Frequently Asked Questions
Do you use hard or soft wax?
Both. There are many advantages of hard wax over soft wax when it comes to pain and irritation. Hard wax is less irritating to the skin and most people find it to be less painful. However, soft wax is used for larger parts of the body.
Is there anything I can do to help with the pain?
Yes. Taking a mild pain killer 30-45 minutes prior to your wax appointment will help. There are also topical numbing creams and sprays available that can be applied 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Avoiding waxing the week before and during your period will also reduce sensitivity. As well as avoiding caffeine. These steps can all help decrease the mount of pain, but not make it completely painless.
How long should my hair be for waxing?
The best length for waxing is about 1/4 inch or the length of a grain of rice. If you just shaved, please wait at least two weeks before booking your appointment.
Why is waxing better than shaving?
When you wax you are removing the hair from the follicle versus just shaving the hair down to the surface of the skin. This leaves your skin smoother with no stubble. Waxing also lasts longer than shaving, and the hair grows back thinner and finer with consistency.
Can you get a wax during your period?
Yes, you can be waxed during your period. However, your skin can sometimes be more sensitive while on your cycle. If you do choose to get waxed during your cycle, you will need to come freshly showered with a new tampon.