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So, you’re thinking of heading to the salon to get your first wax. We know the thought of waxing can be quite nerve-wracking, so we’ve put together the questions we get asked the most to help put your mind at ease.
Does it hurt?
The first question we’re always asked is, does it hurt?
We’re not going to lie, it does hurt, but less than you’d expect. In fact, after their first wax people tell us how much worse they thought it would be. The first time is always the most painful and after that, you get used to it. Sensitive areas like your bikini hurt more than less sensitive areas like your legs, but don’t let it put you off, the thought of it is much worse, we promise!
Is it better than shaving?
Shaving removes hair by cutting it off at the skin's surface with a razor, waxing actually removes hair from the root. With shaving, you will often feel stubble soon afterwards, with waxing the results last far longer. It’s all down to personal preference really but if you feel like you’re always shaving just for it to grow back days later, waxing may be for you.
I’ve heard that over time your hair gets thinner, is this true and how long does it take for it to happen?
Waxing pulls the hair out from the root. Doing this over a long period of time damages the hair bulb - sounds gross but it means your hair grows back less dense and finer which is a win, win if you ask us! It takes months of regular waxing for this to happen and it is important you don’t shave between appointments as this will interrupt the process.
How often do you need to get waxed?
We usually recommend getting waxed every four weeks. Over time, with regular waxing, the hair follicle will have less of a grip on the hair so it will come out more easily meaning it will be less painful.
What happens during the treatment?
During the treatment, warm wax will be applied to your skin following the direction that the hair grows. A thin strip of muslin fabric is pressed on the wax and is then pulled away in the opposite direction the hair grows. A calming moisturiser is then applied to help remove traces of the wax residue.
What happens during a bikini wax? Is it awkward? Do I have to take my knickers off?
It’s the same process as above but using a different type of wax. Lots of people think it might be awkward, but we have fully trained staff carrying out intimate waxes and they’ve seen it all before. Our members of staff will put you at ease and ensure you do not feel uncomfortable. Taking your knickers off varies on the salon but we provide you with disposable knickers to wear during the treatment.
Will I get ingrown hairs?
It’s possible to get ingrown hairs from waxing because the treatment removes hair from the root. After a wax, your skin will naturally harden and thicken, which could prevent hair from breaking through that layer of skin and become ingrown. To prevent ingrowing hairs, we advise you gently exfoliate a few days after the treatment and continue to do so once or twice a week. Remember, we said gently.
What do I do after I leave the salon?
Does my hair have to be a certain length to get waxed?
We recommend that the hair is a quarter to half an inch long as this gives enough length for best results. Once the hair becomes thinner after regular waxing, it can be waxed at a shorter length.
Can I shave between appointments?
It’s important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate hair growth.
What are the different types of bikini waxing?
The removal of the hair on the area that would normally be outside of your bikini line.
High bikini wax
The same as a standard bikini but a little deeper on the sides and top.
The removal of most of the pubic hair, leaving a small shape - this could be a strip of hair or something more fun.
A Brazilian without the shape. Everything goes.
If you have any more questions, feel free to give us a call. You can also see our prices here and online booking is available.
Here at lk beauty we love to keep people up to date, either with a text message/email before to remind you of an upcoming appointment or sometimes a quick question about your experience at the salon. We hope you enjoy using our services and please always feel free to let us have your thoughts.
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