Waxing is the most popular method for hair removal. Nowadays, not only women, but men are also getting themselves waxed.
Are you nervous about your first wax session or are you delaying it because you are scared it will hurt? There might be many questions in your head about it and this FAQ list will help you answer most of the common ones.
Does waxing hurt?
Everybody has a different level of pain tolerance limit. You will get a stinging sensation when the strip is pulled. If you are sensitive, take ibuprofen or aspirin 30 minutes before your waxing session which will help you reduce the discomfort.
How long does waxing last?
It basically depends on the rate of your hair growth. It can last for at least a month.
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
No waxing does not make your hair grow thicker and darker, but it removes them from the roots so the hair that grows becomes finer and softer overtime.
Is there an age limit for waxing?
No waxing has no age limit.
Can waxing cause skin reactions?
After you wax, there are chances of small red dots that might appear on the treated skin which will disappear in a few hours. This is a normal skin reaction as the hair gets removed from its roots which causes the pores to open up.
What causes ingrown hair and what can be done about it?
Ingrown hairs are caused when your hair curls back in the skin. This usually happens when you wax or shave in the direction of your hair growth. To prevent this from happening you should exfoliate your skin well and wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
Can I skip hair removal in winter?
Yes, you can skip it in winter but, if you do it regularly, it will make your hair finer and the growth will be reduced. Wouldn’t you want to feel good in your silky skin?
When shouldn’t I get waxed?
You shouldn’t get your skin waxed when it is irritated, injured or there is redness. You should wait till it is gone or gets healed.
I am pregnant, can I still go for my wax session?
Yes, you can.
How often I should go for waxing?
This depends on your growth rate, but the average best time when you should go for waxing every 4 weeks. This timing depends on the 3 stages of the hair growth cycle.
Can I get wax when I am menstruating?
Yes, you can get your wax done during menstruation. But it is advisable to avoid it as your skin is very sensitive during this time and might be a little pain. But that completely depends on you’re the level of your tolerance.
What should you do before your waxing treatment?
You should stop tweezing or shaving for 2.5 – 3 weeks prior to your first waxing session.