Waxing 101

TIME TO WAX

Your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (about the length of a grain of rice), in order for the wax to be able to adhere to the hair. The typical time to grow out is two weeks. 

 

Benefits

Smooth Skin
You are removing hair from the root and exfoliating the skin. Unlike a shaving your skin stays smooth! ...

LONGER-LASTING RESULTS

Since your hair is being removed by the root, it will last 4-6 weeks!!!! Unlike shaving you don't have to do this every day!! Toss those razors!!!!!

Fine hair

When your hair does grow back after consistent waxing , it will grow back weaker, making it soft and more fine! No more itch, the hair comes back soft, and does not itch when growing back in.

No more irritation

Many people experience irritation after shaving, itching, burning , lasting redness and irritated skin. When you wax you experience no to minimal irritation, which does not last like it does with shaving.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

Remember the first time is always the most brutal, it does get easier. I highly recommend getting waxed year around to keep the pain to a minimum. Your hair grows on different growth patterns while shaving, feeling stubble after your first wax is common. You will want to wax consistently to get your hair on the same pattern. It can take 3-4 waxes to get long lasting smooth results. 

TIPS

Exfoliate the days leading up to waxing. Stop 24-48 hours before your scheduled appointment. This may help reduce ingrown hairs. Melaluca is also known to help

Wear comfy cotton panties and loose clothing to help avoid irritation.

Dos and Do NOTS

Do shower before your appointment

Do NOT consume alcohol before your appointment or take any possible blood thinners.

Do bring a list of any medications. Some medications may be contraindications, if you have any concerns call before your appointment.

Do NOT tan before your appointment (or after) Please wait 48 hours

Do make sure you hair is long enough (1/4 inch)

Do NOT apply lotions, numbing creams, or perfumes. Numbing creams will not work, we are removing the hair form the follicle, numbing creams are topical.

The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY

How soon can I have sex after waxing? Waiting 24 to 48 hours in highly recommended to reduce chances of infection and irritation.

How old can I be? 16 with parental consent and supervision.

Can I tan? Waiting 24 to 48 hours is important so you do not irritate or damage the newly exfoliated skin.

Bumps and redness after waxing is common and should only last a few hours to a couple of days. if you have any concerns please call 720-525-0966 right away.

Stubble after waxing? Do not fret. Stubble after the first few waxes is normal. Remember our hair grows on different growth patterns. We need to stay consistent (no shaving between waxes) to keep that stubble away. It is also very important to stay moisturized between waxes, dry hair can break during a waxing service causing stubble.

Ingrowns? The good news is waxing reduces ingrowns. However, if you are prone to them you may still get some. To help prevent exfoliation and melaluca are amazing. We can also discuss high frequency treatments.

Can I get waxed during my period? Sure thing, keep in mind you may be more sensitive during this time. It is recommended to wax 4 days before or after you menstrual cycle.