If it's your first time waxing, I know it's a scary thought but you want to know what's scarier? ...being waxed for the first time, having a bad experience and trying to get the courage to try one more time. I've been there & I understand. I want to help you out by giving you a few helpful tips to get started in your wax lifestyle.
First things first, ALLOW YOUR HAIR TO GROW OUT FOR 3-4 WEEKS FOR BEST RESULTS! I've had so many people come in throughout the years thinking they're doing me a favor by shaving (at least that's how they put it lol) but if there's no hair, there's literally nothing for me to wax. Waxing works best when you have 1/4 of an inch of hair (equivalent to a grain of rice), and its also less pain when you have just the right amount of hair and not a bit shorter.
Second, EXFOLIATE 2 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT! Exfoliation and waxing go hand in hand for best results. Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells so it allows the wax to pick up the hair much better and faster. When exfoliating, be sure to go in the opposite direction of hair growth to ensure no hair is growing back into your skin. Please don't exfoliate the day of your appointment, waxing is a form of exfoliation and it can cause lifting of the skin if your skin is too thin.
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Ok, now its the day of your wax appointment...WEAR SOMETHING COMFORTABLE! A dress, loose pants, your favorite baggy pants...thats the vibe! You want to avoid friction as much as possible after waxing and this includes clothing! Some people will suggest taking pain medicine or spraying a numbing spray, honestly I have tried it all and none of it numbs out the feeling but its your prerogative to try!
After waxing you can resume your regular day to day activities just avoid EXERCISING, SEX, BATHING IN A TUB, SWIMMING or SITTING IN A JACUZZI...basically anything that can introduce bacteria into your skin or cause any friction. Its best to return for your next waxing service within 4-6 weeks for optimal results. In those 4-6 weeks you should be exfoliating 2-3 times a week up until you come back in for your next appointment.
I hope this article has helped you out & I also hope to see you soon!