How to Get a Great Wax
For your first wax allow your hair to grow four (3) weeks before your first appointment. Stay on this schedule until your esthetician advises you otherwise.
Never shave or tweeze between your waxing appointments. This throws off your hair growth pattern and you will never have the smooth skin you want.
Never use lotion, body oils on the day of your waxing. These products will interfere with your waxing service.
Exfoliate! Always exfoliate on the day of your waxing appointment. Do not exfoliate to point where your skin is sore. It’s recommended that you use an exfoliating mitt in the shower on a daily bases. Dead skin build up will not allow the hair to pop through.
Do not use a salt or sugar scrub. You will not be able to be waxed with the residue on your skin.
If you have or have ever had a problem with bumping (looks like a break out but it’s actually your follicles reacting to your waxing) bring a tube of Polysporin to your waxing appointment and apply immediately. Continue using as long as the bumps remain. If this happens it can last up to 2 weeks. After a few waxings this will stop happening.
If you are nervous about your waxing hurting, take an ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your appointment Above all, RELAX, your esthetician is a professional and has been well trained.
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Remember to breath. Holding your breath causes you to tense up. Exhaling during the pull relaxes you.
Depending on what you are getting waxed, will be gently guided into positions that assure the best wax. Your esthetician may even ask you to help hold the skin tight. The tighter the skin the less it hurts. Inform your waxologist if the wax is to hot immediately. Minor blood spotting is normal, especially if your hair has been shaved over a period of time or if your hair is coarse and thick. Your esthetician will apply a post waxing cleanse and a post waxing calming gel to your skin after waxing.
Now you have smooth beautiful skin and you want to keep it that way. Home care is a must and it’s easy to follow.
Schedule your appointment before you leave your appointment. Keeping on a schedule will help you to maintain smooth skin and will greatly decrease the hair that grows back.
Avoid the sun the day of your waxing and make sure you use sun block.
If you are prone to ingrowns or at the first hint of one, do not wait until they become an issue to address them.
Apply Green Cream morning and night to keep them away. Continue exfoliating daily to rid yourself of the dead skin build up that will trap the hairs and cause ingrowns.
If you get an infected ingrown, use a q-tip and apply hydrogen peroxide to the area. This will kill the infection.
Do not pick! Picking causes scars.
Your waxologist will recommend home care products and a wax schedule based on your individual needs.