Who cannot be waxed?
Certain oral drugs, like blood thinners and topical medications such as Accutane, Retin-A, Differin, and Retinol, can cause serious problems when waxing. Clients using such prescription medications may not be waxed and must wait the recommended amount of time before considering wax treatments. Clients who are diabetic or undergoing cancer treatment may also be unable to receive a waxing service.
How long does my hair need to be to get waxed?
It's important for your hair be long enough in order to wax. Hair which is too short won't be long enough for the wax to "grab." By allowing enough hair to grow out prior to your wax, you're not only ensuring better results, but you're enabling your results to last longer. Hair should be at least 1/4-1/2 inch long and not any longer than 1 inch.
How often should I get waxed?
With each waxing visit, your sensitivity will become less and less as the hair becomes thinner and thinner. To achieve this, it is recommended you get on a regular waxing schedule. Clients who wax on a regular basis come in every 3-6 weeks, depending on their personal preference and hair growth. I offer reoccurring clients Maintenance Rates because one they are return clients, and two they have less hair and I use less wax.
Will waxing really make my hair grow back less?
Yes! Clients who wax on a regular basis notice a significant decrease in their hair growth and thickness. Waxing damages the hair's follicle, causing the new hair growth to be much finer and far less. After long term waxing, it's possible for some hair to never grow back however these results are not for everyone.
Can I get waxed if I'm on my period?
Yes! However, the week before and the week during your period are when you tend to be the most sensitive, due to fluctuating hormone levels.
I'm pregnant, can I be waxed?
Yes! Pregnant woman in all stages in their pregnancy can be waxed. It's completely safe for you as well as your baby. However, as mentioned above, you may notice increased sensitivity due to increased hormone levels. Waxing throughout pregnancy is a great way to keep you feeling sexy and good about yourself.
What is the difference between a Bikini Wax and a Brazilian Wax?
A traditional Bikini Wax removes hair along the top and sides of the bikini line. It removes all hair which would be exposed when wearing a bathing suit. You may have as much taken off the top and upper portion as you like. With a Brazilian Wax, everything taken off, however some woman prefer to leave a small "strip" of hair on top. Brazilians include everything off the labia as well as the rear.
I get ingrown hairs. Why do I get them and how can I help prevent them?
Unfortunately, some people are more predisposed to getting ingrown hairs than others. Certain attributing factors, such as pregnancy, can make ingrown hairs worse. At home care can help. Daily gentle exfoliation with a loofah or a mild abrasive exfoliate can help bring ingrown hairs to the skin's surface. It helps reduce redness, swelling, and prevent the reoccurring ingrown hairs from coming back.
I will tailor a waxing treatment to suit your skin and hair type. Most clients don’t experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Please follow these waxing tips to minimize irritation and possible discomfort:
- Moisturize your skin daily after your waxing treatment with a Tea Tree or Lavender and Witch-hazel cream as the follicles are open and prone to infection.
- Avoid sun exposure for 48 hrs before and after being waxed.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, spas and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
- No hot baths, hot showers directly after a wax.
- Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools or the beach for 24 hours after waxing treatment.
- Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
- Avoid the use of exfoliating products for at least 72 hours after waxing as they might irritate your skin.
- Loofah 2-3 times a week in the shower with tea-tree skin wash. The best time to start is 72-hours after your wax. After use, rinse thoroughly and remove all soap and leave to dry naturally in a well ventilated place.
- Avoid using natural loofah's as bacteria thrives in natural fibers.
- Avoid applying deodorant for the first 24 hours after waxing treatment.
- Avoid applying make-up directly after facial wax.
- Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
- Don't shave between waxing. This distorts the hair growth cycle.
- Don't pick at ingrown hairs, it may cause scarring, infection and look unappealing. Come in and we will remove them professionally and hygienically.
- Apply cold compress or anti-histamine cream to reduce redness, hiving or irritation.