Whether you’re a waxing virgin, it’s been a while and you’ve got an 80s bush, or you’re a waxing pro – we’ve got some do’s and dont’s for ya.
DO take a warm shower before your wax. Not only will that open up the pores and make the hair easier to remove (read: less painful), but you want to be kind to your wax tech. ‘Specially if shes giving you a brazilian. You don’t wanna piss her off when she has your “life” in her hands.
DO exfoliate pre-waxing! It’s all about exfoliation if you want to prevent yucky (and painful) ingrown hairs. Grab a loofa and something gritty and get down to business! We like Lush Sugar Scrub ($6.25). Do this once a day and you’ll never see a pesky ingrown. But…
DON’T exfoliate 24 hours after you get waxed. And now that we think about it…
DO skip the jacuzzi and extra hot showers immediately after waxing. Also, skip the post wax workout and the tanning sesh. You’re already a little tender, let’s not push it, eh?
DO let your wax technician know about any medications you are taking. Acutane, Retin-A, etc will affect your waxing experience. As in, you want to keep your skin. Lose the hair, but keep your skin. Not telling your waxing tech about medications pretty much guarantees bad results. Plus – owie!
DO let your hair get onto the same growth cycle. Come in every 4 to 6 weeks and try not to tweeze in between. Patience my dear, and you shall be rewarded with an easier and thorough hair removal.
DON’T feel embarrassed about your hair, your body size, scars etc. We’ve seen it all, sister! Trust your technician and she will go to great lengths to take care of you!