What’s so great about Waxing ?
For the most people waxing is a great form of hair removal with many benefits. Hair is removed from the root so grows back softer, finer and more slowly. This will give you much longer lasting smoothness than shaving or depilatory creams which cut across the hair on the skin making it tough, course and stubbly to the touch.
The more you wax the better the results with sparser regrowth which will eventually allow you more time between appointments. In general you will just be much less hairy! To begin with four weekly appointments will give you the best results.
Hot Wax or Strip Wax?
People are often confused by the different waxes and which is best. It’s not a question of one being better than the other but more which is best for the area or type of hair to be removed.
Despite it being called Hot Wax it is used at a lower temperature than strip wax. It has a thicker consistency which makes it ideal to grip course hair. It is applied warm to skin, when it sets it shrink wraps around the hair and away from skin. We use only Hot Wax for Intimate Waxing.
Strip Wax also known as warm wax has a watery consistency, is applied thinly and taken off with a paper or fabric strip. Strip Wax is perfect for fine body hair so Leg Waxing or Back Waxing.
Is Waxing for everyone?
Sorry but unfortunately not. If you are suffering from diabetes, have varicose veins or poor circulation, a doctors note will be required for insurance purposes.
Waxing is not suitable for users of the following drug: Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Isotretinoin who are more susceptible to contra indications such as tearing due to the medication thinning the skin therefore leaving it more delicate.
If skin is irritated, sunburnt or extremely dry it may be advisable to postpone your treatment. If you have moles, warts, pimples or skin tags the affected area can be waxed around.
What to do before a Wax?
You should exfoliate before a wax and arrive clean & fresh. Fresh wipes will be available to all clients so if you’re popping by on your lunch break or coming straight from work you’ll be able to freshen up. You will need 4 weeks growth or 5mm of hair for successful treatment. For Intimate Waxing you will have to ‘lose your underwear’ this may be embarrassing for you at first but we do this all day everyday, it’s really no more fascinating for us than putting the kettle on, so please don’t worry or feel self conscious. Any questions just get in touch.
Keeping up Appearances!
To help maintain the skin post wax you should exfoliate gently using a glove or ‘Bit of rough’ wash cloth two to three times a week. Both these are available to buy at the time of your wax for your convenience.
Keep the area moisturised, it doesn’t have to be an expensive brand but for your comfort something unperfumed and hypo-allergenic is best for intimate areas (try E45 lotion). For other areas something nice and light so as not to block your pores.
These steps should minimise the dreaded Ingrown hairs and keep your skin hydrated which is important as having dry skin waxed can lead to bruising or chaffing.
Take Care Now!
The first 48 hours after a wax you’ll want to take care by NOT doing the following:
- Don’t go on a sunbed or sunbathe
- Don’t take a hot bath or shower (just lower the temp slightly and you’ll be fine)
- Don’t go work up a sweat in the gym or partake in any hard exercise or sport
- Don’t apply fake tan or Make up to waxed areas ( after 24hrs get that fake tan on and you’ll find it goes on much nicer to waxed skin than shaved)
- Don’t use deodorant, perfume, potions or lotions that have not been advised by us
- Avoid the following: Heat, Friction, tight clothes, swimming in chlorinated pools