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Simple Steps For a Smooth Bikini

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Get the most out of waxing!

 

The key to havingsamantha wax pic continuous smoothness is consistency and for bikini waxing, 4 weeks is the sweet spot! It typically takes 2-3 appointments spaced 4 weeks apart to reach the optimal level of smoothness between services. By staying consistent, we are grouping the many different hair growth cycles together caused by shaving or irregular waxing. Plus, by regularly removing the hair by the root, we are damaging the blood supply leading to less overall growth and reducing discomfort.

 

What should I do between appointments?

Leave the hair alone! I know there may be a few hairs that pop up the first few days after your appointment, but resist the urge to tweeze them. If every month you tweeze hairs 7 days after your wax, you’re training those hairs to always grow in that cycle resulting in constant stubble, yuck! By letting them be, we will pick them up on your next appointment allowing them to join in and always grow n’sync (had too!) with that cycle. Shaving is also a no no.. it adds to the disruption of growth!no razor

 

What if I’m unsure whether there is enough growth 4 weeks after my last wax?

There is, especially in the beginning of waxing it’s all about consistency and remember, in the first 2-3 appointments we are training those hairs!

 

This is the incentive behind WAXOLOGY’s Monthly Brazilian wax $10.00 discount. By sticking to a regular wax schedule of 4 weeks, we will notice there is less overall growth, longer smoothness between visits, and experience a much more comfortable wax. Not only is it easier for you, but it’s easier for your waxer as I’m able to use less product and get you on with your day faster.. Who doesn’t want that!Smooth Bikini

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Should I tweeze or shave between wax appointments?

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Should I tweeze or shave in between appointments?

Put the razor and tweezers down!

No, put the razor and tweezers down! This disrupts the hair growth cycles, if we tweeze random hairs or shave throughout the month, we will always have random hairs growing. The goal with waxing is to group hair growth cycles together creating longer-lasting smoothness between appointments. This is why I recommend booking every 4 weeks, 6 at longest. Avoid shaving or tweezing between appointments.

On your first wax sesh- I will remove everything that is long enough on the surface of the skin. However, this is not all the hair that you have in that area. Due to the natural shedding process (just the like the hair on your head, the body hair sheds too!) there is hair growing and developing under the skin. You then wait 4 weeks for the second appointment and wax again. Avoid shaving or tweezing between appointments.

 

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We only use the highest-quality, hypoallergenic waxes.

After your first appointment- you will notice hairs poking out a few days later, this is the hair that was still developing in the follicle, not broken or missed hair. It’s important to avoid tweezing these, say 7 days after your wax you tweeze just a few hairs.. What you are then doing is teaching those hairs to always grow out of the skin 7 days after all the others that were waxed causing perma-subble! Rather if you leave all the hairs alone, in 4 weeks on your second appointments they will then be long enough to be remover at the same time teaching them to regrow together.

When we wax consistently- we are training our hairs to grow together reducing the amount of hair cycles. Typically this take’s 2 – 3 waxes spaced 4 weeks apart to sync everything up and get you the best smoothness.

So be patient, it’s worth it!

Written by Sandra W., Langley and Surrey’s Wax Specialist

Hard Wax vs Soft Wax

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Different Hair = Different Wax

When it comes to waxing in Langley and Surrey, there are endless solutions to get rid of unwanted hair. Most people think of soft or strip wax, but there is also another waxing technique called hard waxing, which uses hard and strip-less wax. This method of waxing offers a painless approach and is ideal for area’s where hair is coarse yet skin is delicate such as Brazilian/bikini, under arms and men’s chest. Soft/strip wax is beneficial in area’s such as eyebrows, arms, legs and back as these tend to have finer hair types. At WAXOLOGY, I use only the highest quality in hypoallergenic waxes to ensure healthy skin after every waxing service.

Hard Wax vs Soft Wax

Hard Wax Benefits:
-It does not adhere to the skin, only to the hair. Because of this, there is a slim chance of skin irritations including redness and bumps.
-It is much gentler on the skin and requires less force to pull out the hair.
-Hard wax is minimally painful due to the lack of contact with skin

Soft Wax Benefits:
-Picks up super fine hairs
-Excellent for eyebrows as its pliable nature allows you to be detailed and precise when shaping.

 

 

Summer is approaching, come experience  the differance at WAXOLOGY, conveniently located on 72 Ave and 196th on the Surrey/Langley boarder. Visit me at www.facebook.com/waxologybysandra for reviews and monthly promotions!

Wax On,

Sandra – Owner and Wax Specialist

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3 Top Tips for Pre and Post Waxing

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3 Top Tips for Pre and Post Waxing

 

Whether you’re new to waxing, dabbled here and there before vacation’s or a seasoned professional we are always looking for helpful tips to get the most out of our waxing experiences and reduce the “ouch” factor.

Preparing for your wax appointment:

First, LET YOUR HAIR GROW! I know it’s tough after shaving daily to start seeing that stubble, but in order for you to have a smooth result hair must be a minimum of a quarter inch in length. This is approximately 2 weeks from your last shave however, longer is always better!

Second, exfoliate 24 hours before your service as this will slough off any dead skin cells and loosen trapped hairs. This will also become a very important part of your daily regimen in preventing ingrowns between services.

Third, pop an Advil 30 – ­45 minutes before your appointment. It will help to dull your pain receptors and act as an anti-­inflammatory.

After your appointment:

Your waxed…. Now what?!? The first 24 hours after hair removal are the most important as the hair follicle can remain open for this time, meaning it’s susceptible to bacteria caused breakouts and irritations. You will also see redness and even little bumps, this is normal and will subside.

First, keep the area’s clean and dry unless applying aloe or a triple­antibiotic such as Aquaphor, heavy oils and lotions can clog pores.

Second, I know the area will be smooth but our fingers carry bacteria and touching our skin can lead to breakouts, especially if you’ve just had your lip waxed. Avoid working out or activities that lead to sweating as this can trap more bacteria in our pores creating white bumps. No stagnant water such as pools, hot tubs or baths. These have irritating chlorines and may be dirty. Do not expose waxed areas to tanning beds or sun, this will make you more sensitive to burning or irritation.

Third, although exfoliation is a key aspect in avoiding ingrown hairs, it can also irritate freshly waxed skin so please avoid for the first 24­ – 48 hours. After this point, using a scrubby mitt daily with a foaming body wash or gel will gently slough away dead skin cells and oil blockages that may prevent your soft new hair from properly growing out of the skin. Applying a AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) based serum a 2­4 times a week will also aid in killing bacteria and dissolving dead skin cells to reveal fresh healthy skin.

Waxing does not have to be so scary when equipped with the right tools to get the most from our service. Always research your local salons to find the one you feel most comfortable with and ask questions. A final tip is Estheticians should NEVER `double dip` there used wax sticks back into the pot as this is another key factor in spreading bacteria.

 

Hope you found this helpful, stay smooth and book now! 778-344-1803

 

 

**This blog was my first entry featured on  Parkbench.com