How to Get the Perfect Wax
Updated: May 26
Waxing can be scary for most people especially if you have never been told what to and not to do. As someone who has preformed a ton of waxing jobs on clients, here are my favorite do's and don'ts.
1. Do make sure your hair is long enough! This in my opinion is the most important one, so you don't waste your time or the professional's. For the best results your hair needs to be at least 1/4 of an inch (typically 2- 3 weeks of growth).
2. Don't tweeze or shave between waxing appointments! This will throw off your hair growth pattern and you will never get the smooth results you want.
3. Do Exfoliate! Not only will exfoliating help your hair come out easier but it will also prevent ingrown hairs. As a rule of thumb don't exfoliate 48 hours before or after your wax for the best results.
4. Don't workout after your appointment! I never recommend working out after a brazilian or any body waxing as it can cause irritation and sometimes can cause little white bumps from salt being trapped inside the newly opened hair follicles.
5. Do let your esthetician know if your on anything that thins the skin! Certain medications and skin creams (like retinols) will make your skin lift after waxing! It's important to let your esthetician know so this NEVER happens.
6. Don't spend time in the sun after your appointment! Waxing will make you more vulnerable to a sunburn, make sure to slather on the SPF after your visit.
7. Do trust the process! Depending on the area being waxed it sometimes can take 2 - 4 consistent waxing appointments for your hair to get on the same cycle and be smooth as it is with shaving.
8. Do RELAX! Your esthetician is a professional and highly trained.
9. IF ABLE, you can take Advil or Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment to help take the "edge" off.
During Your Appointment
1. Remember to breathe. Holding your breath makes you tense up, it's always best to exhale out during the pull.
2. Your esthetician may have you help hold your skin tight, the tighter the skin is held the less it hurts.
3. If the wax is ever to hot let your esthetician know immediately.
4. Minor blood spotting is normal, especially if it is your first time or if your hair is coarse/thick.