I provide several waxing services per day. I can perform anything from eyebrow maintenance to full leg waxing and everything else in between. By providing so many waxing services, I have seen pleasant experiences turn bad. However, not all is lost. Clients can receive the best waxing experience with proper timing and at home care.
Waxing hair removal uses a resin-based wax like product to remove the entire hair follicle from the root. Results can last up to six weeks. Generally, it is best to visit your salon every four weeks. This will keep the hair maintained and make the waxing experience tolerable.
The waxing experience is a warm wax mixture spread over hair in the direction of its growth and a paper or cloth strip is then placed on top of soft wax. Hard wax doesn’t require a strip because it cools solid enough, and becomes a strip in itself. Cold wax is usually already applied to pre-made strips, but a little friction over it helps generate some heat for wax to soften and better adhere to the hair.
Since getting hair pulled from its root is not the most pleasant experience, I tell my clients to breathe out as I pull. This eases the pain and allows the client to focus on breathing instead of the task at hand. I have had many say it does work. I can attest to it working because I do the same.
Once wax has slightly cooled or has grasped enough to the hair, it is then pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth. The entire hair follicle should be removed from the root, if the waxing is done correctly. If all the hair is not removed, the waxer may go over the same area again. If that doesn’t work, she may then tweeze. However, to avoid or lessen these extra steps, it would be best for the client to exfoliate a few times a week to assist in removing dry skin. See your esthetician if other issues prevail.
Hard wax or Strip wax?
A comparison of waxes should be known. Both hard wax and strip wax are often used in waxing process. When it comes to pain and irritation, hard wax is more advantageous over strip wax. Hard wax is indeed less irritating to the skin and most people find it to be less painful. Often hard wax is used on the face, the underarms and strip wax for larger areas of the body.
Why is waxing better than shaving?
When you wax, the entire hair shaft is removed, root and all, rather than cutting it off at the surface of the skin like you do when you shave. This leaves your skin super smooth with no stubble. Waxing also lasts much longer than shaving, and the hair grows back thinner and finer with repeated treatments. Your esthetician would love to go over this in more detail with you. Be sure to visit the rest of my website to meet all your beauty needs.