The best preparation is to exfoliate the morning of your appointment. This helps to shed dead skin cells and prepare the hair, which would otherwise lay flat, to be waxed. “If you have a low tolerance for pain, it wouldn’t hurt to pop a pain reliever!”
No! Please don’t! What you may see as too long is probably the perfect length. The longer your hair is, the better the wax can wrap around the hair and the smoother the results will be. “So even if you think you have your own personal Chia pet growing down there, don’t trim or use clippers.” If the hair is too long, Kristy will trim it for you.
Your hair should be about the length of a grain of rice, which means you’ll need to let your hair grow out for at least two weeks from your last shave. “For some, this can be more painful than the wax itself – but it will be well worth it!”
Kristy recommends you return for an appointment every four to five weeks to optimize your waxing experience.
The short answer? The hair waxed at your appointment will be gone for approximately two weeks before it begins to re-grow. But there is no straightforward answer here… It mostly depends on when your last shave was or if you’ve been waxing regularly for a while.
When you shave, you are constantly cutting the hair off in different cycles. Generally when you first start waxing your hair is in different
phases of the cycle; some hairs will grow back before the two week time frame. If you have been a regular shaver and are just starting your waxing journey, it may take at least two to three appointments for you to notice
all of your hair growing in the same cycle.So don’t fret! Consistent waxing, without shaving in between, will allow the hair to grow back
consistently. “You’ll be clean as a whistle in no time!”
Nope! In fact, the opposite happens. The hair is removed from the follicle, which weakens the root. Your hair will grow back finer and more sparsely, resulting in an easier waxing experience each time.
“NOOOO!” The temptation is there, but you should refrain from picking up that razor when you see hair growing back. If you want to see the best possible results on your waxing journey, your razor will need to be reserved for other body parts.
Sure! Like Kristy always says, “It doesn’t bother me if it doesn’t bother you!” Just wear a fresh tampon and come on in. It is important to note that many women are more sensitive during that time of the month – but a couple pain relievers usually do the trick.
Of course! There is no harm in wanting your skin to be as smooth as your soon-to-be baby’s bottom! Kristy waxes women in various stages of pregnancy on a regular basis. She does point out that the extra hormones can bring
extra sensitivity – “But I guess as mommies-to-be, it won’t be the most pain we’re in!”
It certainly can! Some medications dry out or thin the skin, making it easier for your skin to lift. If you aren’t sure about how your medication will affect your skin, talk to Kristy prior to your waxing appointment and
consider consulting your physician.
After your wax, your pores are wide open from the hairs being pulled out of the follicle; open pores are more susceptible to bacteria. The most important thing to avoid for 24 hours is swimming, particularly in hot tubs. Just don’t do it! Kristy also recommends avoiding heavy workouts, tanning… and sexual intercourse. “I know a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! Just know that the consequences of ignoring the 24-hour rule include infection of the follicle.”
At the end of your wax, Kristy applies any necessary oils or ointments you’ll need, so you won’t need any extra care the day of your appointment. Beginning the day after your wax, you should exfoliate in the shower every
day using a loofah or exfoliating mitt and your favorite body wash. This can help to prevent ingrown hairs.
Oh, nooooo!” The dreaded word that no one wants to hear! An ingrown hair occurs when the hair curves into the side wall of the follicle instead of growing straight out of the hair follicle opening. Without regular exfoliation the skin can heal over the top of this opening,
which restricts the hair from surfacing and forces it to grow back beneath the skin. Unfortunately, those with naturally curly hair are more susceptible to ingrown hairs; the curled hairs tend to not grow straight out of the follicle. Be sure to give the skin on your body the same TLC you give to your face.
On a daily basis, use your loofah or exfoliating mitt and your favorite body wash to slough off the dead skills cells; this will allow the hair to
grow through the follicle. The good news is if you have ingrown hairs at your appointment, Kristy will extract them! “I know the urge to pick at them is hard to resist – but doing so may make them worse. My clients know that extracting ingrown hairs is one of my favorite things to do!”