WAX 101! for Woman & Men
We get it You're sweaty and nervous, and you want to know how to make this whole experience as easy and pain-free as possible. Don't worry; we're thinking about the exact same thing. Here are some helpful dos and don'ts before you pop in for a visit.
Make sure your hair is at least 3 mm long if you have been waxing, or at least 5 mm long if you have been shaving.
Exfoliate before you come in for a wax, but not on the day of. Use a loofah or an exfoliating mitt in the bath to scrub away those dry and dead skin cells. You can easily make a natural DIY body scrub at home by mixing some honey, brown sugar, oil (extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, or grape seed oil will do) and a dash of vanilla extract.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol a few hours before a treatment. Although a shot of tequila might sound effective to take before a Brazilian wax, caffeine and alcohol are vasodilators. It will dilate your blood vessels and will cause some redness and sensitivity.
Are you really sensitive to pain? Try taking an aspirin half an hour before the treatment to slightly dull your pain receptors.
For genital areas, avoid waxing a few days before and a few days after your monthly cycle; this is when your skin will be most sensitive.
We prefer not to wax skin with known conditions for our client's safety. Make sure you read our list of contraindications below for waxing, such as sunburnt skin or skin that has been treated with any whitening or AHA/BHA products.
Lastly, RELAX the more jittery and tense you are, the more you'll feel the pain. So listen to our music, breathe, and it'll be over before you know it!
Contraindications for Waxing, some of which may require a doctor's consent note:
Operation or recent scar tissue, cuts, bruises, and other abrasions
Use of medications or products such as Roaccutane, Obagi, Retin A, Accutane, steroids, AHA/BHA (e.g. glycol or salicylic acid) or other acne products
Sunburns, heat allergies, or heat rashes
Varicose veins, capillary damage, nerve damage, swelling, edema, or increased/decreased sensitivity in the skin
Skin orders such as psoriasis, eczema, and hairy moles
Fungal infections such as ringworm, scabies, and lice
Bacterial infections such as impetigo, stye, and boils
Viral infections such as herpes simplex, conjunctivitis, genital warts, and shingles
Allergies or intolerances (e.g. lanolin, sticking plasters, etc)
Hypersensitive or highly reactive skin
Heart conditions, high/low blood pressure, blood conditions such as Haemophilia
Epilepsy, fits, or fainting attacks
Diabetes (requires doctor's consent)
Pregnancy (requires doctor's consent)
Few things you need to know...
Slight soreness or discomfort, small bumps or chicken skin, redness, irritation, and/or itchiness are perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if it is your first wax. These reactions should subside over the next 24-72 hours. If you experience persistent symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact us or to consult with a doctor.
After a wax, your pores are left open so it's important to be gentle on your skin and to keep the waxed area clean! Follow these tips for the next 24-48 hours, to prevent irritation or infection:
- No hot baths, showers (cool to lukewarm water only), saunas, hot tubs, steam treatments, or swimming in chlorinated pools
- Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen. No tanning, sunbathing, sunbeds, or fake tans
- Avoid doing sports, gym work, or other exercises
- Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands
- Avoid heat and friction. Wear clean, loose fitting clothes in the treatment area
- Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist
To soothe and protect your skin, apply a post-wax cream to the waxed area regularly for three (3) days following your treatment. Please remember to always wash your hands before applying the product!
To prevent ingrown hairs, starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin three (3) times a week in the bath or shower using a loofah or exfoliating mitt. Try to moisturize the area everyday to keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally.
To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing every three (3) to four (4) weeks. Following your first waxing treatment, you may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. It can take up to four (4) treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results.
We understand that it is tempting to go for quick-fixes in between treatments but we ask that you be patient for about a month, don't tweeze, shave or use depilatory creams, come in every three (3) to four (4) weeks like clockwork and you will love your waxing even more than you do now!
You've asked, and we've answered.
Waxing, unlike shaving, removes hair directly from the roots leaving your skin nice and smooth for weeks.
HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR NEED TO BE?
Please, at least 3 mm long if you have been waxing or 5 mm long if you have been shaving!!!!
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO WAX?
We recommend to do it between 4-6 weeks, but when it comes to the Brazilian, is up to you if you want to wait 4 weeks.
I JUST SHAVED, HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE GETTING WAXED?
The recommended time after shaving is 2,5 -3 weeks.
I AM GOING ON VACATION, HOW SOON BEFORE SHOULD I GET WAXED?
The recommended time before going on vacation or preparing for any big event (ie. wedding day) is 2-3 days. This will allow any redness to pass.
WILL I BE PUT INTO ANY AWKWARD POSITIONS?
Not at all. All of our services require you to be laying on either your front or back.
I'M A WAX VIRGIN, WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Don't be shy, there's a first time for everything!
( FOR WOMEN & MEN )
When you arrived, I will let you know who I am.
I will ask you some questions about your health.
I will leave you alone for a minute, so you can undress and read the "rules"
Once you are on the massage table, I will explain what I am going to do and which products I use and then I start waxing.
A brazilian / boyzilian takes the first time max 30 min. If you are back in within 4 week, it will take only 15-20 minutes.
Waxing is 100% professional.
BIKINI-Classic, BIKINI-Tanga, BRAZILIAN - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Bikini Classic removes hair from just the sides.
Bikini Tanga removes hair from the top and sides.
Bikini Brazil eller Brasiliansk removes everything - front, back and everything in between!
The same counts for men!
I AM PREGNANT, CAN I GET WAXED?
Sure, but always ask your doctor first.
WE DON'T WAX WHEN:
you have an infeccion, fungus, scars or some skin problems. PLEASE TELL US!
After giving birth to your baby
DO YOU DOUBLE DIP?
Neve! Never! We take every step to ensure the highest level of sanitation. Tweezers are sterilized after every use and a fresh pair of gloves are used for each and every service.