Both my strip wax and my hot wax are made by a French company, Perron Rigot, that develop their products within their country. The waxes that I use from them are both for sensitive skin so it helps with any redness you may usually have.
My hot wax is specifically for intimate waxing as it contains Cicasepticalm complex with active ingredients which help to reduce irritation, are anti-bacterial and also greatly help to calm and protect newly waxed skin. The difference compared to previous non-strip waxes I've used before is outstanding. As an added bonus it also contains Coconut Oil that moisturises the area so not only do you leave silky smooth, but soft too!
To prep yourself for a wax it's best to have at least 3 weeks of growth since last shaving, and 4 from last waxing. Gently exfoliate the area the night before as this helps encourage the hairs to come out more freely when being waxed.
Shaved hairs are thicker, stronger, and therefore tougher to get out. After the first initial wax it is considerably easier to endure as the hairs will be finer and weaker. Over time the hairs will become extremely fine and you may even be able to go longer inbetween appointments.
Wear loose fitting clothes to your wax appointment. You don't want anything hugging tightly against the freshly waxed skin as this will cause irritation.
In the few days following on from your wax appointment, your pores are open so this means they are more prone to infection. This is what then goes on to cause ingrown hairs, and we all know how pesky those can be! So for the next 24-48 hours after your wax appointment it is best to avoid:
Make-up and fake tan, this will sink into the open pores
Sunbeds and sun exposure, your skin will be very sensitive and therefore burn a lot easier
Exercising, as this causes sweat and friction - get your work out in before!
Tight fitting clothing, instead make sure it's nice and loose so your skin can breathe
Touching your skin where it has been waxed, as tempting as it may be!
Baths & hot tubs as these tend to harbour bacteria
Hot showers, keep the water luke warm otherwise it will prolong the healing process
Saunas & steam rooms, let your skin settle down
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products other than those recommended by myself
Following these steps will help with the healing process however it is also best to follow certain aftercare to help prevent ingrown hairs even further. Some people are just prone to them but preventing them will help to maintain them and greatly lessen the amount that develop.
Let your skin settle down for the 3 days post wax, and then you can start to gently exfoliate the area. I find the best method is with a body brush and to use it dry, so before you get in the bath or shower. Brush it up against the direction of hair growth once or twice on each part of the skin. Use a really light pressure, the same as you would to moisturise, as these bristles are firm enough. Once complete, just in the bath or shower, and once you're out use a small amount of baby oil and apply it all over. As you're applying it after you've washed it locks in double the moisture.
Doing this will help keep you on top of developing ingrown hairs and it will also prep you nicely for your next wax. Exfoliate once a week starting from 3 days post wax, and moisturise at least twice a day, especially after washing.
If you would like anymore details and for me to go into depth a little more, or if there are any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to contact me using the form below. Or, you can book an appointment by clicking the button.