To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow the instructions. below.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HARD WAX AND SOFT WAX?
HARD WAX: is a peel off wax applied thickly with spatula on the skin and removed with your fingers. It is used for waxing sensitive and delicate areas such as eyebrows, upper lip, facial waxing, underarms, bikini line and brazilian waxing. SOFT WAX: is applied thinly and removed with a paper strip; this is great for largest areas of skin such as the legs and arms.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE BEFORE WAXING?
You should have at least 4 weeks growth from your last wax and 3 weeks growth from your last shave to get the best results.
Home care and maintenance
for most of clients, waxing does not preset any problems. However some clients may experience some things after waxing, such as ititchiness or ingrown hairs. In case of itchiness it happens only because the follicles are usually slightly bruised when the hair is pulled out and when the follicles are healing, there may be some itchiness which is normal.
Some clients might develop ingrown hair or even folliculitis which is an infection of a follicle. However clients rarely get folliculitis from waxing. It is more likely to get it from shaving and creams that are off or not a good quality.
To help minimise negative effects, Lycon offers the LYCON Spa Specialist Body Care Range.mit consists of products to help reduce ingrown, exfoliate, moisturise etc.
CAN I STILL WAX IF I TANNED THE DAY BEFORE OR IF I HAVE SUNBURN?
Sunburned, irritated,….it is better not to wax unhealthy skins. You should wait at least 24-48 hours between tanning and waxing. Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.
No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment. Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators. Wait 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OF MY SKIN AFTER WAXING?
Keep your skin moisturized between waxing to avoid ingrown hairs. Avoid using antiperspirants if underarms have been waxed for 24 hrs and avoid sunbathing directly after waxing treatments. For 24 h post waxing try to avoid gym/fitness classes, steam rooms, hot showers as they can irritate your skin.
You may shower after your wax but be careful with the water temperature and apply sparingly a layer of Hydrocortisone Cream 1% or gel available at any drug or grocery store after your shower. Do it again that night and the next day if needed. It works great on bumps, redness, itchiness and any irritation and calms everything down.
I encourage you to get into the habit of exfoliating the area. The top of the hair follicle sometimes gets irritated and a very thin layer of skin grows over it stopping the emerging hair from coming out, thus resulting in an ingrown hair. Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells and opens the follicle. Use a dry body brush or loofah with clear body wash and wash the area waxed in circular movements. Do not scrub too hard. This reduces ingrown hairs by keeping the follicles open and conditions the skin at the same time.
SHOULD I SHOWER BEFORE WAXING?
No, always avoid waxing immediately after a shower or hot bath. The warm water will open your pores but it will also soften your skin making it more likely to bruise or become irritated when waxed. Wait an hour or two before commencing your waxing treatment.
HOW LONG WILL MY BRAZILIAN WAXING LAST?
It depends on each person and how keen you are to keep the area completely hair free.
Your first wax will grow a bit faster than subsequent waxes and you will possibly notice re-growth in 10 -14 days. By the third regular wax (done every 4 weeks) you will notice that your hair is finer and not as dense and you will feel less discomfort. The re-growth will be slowed and you will notice that it can take from 3 to 4 weeks to come back so you will feel basically hair free most of the time.
I HAVE VERY SENSITIVE SKIN? WILL WAXING HURT?
The short answer is Yes. The long one is: It depends. Pain is a personal thing, everyone has a different pain threshold. If you have any sensitivity you can take a pain reliever such as Ibuprofen 30 - 45 minutes before the waxing procedure or ask for the numbing cream which will be applied on your skin for 20 minutes before the waxing.
Some say that between 3 and 5pm you are the least sensitive to pain. Also, if you breath deeply during waxing procedure or turn your head and cough just as the wax is being removed, it distracts you from the pain.
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS I HAVE TO CONSIDER BEFORE BOOKING WAXING APPOINTMENT?
I’M PREGNANT. CAN I STILL WAX?
Firstly congratulations! Secondly, yes, you can still wax. However, you may experience move skin sensitively due to the hormonal changes.