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The Science of Waxing!

Waxing is a popular hair removal method that provides smooth, hair-free skin by pulling hair out from the root. This guide explains how waxing works, its types, and tips for a successful experience.

The Science Behind Waxing 

Waxing involves applying a sticky substance to the skin that adheres to hair. When removed, it pulls hair out from the root, unlike shaving, which cuts hair at the surface. The process includes:

  1. Preparation: Clean and dry the skin.

  2. Application: Apply warm or cold wax in the direction of hair growth for soft wax, and both directions for hard wax.

  3. Adhesion: Wax grips the hair.

  4. Removal: Pull off wax quickly against the direction of hair growth.

  5. Care: Apply a soothing and moisturising oil. 

Types of Waxing

  • Soft Wax: Removed with cloth strips, ideal for large areas.

  • Hard Wax: Peeled off without strips, suitable for sensitive areas.

  • Sugaring: A natural paste of sugar, lemon, and water.

  • Cold Wax: Pre-applied strips for quick touch-ups.

Benefits of Waxing

  • Longer-Lasting Results: Hair removal from the root lasts 3-6 weeks.

  • Finer Regrowth: Hair grows back finer with regular waxing.

  • Exfoliation: Removes dead skin cells for smoother skin.

Tips for a Successful Waxing Experience

  • Grow It Out: Hair should be at least half centimetre long.

  • Exfoliate: Gently exfoliate the day before waxing.

  • Avoid Moisturizers: Skip lotions or oils on waxing day.

  • Pain Management: Take a pain reliever beforehand.

  • After treatment: Soothe skin with a cool cloth, and avoid heat and sun exposure.

  • Aftercare: Wait at least 72 hours before gently exfoliating (depending on your skin, please consult with your therapist), and moisturize regularly to soothe and hydrate the skin.


Waxing offers smooth, long-lasting results. Understanding the process and following these tips can ensure an effective and comfortable experience.

The Science and Benefits of Wax


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