Before & After Waxing Care

BEFORE TREATMENT TIPS

 

  • Let hair grow out at least 3 weeks  or about a quarter of an inch before waxing. If you're a shaver, the hairs have a tendency to grow back unevenly. The longer you wait after your last shave, the more you will reduce your chance of stubble after your wax. 

  • Lightly exfoliate the area to be waxed 24 hours before your appointment with a body scrub or an exfoliating glove followed by a skin care product that is "oil-free" or "non-comedogenic" to prevent clogging the pores.

  • Do not apply any body lotion or moisturizer the day of your wax. The skin needs to be dry and free of any moisturizing product.

  • If you are on your menstrual cycle, please wear a tampon. Please note that you may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • Do not tan on the week of your wax.

  • A pain reliever (such as Tylenol or Advil) can be taken about 20 minutes before your treatment.

  • Plan appropriate clothing to wear to the salon and the following 48 hours after you have completed your wax. Tight clothing will trap sweat and bacteria close to your sensitive skin which could increase your chances of developing pimples and ingrown hairs in this area. Tight clothing can also cause uncomfortable chafing on your skin. Keep your clothing open and airy for the next 48 hours and avoid wearing undergarments if possible.

  • Stay out for the sun 24 hours before and after your waxing appointment.

 

 

AFTER TREATMENT TIPS

 

  • For the first two days post wax, if you experience irritation or prolonged redness, try applying a cold compress or a topical treatment. Also, be mindful to keep the area clean. 

  • Avoid hot baths, hot tubs, hot showers, saunas and steam rooms for at least 24 hours following a wax. The pores that have just been waxed are open and susceptible to bacterial infections. Hot water can also further irritate the skin.​

  • Don’t use shower gel, regular soaps or regular body lotion for at least 24 hours. Pores can remain open and enlarged for a day or more, so it's best to avoid using products that could potentially irritate the sensitive skin.

  • Don’t exfoliate again until at least four days after waxing. Exfoliating once per week following a waxing can help prevent ingrown hairs.

 

 

For best results schedule your waxing appointments about a month apart, exfoliate between visits and don't shave! You'll find your waxes to also be less painful since the hair is typically at its ideal growth between weeks three and five. If you wait longer, the hair is longer and tends to make the removal process more intense.

**Those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis or any condition that weakens the immune system should not undergo a bikini wax. In addition to increasing the risk that you will develop an irritation, people with these conditions require the added protection pubic hair provides to help prevent an infection from entering the genital area.