Waxing Product Experts Answer Your Questions
How long should hair be for waxing?
Optimally, let the hair grow to about ¼ inch so the wax can grab the hair. Typically this means letting the hair grow for at least seven days after shaving.
If the hair is too long to be waxed, the esthetician can trim it to the appropriate length for waxing.
How long before waxed hair grows back?
Everyone’s hair grows at different rates. Hair regrowth rate can be affected by age, ethnicity and a variety of hereditary factors.
Every four weeks is the average length of time between waxes. However some women may need to wax as infrequently as every six weeks – while others have to have waxing as often as every three weeks.
Will waxing cause hair to grow back thicker & darker?
Absolutely not! Because waxing pulls the hair from the follicle it actually weakens the root. This means that the hair may even grow back weaker and easier to remove in the future.
Waxed hair will not stop growing back all together, however it will become sparser and have a finer texture if you continue to wax on a regular basis.
Should you avoid alcohol before waxing?
There are arguments for both sides regarding alcohol consumption and waxing. Alcohol is a stimulant – so it may make skin more sensitive, causing slightly more inflammation. However, many say they don’t notice a difference in sensitivity – and having a glass of wine or a cocktail helps them relax during waxing.
Is it OK to tan before or after waxing?
You can tan before waxing, as long as you are not burned. Sun burned skin is extremely sensitive and should not be waxed. We also recommend that you wait at least 24 hours after your treatment to tan.
Additionally, do not wax soon after a fresh spray tan – waxing will typically remove your spray tan. So we suggest that you wax first, wait 24 hours, and then spray tan.
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