- Trim the hair before your appointment if the hair is longer then 2inches. (Longer hair can be more painful to wax).
- Ensure your hair is at least 0.5cm long, so your esthetician can remove the hair without having to rewax the area. First time waxers should have hair growth of about 1.5cm.
- Exfoliate the waxing area 24-48 hours before your appointment. This will remove dead skin and prep it for your wax. It will keep the skin soft and smoother and prevent ingrown hairs.
- Bath or shower on the day of your appointment to open up follicles, allowing for easier hair removal.
- Do not apply any deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes or self-tanning products to the area to be waxed.
- Take an advil about 30 minutes before your appointment if you have never had a wax before or find the process painful.
After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.
For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating the skin:
- Touching or scratching the waxed area
Exfoliating the waxed area
- We suggest you rather shower in a cold temperature. Ensure the water runs off the waxed area and you do not wash or scrub this area.
- Sauna’s and stream rooms.
Exercise, swimming, sunbeds or any sunlight and UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area.
- Remember to book your wax 3 days before you go on holiday, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the skin to calm down.
- Applying products to the waxed area such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products etc.
- Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area.