WHAT IS STRIP WAXING ?
Strip wax is thinly spread over the desired area. A paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement. This removes the wax along with the hair, roots and dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth and exfoliated.
WHAT IS HOT OR HARD WAXING?
Wax is directly applied to the skin. It hardens when it cooled, allowing easy removal by the therapist without the aid of strips. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin as it does not remove or grip the skin. For sensitive areas around the Bikini, it is best to use hot wax as pain is greatly reduced and tearing of the delicate skin is unlikely.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO WAX?
Waxing is a temporary method of hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for 1 to 8 weeks. On average, a person waxes every 3 weeks to 8 weeks depending on the body part and how often waxing is done.
SHOULD I TRIM/SHAVE MY HAIR BEFORE I GET WAXED?
No, you should not. The longer the hair, the better the wax will grab it and the smoother your results will be.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WAXING VERSUS SHAVING?
Because waxing removes hair from the roots, the main advantages will be: Hair does not grow back instantly, you will need to wax only once a month or once every 2 months on average. The new hair will be softer and finer. Each time the hair is waxed, the follicle gets damaged, which also explains why some hair may stop growing after repeated waxing. Skin is smooth to the touch as opposed to a stubby sensation from shaving.
I CURRENTLY SHAVE, HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR HAVE TO BE BEFORE I CAN WAX?
It depends on the kind of wax used by your therapist, on average, a good quality wax can grip short and fine hair as short as 3mm to 5mm. However, do bear in mind that if shaving is done about 1 to 2 weeks before waxing, some of the hair may not have grown out during your treatment, and stubbles may start appearing almost immediately. These are from your shaving, not to be mistaken as quick regrowths from the waxing.
HOW DO I MINIMISE OR REDUCE THE PAIN OF BRAZILIAN WAXING? WILL TAKING A PAIN KILLER HELP?
There are a few things you can look out for when deciding on a Brazilian wax treatment to ensure minimal pain. The experience of the therapist is vital. The level of pain that you experience depends on the skill of the therapist. An experienced therapist will know how big a portion to wax, where to place the wax, the best pull and how to stretch the skin giving you minimal pain with every rip.
Choose a place that uses HOT wax (either completely or on the delicate areas). Hot wax grips only the hair without tugging the skin. Pain is also reduced as you only feel the pain from the hair roots and not the pain of the skin being pulled as is the case with strip waxes. Book your waxing appointment about a week before or after menstruation, your skin is least tender and sensitive during these periods. Do not wait too long in between waxing sessions. We recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks for minimal pain.
Another advantage you will notice is that the skin colour gets evened up and lightened within 2 weeks of application. There have been claims that taking a pain killer or aspirin an hour before helps to reduce the pain, but so far, there has not been any testimonials to prove this works. But it is definitely worth a try if you are fearful. Numbing sprays tend to work only on the surface of the skin. Thus it works better if you are waxing with strip wax – where the surface of the skin is being pulled. If your therapist is using HOT wax, these sprays may not be of much help.
IS IT TRUE THAT I CAN GET INJURIES AND TEAR WITH BRAZILIAN WAXING?
Tearing of the delicate vulva area only happens if strip wax is used on the same spot more than 3 times, or if the therapist is inexperienced and negligent. With HOT waxes, this is highly unlikely, as skin is not pulled by the wax.
WILL I BE SORE AND UNABLE TO WALK NORMALLY AFTERWARDS?
No, you will be walking as per normal. Brazilian waxing causes only instantaneous pain the moment the wax is being pulled. The pain will not linger on especially if hot wax is used. You should not experience any soar or discomfort thereafter. Some redness may occur with people with sensitivity or very thick hair, but this should go away after a few hours.
WILL WAXING CAUSE INGROWN HAIR? HOW DO I PREVENT IT?
This depends on the individual. Compared to shaving, waxing reduces ingrown hair significantly. Ingrown hair can be prevented by regular exfoliation, starting from 3 days after waxing. There are also ingrown hair serums that will help to significantly reduce ingrown hair.
I HAVE BEEN SHAVING FOR YEARS BUT DECIDED TO TRY WAXING A FEW DAYS AGO. HOWEVER, I NOTICE THAT I ALREADY HAVE SOME STUBBY RE-GROWTHS. I HAD THE IMPRESSION THAT WAXING GIVES YOU LONGER HAIR-FREE PERIODS.
The stubbles are from the shaving before, not the waxing done only a few days ago. Try waiting at least a month to 6 weeks, or until all your hair has grown out before your next waxing session. This way, all your hair, short and long, will be waxed together, ensuring a longer hair-free period.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO TAKE NOTE OF AFTER WAXING?
As your pore will be opened after waxing, we discourage swimming, steam bath, sauna and jacuzzi for 24hrs thereafter. By exposing yourself to public water, you may be exposing yourself to bacteria that may lead to infection of the hair roots.