In our previous posts, we’ve discussed a bunch of topics on dyeing, bleaching, toning, and even growing your hair out. Which is mainly about caring for our hair, but today’s post is going to be a little different. We’re going to discuss hair removal, specifically waxing! Whether you’re wanting to get rid of that pesky mustache or go for the full Brazilian, there’s a lot you should know about waxing before taking the plunge. Trust us, your hair will thank you later.
What is waxing treatment?
To begin with, let’s get into what exactly waxing is. Waxing treatment is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. The process of waxing is pretty simple. Hot wax is applied to the area where you want the hair removed, and then a strip of cloth is pressed on top of the wax before being pulled off quickly, taking the hair with it. Ouch! We know it sounds painful, but don’t worry, the results might surprise you.
Waxing can be done on pretty much any area of the body where you have unwanted hair. This includes your eyebrows, upper lip, chin, bikini line, legs, arms, back, and even your toes!
Both men and women can get waxed, and it is a popular treatment for people of all ages since it is relatively affordable and lasts longer than other hair removal methods, such as shaving. Though it may be a bit painful, in the long run, it is definitely worth it and you will be glad you did it!
What are the different types of waxing?
Done with the basics? Great! Now that you know what waxing is, there are actually a few different types of waxing that you should be aware of before booking your appointment.
Hot waxing: This is the most popular type of waxing, as it is able to remove even the shortest and coarsest of hairs. The hot wax is applied to the skin and then a strip of cloth is pressed on top of it before being pulled with force, removing the hair along with it. This type of waxing can be done on sensitive areas, such as the bikini line, as it is less likely to cause irritation.
Cold waxing: Cold waxing is a great option for those with sensitive skin. The procedure actually is the same as hot waxing, except that the wax is not heated before application. This makes it a bit less effective than hot waxing but it is still able to remove most hairs. This type of waxing can be done on larger areas, such as the legs, as it is less painful than hot waxing.
Hard wax: Another type of waxing is hard wax, also known as stripless waxing. What makes this different from other types of waxing is that the wax hardens as it dries, making it easier to remove. Moreover, it removes smaller hair than other types of waxing.
Sugar waxing: Sugar waxing is a newer type of waxing that uses sugar instead of wax. This type of waxing is actually a more natural alternative to traditional waxing, as it uses sugar, water, and lemon juice. Also, it typically doesn’t cause as much pain as other types of waxes.
The enumerated types are not the only types of waxing. There are many more, but these are some of the most popular and most commonly done.
How long does it take for your hair to grow after waxing?
The great news about waxing is that it actually slows down hair growth! Since the hair is removed from the root, it takes longer for it to grow back. However, this does not mean that your hair will never grow back.
The length of time it takes for your hair to grow back after waxing depends on a few factors, such as the type of waxing, the area of the body that was waxed, and your hair growth cycle.
Generally speaking, it takes about 2-4 weeks for the hair to grow back after waxing. However, some people report that their hair grows back faster, while others find that it takes longer.
How long does hot waxing last?
Since hot waxing is well-known for being a semi-permanent hair removal method, many people are curious about how long it lasts. On average, hot waxing can last up to 6 weeks. However, everyone has a different hair growth cycle, so it still depends on the person.
How long does cold waxing last?
A downside to cold waxing is that it does not remove as much hair from the roots as hot waxing does. As a result, cold waxing typically only lasts for about 2-3 weeks due to the remains of the hair still being attached to the root.
How long does hard wax last?
Hard wax is a great alternative for those who want to try something different from traditional hot waxing. Hard wax actually lasts longer than hot waxing, as it is able to remove more hair from the roots. In general, hard wax can last up to 8 weeks or more if done correctly.
How long does sugar waxing last?
As mentioned, this type is a natural alternative to traditional waxing. However, since it is not as harsh on the skin, it does not remove as much hair from the roots. Therefore, sugar waxing typically only lasts for about 2-3 weeks.
Is waxing eco-friendly?
As long as you use eco-friendly products, then yes, waxing can be eco-friendly! There are waxing products that are made with natural and organic ingredients that are gentle on the environment. However, some may contain chemicals that can be harmful to the environment, so it is important to do your research before purchasing anything or read the labels carefully.
How can you make waxing eco-friendly?
Looking after the environment doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when it comes to hair removal. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to remove unwanted hair, then why not try waxing?
There are a few ways that you can make sure your waxing is eco-friendly:
Use eco-friendly products: Natural and organic such as sugar, honey, and lemon can be used as wax which is gentle on the environment and your skin.
-Be careful with disposables: disposables such as wax strips and gloves can end up in landfills, so try to avoid them where possible. If you do use them, make sure to recycle them or dispose of them properly afterwards.
-Do your waxing at home: this way, you can control the products that you use and make sure they are eco-friendly. Plus, it’s more convenient and cheaper in the long run!
-Reusable items: some items such as wax pots and spatulas can be reused multiple times, so invest in some good quality ones that will last.
By following these simple tips, you can help to make your waxing eco-friendly and reduce your impact on the environment.
So, have you scheduled an appointment for your next waxing session? If not, what are you waiting for? It is very important to note that body hair is NORMAL and there is nothing wrong with having it! You should only get waxed if you want to, not because you feel like you have to. Hair removal is a personal choice and everyone should do what makes them feel comfortable in their own skin. After all, it’s your body, so make sure to do what makes YOU happy and confident!