Waxing at Home Tips
Ok. So you bought the wax, it’s heated, you’re primed and raring start home waxing. But wait… What’s that? Butterflies… nerves? Don’t worry – we got you! We had a chat with Kristy and Serinda, our resident at home waxing experts (and LYCON specialists) to get some top tips for completing a home wax like a pro!
- Make sure the area, your hands and everything you will be using for home waxing is clean and sanitized! Always cleanse the skin before you start to get rid of any make up, perspiration or oils, this can create a barrier that stops the wax from adhering properly. Repeat when you’re done to help close the hair follicles preventing bacteria entering open hair follicles. The Wax-cellence kit comes with a Pre Wax Cleanser, which is brilliant for this step.
- Make sure you check the temperature of your wax before you apply it! You want it to have a thick, honey-like consistency. Place a small about on your inner wrist with a spatula to check.
- Lift a small amount of wax onto the end of your spatula. Your wax shouldn’t be too far down the spatula.
- Apply the wax against the hair, holding the spatula at around 45 degrees in a scraping motion. Don’t being afraid to use pressure! This will effectively push the hair in to the wax. Try not to “butter” the wax on we’re not making toast here.
- When you apply the wax, make sure your patch is a consistent thickness. If you have thinner sections throughout the patch, it may break around those areas. It’s not a big deal, but it won’t effectively remove your hair and you’ll need to reapply.
- Check out the Wax-cellence Instructions for more information on patch sizes for each area.
- Make sure your wax patch has sufficient “lip”. That’s what we call nice thick edges, so you can flick up the wax patch easily.
- Be sure to support the skin, holding it tight when you’re removing the patch.
- Use quick motions when removing a patch, and lift along not up. Hair grows on an angle, not straight out – so you want to encourage it to come out in its natural growth direction. Less painful and much more effective!
- If you go too big on your patch sizes, you can remove it in smaller multiple pulls but still swiftly.
- The longer you leave the wax to set, the harder it will be to remove. This is due to the heat of the wax relaxing your hair follicle, allowing it to release the hair easier. If the wax has cooled the grip won’t be as strong. So the quicker the better! If you do accidently let the wax cool too much to remove, simply apply another patch over the top and remove together.
- Wait 24 hours before applying anything other than post waxing products to reduce the risk of infection.
- Exfoliate with a glove and granular wash between treatments! Try our Lyco’Mitt and Body Exfoliant (Now 100% Plastic Bead Free!) Be sure to wait 48 hours after waxing before you exfoliate the area, and then use every second day there after. This will not only make the waxing treatment less painful but will give you a smoother result.
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Feeling confident? You got this!
Happy Waxing! xx