FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A WAXING TREATMENT?


Let the hair grow out to the width of a finger (1/4" - 1/2") above the skin. If hairs are too short, the wax won’t adhere strongly enough to pull them out. Refrain from taking a bath before the treatment, but a quick shower at warm temperatures can be fine. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective. Do not apply lotion to the skin before your waxing session, it can promote skin irritation.




DOES WAXING HURT?


I cannot lie, it may hurt, but that does depend on your pain threshold. However, regular waxing for most becomes practically painless and the first wax is usually the worst, it is a good idea to keep regular appointments and avoid shaving between appointments. if you want to reduce discomfort. We use Lycon© wax which shrink wraps around the hairs instead of just sicking to them and is known to be the most pain free and low temperature waxing available.




WHAT TYPE OF WAX IS USED?


We use both the soft strip wax and hot wax depending on the areas of treatment.




WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER WAXING?


this is what you should avoid for the next 24-48hrs: no heat and friction
no hot baths or showers (washing with cool or lukewarm water is fine)
no sunbathing
no saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms
no massage, sunbeds or spray tans
no exercise
no tight clothing that might cause excessive skin rubbing.
no swimming
no use of fragranced body lotions or sprays.
we recommend applying an antiseptic cream (available from your therapist) to the freshly waxed area regularly for 3 days, to soothe and protect the skin. to help prevent ingrown hairs which can be quite common, scrub with a loofah or exfoliating mitt 3 times a week in the bath or shower, then follow with a light moisturiser – recommended is the organics outback hand and body lotion. it is always best to use a moisturiser (suitable for after waxing) as the skin can become dry.




HOW LONG WILL THE WAXED AREA BE HAIR FREE?


This varies from person to person. Unlike shaving or hair removal creams, waxing removes hair by the root - this avoids the discomfort of itchy stubble and your hair will grow back slower, softer and sparser. Generally most clients will get about two weeks of nice smooth soft skin after their waxing. However clients that have been shaving on a frequent basis or clients that have used hair removal creams often find that it can take a few waxes to get a smooth finish. To maintain your smooth appearance, waxing every 4-6 weeks is recommended. Regular waxing or maintenance waxing is easier as the hair regrowth is much finer and a lot easier to remove.