3 Tips To Maintain Your Wax Between Appointment

October 26th, 2018

There are but few greater feelings than getting a fresh body wax. Your smile gets bigger, your confidence grows, and you are ready to take on the world. When your waxing results hold enough power to make or break your day, you want to make sure that feeling lasts in between your appointments. As great as a fresh wax feels, it can get pretty annoying trying to keep up with the maintenance until your next appointment. Since you're typically supposed to wait for your hair to be a certain length before ripping it out, finding solutions to properly care for your wax can get a little exasperating. So, what should you do between waxes to ensure you don't suffer any ingrown hair or breakouts? Well, achieving the longest lasting, smoothest results from waxing depends on a couple of things: practicing good at-home care, and avoiding common mistakes. Sounds pretty reasonable, right? Make the most out of every wax with these easy to remember tips for helping your brow, bikini or Brazilian wax last longer between each appointment.

Stay Away From The Razor

If you’re new to the world of waxing or just get fed up with the hair growth process, one of the first things you will be tempted to do is to reach for the razor. Resist that feeling as much as possible. Can your shave? Sure. But while this seems like a simple solution, shaving will almost always put you back at the starting line because shaving leaves the hair with a sharp end and can make the hair appear thicker and darker. When the hair is waxed, the entire follicle is removed. When it grows back after being removed, it comes back in its natural state. If you make it a goal to only get waxed, you will save yourself a lot of headaches and literal pain. Over time as your waxing appointments become more frequent, you will notice less pain during the appointment and less hair growth.

Exfoliate and Moisturize

The key to keeping your wax fresh is proper skin care. Let’s be honest, everyone loves a good moisturizer. Routinely moisturizing your skin with an oil-free lotion or hydrating cream will help your skin feel smooth and look healthy between waxes. When choosing the right moisturizer, be sure it’s one that's lightweight and soothes the skin without clogging pores. If not, it can result in red, irritating rashes that can lead to infection or allergic reactions. It could also leave your waxed areas with red bumps and scaly, itchy skin. Healthy, hydrated skin makes it harder for ingrown hairs to form. If the skin is dry, rough, and cracked, the hair could break off rather than being removed completely, and the regrowth will appear faster than if the skin was healthy and moisturized. So remember to gently exfoliate about once a week and moisturize daily. Proper skincare maintenance is the best post-treatment method in between waxes. Add Depil Brazil’s Arpoador Gel Exfoliant and Copacabana Body and Bath Oil to your list of daily cleansers.

Keep your appointments consistent

If you truly want to make your wax last longer you need to make sure you are keeping regular appointments with your waxing expert. Waxing is as much a part of your beauty and grooming routine as anything else, so if you want to look and feel your best, you have to put the effort into making it consistent. If waxing is done regularly, the hair begins to grow back slower, finer, and thinner. Even if you don't think your hair has grown out enough yet, it’s important to stick to your schedule. This helps your hair get in the habit of growing back weaker so waxes become easier and less painful over time. If you stop waxing during the Winter or wait long periods of time between your visits, then you reverse all the work waxing has done previously.

If you’re a first-time or occasional waxer you will likely notice new hair growth within 2-3 weeks of your wax, if you’re more consistent, waxes will last around 4-6 weeks. Remember that we have different skin and hair textures, so what works for one may not work for another. Women and men obviously are different, but we recommend men taking note of the same advice. Keep your waxing appointments consistent, ditch the razors, find a good moisturizer and exfoliate once per week. If you stick to these tips you’ll find yourself hair free and happy between your appointments.

For more information on how to stay smooth between waxes, or to schedule your next appointment, please call or email one of our studios. Our professional waxperts will be happy to assist.

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