How to Achieve a Great Wax
Book it right- Schedule all the services you want when you make the appointment. All waxing services require an appointment.
Hair Length-Hair should be at least 1/8 inch long. If it isn't wait until it reaches this length.Be sure to wash the skin thoroughly and dry it well beforehand to remove any lotions or oils which may prevent the wax from adhering closely to the skin. It is also best to exfoliate that area before coming in for your appointment.
Prepare yourself- If you’re waxing anywhere on your face, don’t use retinol products, Accutane, or some antibiotics for the week beforehand. The morning before your appointment, exfoliate but skip the lotion.
The Wax- There are two basic waxes: Strip wax is removed with a piece of fabric; hard wax goes on thicker and can be peeled off. Both are effective, though many people find hard wax, which is usually used for the bikini area, less painful and request it.
Manage the pain-Take two Advil an hour before your appointment. If it still hurts, ask the technician to apply strips to smaller areas at a time. After a wax, apply an aloe lotion or use a hydrocortisone cream if you get any red bumps.
Avoid wearing tight clothing- Over freshly waxed areas to minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs. 24-48 hours after pubic hair removal waxing, exfoliate the skin (with a Loofa sponge for example) to prevent the dead skin from accumulating and causing hair to become ingrown.
Plan to wax after your period-Your pain threshold is higher in the week after your period than beforehand. Think of it like this: If sappy commercials make you cry when you're premenstrual, having wax applied to your dainty bits certainly will. Also, we do not perform Brazilian wax services will you are on your menstrual cycle.