Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
Hard waxing utilizes hard wax (as opposed to strip wax). In this case, the wax is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin.
Strip waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax combination thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.
Waxing is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.
- Make sure that the area which you intend to wax does not have any wounds, skin rashes, acne etc.
- Do not shave the desired spot before waxing.
- Trimming down the longer hair makes the treatment much less painful.
- Put some talcum powder in order to prevent skin wetting.
- The use of an after wax cream some 60 minutes after the procedure helps soothe the skin down.