After the redness has passed, it is recommended to take a shower (not earlier than 24 hours), and remove dead skin cells, so that the pores will not be clogged, forming ingrown hairs. If ingrown hairs appear, do not try to squeeze and pluck them.
Bikini area wax hair removal and Brazilian wax hair removal
While the bikini waxing is performed only on the upper part and on the sides of the intimate area, the Brazilian waxing removes more hair and is performed on lower parts as well. During traditional bikini area wax hair removal you can stay in your underwear, but for the Brazilian wax hair removal you need to completely expose the intimate area. It is recommended to follow the rules of hygiene and etiquette, so that the procedure is as comfortable as possible for you and for your technician.