wax faq's...

A little light reading if you have any queries......
* 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 & your hair growth!
* On the day of your appointment, avoid applying your usual moisturiser on the area to be waxed & avoid any perfumed creams after.
* It is very important that you do not sunbathe 24 hours before or after waxing as it may cause burns & the healing process will take longer.
* 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 & waxing can be more painful 7 to 10 days before menstruation & during the first few days.
* Wear your comfy undies & not your best pulling pants! So yes, you keep your underwear on throughout all the intimate waxing! Your modesty & comfort are taken very seriously.
* Of course you always feel better if you've showered before your intimate wax appointment, but don't worry, wipes & disposable panties are available if you wish to freshen up.
* If you are planning any waxing, especially an intimate one, before a very important event, it is highly recommended that you leave adequate 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 & we can work out the timings!
* Aftercare & upkeep play a very important role in the war against the in-growing hair! Regular gentle scrubbing with a loofah & application of a suitable moisturiser such as Tea tree are advised in between waxes. A number of clients choose to use a body wash &/or moisturiser containing Salicylic Acid which is known for its soothing & calming effect on the skin. It also aids in keeping the hair follicles 'unblocked' therefore reducing the appearance of in-growing hairs.
* 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 & your tolerance of pain affected!
* 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.

Happy Waxing!