Before and after care routine is just as important as the actual waxing treatment itself!! Following these does and don’ts can be the difference between a good waxing result and a Fantastic waxing result!!
Prior to a waxing treatment:
So you have booked a wax, here are a couple of tips to lessen the pain and increase the longevity of being hair free.
Make sure your hair is long enough to remove completely from the roots, it should be at least ½ cm , about 2 weeks after last shave, if you have shaved the area with in the last couple of weeks it will take a few waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows the most effective wax
Exfoliate regularly in between waxing appointments, this will reduce ingrown hairs and removes the dead layer of skin so all the hairs are ready for waxing.
Moisturise every day, this also help prevent ingrown hairs and if the skin is hydrated hairs are removed easier.
After a waxing treatment:
You have invested time, money and a little discomfort in order to be hair free so it makes sense to look after your freshly waxed skin!
Immediately after your wax if is normal to have a little bit of redness, this will go down after few hours. As waxing removes the hair at the root it is important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free, this mean :
Avoid heat for 24 hours, this includes hot baths, saunas, sunbeds and sun exposure swimming etc
No perfumed products on the area for 24 hours, including deodorant, tan and make up
Avoid touching the area
Put that razor down!! NO shaving or epilating between appointments as the hairs will not be long enough and will all be growing at different times
How long will your waxing last?
If its your first time after shaving or are an occasional waxer you will probably notice some hair growing within 2-3 weeks this is due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle, this will be about a third of the hairs and soon after the remaining hair will begin growing after regular waxing you will be hair free for 3-6 weeks, after a few waxing sessions the thickness of the hair will be finer and softer and also slightly patchy.
Here at Guys N Dolls we offer head to toe waxing for both men and women, including full intimate areas using both strip and Hot Wax. Louisa our waxing specialist is fully qualified and highly trained in all aspects of beauty including men’s intimate wax training by Jack Dunn in London