For those of you with questions about waxing, here is our original Q&A...
Does waxing hurt?
If you’ve never been waxed before, this tends to be the first question we get! So…even though it is a little uncomfortable, we try to make the experience as painless as possible. There are times when you would be more sensitive than others (i.e. pregnancy, during monthly cycle)…Unfortunately the first few appointments hurt the most as the hairs have made home in the follicle and are not used to being removed…it gets easier as you also become more familiar with the process and know what to expect.
I’ve been waxed before and a few days later, I had hair growth, did the therapist do something wrong?
There are a few reasons why this could have happened, more than likely though it was due to your hair growth cycle. Understanding the three stages of hair growth is very important. Your hair grows in cycles, (Anagen, Catagen, Telogen), and differ from person to person and even in different areas of the body. The intention is to level out the 3 stages so that the hairs are growing in at the same rate and can be successfully removed together. It is important that your therapist set your expectations and go over how many appointments it may take to achieve your desired result.
I don’t like my eyebrows too thin…what is your practice?
We spend time consulting with our clients to see what their expectations are while taking into consideration face shape, hair type and density, but most of all client preference. We begin on the conservative side; it’s easier to take more off than grow it back!
What type of wax do you use?
There are many variables when choosing the appropriate wax, depending upon the type of service, texture of hair and length, your therapist will make the best choice between a soft or hard wax to achieve the most favorable result. If you have a preference, please let your therapist know.
What is the difference between a “soft” and “hard” wax?
Your most common wax is a soft wax which is removed using a strip (either muslin or pellon typically)…we tend to use a soft wax on larger areas (i.e. legs, back, chest). Our wax of choice is our “hard” wax…it is typically used on smaller areas and is best for the most sensitive skin (i.e. face, bikini, neck). The “hard” is much more gentle as it does not actually adhere to the skin, but rather shrink wraps around the hairs giving more of a tug feel as opposed to the strip wax which is more of a band aid feel during removal.
I am currently using Retin-A…can I still wax?
No, you need to stop using any Retin-A or vitamin-A derivative 7 days prior to your waxing service. Please consult with your Skincare Professional or Doctor.