Having hairs in unwanted areas of the body can be really uncomfortable to some people, while to others it’s not. If you’re not okay with them, you should consider waxing. Waxing is a very effective way of getting rid of unwanted hairs from certain areas of the body. Although it can be a painful experience, there are certain ways to make the experience less uncomfortable. It’s best to know just how to handle these things before and after stepping into the spa.
Here are 10 things to know before you consider waxing;
There needs to be hair to wax:
Waxing is a way to avoid shaving, so shaving beforehand not only defeats the purpose of waxing; it can also make the waxing experience longer, more painful, and more difficult. According to research, your hair should be about 1/4 of an inch long so that your wax can adequately grasp it and remove it. You can trim if you want, but just make sure not to go overboard.
Wear a loose outfit:
You’re most likely going to be sore afterward, especially if it’s your first time. Putting on a tight pair of leggings or jeans after waxing is not advised because you would need to let everything breathe. As a matter of fact, wearing a pair of skinny jeans can actually cause a rash.
Don’t forget to exfoliate:
You’re going to need to lightly exfoliate a day or two before your wax. Softly using a gentle scrub to minimize the amount of dead skin, oil, or clogged pores goes a long way in ensuring a smoother waxing experience.
Skip the lotion before and after your wax:
You might think the key to a successful wax is using a lotion at every step of the way. You can moisturize before a wax, but don’t do it too close to your appointment. Heavy lotions will only clog your pores, making them inflamed and irritated. It’s best to keep it light and natural.
Take some painkillers along:
It doesn’t matter whether you have a high endurance for pain, it’s best to come prepared. Pain relievers can help ease the soreness and shock of the wax, especially for first-timers. It is recommended that you take them about 30 minutes before your wax. If you prefer spirits over supplements, many wax studios offer champagne or wine to guests in order to calm their nerves.
You may not be able to work out for a day or two:
If you’re the kind of person who needs to work out every day or who has workouts scheduled, it might be best to rearrange your plans before your wax. Sorry, gym lovers, but hitting the treadmill or breaking a sweat is a pretty bad thing to do after a wax.
Things might look a little off the next day:
Know that this is normal and you shouldn’t be freaking out or regretting your decision. The best way to get things back to normal is to follow the proper aftercare routine. This means skipping the gym, saying no to spray tans, avoiding the sun, and lightly exfoliating about 48 hours later.
Yes it’ll hurt:
You’re probably worried about the pain level of waxing. Is it exaggerated? Does it really hurt that bad? Unfortunately, it hurts. Luckily, it tends to be at its worst the first time. One of the best ways to take your mind off the pain is to look into the spa, checking out reviews on Google. If customers mention a good sense of bedside manner or that the therapists communicate, then that might help ease you along, especially if it’s your first time.
There is no reason to be nervous! That might be easier said than done, considering you are counting on a stranger to rip your hair out; but you need to remember that these “strangers” are skilled professionals! Their job is to give you the best results and to also make you feel comfortable, so let them do their thing. They only want what’s best for you as a customer!
Choosing the right spa is crucial:
It can be tempting to look for the cheapest price around and go to that spa, but as with everything else, you get what you pay for. It is a good idea to read the reviews of a salon before you make judgment. Not all salons have the same process for waxing; keep the company’s experience and reputation in mind before booking the first appointment.
Now that you know this, you should have a smoother waxing experience.
For the best and most effective waxing experience, walk into our spa or visit ORÍKÌ to book an appointment now.