Waxing is one of the most reliable and oldest hair removal method preferred by so many people to get rid of unwanted hair. A good wax will last so much longer and keep your skin looking so much neater and softer, but with so many options available, there are some common mistakes that we all make that we can easily avoid. These mistakes cannot only increase pain while getting a wax but also lead to many skin related problems.
Here are some common mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.
1. Waxing short hair
The most common mistake that we often see happening is that girls won’t wait till their hair is completely to grown enough to wax. This usually results in uneven growth of hair as the grip on shorter hair it gets so much more difficult with wax, and they don’t get pulled out.
It is much better if the length of your hair is at least 6mm in length, or at a good two and half week’s growth from your last.
2. Waxing in the wrong direction
Always remember to pull off the waxing strip in the opposite direction of hair growth, but sometimes while trying waxing at home, people tend to forget this important rule and end up damaging their skin as well as just hurting themselves.
It is better to pull the waxing strip in one quick, swift motion in the opposite direction for your hair growth on your skin. You will see much better results if you remove the strip quicker, and you will feel much less pain this way.
3. Not using a Powder
Your skin produces a natural oil that creates a barrier between the wax and your skin and it gets much harder for the wax to stick to your skin and hair. If you have just taken a shower or clean your skin before waxing, apply talcum/baby powder to the areas you need to wax. The powder will soak up the oil and help the hair stick to the wax easily.
4. Not Exfoliating
One of the main problems that people face is the ingrown hair, but what they don’t realize is that it can be avoided so easily with regular exfoliation. While showering or generally of you properly exfoliate and moisturize your skin, it will allow the hair to grow much neatly and properly. You should also use an after wax oil or lotion after waxing to keep your skin moisturized.
5. Wax Aftercare
After you have waxed your body, you should be careful about how you treat it. You should not take a hot bath, or the hot temperature of the water on the skin might cause a reaction. It is also not advised to swim or go out in the direct sunlight, as these will irritate your open hair follicles. Furthermore you should avoid waxed areas from using perfumes, body sprays, or makeup as the open pores after wax can get itchy, or you might get a skin reaction. Wearing tight clothes should also be avoided soon afterward as it will cause perspiration and the bacteria will instantly start growing. All these precautions should be taken seriously for at least 24 hours after a waxing session.
6. Not waxing regularly
Waxing allows the hair to grow as it’s naturally intended with a soft end, which doesn’t cut in the skin. It is far better continue to keep your hair waxing in the exact growth cycle for a smooth, hair-free result that will give you long-lasting results. Regular waxing makes the waxing less painful and gradually stops from hair from growing at all.
We hope now that you have read this article you will avoid making above mentioned mistakes and get a gorgeous, smoother waxing experience. Bella Shades of beauty provides the best waxing services for our esteemed clients that not only last for weeks but we will also solve your wax related problems and issues effectively. Contact us today and get a free consultation from our expert.