Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Waxing
What is waxing?
Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. Warm wax is applied to the skin and adheres to the hair. When removed, the hair is pulled from the root.
Does waxing hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. For your first time, the answer will be yes. It is going to make you feel uncomfortable. However, it gets less painful if you get your wax done regularly.
Moreover, Clients that typically have low pain tolerance should consider taking ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment to minimize your discomfort. (consult with your physician before taking medications).
How often should I get waxed?
Every 3 weeks is recommended. You will notice your hair starting its own regrowth cycle around your third wax treatment. Fine hairs tend to grow back within the second or third week after your first initial wax. (Try to not shave in between waxes for best results.)
Is it ok for sensitive skin?
How long should the hair be?
It’s recommended that the hair be 2-3 weeks in growth or at least a 1/4 inch. If the hair is too short the wax can not adhere to it.
Why waxing not Shaving?
If waxing is done consistently, hair grows back slower, finer, and sparser. Shaving cuts the hair off at the skin and the quantity and thickness of the hair stays the same. Shaving can also increase skin sensitivity and create a higher probability for ingrown hairs.
Can pregnant women get waxing done?
Yes, they can. However, they might feel a lot bit more sensitive. It is safe to get waxed up until the day of delivery.
If I am on my Menstrual Cycle, can I get waxing done?
Waxing while on your Cycle is common, I would suggest bringing cleansing wipes, and tampons for best results during treatment to prevent moisture so the wax can set properly.
What should I do before my appointment?
We recommend that you exfoliate the area several days prior to your appointment by Gently clean the area, but avoid greasy from heavy lotions or oils.
What should I do after I get waxed?
Your skin may be sensitive after your wax treatment. Any red bumps or irritation should subside within a few hours. Avoid sun exposure/tanning, hot baths, steam rooms/Saunas. Deodorant, perfume, and Heavy lotions aren’t recommended due to irritation of the area. We suggest that you use luffa to exfoliate the wax area within 48 hours to prevent ingrown hair.
Some prescription medications such as Retin A, Renova, Accutane, Differin, or Tazorac can increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates. Waxing could potentially remove the skin as well as the hair while on these medications. Let us know if you are you using any of the above medications or any prescription skin care medications prior to waxing.
What kind of wax is used in Hoya wellness spa?
Both soft wax and hard wax.
Hard Blue Wax.
Satin Smooth Soft Wax.