WAXING- FAQ

If it is your first time waxing you may have a few questions. So here are a few suggestions to make your first time go smoother and to ease your mind before your service.  Always feel free to TEXT/EMAIL ANY questions you may have.

HOW TO PREPARE:

The hair needs to be a quarter of an inch long (about the length of your bottom eyelashes) which is about 10-14 days without shaving. If your hair is too short the wax will not be able to adhere to the hair and you may have too reschedule your appointment.

The PAIN?

~is a stinging pain. 

~Lasts 3 or 4 seconds and then the pain goes away...until the next strip is pulled. It will not hurt when you leave.

~everyone's "WORST" spot is different.  95% of ladies who wax say the top area is the most painful.

PAIN RELIEF:

~30 to 45 minutes before wax appointment

~Ibuprofen is recommended for anti-inflammatory effect


When we say,"The Bikini Plus Wax and The Brazilian Wax include the back" we mean in between your butt cheeks.  This is by far the easiest part of the waxing experience.


INGROWN HAIRS:

Exfoliation is the best treatment of  ingrown hairs associated with waxing.  The best method I have found is using shower gloves or a body brush in every shower everyday and a sugar scrub 1 to 3 times per week.  If you are still having problems then there are products you can use to treat them, such as TendSkin or Finipil. Also, wearing cotton underwear will help.  We all love the sexy, lacy panties but these should be saved for "special occasions" and not for everyday wear.  The friction from the lace causes ingrowns.

The first time is ALWAYS the worst.  Waxing gets better the more you do it.  It is recommended to come in every 4 to 6 weeks for a touch-up or maintenance wax to avoid any unnecessary pain. 

REGROWTH:

You will start to notice new growth about 2 weeks after your wax but it will be 4 to 6 weeks before it is long enough to wax again, depending on how fast your hair grows. Even at this point it will still not all be fully grown in like after shaving.


CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M ON MY PERIOD?

Yes. However, please make sure you are wearing a tampon. I always have wipes available to freshen up prior to your wax. Most women notice they are more sensitive while they are on their periods, as well as 3 days before and after.


CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M PREGNANT?

Yes. However, just as waxing while on your period, you may be a lot more sensitive.

WHAT KIND OF WAX DO YOU USE?

I use soft wax which uses the strips to remove. Hard wax often doesn’t pick up the tiny vellus hairs (commonly called “baby hair”) like soft wax does. And because soft wax also acts as a gentle exfoliator, the skin is left extra smooth. A layer of oil is always applied before the wax which acts as a barrier between your skin and the wax, minimizing the pain that some people associate with soft wax, plus it leaves your skin extra soft and supple. I have found that the hard wax can be more painful and problemsome than the soft wax because it often breaks hairs off at a weird angle which causes them to get trapped and potentially recoil underneath the skins surface, causing ingrown hairs.  


MEN’S WAXING:

I do not offer 'BROzilian' waxes for men. However, I can refer you to someone who is highly trained in this area and would be happy to assist you. So feel free to contact me. 

After a back wax, you may be red and have small bumps. The bumps usually disappear after an hour or two. If you happen to take a shower you may notice it feels like a slight sunburn. If you do notice you have a tendency to breakout try putting ice on your back or take a cold shower after your appointment. 

INSIDER TIPS:

  • Avoid any scented lotions or soaps after your wax

  • Lightly exfoliate on a daily basis, shower gloves are highly recommended. Please wait 1 to 2 days after your appointment before you begin exfoliating.

  • Using a sugar scrub once or twice a week will further help prevent ingrown hairs.

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