As we all know, the celebration of the birth of our great nation is right around the corner.
This is no doubt one of the busiest times of the year for Waxing Mania (second only to spring break).
We want remind everyone to book your appointments in advance in order to guarantee smooth and silky skin for the holiday as well as give you some tips to make your wax last longer.
This article from byrdie.com offers some helpful ones:
Let it grow
Don’t even think about getting a wax until your hair is about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch long. “This is the ideal length for hair that’s getting waxed because it allows the wax to get a better hold on the hair and pull it directly from the root, preventing the hair from breaking,” Grupenmager says. Hairs that are too short will not get waxed, and therefore grow in sooner. If your hair is longer than 1/4 of an inch, trim it to ensure optimum wax adherence at your next appointment.
Waxing at home is one option, but if you’re after long-lasting results, go pro. “A professional waxer knows all there is to know about your skin type, how to apply the wax, and how to remove it to remove the hair effectively,” Grupenmager says.
“Keeping the skin healthy and hydrated before you wax allows for the hair to be removed completely,” Grupenmager says. “If skin is dry, rough, and cracked, the hair could break off rather than being removed completely, and the regrowth will appear faster than if the skin was healthy and moisturized.” So exfoliate and moisturize before your appointment to remove dead skin cells and prepare the hairs for waxing. In between appointments keep up the same regular exfoliation (Grupenmager recommends about once a week) and daily moisturizing game. “Great skincare is the best post-treatment—it’s essential for keeping your skin soft in between waxes.”
Think long-term. The beauty of waxing is that with regular sessions, the need to wax decreases. “With continual waxing (not shaving) hair will grow in a steady cycle, and grow weaker and more sparse, which means you can go a longer time between waxing,” Grupenmager says. For smooth skin, stay on schedule and avoid shaving in between appointments.