Waxing is the most effective, longest-lasting temporary hair removal technique available. When wax is warm, it enters the follicle, allowing the hair to be pulled out from the root. Almost any area of the body can be waxed and new hairs do not grow back in the waxed area for three to eight weeks. Waxing removes the hair and dead skin cells leaving the skin smooth.
New hair growth in waxed areas is soft and fine, not sharp and coarse like shaved hair. After repeated waxing, hair regrowth is less common and eventually some hair never regrow.
Preparation before waxing: Appropriate hair length for body waxing is 1/4″-1/2″. Shorter hair achieves inconsistent results. Longer hair should be trimmed before arriving for your appointment. Please manually exfoliate the area to be waxed with a scrub or textured cloth before your appointment.
Waxing Hair Removal: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How does hair waxing work?
A wax combination is spread thinly over the skin. A cloth strip is pressed on the top and then ripped off with a quick movement removing the wax along with the hair and dead skin cells leaving the skin smooth.
2. What’s the difference between hot waxes and cold waxes?
Good hot waxes melt just above body temperature so they can be easily spread thinly over the skin. As they harden they trap the hair in the wax so it is removed by the roots when the wax is ripped off.
Cold waxes are available in precoated strips which can be pressed directly onto the skin. The hair sticks to the wax and is then removed with the quick pull back action. (Cold waxing is also known as Persian waxing)
3.What is the effect on the skin?
As dead skin cells are removed in this process the skin can feel quite smooth afterwards. The hair waxing action does cause the skin to sting and many find a soothing skin healing cream to be helpful afterwards. Some persons find the skin reacts with redness and bumps which disappear after a few hours.
4.Are there any health precautions to keep in mind with hair waxing?
Some physicians do not recommend hair waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.
Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to use hair waxing on the face as these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.
Hair waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn. Never apply wax to peeling, broken skin or varicose veins. Never apply wax to the nipples when removing hair from the breast area.
5.On what body areas can hair waxing be used?
It is wise to test a small area first but generally waxing can be used on most parts of the body. The exceptions are the male genitals, nipples, inside the ears and nose, eyelashes.
6. How long before hair reappears?
Generally between 3 and 8 weeks. Less hair regrows and it is generally finer. Eventually some hair never regrows.
7. Will the hair Grow Back thicker/stronger/ darker?
Don't bald men wish! When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of teh hair, which is why you can fell stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble. The only things I know that stimulates hair growth are HORMONES: NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL.
Post Waxing Advice
If your skin is more sensitive, you may experience temporary redness. This reaction is normal, and most commonly disappears within an hour after treatment
Avoid direct heat such as, hot baths, or sun-tanning immediately following a treatment
Excessive perspiration may irritate the skin directly after a treatment. So, please do not workout immediately afterwards
A Dead Sea Salt Bath can be soothing, if you require a little extra TLC following your treatment