This is why we wrote this guide on one of the most important topics that if not done right, might cause a headache for women: Waxing and hair-free skin.
Waxing requires attention, perseverance and most of all knowledge of your skin type and how it reacts so you will know what to use as care afterward.
This is why whether you are doing it on your arms, legs, underarms or bikini section, this guide will answer all your questions and show you how it’s properly done.
As a semi-permanent method for removal of the hair right down to the root, waxing is very popular and widely used. This is because it usually lasts anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the person, the area and whether it’s done for the first time or more regularly.
Waxing can be done in almost all areas of the body where you want unwanted hair removed. Arms, back, abdomen, bikini area, eyebrows, face, legs, and feet are all suitable for waxing.
However, the process of waxing should be done somewhere in a salon where they offer professional waxing services by a trained/licensed cosmetologist or aesthetician in order to avoid side-effects or damaging the surface of the skin which in return might leave scars or pain.
There are many types of waxing, such as body waxing, bikini waxing, Brazilian waxing, and eyebrow waxing, and so on.
If you are wondering if waxing can remove hair permanently, the answer is yes and no. You see, some people tend to have thicker, stronger hair which grows faster and might experience the return of waxed hair in as little as 2 weeks.
This is due to their body and hormones and there is nothing they can do externally to decrease this.
However, if waxing is done regularly and properly, they should experience weaker, slower-growing hair after the 5th or 6th waxing.
And for some people with weaker hair in nature, they will see a decrease in the amount of hair and the time of growth, and if waxing for a couple of years regularly, hair might subside completely.
What are the advantages of waxing? Waxing has many advantages as a process of hair removal.
First, its results last longer than with the other forms of hair removal which is why many women and men turn to it. By body waxing, you don’t have to remove your hairs constantly as you would do with shaving or creams.
Also, the skin feels smoother for much longer and the repeated waxing over many years leaves your hair thinner and finer in appearance and growth.
What are the disadvantages of waxing? On the other hand, waxing has disadvantages too.
One of the largest disadvantages is the pain. It is caused by the hair removal – it is pulled from the roots up.
This is the cause, but this is also the reason why waxing effect lasts so long and why it leaves the skin smooth for so long.
People tend to get used to the pain waxing causes, however, you should know that it tends to be quite sharp when the wax is removed, this goes especially for the more sensitive areas.
After a while, as hair gets thinner, you won’t feel as much pain as you used to feel.
Another disadvantage might be the cost of waxing and hair removal. Depending on the area you live in, professional waxing services can be costly but the long-lasting effects might override this for you. Do-it-yourself waxing strips are an option to save money, however, they cannot be applied on bikini section because of the sensitivity of the skin in that area.
Also when using these waxing strips you need to know that hair removal should be done against the direction of hair growth and if not done properly this can cause air growth in different directions including in-grown hair. But if done properly, these inconveniences can be avoided completely.
In people with more sensitive skin, waxing for the first few times might cause minor bleeding that lasts several seconds, red bumps that go away after the first day, and ingrown hairs which will be decreased with regular waxing.
Pro tip: Regular exfoliation and the usage of astringent oils such as tea tree oil can reduce these problems and ease up the entire process.
In order to make this guide more in-depth and understanding, we have included few other questions most commonly asked by customers:
Is it a good idea to wax your face? Yes.
For some people that have plenty of facial hair due to hormonal imbalances, when no other method works, or laser hair removal is something their budget doesn’t allow, waxing is the best option. It will not cause the appearance of sagging skin or wrinkles in any way.
Can waxing cause hair to grow back thicker? No.
As you might have read for several times in this guide before, waxing actually causes a decrease in hair growth, it does not thicken your hair in any way. However, to achieve this, you need to be persistent and wax regularly every 4 weeks.
Is it better to use hair removal cream or wax? Waxing is always the best option.
Unless you have super-sensitive skin and your dermatologist warned you about waxing. In that case, you should consider shaving or hair removal creams.
Is it better to wax or shave your pubic hair? Although painful in the first few tries, waxing remains the best option when it comes to pubic hair removal. This is because the area is smoother for a longer time and it does not cause ingrown hairs as shaving does.