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Pre & Post Wax Advice

Pre Wax – Make sure your hair is long enough to remove completely from the roots – it should be at least 0.5 centimetres. If you’ve shaved the area within the last few weeks it might take a couple of waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows the most effective wax finish.

Skip the lotions and potions!  Do not apply self tanners, body sprays, deodorants and other topical creams before your appointment.

  • Let it grow out! If you have been shaving, allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks of hair growth.

  • Schedule your wax 2-3 days before beach and poolside jaunts if you plan to sun bathe.

  • Avoid heat.  No tanning beds, hot tubs and saunas before your appointment.

  • Exfoliate! Exfoliating the area gently 24 hours before your appointment will remove the dead skin cells and allow for a cleaner wax.

 

Post Wax – It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free. This means:

– No sunbathing for at least 12 hours (have your waxing done at least the day BEFORE you go on holiday)

– No swimming in a chlorinated pool for 24 hours

– Same for spa baths or saunas

– Avoid applying any topical lotions for at least 12 hours (fragrances and other lubricants can cause a burning sensation)

– Also avoid touching the waxed area to ensure it remains bacteria free

– Use a tea tree oil based product to apply to the area for it’s anti-bacterial qualities.

How long will your wax last?

If you’re a first-time or occasional waxer you will likely notice some new hair growth within 2-3 weeks due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle. This part of regrowth will be sparse, about one-third of the hair normally present. Soon after the remaining hair will begin growing in.

Regular waxing will leave the area hair free for 3 – 6 weeks. Over time the density of hair in the waxed area may start to decrease as well.