Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal. It can be used on any area of the body.
Depending on where an individual hair is in its growth cycle, hair will usually not grow back for up to six weeks or may reappear in as little as one week. Strip waxing uses a soft wax and strips of paper or cloth. The wax is spread evenly over the skin and then ripped off quickly against the direction of hair growth. Strip-less wax or hard wax is applied thickly applied to skin with no fabric. It is allowed to cool and then removed. It is seen as less painful and better for the removal of fine hairs.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH WAXING
Expect to be undressed or given paper underwear, depending on the area being waxed. Expect pain during the process! This will depend on the location of the waxing, and the skill of the therapist. Over time, the process becomes less painful as the returning hair tends to be softer and easier to remove.
BENEFITS OF WAXING
Waxing removes hair from the root. This means regrowth is softer than the stubble that occurs after shaving and use of depilatory creams. It is the most effective and
quickest method of removing large areas of hair.
Pain, though short-lived, can be very intense and leave behind bruising, broken capillaries and red bumps. Some people experience in-grown hairs after waxing, particularly after the first sessions.