Here are some helpful tips and facts for you to know before coming in for your next waxing appointment:
● Waxing can be effective only if hair is long enough (at least ¼ inch). Usually 2-3 weeks of growth.
● In most cases for Brazilian/Bikini waxes women should trim hairs before starting the waxing procedure. Hair should be left at no shorter than 1/2in - if you are unsure, leave it.
● Some women use pain medicine before starting a waxing procedure (especially for women with sensitive skin).
● Brazilian/Bikini waxing is not recommended during a woman’s period as a woman’s body becomes much more sensitive and side effects can appear easily. Schedule your wax for 2 weeks after your period. New studies have found you're less susceptible to pain then. (You're most sensitive the week before your period.) Take an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, 30 minutes before.
● Women who have never had a Brazilian/Bikini wax before may have more pain and experience side effects during their first Brazilian/Bikini wax.
● After Brazilian/Bikini waxing any tight underwear, jeans, cloths are not recommended during few days after waxing.
● Do not use lotions or liquids that are not recommended for waxing after care (including deodorant for underarm waxing)
● Women should abstain for intimacy for 24 hours after Brazilian/Bikini waxing.
● Do not shave or tweeze stray hairs that grow in after your first few waxings. Hair grows in three stages, with regular waxings you will eventually be on a hair growth cycle and won’t have strays. It can take up to 4 waxing treatments before all of the hair is on the same growth cycle. Your first wax may not remove all the hair and it may last only one week, or it may last up to three – it just depends on your genetics, how recently and often you’ve shaved, how well you prepare the skin before waxing, and how well you take care of your skin between treatments. Don’t be discouraged if your hair doesn’t stay gone too long the first few times. The more you wax, the longer it will last. Please don’t shave in between waxing appointments.
● It is recommended you wax every 4-6 weeks to get the hair to start growing at a reduced rate, past 6 weeks and you are starting over.
● Any oral or topical antibiotics must be discontinued for two weeks prior to any waxing treatment. No waxing anywhere for those on Accutane – you must discontinue its use for one year prior to a waxing treatment. These medications compromise the skin making it much more sensitive and will pull, rip, or burn the skin if used with waxing.
● Waxing is not without its risks, and can be painful. I am removing hair from your skin. You will get used to it – it’s always worse the first time, but the results are totally worth it.
● If your pain tolerance is very low and you have high anxiety, waxing may not be for you.
● Exfoliate the morning of your wax with a sugar or salt scrub.
● Avoid sun exposure for 48 hours before & after waxing.