So you’ve finally decided to toss the razors and dip your toes into waxing to find out what the buzz is all about. Are you unsure of what you need to know before your first wax session? You are not the only one! If you have questions and want to understand all there is to know before you head into your local wax salon, we are here to help you navigate the dos, the donts, and the process that you’ll likely go through.
Here are 7 things to be aware of before you go to your first wax session.
No Pain, No Gain
At the outset, we will be honest with you. It will hurt a bit. Waxing is no cakewalk, but it is not that painful either. But, be prepared to undergo minimal pain. While The Wax Shop is known to offer the most soothing hair removal, every individual’s pain bearing capacity varies and hence some may find the hair removal process slightly painful.
A Stranger Will Attend to You
Unlike shaving that can be done in the confines of your bathroom, a beautician will attend to you for waxing. So, be ready to bare in front of her. Remember, it may be awkward for you, but for her it is just another day at work. So relax.
Remember, it is important to exfoliate yourself before and after every waxing session, but especially before your first wax session. Gentle exfoliation before waxing is key. Exfoliating makes it easier for the wax to stick to the hair instead of your skin, which means the removal process hurts less. Be sure to exfoliate regularly before getting a wax, but skip it the day of the appointment.
Choose an Experienced Salon
While there are a number of salons who offer waxing services, a few like The Wax Shop are known to be the best in the Los Angeles Waxing Services circuit. When you are entrusting your delicate bits to someone, you need to feel confident they know what they are doing. Being waxed ‘down there’ can be a daunting experience so you need a therapist who makes you feel comfortable from start to finish – someone who explains the procedure, tells you what they are going to do, is experienced in minimising discomfort and delivers a consistently high treatment every time you visit. All in a friendly, but professional manner.
Wait 2-3 Weeks Before Your First Wax Session
Your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (about the length of a grain of rice), to allow the wax to grip around the hair. If it is your first time waxing, then we recommend you refrain from shaving for at least two weeks before your reservation. After your first wax, it is recommended to wax every three to four weeks. Then go home and throw your razors away, because you’ll never have to shave again.
Keep an Exfoliant Handy Post-Wax
Some bumps can be a result of post wax irritation and will go away on their own within a few hours to a few days. To help calm your skin, you can use Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Serum to help soothe and treat any ingrown hairs, bumps or breakouts.
You Will Come Back
Consistency pays off. Once your first wax is out of the way, every reservation gets easier and easier as long as you don’t shave. If you shave, the next wax will likely feel just like the first. Additionally, shaving between waxes can make you susceptible to itching, or worse… ingrown hairs. Plus, shaving is just irritating and time-consuming. So put the razor down and make your visits a monthly regular.
The sheer number of repeat clients that The Wax Shop handles is the testimony of being the smoothest one in Los Angeles. Whether it’s your first time or your hundredth, we make every experience low on pain and high on pleasure. Trust us, the pleasure of having smooth, silky and sexy skin after waxing is like none other!