Preston’s Beauty Academy asks: Is there anything worse than going to the beach, or wearing a dress, only to realize that you forgot to shave your legs?
Hair removal is always a headache. When was the last time you cut yourself while shaving? Or, spent an hour plucking your eyebrows just to find that you missed a few hairs?
Since not removing unwanted hair is not an option for most people, you’re probably looking for a simpler solution.
Whether you’re tired of shaving your legs, underarms, or anywhere else, waxing benefits include that it is the easier and longer-lasting solution.
Why Switch to Waxing?
When you shave your hair grows back in just a few days. Then, you have to start all over again just to find the same hairs a few days later. The results of waxing can last up to 6 weeks.
Imagine if you could have your hair removed once and not have to think about it for a few weeks. Waxing is an inexpensive, time-saving solution to an ongoing problem. It’s also safe and highly effective.
How to Prepare for Waxing
Before your first appointment, you might be a little nervous. Those nerves are perfectly normal and the best way to combat that anxiety is to be prepared.
Here are the do’s and don’ts before your appointment:
- Exfoliate the day before your appointment, not the day of.
- Don’t put on any lotions before your appointment. Any lotions could interfere with the ability of the wax to remove your hair.
- Take over-the-counter pain medication before your appointment if you’re worried about the pain.
- Don’t use a deodorant with antiperspirant in it. This could actually affect the effectiveness of your wax.
Types of Wax
There are two different types of wax: hot and cold. Cold wax is applied directly to your skin and then removed. Hot wax, on the other hand, is applied to the skin and then removed with cloth strips. The type of wax that you, or your wax professional, choose depends on how difficult your hair is to remove. Cold wax works well on thinner hair, while hot wax is the best choice for stubborn, thick hair.
Benefits of Waxing
Safety: When you choose to wax your unwanted hair rather than shave, you eliminate the risk of cuts and scrapes. Cuts from shaving can lead to scarring and discoloration. Wax is a safer and more comfortable alternative.
Smoother Skin: Waxing not only removes the hair, but it also removes dead skin cells. This means that your skin will be smoother than ever.
No Stubbles: When you shave, you’re left with rough stubbles because the razor doesn’t remove the hair at the root. This way, your skin isn’t ever really hair-free. Waxing removes the hair at the root. This eliminates the problem entirely.
Longer Periods Between Hair Removal: When you get a wax, the hair is removed at the root, so it takes weeks for the hair to return. That means you can go to the salon once, have your unwanted hair waxed, and you won’t have to worry about it returning for weeks. Some people even say that their hair grows back even finer than before.