Get Ready For Your Wax
Waxing Pre Care
Do’s & Don’ts
Measure Me Please
Make sure your hair is at least 1/4th of an inch. The longer the better, our wax experts prefer trimming it themselves. Allow at least 3-4 weeks between waxing and / or shaving.
Prevent The Pain
Take a Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment if you’re worried about pain. If you are really sensitive than you may purchase our no scream cream to help you relax. (more info below) It helps relieve pain associated with waxing 80%-100%
If needed you can arrive 30 minutes before your appointment and purchase the no scream cream which does help take the edge off your wax if your a waxing virgin client. Make sure you request it at the time of booking either online or in person.
Get a good night’s rest before your appointment. If your not sleeping properly your body is more sensitive to feel the edge from waxing. You will thank us for many more reasons for this one!
For The Ladies
Your skin is often more sensitive to the time near your period, and waxing can be more painful than normal. We highly recommend for you to wait until after right after your cycle to get a wax.
Keep It Fresh
Shower and lightly exfoliate your entire area to be waxed right before your appointment using warm, not hot water. This helps to soften your hair and relax your pores. Also, try to Wear comfy undergarments, you don’t want super tight clothing irritating your freshly waxed sweet spot. Our body scrubs are excellent for this waxing pre-care step and made locally.
Skip This Step
Don’t use any lotions or oils on the area to be waxed. Do not use peels (glycolic, AHA, etc.) or microdermabrasion on the waxing area up to 24 hours prior to receiving a skin wax, also notify your technician if you are on any medication that may make your skin prone to sensitivity.
Calm The Nerves
Even though you wish you could be buzzed during a wax please try to avoid alcohol and caffeine at least 3 hours before a session. This waxing pre-care step is really important in making sure that the pain does not linger, a lot of times caffeine can also give you the jitters.
Good To Know
Do’s & Don’ts
Do let your waxologist know if you experience any sensitivity during the waxing process.
Do keep your skin moisturized on a regular basis. Well-hydrated skin helps to make your waxing appointment more comfortable as the hair follicles are relaxed.
Do wear comfortable clothing to your appointment if possible, especially if you are getting a Brazilian bikini wax. Let your cupcake breathe.
Do take a shower once you get home after your appointment but avoid using any heavily scented body washes or lotions. Always try finishing your shower with a 1-minute cold rinse. Not only is it good for your freshly waxed pores but great for relaxing your whole body.
Don’t put any moisturizer on the day of your appointment on the body parts being waxed.
Don’t tweeze in between your waxing sessions. It causes uneven hair growth, and if not done properly it can cause ingrown hair.
Don’t shave in between your waxing sessions either. Shaving will only make the hair thicker making waxing more painful and reversing your progress in achieving longer-lasting results.
Don’t go tanning at least 3 days before and after your appointment. This can cause your skin to get burnt. If you do plan on getting spay tans it is best to do it after a waxing appointment as you will get longer lasting tan due to the dead skin being removed in your appointment.
These normal reactions can occur in all waxing procedures, they just vary in intensity person to person. Someone whos new to waxing or has not waxed in over 6 weeks can experience these reactions.
- Mild Tingling Sensation/Itching: both these reactions are related to the hair being waxed out of the pores. They are forms of irritation and the body’s way to respond to the hair being waxed.
- Redness or Bumps: this happens because the body reacts to the hair follicles being pulled out from the root by causing a temporary inflammation of the skin. Post-waxing redness can look to occur on the whole area that was waxed or only a few tiny red bumps can appear; both of these are normal reactions and will go away.
- Spots Bleeding: it sounds scarier than it is. Relax, this is a reaction of the hair follicles being pulled (waxed) out of the skin. The empty hair follicles where the hair once used to be can cause a little blood to fill up in that follicle once the initial waxing process is completed due to the hair being thick and strong. This is normal and should subside around the same time that redness would. The spots that “may” bleed should be just a couple of pores, and mostly if the area you have waxed is very sensitive and had thick strong hair.
- Pimples Waxing leaves your pores open and breakouts can occur afterward due to bacteria entering through the freshly waxed pores. This can cause inflammation and potential infection. It is common to get tiny bumps or whiteheads after a wax whether you are getting your eyebrows, upper lip, or your cupcake waxed. It is best to avoid touching freshly waxed skin and to wash the area as soon as possible once your home.