You are probably wondering why one should get a wax treatment instead of shaving and this is why:
Firstly let’s start by defining what waxing is: Waxing is a hair removal method that is used to effectively remove hair from the hair follicle and not from the surface of the skin, a sticky substance, such as wax is used to adhere to body hair, and then removing this covering and pulling out the hair from the follicle.
New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic hair (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles, and feet.
The somatologist/health and skincare therapist will select the type of wax used depending on the area to be treated. The area being treated will determine the type of wax that should be used by the therapist to remove the hair. When treating areas such as the as the arms or legs your somatologist/health and skincare therapist/beauty and nail technologist will select cold wax and this is because cold wax is suitable for removing fine hairs found on the body which we refer to as vellus hair.
When removing hairs from areas such as the bikini or underarm, hot wax is the best option of wax to use because, hot wax adheres to the hairs stronger and more thicker than cold wax, which makes it more effective for removing shorter ,thicker and coarse hairs from the root.
After the treatment the somatologist/health and skincare therapist/ beauty and nail technologist will provide you with some aftercare and homecare advices that you will follow at home to ensure that the area worked on is protected and not prone to infections or sensitivity. Advices will include the following:
- To avoid heat treatments, such as the sauna or steam rooms.
- Avoid sun exposure, should you need to go into the sun wear protective clothing e.g. long sleeves.
- Avoid using any perfumed products.
Benefits of waxing:
- Shaving can cause rashes on sensitive skin.
Razors can potentially cause cuts, red bumps, razor burns and rashes, especially on sensitive skin while with waxing products, skin is less susceptible to these types of abrasions.
- Less itchiness and stubble.
- Waxing is fast and convenient.
- Removes hair directly from the hair follicle.
- Regrowth is slower.
- Regrowth is finer.
- Produce good results.
- Desquamating effect.
When hair is removed by depilatory creams or by means of shaving, the hair is only removed from the surface of the skin rather than the hair root being removed from the hair follicle. Within days, the hair can reappear. With such methods, hair tends to grow back in rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer. Come to us to get a smooth hair free skin!