If we asked you a couple of months ago to do wax at home you would be thinking if it’s a joke. But, now all salons are still closed for months, and you can’t control what happens to your body, including hair growth, then here you are. However, it’s not surprising, as the searches for ‘at home wax’ goes up to 75 percent since February, simply because 1. people are tired to shave every day 2. they don’t like how it makes their hair thicker when it grows back, and 3. it leaves dark shadows on their skin.
As a professional salon, we will tell a secret easy step on how to do wax at home that is not as painful as you imagine, whether it’s for around your private area, for your underarm, or any area that you like! Most experts recommend using hard wax for your sensitive area because it’s gentler than strip wax or soft wax. Hard wax clings onto each hair, not the delicate skin around it, so it will be less painful.
Do yourself a favor and read these guidelines before you enter the journey of doing wax at home. However, before you start these steps, make sure your hair is the right length, which is at least 1/2 inch for best results, and grab your less painful home wax.
Apply alcohol lotion to the targeted area to prep your skin.
Heat the wax on the pan until it changes from candy to a liquid state. It should be the consistency of cold honey. Regulate heater to a medium setting of approximately 65°C-75°C. You can do a test patch on your inner wrist to make sure it’s not too hot or too runny
Use melted wax from around the core with an applicator.
Start with your bikini line and spread the wax onto a small section of hair, following the direction of the hair growth.
Allow it to cool for 10-15 seconds, then hold the skin taut and quickly pull the wax off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Repeat this process working until you’ve removed all the hair you want to.
You can watch the tutorial here.
After Wax Tips:
Let your skin heal for at least 24 hours after waxing, which means you need to avoid exercise, sun exposure, sex, hot showers, or any activities that allow dirt and bacteria into your pores and irritate the skin.
Once your skin has rested for 24 hours, apply an ingrown eliminator once a day for the next couple of weeks. To prevent bumps and ingrown hair, we recommend you apply a soothing lotion. Not only that it will prevent redness and protect your skin after a wax, but it can also be used as a lotion for any insect bites or sunburns! It contains tea tree extract which is good for your skin too! However, if you already have bumps and ingrown hair, you may take bump lotion to heal it.
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