Waxing of the hairs on the skin has been around for centuries and is the most effective form of temporary removal of the hair on the body, so if you want silky smooth and soft skin.
Waxing is gentle to the skin, effective at pulling out the hair by the roots (which ensures a longer hairless period), doesn’t cause skin damage, can reduce the amount of hair, can soften the hair and a wax will exfoliate your skin at the same time.
Prepare Your Skin for Waxing
To get the most out of your waxing session come in freshly washed, exfoliated and NO moisturizer on the skin. You must not be sun burnt on the area, taking skin thinning drugs (antibiotics, retin A etc) and make sure the hair is long enough for the wax to adhere to (at least 3 millimetres).
Caring for Your Skin After Waxing
In order to soothe the skin and prevent ingrown hairs it is important to use an antiseptic for a few days after waxing and then moisturize and exfoliate regularly. We recommend tShot tea tree/peppermint oil lotion for immediately after and if you continue to have problems with ingrown hairs then Tend Skin is a miracle lotion that heals and prevents troublesome ingrown hairs. Do not pick at ingrown hairs as this will only make them worse.
Why am I Getting Ingrown Hairs?
When a hair is pulled out of the skin – generally backwards with waxing – it causes a little damage to the structure of the hair follicle. This is why the hair can sometimes stop growing and is also why ingrown hairs start, as they are trying to grow up and out of the skin but grow a little wonky under the skin. Some people, especially those with very curly hair will always get ingrown hairs, and some may never get them.
What is the Difference Between Strip and Hard Wax?
The removal of the wax is the major difference – strip wax is removed with a piece of cloth and hard wax is removed by flicking up an edge of the wax and pulling it off. Both types of waxes are effective on all areas. Research and development of wax has come a long way and now both types of wax are very flexible, soft and gentle on the skin.
How Often Should I Wax?
Everybody is different but normally anywhere between 3 – 6 weeks.