Tips for first-time waxers
From Fuzz Wax Bar Co-Founders:
Jessie Frampton and Florence Gaven-Rossavik
Is this your first time having a waxing? Don’t be scared! Here is a convenient checklist we made to help you prepare for the big day.
The ideal length for hair is about 1/4 inch or 6 mm. And for all you shavers out there, make sure you come at least three weeks after using the razor! Otherwise the hair will be too short to get waxed.
Take a warm shower before your appointment to help open the pores and put the loofah in play to help smooth skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
Skip the lotion, gels and oils pre-wax as it may interfere with hair removal. The same goes for tanning 24 hours before – best to avoid as it may up the ouch-factor.
While we aim to invoke more of an ”aw” than “ow” experience, some clients prefer to pop an aspirin or use a numbing cream about 30 minutes before their wax to help minimize involuntary yips and yelps.
Give yourself a once over before you book to ensure your skin is free from cuts, scrapes, moles, skin tags and cold sores. Trust us, it’s better than finding out the hard way.
Steer clear of prolonged exposure to heat – including saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, sun bathing and intense heated exercise for one to two days after a wax as you’ll be more prone to burning.
We advise keeping the freshly waxed area clean and free of products including lotions, gels, deodorant and perfumes until the following day.
After-wax lotions and taking the time to exfoliate are a great way to keep the skin smooth, soft and free from bumps and ingrown hairs.