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How to Prep for a Waxing Appointment

HAIR REMOVAL PREP

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HAIR REMOVAL SERVICES WITH THE FOLLOWING TIPS:

IT IS IMPORTANT TO COME INTO YOUR HAIR REMOVAL SERVICE WITH AT LEAST 1/4 INCH OF GROWTH, IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY REMOVE YOUR HAIR. IF YOUR HAIR GROWTH IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR REMOVAL, YOU MAY NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED. RUTHIE ALWAYS SAYS AS LONG AS ITS LONG ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN TUG AT IT WITH TWO FINGERS ITS PROBABLY LONG ENOUGH TO WAX (THIS IS ABOUT A 2 WEEK GROW OUT FOR MOST PEOPLE).

OUR HIGHLY-TRAINED ESTHETICIANS WORK HARD TO GIVE OUR GUESTS THE MOST GENTLE AND PAINLESS SERVICE POSSIBLE. BECAUSE EACH OF OUR GUESTS HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF TOLERANCE AND SENSITIVITY.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE DISCOMFORT:

  • AVOID CAFFEINE/ALCOHOL THE DAY OF YOUR SERVICE, AS IT INCREASES BLOOD FLOW AND SENSITIVITY.
  • AVOID APPLYING MAKEUP TO FRESHLY-WAXED SKIN, WHICH CAN CAUSE INFECTION OR IRRITATION.
  • IBUPROFEN OR ASPIRIN BEFORE YOUR SERVICE CAN HELP REDUCE PAIN AND PREVENT SWELLING.

HOWEVER TEMPTING IT MAY BE TO GET RID OF THE STUBBLE THAT GROWS IN BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS, SHAVING IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO WAXING. BECAUSE HAIR GROWS ON SEPARATE CYCLES, SHAVING ENSURES A MORE UNEVEN RESULT. SHAVING CAUSES THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR TO FEEL MORE THICK, SHARP AND COARSE, NEGATING SOME OF THE MAJOR BENEFITS OF WAXING. SHAVING CAN CAUSE IRRITATION AND INGROWN HAIRS. LASTLY, SHAVING WILL MAKE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT MORE PAINFUL.

USE AN EXFOLIANT REGULARLY BETWEEN YOUR TREATMENTS AND ON THE DAY OF TO HELP PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS. EXFOLIATE TO KEEP YOUR SKIN AND HAIR FOLLICLES SOFT AND SMOOTH BUT DON’T FORGET ITS IMPORTANT TO WAIT AT LEAST 24-48 HOURS AFTER YOUR WAX TO BEGIN EXFOLIATING AGAIN.

KEEP YOUR SKIN FREE OF ANY LOTIONS/OILS ON THE DAY OF YOUR SERVICE. OILS/LOTIONS CAN ACT AS A LUBRICANT ON HAIR FOLLICLES, MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THE WAX TO ADHERE PROPERLY. AFTER YOUR SERVICE, ONLY APPLY GENTLE AND CHEMICAL FREE LOTION IF NEEDED.

TANNING (IN THE SUN OR IN A BED) THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT LEAVES YOUR SKIN EXTRA SENSITIVE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO MORE PAIN AND IRRITATION. IF THE HAIR REMOVAL AREA WILL BE EXPOSED TO SUN THE FOLLOWING DAY, MAKE SURE TO USE HIGH SPF SUNSCREEN.
ALTERNATIVELY, GETTING WAXED RIGHT AFTER SPRAY TANNING WILL REMOVE YOUR TAN ANYWHERE THAT THE WAX IS APPLIED. ALWAYS GET YOUR SPRAY TAN AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER HAVING HAIR REMOVED.

SWEATING, CHAFFING AND HIGH BODY TEMPERATURE CAN CAUSE A FRESHLY WAXED AREA TO BECOME IRRITATED, SWOLLEN, SENSITIVE, AND CAUSE INGROWN HAIRS. WAIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE WORKING OUT, ENJOYING HOT TUBS OR SWIMMING IF POSSIBLE.

WAXING REDUCES HAIR GROWTH OVER TIME. BOOK YOUR HAIR REMOVAL APPOINTMENTS ON A REGULAR MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (EVERY 4-6 WEEKS) TO ENSURE THE SMOOTHEST RESULT AND MOST PAINLESS SERVICE POSSIBLE.

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