The first time I tried to wax my legs at home was a train wreck. How hard could it be, right? Well, let’s just say those girls at the salon make it look like a walk in the park. Ripping hair off your body isn’t for the faint of heart. But after lots of trial and error, I can officially say that if you do it right, it might even be a little enjoyable. Here’s how to wax at home like a pro.
Home waxing kits can be a great option for anyone who wants to keep skin fuzz-free without dropping big bucks at a salon for waxing or laser hair removal every few weeks. Unfortunately, without the right products, waxing at home can also get a little messy. And, without proper attention, you can accidentally get burned. Luckily, more and more drugstore and professional brands are listening to consumers' concerns.
The result: a range of high-performing hair removal products designed to suit a variety of needs and surface areas.
From hypoallergenic wax strips safe enough for sensitive skin to the microwavable kit.
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BEST WAY TO WAX AT HOME
This kit, which requires heating up the wax before applying to the skin, removes both terminal thick coarse hairs and vellus hairs fine thinner hairs. To see more features of this kit! READ MORE
Tips To Keep In Mind While Waxing!
Check Your Skin
If you suffer from any skin allergies and infections, it is best to consult your dermatologist and follow his/her advice.
Regulate Wax Temperature
If you are using hot wax, ensure it doesn’t get too hot as it might burn your skin. Also, ensure it is not so cold that it won’t spread properly on your skin.
The wax must be of the ideal temperature. Ensure this by checking its warmth at regular intervals or toggling the wax heater accordingly.
Figure The Right Direction
You need to find the right direction of your hair growth for a smooth waxing session. It is easy in some areas, and in some areas where the growth looks haphazard, you need to take a closer look and wax in multiple directions, if needed.
Avoid Multiple Applications
Do not over wax a particular area. Finish the job in one go. Waxing an area multiple times can lead to rashes, redness, and burns.
Thread or tweeze off the tiny areas that don’t come off in the first pull. This is better than waxing the area multiple times.
Douse The Burn With Ice
If you burn your skin, stop waxing and rub the area with ice or soak it in ice water. Wait till the redness and pain subside before you continue with the process. But, avoid the affected area.
The Best After Wax Routine!
Pulling your skin to remove hair can agitate it. So, after a waxing session, you need to take care and bring your skin back to normalcy. And, this is how you do it:
Wear Loose Clothing
Your skin turns sore after a wax and wearing tight clothes can only make things worse.
We recommend light, breathable, and loose cotton clothes that cover your entire body after a waxing session to help your skin heal well (and not suffocate it).
Avoid The Sun
After a waxing session, your skin becomes vulnerable and is easily prone to damage. Make sure you do not step out in the sun immediately after a wax because it could give you a horrible sunburn and tan.
Skip The Gym
Working out after waxing is a big no-no because the pores are open and ruptured. You sweat profusely during a workout, and this can cause bacteria to spread on your freshly waxed skin quickly.
Do Not Exfoliate
The skin is already clean from dead skin cells after a wax, and scrubbing it again would only cause a rash.
Say No To Thick Creams
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Waxing?
- Once waxed, your hair takes time to grow back (2-6 weeks).
- 70% Less painful than other methods.
- Waxing causes less ingrown hairs.
- It creates a lesser mess than depilatory creams.
- It causes lesser and thinner hair growth.
- It is quick and fuss-free.
- Waxing requires a certain amount of hair growth to pull out the hair.
- It can irritate sensitive skin.
- It is an expensive affair if you go to the parlor.
- Those who have diabetes, are on birth pills or are pregnant need to take their doctor’s advice before waxing.
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