Over the past several years waxing has turned into an extremely popular permanent hair removal Victoria service. You see it being offered at most salons and spas. Whether you want the upper lip done, armpit waxing, leg waxing, eyebrow, or maybe one of those more intimate spots, waxing is a very popular choice for long-term hair removal.
For people who have never given it a try it can seem a little extreme. However, once you've been through the process once you realize it's not so bad after all. That's why so many salons and spas are getting so many repeat customers.
Wax or Shave
Waxing seems to be preferred over shaving because it takes the hair out down to the root. When you shave, the hair is merely cut level with the skin and grows back in a hurry. It forms an unsightly 'shadow' in a matter of a few hours. Waxing is a far more permanent solution. Over time waxing will actually 'thin' out the hair and less of it will grow back. It also exfoliates your skin and leaves you with silky smooth skin.
A Wax Preparation Guide
If you are one of those people who worry about the pain, just take a couple of Advil before you go to your appointment. It is also recommended that you use an exfoliating scrub on the day prior to your visit and NOT apply any body lotion of the day of your wax.
How Often Should You Wax
If you've shaved recently, then give it about 5 days before your wax. The time really does vary between people and their waxes, depending on how quickly their hair will grow back. Most people should wait anywhere between 3 and 4 weeks between their waxing sessions.
Naturally waxing is going to be a bit uncomfortable. After all, your hair is being plucked out by the root. If the roots don't get pulled out you will experience minimal discomfort, however, you will also experience minimal results. One good point to mention is that the discomfort will only be felt during the service and not after it is finished. One way to ensure it's been done properly is to check the strips to make sure the roots came out as well (detected by a small dark bulb located on the hair follicle).
While the pain actually subsides once your wax is completed, the area might still be a little sensitive. That's why you should avoid any scrubs for at least 48 hours and avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 24. If you want to treat any swelling or redness just apply some cortisone cream.
Once the tenderness is gone it's time to exfoliate and remove the dead skin in the shower. This will keep your pores from becoming clogged and causing ingrown hairs or bumps. If you see a bump NEVER EVER squeeze.
It is extremely important that you get your wax done in a place that has proper sterilization procedures. You technician needs to be licensed and not double-dip (use the same stick every time she dips into the hot wax) during your waxing session. Additionally, you would never want to have wax on your upper lip that has been mixed with a stick that was used on another woman's 'intimate area'.
Brazillian Bikini Wax
When waxing the bikini area there are a few special concerns. However, they're quite similar to the ones for all the rest of your body. The bikini area is one of the most common areas for women to get a wax.
In spite of the fear some non-waxers have, it is still one of the most popular methods of hair removal and the most effective.
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