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A Beginner’s Guide To Their First Wax

By: Berenice Yanez

  

Embarking on your maiden voyage into waxing can be a mix of excitement and apprehension. Fear not, as we guide you through what to expect on your first visit to the waxing salon. 

 

Tips From A Waxer

Nikki Napalm, waxer and founder of beauty salon DollHaus, says that there are many things clients can do to help make their experience pleasant. Drink a lot of water and avoid coffee, aspirin and alcohol for at least five hours before your wax. Napalm suggests taking two Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment. Moisturize the area being waxed the night before and the morning of, and wear loose clothing to your appointment. 

 

Preparation Is Key

Before your appointment, ensure that your hair is the appropriate length for waxing. Generally, hair should be about a quarter of an inch long. Avoid shaving for at least two weeks before your appointment to allow enough regrowth.

 

Napalm recommends exfoliating the area a day or two before your appointment to remove dead skin cells, reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs post-waxing. Be gentle with exfoliation to avoid irritation.

 

It’s advisable to schedule your appointment at least a week away from your menstrual cycle, as skin can be more sensitive during it.

 

The Waxing Process

When you begin, you will enter a private room to undress to your comfort level. Disposable underwear or towels may be provided for modesty.

 

Before applying the wax, the esthetician will cleanse the area to remove any substances that may inhibit waxing. They may also use oil or powder to protect the skin.

 

The type of wax used can vary depending on the salon and your skin sensitivity. Hard wax, which adheres to the hair rather than the skin, is often preferred for sensitive areas like the bikini line. Soft wax is commonly used for larger areas like extremities.

 

The esthetician will apply the wax in small sections and swiftly remove it against the direction of hair growth, minimizing discomfort. While the sensation of waxing can vary from person to person, many describe it as a quick sting followed by relief.

 

Aftercare Tips

Once finished, the esthetician may apply a soothing substance to calm the skin. They will also provide aftercare instructions, like avoiding hot baths, sex or vigorous exercise for the next day. 

 

It’s essential to exfoliate regularly to prevent ingrown hairs and moisturize the skin between appointments. Additionally, refrain from shaving between waxing sessions to allow the hair to grow evenly.

 

Your first appointment can be scary, but with preparation it can be a fulfilling experience. 

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