Why and What is Waxing?
There are many reasons to wax, it may enhance performance for cyclists, swimmers and athletes, and reduce injury complications. Dancers, models, gym bunnies and bodybuilders want to show their bodies at their best. Some prefer the lighter, cooler, cleaner, more hygienic and even sexier feel of being hair free. Waxing temporarily removes hair. Wax is applied to the skin, this sticks to the hair and then removed with a paper strip or by hand depending on which type of wax is used. Warm wax and paper strips are normally used for less sensitive areas, whilst hot wax is normally used for more intimate areas.
The main methods of male hair removal
There are three main methods of temporary hair removal, shaving, chemical depilatories and waxing. Shaving and chemical depilatories remove the hair at skin level. The hair reacts as if being attacked therefore the regrowth becomes quicker, thicker and can cause irritation and sometimes a significant adverse reaction. Waxing removes the entire hair follicle from the root, this means you remain hair free much longer. The new hair is considerably finer and softer too. Over a period of time less hair will regrow.
What to consider before/after Waxing
For best results you will need at least half a centimeter of hair growth and no more than two centimeters. You may need to trim especially intimate areas to minimise pain and optimise results. We ask that you shower/bathe prior to waxing and refrain from physical activities, swimming, sunbathing and use of sunbeds, steam rooms and saunas for 24 hours before and after any hair removal treatment. Please wear loose fitted clothing. Make sure you are hydrated. When the body is dehydrated it tends to hold onto fluids, causing the pores to shut tight making it more painful to remove the hair. Increase your water intake both the day before and the day of your treatment. Immediately after treatment, the area may be red or slightly inflamed, we apply a cooling lotion after the treatment. Please allow 2-3 days after waxing before exfoliating. This will minimise ingrown hairs and keep the skin feeling smooth. Continue to exfoliate once or twice per week, paying particular attention to close fit clothing areas like waist band, shirt collars, wrists, ankles and underwear.
How often should I Wax?
Most people find the hair will start to regrow within 7-10 days following treatment. Everyone’s hair grows at different rates, we normally advise to book your next treatment between 4-6 weeks. Regular treatments stop the root becoming more established and stronger, so waxing will become less painful.