It does not matter if it is your brow, underarm, upper lip or somewhere more delicate; women unanimously pick waxing over other methods of hair removal. That said, for those who have not opted for waxing or have had a bad post-waxing experience, the whole process could seem a wee bit intimidating. Here is a detailed scoop on waxing from preparing yourself for the pain to the kind of results you can expect; so the next time you hit the salon, you will be well prepared to not just be a doll of porcelain but understand the technique and figure out what suits you best.
Can I wax?
According to most beauty experts, waxing is the best alternative there can be for body hair removal, especially in comparison to shaving. Discounting those who are allergic to waxing, the method is proven to be effective for women belonging to all age groups. However, if you are prone to allergy, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist to set right the same. When you are used to waxing at a fairly young age, when the hair is finer, the process will become less painful in due course.
Waxing or Shaving?
This is perhaps stating the obvious but is still imperative – waxing is better because it removes hair from the root. When a person shaves, she typically cuts the hair, so no more than couple of hours later, you can actually see the hair beginning to sprout back or a blackish-green tinge beneath your skin which is nothing but an indication of hair growth. On the other hand, removing hair through waxing keeps you free of hair growth for almost a month in most cases and it is definitely permanent considering it thins the hair over time. And the best bit about waxing is the fact that it exfoliates the skin leaving it supple and silky.
If you have not used a razor on your body recently, it is ideal to leave a five day gap. When it comes to time, it varies from person to person factoring in how rapidly the hair grows and how thick it is, but the normal time to wait is anywhere around a month. If you have an emergency waxing situation like a date or a party that you have been dying to go for, it is recommended to go get waxed within three weeks.
Pain, you say?
Most people find waxing painful – pulling hair all the way out is no joke. Having said that, if the entire hair along with its root is not pulled out, the result is not great. Also, the levels of pain are active only during the process and subside once the area has been waxed. To ensure that the waxing has been done correctly, always check the strips to see if the entire hair along with the roots has been pulled out.
Bikini or Brazilian?
Typically, Brazilian wax removes more hair than a bikini wax. Bikini focuses on the panty-lines on the front and the sides whereas the Brazilian removes hair on the front, sides, back and everything in between, leaving a strip of hair in the front or none at all.
Time of the Month
Most experts agree that waxing hurts more a week before your period, so it is recommended to go during the week after. Waxing during pregnancy period hurting more is a complete myth. It definitely varies from one individual to another and at the end of the day it boils down to the comfort factor.
According to most beauty experts, waxing is the best alternative there can be for body hair removal, especially in comparison to shaving. Discounting those who are allergic to waxing, the method is proven to be effective for women belonging to all age groups.