Waxing is a hair removal process where warm or hot wax is applied to the skin in the direction of hair growth, and then quickly removed in the opposite direction, taking the hair with it. This method pulls hair from the root, resulting in a longer-lasting smoothness compared to shaving.
Waxing can cause some discomfort, but it varies depending on the client's pain threshold and the area being waxed. However, the pain level tends to decrease with repeated treatments. The results of waxing last for an average of 3-6 weeks depending on hair growth and individual factors.
The frequency of waxing appointments depends on individual hair growth rates, which can vary among different body areas. However, in general, it is recommended to get a wax every 4-6 weeks to maintain smooth skin.
After waxing, it is important to avoid hot baths/showers, saunas, and exercise for 24 hours to prevent irritation. It is also recommended to wear loose-fitting clothing to avoid friction and potential ingrown hairs. Exfoliating regularly and moisturizing the skin can also aid in preventing ingrown hairs.
Waxing can be done on almost any part of the body where hair grows. Popular areas include the legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, and face. However, before booking a waxing appointment, it is recommended to check with a qualified esthetician if waxing is suitable for the areas you want to target.