If you go to most professional spas, you’ll discover that waxing is the most requested hair removal method. However, there are people that still hold on to myths that make them stay away from waxing.
Here is a list of the truths and the myths about waxing to help you make the right conclusion:
Myth: After waxing, the hair that grows back is denser and darker.
Truth: after waxing hair removal, the hair that will grow back is thinner and sparser. The hair will also take longer before it grows back.
Myth: waxing is only possible on the bottom part of your eyebrows.
Truth: it is possible for a professional waxing profession to wax a part of your upper eyebrows to keep them in shape.
Myth: waxing is very painful
Truth: the degree of pain you’ll feel during waxing varies from one person to the other. Taking a pain reliever before the process will make the process more comfortable.
You should also ensure that you go for waxing in a professional spa where the right procedures and the right tools will be used.
Myth: you cannot go for waxing during your periods
Truth: your skin is very sensitive during your monthly period as your hormonal levels are very high. However, waxing small areas such as the eyebrows or the armpits will not be a problem at this time. For larger parts of the body such as the legs, arms or the pubic area, it is advisable to wait until you are over your periods.
Myth: waxing will harm your skin
Truth: After waxing, you may suffer from minor side effects such as skin inflammation or reddening of the skin. These side effects will only last for a few hours and your skin will get back to normal.
Your skin will glow after a waxing procedure as it will help in exfoliating the skin. The top layer of the skin is removed and a more radiant skin layer is revealed.
Myth: You should avoid waxing when pregnant
Truth: when pregnant, your skin will be very sensitive as a result of high hormonal levels. This may make the process more painful but it does not mean you should not wax.
If this you have never waxed before, it is advisable to talk to your doctor before going for a waxing procedure. He will advise you on the best time to go for your waxing treatment. For a person who has waxed before, all you need is a pain relieving tablet before the waxing and you can get on with the process.
Truth: you need to exfoliate before a waxing procedure
Exfoliating your skin before your waxing appointment will help to prevent ingrown hair or bumps. For best results, carry out the exfoliation a day before going for your waxing appointment.
Truth: your skin will be very sensitive after a waxing procedure
Since waxing involves pulling off your unwanted hair from the root, your skin will be very sensitive after the process. It is important to use the right ingredients to clean and sooth your skin after waxing so that it can get back to normal. The waxing specialist will recommend the right aftercare products that will speed up your recovery process.
Truth: After waxing, the hair will take up to 4 weeks before growing back.
After a waxing procedure, your hair will take between 3 to 4 weeks before growing back again. As you go for more waxing, the hair will become thinner and will take even longer before growing back. With time, the hair will get so thin and light that it will not be possible to notice there is any hair on your skin. During this stage, you will feel little or no pain during the waxing procedure.
Truth: you need to cut your hair up to a particular length before a waxing procedure
Before going for your waxing appointment, you need to cut your hair to ¼ inch. This will make it easier for the strip to hold on to the hair and make pulling off easier as well. If you leave your hair longer, you’ll feel more pain when the aesthetician is pulling out the hair. There are people who will request the aesthetician to shave the hair on their behalf at an extra fee during their waxing appointment.
Truth: Double dipping during a waxing procedure is bad
It is important to note that waxing hair removal will have a direct impact on your skin. Due to this, you need to ensure that the spa you’ll go to for your waxing observes highest hygiene standards. When applying wax on your skin, the waxing professional uses an applicator which should not be dipped twice in the wax.
Dipping back an applicator into the wax pot after using it to apply wax is not only unhygienic but unprofessional. For instance, the wax professional uses an applicator to apply wax on the armpits where there is a lot of sweating. If she dips the applicator back into the wax pot, she will transfer the sweat from the armpits into the wax.
Picture this, the next client comes and asks for a lip waxing procedure and the wax professional take the wax and uses it on the client. This will transfer the sweat from the previous client to the new client and this could lead to infections.
It is important to carry out a background search before going to any spa for waxing. You will be able to find out if the spa practices the recommended hygiene standards. If it doesn’t, the best decision will be looking for another spa.
You deserve professional treatment as you are paying to have your hair waxed. There are people who believe that heating wax will kill the bacteria that may have resulted from double dipping. This is not true as the heat will make the wax a more conducive breeding ground for bacteria.
The best person to ask for information regarding waxing is a waxing professional. He has vast experience in the field and knows the best solution for every waxing dilemma.
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