Why start waxing in the winter…
Is your new years resolution to ditch the razor?
No more rashes, cuts, dry skin or prickly legs? Yes please!
How hair is removed:
When waxing, the hair is removed from the root. Our hair regrows within 4-6 weeks when we then re visit the salon for waxing. Over a period of time, the hair growth diminishes and becomes more patchy and thin.
Imagine not having to shave for 4-6 weeks? You can see from the above image, the razor cuts the hair off at the point of the skin level, this is why the hair is always sharp, prickly and grows back within a few days.
When you first start waxing, yes its painful and it will grow back quicker than 4-6 weeks but over a period of 3-4 wax cycles, you will definable notice the difference. By the summer time you will have fuzz free smooth skin. Once you get to that stage and if you keep the routine up (by coming every 4 – 6 weeks for a wax), only then will you start to notice longer-lasting and better results from every treatment.
Winter always works best as while your hair is growing, we can cover it up!
How long should it be:
The hair should be at least 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch for best results. If you have coarse hair it should be closer to 1/2-inch for the first few waxes. Once the hair becomes finer it can be waxed at a shorter length.
It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again. So if you’re going on holiday and want to be hair free while you’re away you need to plan your waxing treatments now, for the best results.
What should I expect after my first waxing treatment?
Hairless skin! Also, everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments, but you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Slight itchiness may be experienced as the hair grows out. Proper post-wax care will alleviate these symptoms quickly.
How can I prevent ingrown hairs?
For the next 24-48 hours avoid on the waxed areas:
- use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products, loofahs, scrubs, etc.)
- direct sun exposure and tanning beds
- creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate
- deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles
- wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation
- excessive heat, such as that from hot tubs and saunas. Warm showers are okay.
- exercise, if it may cause chaffing or sweating
- touching the freshly waxed area: this encourages irritation
After 24-48 hours, regular exfoliation with a shower gel and loofah or exfoliating glove will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs.
Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?
The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial.
If you would like to be fuzz free for the summer, give us a call to discuss your waxing treatments on 01708472727