Waxing Do’s and Don’ts

  • Exfoliate on a weekly basis. Using a salt scrub is nice, but to be more cost effective and to reduce the chance of oil-clogged pores, try a simple exfoliating glove or natural loofah sponge dry alone or wet with shower gel (we strongly recommend Feggari Peeling glove.) For more advanced exfoliating treatment for ingrown (depending on the type) we can recommend accordingly for your skin type during your appointment.
  • Apply a cold compress to the area if you find your skin is heat sensitive after treatment. Circulation is increased when waxing due to your body’s natural response to heal itself. Cooling will help to constrict blood vessels and relieve discomfort.
  • Moisturise daily with a Light lotion. Stay away from products that contain Mineral oil and lanolin. This ensures hydrated skin and conditioned hair to prevent breakage during your next wax session, which help you stay hair free for longer in between appointments.
  • Book your appointments 4-6 weeks apart. The hair grows in multiple cycles so in order to get ideal results we need to weaken each stage by removing new growth as it comes through. With consistent appointments, each cycle will stay in its softest stage. If you wait longer than 3-6 months the hair grows strong and bulbus again.
  • Don’t pick at ingrown hairs. The bacteria found in an infected follicle combined with inflammation weakens and the pore lining. If you squeeze these ingrown it could cause for greater inflammation, infect surrounding pores, and slow the healing process. When you book your appointment, mention ingrown concerns to allow more time for extractions.
  • Apply lotions, gels or creams that haven’t been recommended by your therapist the same day to the area treated. There may be increased sensitivity and irritation due to the follicles being compromised. Especially avoid fragranced or alcohol based products.
  • Sunbathe 24 hours before or after treatment (exposing treated area). This may dehydrate the skin prior to treatment and cause skin to lift. After treatment, with increased circulation, sun exposure may increase heat sensitivity and cause discomfort.
  • Shave between treatments. The goal of consistent hair removal is to remove the root of the hair so it grows back new making it softer, finer, and fewer in number. Shaving will upset appointment times allowing the root to grow strong and making waxing more painful.