Waxing – 5 Tips for Safe and Effective Hair Removal

waxing AuroraWell, it’s that time of year again. And I don’t mean Christmas! It’s summer which means relaxing at the cottage, at the beach or even in your own backyard. But wherever you’ll be spending the hot, hazy summer days and nights, you’ll be wearing a little less clothing. So since you’re showing a little more skin, you’ll be sure to get rid of all that winter fuzz growing on your legs, bikini line, etc. Waxing is a safe, budget-friendly and effective way to remove it all. Here are 5 tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your waxing experience:

  1. Length of hair- Make sure your hair is at least ½ to ¾ of an inch long. If the hair is too short, the wax won’t grab it, especially on areas with coarse hair (i.e. bikini line, legs and underarms).
  2. Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturize- Be sure the area you are having waxed is clean and exfoliated. Also be sure to moisturize the area with a lubricant that is fully absorbed by the skin as not to leave a residue. If the area is too moist, the wax will not adhere to the hair.
  3. Always make sure paper is placed on the waxing bed- just like at the doctor’s office.
  4. NO DOUBLE-DIPPING- This point is super important! It means that once the stick (applicator) has been dipped in the wax, make sure it’s thrown out after it touches your skin. If we waxed every client with just one stick, the wax pot would then be a breeding ground for bacteria, which could cause infection. Ewww and yuck.
  5. Look around the waxing room- If the room is tidy and clean, including shelves, wax pots and floors, then odds are proper sanitization methods are being practiced. Ask what the methods are to be sure the salon is doing what the Ministry of Health has told them to do. if they can’t explain it, they may not be doing it.

Again, waxing is a super alternative to other methods of hair removal, like shaving. Who wants to be shaving every day when you could be hair-free for two to three weeks from your waxing? Don’t waste extra time in the shower when you could be at the beach or cottage a little sooner. Summer is too short as it is!!

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