Tips for the Best Waxing Experience
If the thought of waxing makes you cringe and curl protectively around certain areas of your body, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, a good salon and an informed customer can take the terror out of the waxing process.
Tips for Clients Getting Waxed…
It’s no secret that waxing is the most effective method of salon hair removal (aside from laser treatments). It pulls the hair out at the root using a wax mixture like cirepil hard strip wax. This means smooth and silky skin that can last for up to 2-weeks!
There’s no shame in leaving your razors behind and enjoying the results of serious salon expertise, but this doesn’t mean subjecting yourself to an unpleasant process fraught with skin tearing torture. It’s the 21st century—beauty doesn’t have to be painful! These tips can help make the process as smooth as your soon-to-be legs:
- Always tell your technician if you’re on any medications that could impact skin sensitivity. This includes things like Accutane, Retin-A, and major doses of vitamin A or acne meds. It’s also a good idea to let them know if you’re struggling with any skin conditions that could be exacerbated by waxing.
- Wait about 2-3 week after shaving to try waxing. Looking like the bride-of-bigfoot will actually give you smoother skin after the procedure, and it’s definitely worth it!
- Cleanliness is a good thing—especially before waxing! Don’t be afraid to liberally exfoliate the week before your waxing. This loosens up dead skin and really preps the area. Do the same thing the day of the waxing. This makes is easier for the cirepil wax to cleanly remove the hair with less discomfort. Less is more when it comes to waxing.
- Avoid caffeine and blood thinners the day of the waxing. The last thing you want is more sensitive skin.
- Avoid sex directly after the procedure—this can irritate Brazilian areas in particular.
- Wear loose clothing to your appointment. Spa/salon smocks are comfy, but they don’t usually let you take these home!
- For the love of chlorine, avoid swimming for 48-hours after a waxing. No one wants chemically induced “razor” burn.
Communication is Everything!
There are a few things that you should avoid, and communicate with your technician before waxing, including:
- Whether you’ve been or will be on your period within the next week. This increases skin sensitivity.
- Whether you’ve had any chemical peels or serious procedures done within the last month.
- What your plans are after the waxing. This allows them to better advise you on how to care for the area.
Caring for the Area After Waxing
Aftercare means waiting about 2-3 days before trying to exfoliate the area again. Give yourself time to heal, moisturize, and enjoy your stress-free smoothness. Make sure to schedule another appointment for 3-4 weeks out and resist the urge to shave. You’ll thank us in the long-run.