wax faq's

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A little light reading if you have any queries......

 

Hair Length
Hair should ideally be a 1/4 inch in length, approximately the length of a grain of rice.
Most Wax Worshipers visit every 3-6 weeks, we can have a chat about what suits you and your hair growth!

Skin Prep

On the day of your appointment, avoid applying your usual moisturiser on the area to be waxed and avoid any perfumed creams after.

Sun

It is very important that you do not sunbathe 24 hours before or after waxing as it may cause burns and the healing process will take longer.

Pain
If you have a low tolerance to pain a number of clients find that taking a low dosage painkiller such as Ibuprofen 30 minutes before their treatment reduces discomfort. Many also find that they feel more sensitive and waxing can be more painful 7 to 10 days before your period and during the first few days.

Pants
Wear your comfy undies and not your best pulling pants! So yes, you keep your underwear on throughout all the intimate waxing! Your modesty and comfort are taken very seriously.

Shower
Of course you always feel better if you've showered before your intimate wax appointment, but don't worry, wipes and disposable pants are available if you wish to freshen up.

Timing
If you are planning any waxing, especially an intimate one before a very important event, it is highly recommended that you leave plenty of time. This is very important if this is your first time as you don't know how your skin will react. You wouldn't leave your wedding make up trial until the morning of the big day! Please call for a chat and we can work out the timings.

Aftercare
Aftercare and upkeep play a very important role in the war against the in-growing hair! Regular gentle scrubbing with a loofah and application of a suitable moisturiser such as Tea tree are advised in between waxes. A number of clients choose to use a body wash and/or moisturiser containing Salicylic Acid which is known for its soothing and calming effect on the skin. It also aids in keeping the hair follicles 'unblocked' therefore reducing the appearance of in-growing hairs.

Pregnancy and Periods
It is thought that it's generally safe to continue with your waxing treatments during pregnancy, but after the first trimester.  You may find that your skin is also quite sensitive and your tolerance of pain affected!

Medication
If you are taking a course of medication for the treatment of acne eg. Accutane, or any other skin/blood thinning medications, avoid any waxing at this time. If you have undergone a chemical peel, please wait six months. 

 

Contact me to ask if you're not sure about anything, I'll do my best to help.