Do you have unwanted hair on your face, arms, legs, bikini region or other part of your body? It’s quite common, for both men and women, to get their unwanted hair removed, leaving a smooth and clean surface.
There are many different hair removal methods nowadays, including shaving, tweezing, threading, hair removal cream, electrolysis and last – but not least – waxing. There are a number of pros and cons to each of these different methods – but the hair removal method that comes out on top is waxing.
How does waxing work? The most common method to waxing is to spread a hot wax mixture over an area of the skin. A cloth or paper strip is placed over the skin where the wax has been applied and then pulled off (against the direction of hair growth). Some forms of wax don’t require a cloth or paper strip – some waxes harden and can then be pulled directly off.
What makes waxing so great?
Did you know that regularly shaving or using hair removal cream can cause your hair to grow back thicker, darker and faster? You can start off only needing to shave once or twice a week – but this will eventually turn into a daily routine with this method of hair removal. That’s because the hair isn’t completely removed, it is only sliced off above the root.
Waxing – although more painful than the above methods – actually removes the hair completely from the root. You can actually stop the hair growth with many years of waxing! So as oppose to your hair growing back darker, thicker and faster, it will grow back thinner and more slowly.
You can read more about the benefits of waxing here.
What areas can be waxed?
There’s no limit to where you can be waxed – if there’s hair on it, it can be removed through waxing! Waxing isn’t just for women either – many men all get parts of their body waxed. Some of the most common areas for waxing are:
Take a look at the Services page for more information on waxing different parts of the body.
How painful is it to get waxed?
Just like anything, the pain level for your waxing treatment will vary between people – everyone has a different tolerance for pain. It will also depend on what part of the body you choose to get waxed. Some women also find that the waxing is especially painful during ‘that time of the month’.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to reduce the pain. Check out these top 10 tips to reducing waxing pain here.
Who should perform the waxing treatment?
As with many things in life, there is a do-it-yourself option when it comes to waxing. There are both pros and cons to doing it yourself, and it’s up to you to decide whether you have the skill and tolerance to take care of it yourself.
When it comes to certain waxing treatments – such as back waxing or brazilian waxing – it may be a case of not even being able to reach the area to wax it! In that case, you may have a friend or family member who is willing to help out.
Read more information professional vs DIY waxing here.