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Get Beautified By Shawnae presents - WAXING 101
When dealing with Hard Wax, there are not any strips involved. The warm wax is applied to the hair, adheres and dries into its own strip. Waxing thins out the hair by removing it from the root, making the hair grow back slower than just trimming or shaving.
What To Expect: A quick pull of the strip and firm pressure afterwards to help relieve the sting of the hair being pulled from the root.
Prep: Throw that razor away! Begin using an all natural scrub to exfoliate twice a week. Moisture daily with a hydrating lotion or oil. Do not use any lotions, oils, or deodorants the DAY OF waxing to ensure the wax can adhere to the hair correctly. Take an Advil or something similar for inflammation and pain relief 30-45 minutes before appointment if you have a low pain tolerance. Otherwise, for more natural wax, a numbing spray can be applied ahead of service. AVOID CAFFEINE!
After Care: For 24 hours AVOID excessive exposure to bacteria, sweat and abrasive products. Do not exfoliate for 3 days after waxing to allow time for the pores to close up and desensitize. Make sure to moisturize daily with a paraben free, alcohol free product. Highly recommended is anything containing Aloe Vera, Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Avocado or Coconut Oil. After days, begin exfoliating two times a week. You may use a body scrub or clean washcloth/loofa to ruffle up the hairs so they are not laying flat to the skin’s surface.
Results: Typically waxing results last one month or more. As a beginner, you must train the hair by being routine with your wax services (About every three to five weeks depending on amount of hair & speed of growth). This is important so that the hair is able to be removed at the same stage every time, aiding in the slowing of the stages of hair growth.
FOUR THINGS YOUR WAXER REALLY WANTS YOU TO KNOW by Tu'el Skincare
As professional waxers, achieving clear and smooth skin is a way of life. You can bet whether it’s brows, bikinis, or Brazilians, we want you to be just as passionate about waxing as we are. Since your relationship with your waxer can get pretty up close and personal, it’s important that just like all good relationships, it goes both ways. If you are looking for the best possible waxing experience no matter what you are waxing, the pros will ask you to do your part. So let’s keep it real and talk about the four things your waxer really wants you to know about waxing.
1. LEAVE THE REMOVAL TO THE PRO
Resist the urge to sharve, tweeze or have ANY hair removed in-between appointments. We’re serious! We don’t care what you look like when you come in, only how you look when you come out. Doing any sort of clean up prior to your appointment can affect your overall results by not giving your waxer a total view of what they are working with. Hair that is too short will not grip the wax effectively (and it will hurt more). In fact for the best results, wait three whole weeks after shaving for your next appointment.
2. KEEP IT CLEAN
So simple, yet so true. Come to your waxing appoint clean and definitely NOT post-workout. Anything you are waxing should be freshly washed to keep any post-wax issues from popping up. You’ve heard us say swimming and working out post-wax is bad for your skin, but so is hitting up the gym before coming to your appointment. The warmer and sweatier your skin is, the harder it is to wax. How about just making the day of your waxing appointment your cheat day?
Exfoliating is crucial to the perfect wax. Nothing prepares your skin the way a soothing liquid body wash and exfoliating gloves can. The process ensures your skin is free of dead skin cells, and that your skin and hair are soft prior to waxing. Regular exfoliation also encourages proper hair growth and can eliminate ingrown hairs from popping up post-wax. Start by applying body wash to wet exfoliating gloves as you would a washcloth, then rub hands together and gently scrub the body from the neck down, focusing on body parts you are having (or had) waxed. An added bonus to this tip: exfoliating can also helps boost circulation, improve blood flow, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Waxing, just like many other things in your life is best when done as a routine. Even if your first appointment is not as comfortable as you’d like, regular waxing appointments will make your visits less painful since it breaks down the density of the hair, leaving you with finer hair to wax. Waxing and skincare are conscious choices, and you should consider waxing an important part to your overall skincare routine.