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?
no hot baths or showers (washing with cool or lukewarm water is fine)
no saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms
no massage, sunbeds or spray tans
no tight clothing that might cause excessive skin rubbing.
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.