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Introduction to Waxing: Hair Removal Basics
The method of hair removal varies. Hair growth is a burden all of us share, both men, and women. Let us look into hair removal using wax. This guide provides details on waxing techniques.
Why do people wax?
Waxing works very well to quickly remove hair from most areas in a healthy manner and expects slow hair growth. In-home brow and cheek waxing are available as well as legs and bikinis. While you’ve reached the razor in just a couple of days, waxing is possible and you’ll have no bald spot in about six weeks – waxing lasts longer than shaving. When waxing, you not only remove unwanted hair—you also wax away any dry and dead skin cells in the process.
If your hair is longer, we recommend shaving the area and booking your waxing appointment for two to three weeks later.
Waxing types and techniques
It is possible to use two types of waxing to remove hair. A common strip waxing technique involves putting a strip of cloth in hot soft wax and applying it to your skin.
When the strips are taken off, they are removed with wax and hair underneath. This technique can be used on stretches like knees. The other waxing technique is stripless and uses another kind of wax that hardens rapidly when cools down. The esthetician will use it without stripping the garment and can easily rip off the wax using this method.
How does it work?
It takes much deeper steps in implementing this approach than the 40-word descriptions below. Let us go through two types of wax that can be selected:
Soft wax will cover a wide surface and remove your hair and can be either cold or warm. The method uses wax placed at such an angle that hair grows and reproduces its growth pattern. Immediately place some paper or cloth over the top. Then take the paper off your scalp, and turn the hair in the opposite direction. Generally, if your hair is growing upward and a bit to your right, it’s important to go up and a bit to your right. For the best results, always spread the wax in the direction of hair growth. Apply the cloth strip.
Compared to the first technique, hard wax is a little different. It is thicker and applied warmly with a wooden stick or spatula. Once it hardens, it is removed without using a strip. Hard wax is generally used when waxing the face. At Safe Haven, it is our professional opinion to use this method regarding sensitive skin or unwanted hair such as the bikini area. It attaches itself only to the hair, reducing discomfort and minimizing the possibility of irritation.
Waxing is like exfoliation
The presence of dead cells and dead skin may cause rash, blemishes, and irritation of the skin surface. It’ll take a little exfoliation to get everything removed! All of these things were removed with wax. This results in a clean, radiant surface and smooth wax. It isn’t specifically a waxing process for the exfoliators. To get maximum results, we recommend you exfoliate several days before waxing. Do not exfoliate for 48hrs while waxing, because you may have skin sensitivity.
Waxing banishes shaving rash
Shaving rash is a condition where inflammation occurs on the skin due to irritation. With shaving, the skin becomes more exposed to friction each day, resulting in heightened inflammation. By removing hair using wax, your skin will calm down for over a month before undergoing any treatment.
Why Is Waxing Better Than Shaving?
Why do people switch to waxing?
It is fast, especially when compared to tweezing. Besides hair removal, it’ll be very difficult to get rid of it simultaneously. OK, compared to shaving, it’s more difficult. But shaving produces a rough and swollen strand of skin that grows immediately. You can also live an entirely hairless and sexless lifestyle! You may experience temporary outcomes initially, but this may last longer than tweezing or shaving. If you wax more often, you will have damaged or weakened hair that stops growing and it does not cause you to grow more hair follicles.
Waxing Gives You Smooth Skin without Nicks
Think of the time when you used razors on your legs or armpits. Do you remember painful cuts or scratches on your hands? Definitely. All the crashes that happen only one morning keep us hairless. It’s because cutting the area around the surface does not affect the skin itself. Yes, it feels smooth, but often it feels prickly the next morning. It is necessary to continue shaving to keep those parts soft. If you shave often, you have a higher chance of getting your skin scratched or peeled. Body waxing is specialized to give long-lasting results.
Not merely regrowth is about regrowth. It’s also about your experience with regrowth. When shaven the hair will fall out. The result is an extremely blunt stroke. It is not natural for the hair to be blunt! This is what makes shaving so stubby. When the hair regrowths or grows again, the hair has finely tapered ends. It’s thinner and it’s less stubbly, which means that your hair will never grow back as easily after your waxing process. Over time, slack hair will grow again.
How much does hair removal by waxing cost?
The waxing procedure can be done in an efficient way and should not take long to cost the same as shaving. Several factors are contributing to this. Generally, its cheaper to do than shaving or tweezing. It has less potential risk and provides a long-lasting solution that is more beneficial. A professional waxing treatment will not result in nicks or cuts, or any type of skin damage.
Read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications.
- Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year before waxing.
- Adapalene (Acne medication)
- Alustra (Retin A)
- Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
- Avita (See Retin A)
- Differin (Acne medication)
- Isotretinoin (See Accutane)
- Renova (See Retin A)
- Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
- Tazarac (Acne medication)
- Tazarotene (See Tazorac)
- Tretinoin (See Retin A)
Caution: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.
- Other Acne medications not listed above
- Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
- Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydroquinone, Trilumena)
- Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
- Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
- Oral Antibiotics
- Topical Antibiotics
- Salicylic Acid
- Other exfoliants
If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted, extra body hair, waxing is a quick, easy and affordable way. How often should you get my waxing treatment? Every four to five weeks. Regular waxing is essential. It isn’t just about hair removal.
It’s a skincare treatment for everyone! Our effective waxing services will leave your body hair-free and fabulously smooth.
At Safe Haven, we don’t just provide you with good services. We make sure you’re having the best experience possible. Let us give you smooth, hair-free skin!
Waxing for the extra smoothness! Hair will be gone.
✓ Long Lasting
✓ Not as painful as you think
✓ Removes hair from the root
✓ Lasts Up to Six Weeks
Why you should get waxed!
With waxing, it removes the hair and also dead cells from the skin. This gives the skin a beautiful glimmer. We help your skin with the best products for pre and post-waxing care, by means of lotions and soothing gels. This makes the skin even smoother.
Frequently Asked Questions: Waxing
How long does waxing last?
Waxing can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks, depending on your personal hair growth, the location of your wax, and the accuracy of the application.
How to prevent being embarrassed during an intimate wax?
We totally understand there will be a little embarrassment, especially for a first-timer.
Our Therapists have seen it all and, like a doctor or nurse, it’s their job. We’ll do it with your comfort as a priority.
How do I prepare for wax?
As long as your hair is the proper length (1/2 inch), you don’t have to worry or no preparation is needed.
If your hair is longer than ½ an inch, we sincerely recommend that you trim the hair before your scheduled time.
If you have any concerns, please call us
(801) 853 – 8500
How long does my hair need to be to get waxed?
About a quarter of an inch.
Does waxing hurt as much as people say?
Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, and most importantly, pain is subjective — so it’ll depend on which part of the body you’re getting a wax done.
Are there any contraindications for waxing?
Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin, or other types of skin thinning acne medications.
Is waxing for men?
Absolutely! Regular waxing helps the hair grow back thinner and slower.
How do I book a massage?
This one’s really easy. Once you’ve decided which waxing service to get, tap the Book Now option on this page.
If you’re still undecided and can’t find anything that suits your needs, give us a call and we’ll figure it out together.
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