WHY SHOULD I WAX?
If waxing is done consistently, hair grows back thin and fine. Shaving cuts the hair off at the thickest part of the hair shaft so the quantity and thickness of the hair stays the same. When you wax, the hair is removed from the root causing trauma to the follicle. This causes the hair to thin out and in some cases to quit growing.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
For body waxing YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS OF HAIR GROWTH to achieve the best results. In other words, the hair needs to be at least the length of a grain of rice. If it is shorter than this, then some of the hair may not pull leaving you not fully smooth and we can not guarantee results. Try to shower when you know you are coming for an appointment to make sure the area being waxed is clear of any bacteria. Make sure not to apply any lotions or creams.
WHAT KIND OF WAX DO YOU USE?
Here at the Peach, we use two very different and amazing types of wax that we import from Italy. On more delicate areas, we use a product that was designed specifically for Brazilian waxing. It melts at a low comfortable temperature and it only adheres to the hair, not the skin. This results in a much less painful waxing experience. For larger less sensitive areas, we use a gentle soft wax that also conditions the skin. Soft wax is the most traditional type of wax and is removed with strips. This is not a suitable wax for delicate areas, but it is great for larger areas like legs, back and chest.
DOES WAXING HURT?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but most of our clients say “it’s not that bad”. Our technique is different from most places, it is designed to be less painful for our clients. If you are worried about being sensitive, taking an ibuprofen or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment should minimize your discomfort (consult with your physician before taking medications). Continuous waxing causes hair to thin therefore waxing becomes less painful the more consistent you are.
HOW LONG WILL MY WAX LAST?
Usually you will get about two weeks of no growth, then you will want to let it grow for about two weeks. So you will come back every four to six weeks. This could be a little more or less depending on the person and how your cycles grow.
SHOULD I SHAVE BETWEEN WAXING APPOINTMENTS?
No! Shaving between waxing can lead to increased skin irritation and ingrown hairs. When the hair is pulled, the follicle gets disconnected from the blood vessels, making it grow in thinner and easier to pull, which means much less painful appointments for you! When you shave, it is basically like starting this process all over.
WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER AND DARKER?
This is scientifically impossible. The illusion of thicker darker hair is a result of the angle hair is cut when shaved. This happens at the thickest part of the hair shaft. When the cut hair grows out, it is the thickness of the base of the hair shaft which causes it to appear darker due to the way it reflects light. When you wax, the hair is removed from the root and when it grows back it regenerates from beneath the skin as if it had naturally fallen out. This allows the hair to grow back thinner and finer.
CAN I GET WAXED WHILE I AM ON MY PERIOD?
Absolutely! As long as you are able to wear a tampon, we have no problem with it. Just be sure to keep the area clean and tuck the string as best you can to prevent it getting stuck in the wax. Hormones do run a little higher that time of the month, so you will be a bit more sensitive.
CAN I GET WAXED IF I AM PREGNANT?
Yes, we have many many pregnant clients that come to us. We will wax you all the way up to the day you are due! We are happy to accommodate in any way we can to ensure you are comfortable.
ARE THERE ANY ACTIVITIES I SHOULD AVOID AFTER GETTING WAXED?
You definitely want to avoid any kind of water activity; pools, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, ocean, etc., for AT LEAST 24 hours! Any kind of adult activity should also be avoided for at least 24 hours. This is because when the hair is pulled it leaves your follicles susceptible to bacteria. Exercise is fine, as long as you are able to rinse the area when done.