bikini wax, frequently asked questions

February 25, 2020

All of Your Embarrassing Bikini-Wax Questions Answered!

What is the best way to avoid ingrown hairs? Seriously! We exfoliate and use salicylic acid products down there, but we still get bumps.

If you wax regularly, you’ll lower your chance of getting an ingrown hair. Your clothing can also increase ingrown hairs, as tight clothing —jeans, leggings, etc.—can also cause these unsightly bumps because it compresses your hair against your body, allowing the hair to curl back into the follicle. Try to avoid shaving as much as possible. If you can’t put the razor down, exfoliate the area before you shave, and make sure you aren’t using a dull blade.

How long should you actually wait between bikini waxes? During the summer, it’s hard to let it grow when you’re always beach-bound!

Totally understand! Your wax should last you anywhere from three to six weeks. But to prepare for the summer, start early to get your hair on a waxing cycle, and continue it year-round. With regular waxing, the length of time between treatments will increase, since the more you wax, the weaker the hair follicle becomes, making it easier to remove hair. If you stop waxing in the winter, you reverse all the work waxing has done for your hair previously. 

What can you do prewax to make the hair come out better?

Keep the skin hydrated and healthy. If your skin is too dry, your hair is more prone to breakage at the root when removed. One way is of course to drink lots and lots of water to hydrate from the inside out, as well as using a great moisturizer on the area to be waxed for at least several days prior to your wax service.

What can you do to make it hurt less?

First, choose the right center. Other tips include: Don’t drink alcohol beforehand. It may seem like a good idea, but you will tighten the pores, which will make the hair more difficult to remove. Lastly, stick to your waxing schedule. Once your hair growth is in a pattern, it will be easier to remove, but if you’re not maintaining your waxes, it could be more uncomfortable. Also taking an acetaminophen 30 minutes prior will help! (tylenol)

How can you tell if a salon is sanitary (other than no double dipping)?

You’re usually on the right track if you find a center that focuses solely on hair removal. From the moment you walk into the salon, it should look and smell clean. When you are in the waxing room, the wax to be used specifically for your service should be freshly made and look presentable. Everything the waxer uses during your service should be either highly sanitized or new for your service.

What can you do postwax to soothe irritated skin?

To soothe irritated skin, apply a cold pack to the area to reduce inflammation and close the pores, then apply a soothing moisturizer. And wear loose clothing on the day of your treatment to prevent from chafing.

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