Waxing FAQ

How long should my hair be before getting waxed?
Hair should be 1/4-1/2 inches long for proper hair removal. Typically, that’s about the length of a grain of rice, which is 2-3 weeks of growth if you are new to waxing.

How long will it take my hair to grow back?
The results can last 3-6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair re-growth. Hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week.

What should I expect for my first Brazilian wax?
JUST RELAX! The pain that gets associated with waxing is mostly caused by anxiety and anticipation a person feels while getting waxed. The more relaxed you are, the less painful the experience will be. If this is your first time waxing, refrain from shaving for at LEAST two weeks before your appointment. After your first wax, it’s recommended to wax every 4-6 weeks.

Can I shave between waxes?
NO! It’s very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again. With shaving, hair grows back coarse and stubbly. With waxing, just the opposite occurs. Waxing causes the hair to grow back very fine and patchy.

What’s the difference between hard wax vs. soft wax?
Hard wax is used to remove hair in the bikini, underarm, and face area. Hard wax sets or hardens on its own making strips unnecessary to use. Hard wax encapsulates the hair itself and doesn’t pull up on the skin when it’s being removed. Soft wax is used on larger surface areas of the body such as legs, back, and chest. Soft wax is removed using paper or muslin strips.

Will my hair grow back thicker?
No, waxing actually weakens the hair follicle and thins the hair. It DOES NOT change its growth rate or thickness.

What should I know about prescription medicines and waxing?
You CANNOT be waxed if you are taking/using any antibiotics, Accutane, Differin Gel, or Retin-A. Additionally, any medications that list “sun sensitivity” on the list of symptoms will prevent you from being waxed. Also, you should avoid using glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or facial exfoliants. The reasoning for this is that these medications cause “lifting” in the skin. This typically results in a red, shiny area that ultimately turns into a scab. To be on the safe side, always let your Aesthetician know BEFORE she applies the wax that you are using a prescription skin medication.

Can I workout after I get waxed? 
YES! Friction and sweat can irritate the skin. Working out right after a wax isn’t a good idea because the intense movement can cause sweat and bacteria to find their way to exposed pores. In turn, causing breakouts, ingrown hairs, and infection. Rule of thumb, you should wait at least 24 hours before working out. The ideal time is to wait 36-48 hours before working out to prevent breakouts/ingrown hairs.