Give us 2 weeks or more of hair growth. Short hair does not allow for an effective wax service plus recent shaving increases skin sensitivity.
Exfoliate on a daily basis. Using a salt or sugar scrub is nice, but you may save money and reduce the chance of oil-clogged pores by using a simple exfoliating glove or natural loofah sponge, dry alone or wet with shower gel. For more advanced exfoliating to prevent ingrown we recommend a product that works for all skin types. Every first time client receives a complimentary 2oz bottle after their appointment.
Keep the area away from constant friction. This may create some irritation and result in ingrown hairs. Pay particular attention to the under wear line.
Drink plenty of water. Urine can cause discomfort to open follicles and is best if diluted, especially if you are sensitive.
Shower immediately after exercise to keep follicles clear and bacteria free (or use a personal wipe in a pinch).
Apply a cold compress to the area if you find your skin feels sensitive after treatment. Circulation is increased when waxing due to your body’s natural response to heal itself. Cooling will help to constrict blood vessels and relieve discomfort.
Book your appointments 3-6 weeks apart. The hair grows in cycles so in order to get the best results it is important to weaken each stage by removing new growth as it comes through. With consistent appointments, each cycle will stay in its softest stage. If you wait longer than 3-6 months the hair grows strong and bulbus again.
Cancel if you get your period. We have fresh wipes and tampons on site for this reason. If you’re comfortable being waxed at this time, so are we.
Pick at ingrown hairs. The bacteria found in an infected follicle combined with inflammation weakens and the pore lining. If you try to extract the infection by pressure it could cause for greater inflammation, infect surrounding pores, and slow the healing process. When you book your appointment, mention ingrown concerns to allow more time for extractions.
Do excessive activity immediately after appointment (hot yoga, bike rides, hot tubs, etc). Uric acid and salt in your perspiration could be mildly irritating to the area and friction could cause an uncomfortable effect on a tender area; maybe resulting in prolonged redness and breakout.
Apply lotions, gels or creams same day to the area treated. There may be increased sensitivity and irritation due to the follicles being “opened”. Especially avoid fragranced or alcohol based products.
Sunbathe 24 hours before or after treatment (exposing treated area). This may dehydrate the skin prior to treatment and cause skin to lift. After treatment, with increased circulation, sun exposure may increase heat sensitivity and cause discomfort.
Shave between treatments. The goal of consistent hair removal is to remove the root of the hair so it grows back new making it softer, finer, and fewer in number. Shaving will upset appointment times allowing the root to grow strong and making waxing more painful.