Female Grooming: Waxing Questions & Tips
As the months become warmer, pants and long sleeves will be replaced with shorts and tanks. You will have to take extra care when it comes to waxing, shaving, and other female grooming. Luckily, there are some waxing tips that can help you maintain some long lasting hair removal.
Important Waxing Questions
It is important to have some idea as to what to expect. This is especially true if you have never had a wax before. There are some common questions you’re probably thinking about.
Is Waxing Or Shaving Better?
When you shave, the hair is trimmed. This is a temporary measure, and hair can start to show quickly. Waxing is more permanent. It can take a month for the hair to grow back, and over time the hair will thin out.
How Do I Get Ready For Waxing?
Most people experience some pain and discomfort, so taking an over the counter pain medication an hour before the appointment can help. Use a scrub the day before but avoid body lotion the day of the wax.
Should I Go Frequently?
Let five days go by between waxing and shaving. You should only wax once a month.
What Should I Expect At the Appointment?
The area will first be disinfected by the waxer. Next, the wax will be applied and she will remove small areas of hair. There are two different kinds of wax: Soft and hard. Soft wax uses paper or muslin strips. Hard wax is done without strips. Generally, hard wax is used on the face, underarm, and bikini area. Soft wax is used on larger areas like the legs. Any leftover residue will be removed and lotion is applied.
How Much Does It Hurt?
Pain varies from person to person. This is an uncomfortable process because the hair is being removed from the root.
What Do I Do After the Appointment?
The immediate pain will end as soon as the waxing is complete. However, the area will be sensitive for a day or so. Do not use scrubs for 48 hours and do not expose the area to direct sunlight for 24 hours.
How Can I Prevent Ingrown Hairs?
Exfoliate once the tenderness is gone to remove any dead skin cells. This will unclog the pores and prevent those ingrown hairs.
Bikini vs Brazilian
The main difference is that a Brazilian removes more wax than a Bikini. While a Bikini will remove any hair you would see while wearing a swimsuit, a Brazilian will only leave a small strip of hair (or none at all.) The best choice depends on what you are comfortable with.
You don’t need to worry about any hair showing at all. Many women find a Brazilian more convenient, clean, and sexy.
Does It Hurt More?
Everyone is different, so it might be more or less painful depending on your tolerance. The more often you do it, the less it hurts as the hair weakens.
Does the Time of the Month Matter?
Some experts believe waxing hurts more the week before your period. It may also hurt more if you are pregnant.
If you are looking to get waxed for the upcoming Spring / Summer season, you’ll find yourself in great hands at Evergreen Beauty College. Our well trained students offer expertise salon services at a fraction of the price of other salons. Contact us today and begin your fabulous transformation.