Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks.
Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin (i.e., bruising, broken capillaries, ingrown hairs caused by hair follicle trauma and lifting of skin). This removes the wax along with the hair.
Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.
Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first waxing. These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24-48 hours. This means:
*No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only).
*No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments.
*No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans).
*No sport, gym work or other exercise.
*Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
*Wear clean, loose fitting clothes.
*Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
*Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist.
*To soothe and protect the skin, apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment.
*Always wash your hands before applying any product.
*To prevent ingrown hairs: starting a few days after your appointment, Gently scrub the skin 3 times a week in the bath or shower using a loafer or exfoliating mitt. Also moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally.
You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results.
Hair needs to be at least.1/2 cm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave between your appointments.
To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 week