Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal that removes the hair from the root. On average hairs will take between four and six weeks to re-grow. You can have almost any area of your body waxed, including your eyebrows, face, bikini, legs, arms, chest, back, abdomen, and feet. New hair growth in waxed areas is soft and fine, not sharp and coarse like shaved hair. After repeated waxing the hair can appear to sparser, and in some cases lighter.
Waxing should be performed every four to six weeks by an experienced professional. This is the average growth cycle for hair, and allows for your hair to be the correct length at your next wax. If you’re worried about pain, take a Panadol or two about an hour before your appointment.
Strip waxing involves spreading wax thinly over your skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on top and ripped off the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax as well as your hair and dead skin cells, leaving your skin silky smooth. Strip wax is generally used on larger areas of your body, such as your legs or back.
Hot waxing involves spreading a thicker amount of wax on the skin, and once dry, is ripped off against the direction of hair growth on its own. This removes the wax as well as your hair and dead skin cells, leaving your skin silky smooth. Hot wax is used on more sensitive areas of your body like your underarms and bikini line.