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It started with a stubble now you’re hair!
Congratulations, you have thrown down the razor and have decided to get a wax.
If you’re new to bikini or full body waxing and have been shaving for a long time, or haven’t had any kind of hair removal, here’s the 411 on what you can expect and how to do your due diligence:
First Wax experience for shavers
Firstly you HAVE to grow your hair out for at least two weeks after shaving, think no less than a quarter inch. There is zero point making an appointment for a wax with stubble. Even if a waxer tried to get the hair off it would leave your skin extremely irritated with many hairs left. We Waxologists at Queen Bee will not perform a service on you if your regrowth is not long enough, so please don’t waste your time, our time and your hard earned money.
Many people who get their first wax after shaving feel some disappointment immediately after the wax or a few days after as they can experience stubbly and sharp hairs. This is not a part of the regrowth cycle from a wax, it is merely some of your shaved hairs breaking through the skin. After a few waxes,you should be able to experience hairs that grow back on the same cycle and you’ll begin to experience a finer hair that has become weak. (also see our blog “What to do in between waxes.”)
First Wax experience for a first timer
If you have never removed unwanted hair you will have a much more efficient waxing experience than those who have shaved. This is because your hair hasn’t been roughly shaved off so your skin should be less sensitive (shaving can cause abrasions) and your hair is on the same cycle of growth. The only hair you should be trimming down in preparation for a bikini, Brazilian or Brozilian wax is the mons area of your bikini line. It is not hygienic for an establishment to offer to trim your pubic hairs for you, so please perform this in the safety of your own bathroom. We recommend sitting on the loo using a disinfected pair of baby scissors to trim down safely.
Some first time waxing clients, most of whom have very coarse hair and especially those of you who have been shaving, may experience something called pinpoint bleeding of the follicle. Follicles are attached to tiny blood vessels so when a hair is completely removed, you may experience this. It shouldn’t happen every time especially once the root has become weakened. It is NOT normal however, for your skin to bleed or bruise after a wax (unless you are taking a medication that you have not disclosed to your waxologist). Ensure you have prepped your skin before you wax. Our famous Buzz Off Bumps exfoliating pads help remove impacted oil and dead skin cells, allowing your hairs to be removed more efficiently.
A great waxologist
Always do your homework before you get your first wax. It is really important for you to find a place where the founder and their managers focus on quality over quantity. It is unfortunate that some waxing establishments care only for the ticket and not the outcome of the service. At Queen Bee Salon & Spa we believe that everybody deserves the royal treatment. More information can be found on our blog Factory Waxing vs. The Art of Waxing
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