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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.


Conclusion 

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



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