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What should I do BEFORE the waxing session?Following these steps below before coming to your waxing session will help you have better and longer results: Avoid shaving or trimming the area you want to wax. Preferably, the hair should be at least 0.5 cm or 0.2 inches in length comfortable wax experience. Otherwise said, your hair should at least be the length of a grain of rice. Prior to your waxing appointment, it is advisable to lightly exfoliate at least two times while you're having a shower using exfoliating salt, loofah or washcloth and gently rubbing the area to be waxed in circular movements. This helps remove dead skin, lifts trapped hair and reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs after the appointment. Check your skin for rashes, irritation, skin cuts, sunburns or breakouts. Should your skin have any affection as previously mentioned it is advisable to wait until the area heals in order to avoid complications such as skin tearing during the waxing process. Wear loose-fitting clothes, with soft fabric at it reduces the friction on the recently waxed area and will help prevent irritation and ingrown hairs. It also goes without saying that personal hygiene is a must when you come for a waxing appointment.
What should I do AFTER the waxing session?Some slight soreness, small bumps redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions of the skin, especially if this is your first wax. This should settle over the next 24 to 48 hours, but please get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns. Please keep your waxed area clean and avoid any heat and friction during the next 24 to 48 hours. TO AVOID: Hot baths, showers or saunas (use lukewarm water only) Tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or tanning products) Sports, swimming, gym and other vigorous exercises Scratching or scrubbing the treated area Sexual activity (for intimate waxing) Deodorants, body sprays, make-up. powders or lotions on the waxed area, other than those recommended for the aftercare treatment TO DO: Wear clean, loose-fitting clothes Use clean towels after bathing Apply an antiseptic cream regularly for the next few days to soothe and protect the skin. Always wash your hands before applying any product Apply sunblock on exposed areas of waxed skin before going outside PREVENTING INGROWN HAIR Starting a few days after your waxing treatment, gently exfoliate the skin up to 3 times a week using a mitt, brush or scrub. Moisturize the area every day to keep the skin supple and help new hairs grow normally. In the first few waxing treatments you may observe a small amount of hair regrowth after approximately a week. It can take several treatments for your hair to develop a uniform growth cycle. Hair needs to be at least 0.5 cm long to be waxed so please do not shave in between appointments. To maintain a smooth appearance, regular waxing every 4 to 6 weeks is recommended.
This is my first time waxing. What should I expect?First of all, congrats for taking the decision to wax! Now let's go to the science bit of the waxing. Your hair has three main growth stages: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Fancy words wright? Simply put the hair is either connected to blood supply, either in the proccess of separating from your blood supply, either completely separated from it. Spotting (little red blood spots) may appear when your hair is in the first stage but it is completely normal and you shouldn't worry about it. Also, your hair doesn't grow all in the same time so you might notice some new hair growing here and there a few days after your wax because hair folicles are programmed to grow hair in different stages. It will take up to three waxing sessions to "reset" the folicles so that most of your hair will grow relatively in the same time. This will lead to longer and better results leaving your skin smoother and hair free for longer. There is also the possibility of developing rashes or hives after the first sessions. This a completely normal skin reaction to pulling your hair out of its folicle and the red bumps should dissapear any time between a few days and a week. It is advisable to use and antiseptic cream from your local pharmacy after your waxing treatment to prevent a heavy reaction. If you experience the rashes or hives for more than a week, please refer to your local pharmacist or GP for treatment. These reactions will get milder and milder with every waxing session until your skin will get used with waxing.
I'm going on holiday, can I come for a wax?Whohoo! That's exciting news. Nonetheless, if your are an experienced waxer, you should plan your waxing session at least a week before your holiday to make sure any redness or sore will be gone before your holiday. If you want to wax for the first time, please allow 2 to 3 waxing sessions before your vacation to be sure that won't take any irritation, hives or pimples with you on holiday.
What if I will get an errection during the treatment?Ok, hear me out. We're both men and we know that sometimes the magic stick has a mind of its own. Please do not worry at all about that! Most times it doesn't happen, but if it does, a true professional will never judge or be offended by it, as it is simply a mechanical body reaction to nerve stimulation. To be fair, it sometimes helps keeping the skin taught :P However, if you book your intimate waxing with other ideas in mind than a normal wax, you will be respectfully invited to leave the premises on the spot, regardless of the stage of treatment your are in. Remember, if it's not on the price list, it's not offered as a service ;)
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