We all love to be hair free! Waxing lasts longer than shaving and you won’t get cuts or abrasions. Over time, your hair growth will generally become thinner and will grow more slowly. Waxing also lightly exfoliates your skin and it’s fast and efficient with little to no side effects.
We recommend regular waxing every 3-4 weeks when the hair is long enough to be waxed again. Before each appointment, we also recommend following our Preparing Your Skin for Waxing advice below.
Preparing Your Skin for Waxing
Before your wax
Plan ahead by letting your hair grow for at least 2 weeks. 3-4 weeks is ideal, and the hair will be perfect length to grip into the wax ready for removing. Be patient and let the hair grow, waxing will be painful and not as effective if you have not let the hair grow long enough.
Avoid waxing when your skin is sensitive, this will make for an unpleasant experience. The best time to wax is a week after your menstrual cycle and when your pain threshold is at its highest.
- Do not schedule your appointment during your menstrual cycle
- Do not schedule an appointment if you are sunburnt or peeling as it will be very painful and your therapist will not proceed.
On the day of your appointment, exfoliate well to loosen the dead skin cells and lift any trapped or ingrown hairs. Use a brush, loofah, body scrub, body glove or a tablespoon of sugar added to your favourite body wash.
Do not moisturise on the day of your waxing appointment. It can make it difficult for the wax to grip the hair properly.
Make sure that you wear loose clothing to your waxing appointment to avoid skin irritation after your procedure.
After your wax
A specific lotion will be applied to your skin to remove any excess wax that has not come off during your treatment and will also moisturise your skin.
Take care not to go out sunbaking or exercising for the next 48 hours, your skin can be sensitive and has the potential to burn or sweat more easily than normal.
Apply moisturiser to your skin the day after your wax and continue daily.
To prevent ingrown hairs, maintain your waxing regime and exfoliate regularly with an antibacterial body wash.