Pre & Post Care Tips
How to prevent ingrown hair?
Exfoliate. One should exfoliate with a loofah regularly, and this technique removes dead skin cells and opens the hair follicles. In return, the hair is more easily pulled from the roots. However, on the day of getting waxed, should not exfoliate before or after the service.
How long should the hair length be?
Don’t be tempted to trim or shave because a few hairs have grown back in.
Let the hair grow to at least one quarter of an inch before your appointment because hairs must be long enough for the wax to stick to for effective removal.
Are you stressed about the “pain”?
If you’re concerned about the potential for pain or those especially prone to pain, feel free to take any OTC pain reliever an hour before your appointment to ease discomfort.
Skin: Please advise me of any health conditions & any medication you are taking as these can effect certain treatments.
(I can thread if waxing is not suitable for your skin)
It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This is normally due to a histamine reaction, and should disappear after a few hours. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important for the area to be kept clean, dry, and bacteria free. This means:
- No sunbathing for at least 12 hours (have your waxing done at least the day BEFORE you go on vacation/holiday)
- No swimming in a chlorinated water for 24 hours
- Avoid saunas, spas, and gyms
- 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