What To Consider Before Waxing

What To Consider Before Waxing

If you know you want to start waxing but you just feel like you don’t have all the information you’d like- we are here to help! We want you to be fully comfortable and confident before taking on this rewarding DIY. Learn about some of the common factors people forget to consider before they wax and you’ll be a pro in no time! 


Hair direction

This is one of the most commonly skipped preparations prior to waxing. What way is the hair growing! The technique should be applying with the hair growth and pulling against. Apply wax in the direction of hair growth should be  smooth and effortless unlike if you tried applying against it. Use a light to see the hair growth direction clearly before waxing! Once it’s dry, pull the skin taught and pull upwards (opposite to how you applied the wax)!


Hair Length

If you're worried your hair is too short or too long for waxing, no worries babes! Generally you want your hair a quarter of an inch (imagine a grain of rice). Why? If the hair is too long it will create a long pull which will add unnecessary discomfort. Too long of hair also puts you at risk for breakage and ingrown hairs. Use cosmetic scissors to carefully trim hair down if needed but don't go too short! Too short and you've just signed yourself up for a long night of tweezing! 


State 

We get the urge to take a few sips of wine to shake off the nerves before a Brazilian. Being intoxicated on the other hand is a huge no-no. Your blood becomes thinner with alcohol consumption, plus your skin may become more sensitive. You should always avoid waxing when you aren’t in a proper state as the risks most definitely outweigh the pros. This goes for the state of mind as well. Try and pick a time to wax that you aren't rushed to finish in an unrealistic amount of time. 


Pain

Hard wax is often called painless wax. We don't think that's necessarily a fair claim but because hard wax sticks only to the hair and not the skin- it's earned a reputation for being one of the most comfortable types of hair removal wax. Certain areas are more sensitive than others and because you're pulling hair by the root, slight and quick discomfort is normal. With continued waxing, you will experience less pain each time. Plus, your hair may appear to grow back slower and finer.  What's important to remember is that the pain with waxing is quick and results are immediate. Don’t get too hung up on a pain factor as it will be gone in no time. Notice on our website our customized Kōlua wax types for face, body, and coarse hair to minimize pain and maximize results! 


Clothing for after

Nothing is worse than freshly waxing your legs and having to slip on tights or scratchy jeans. Make sure you're giving the area you wax a chance to breathe. You did just rip the hair from the pores and although the pain goes away faster, your pores are still open. Avoid over perspiration, anything too tight or thick can cause irritation. This also means if you have a uniform for work that’s scratchy try and plan the waxing for a day off or after work! 


Now all you need is the perfect kit! We got this taken care of for you in an all you need at home starter kit available for you today! Read about the different types of wax here and why we think hard wax can benefit you! We look forward to hearing about your results and don’t hesitate to reach out with any further questions at aloha@koluawax.us

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