Is waxing painful?
No matter how you look at it you are removing hair from the follicle. The amount of discomfort you may feel is affected by different factors. Your pain tolerance, the length of hair, the concentration of the hair, the type of wax used, and how long you have been waxing are a few examples. The possible discomfort of waxing may be easier to tolerate if you take a Tylenol or aspirin about half hour before your appointment. You may also want to avoid exercising and caffeine prior to getting waxed. Anything that is a stimulant or stimulates blood circulation can increase sensitivity.
What kind of wax do you use?
We use 2 different types of wax. Hard wax is usually for more sensitive areas because it adheres more to the hair then the skin. Soft wax is normally used for larger areas because it removes the hair more reliably. During your first visit we will discuss the different types of wax and what will work best for you.
What do I need to do before I come in?
Hair needs to be between ¼ “ to ½ “. If the hair is too short the wax will not hold onto the hair. If your hair is longer than an inch you may want to consider trimming it down. For some people if the hair is long the waxing process can be more painful. The possible discomfort of waxing may be easier to tolerate if you take a Tylenol or aspirin about half hour before your appointment.
What should I do after I get waxed?
Avoid tight clothes, hot baths, hot tubs, chlorine pools, lotions that contain perfumes or AHA's, tanning beds, saunas and steam rooms for at least 24 hours. Your pores are open and susceptible to bacteria. Also your skin will be sensitive to products and temperature. After 24 hours EXFOLIATE at least 4x a week and wear comfortable, loose clothes at night, it can help prevent ingrown hairs. If you feel irritation use aloe or hydrocortisone to relieve it. There are also ingrown hair solutions like Tendskin that you can purchase. MOISTURIZE, preferably with a tee tree or lavender lotion after every shower, this has a soothing healing, and antibacterial effect.
Why do I get "bumps"?
Bumps are normally caused because the hair curls back on themselves and grows into the skin. Making sure you exfoliate often keeps the follicles clean and removes dead skin.
Why do I get red bumps right after I get waxed?
People's bodies react differently to getting waxed. Sometimes we can experience red bumps, or small pimples. This typically happens because your skin is trying to recover from the shock of hair being removed. Usually waxing bumps lessen over time as your skin adjusts if you continue to wax on a regular basis. Also remember this usually subsides after a few hours.
Why is it I already have hair growth the next day?
Normally what happens is that the hair was covered by dead skin or was an ingrown hair and didn't get picked up by the wax. That is why you should Lightly exfoliate the area 24 hours before hand to remove dead skin.
Is it OK to shave between wax appointments?
Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair. So, no, we don’t advise shaving in between. If you need to do something, then just trim it down. Just note if you end up waiting more than 6 weeks between waxes that gives the follicles enough time to repair themselves, which can make it seem like you are starting all over again.
Can I still wax during my period?
Yes, just understand right before, after and during your period you may be more sensitive. also you will want to use a tampon during the service
Can I still wax during pregnancy?
Yes, just understand during your pregnancy you may be more sensitive. A lot of women do prefer to get waxed while pregnant because it is easier to keep up maintenance then trying to shave yourself, especially as the pregnancy gets further along.
How often should I wax?
I suggest if you are a newbie to waxing every three to five weeks the first 2 to 4 visits.
Your hair grows in 3 growth phases, anagan (growth), categen (transition), telogen (resting). Once you have gotten the cycles in "sync" you should wax every five to eight weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. You really don't want to go past two months if you plan to make waxing a regular routine.
What are the benefits of waxing?
When you wax on a regular basis the hair grows less and is more sparse. This means that it takes longer for the hair to grow back and the what does grow back seems less thick. Also the more you wax the less discomfort you feel.