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First-time waxing guide: painlessly enjoy silky smooth skin

Deciding to wax for the first time can be an exciting step toward long-lasting smooth skin. But as with any new experience, it also raises questions. In this guide, we will cover the most important aspects you need to know before your first waxing treatment and how best to prepare. Read on to discover all the information and feel confident about waxing your first time.

Also read: Why should I wax? 

Benefits of waxing

Waxing has many advantages over shaving. First, your skin stays smooth much longer as the hair is removed from the root. Also, the new hairs that grow back tend to be thinner and softer. Other benefits include less irritation and ingrown hairs, long-lasting results and the fact that you don't have to worry about daily shaving and red bumps. Check out the full body waxing price here: The Wax Bar Deals.

Before waxing 

Make sure you take a hot shower the day of your appointment for your first time waxing. Use a mild, unscented soap. However, avoid using lotions, oils or creams on the area that will be treated, as they can hinder the adhesion of the wax. Have more questions? Read more here: Waxing, how does it work?

How long not to shave before waxing?

To get the best results during your waxing treatment, it is generally recommended that you let your hair grow for at least three weeks before waxing. This ensures that the hair has sufficient length to be removed effectively. 

How long does the hair need to be to wax?

For a successful waxing treatment, the length of hair to be waxed should be about 0.5 cm to 1 cm long. This allows the waxing specialist to grip the hair firmly and remove it completely. Hair that is too short may be difficult to wax, while hair that is too long may possibly cause some discomfort during the waxing process.

During the waxing process

At The Wax Bar, you're in good hands when you first come in to get waxed. You may find this a little tense, which is why we offer a few tips for painless waxing.

Waxing: painful?

In case of any tension for getting sore, we have a few tips we'd like to share with you. That way your first time waxing will be the most enjoyable for you!

Taking painkillers

If you are worried about any pain during the waxing treatment, you can take a painkiller such as ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment. This can help reduce any discomfort.

Wear comfortable clothing

Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing during your appointment. Tight clothing can cause friction and irritation on newly waxed skin after the treatment. Choose breathable materials to avoid overheating.

Painless waxing: relax

Before your appointment, try to relax and reduce any nerves. Take time to breathe and remind yourself that you are in the experienced hands of a professional waxing specialist who is used to handling this type of treatment.

After waxing

Yes, the appointment is over! You walk out with smooth and soft skin. With the following tips, you'll ensure optimal results.

Redness after waxing

After waxing, the skin may show some redness, especially if it's your first time. This is a normal skin reaction and usually short-lived. An experienced waxing specialist will apply a soothing lotion after the treatment to reduce any irritation and soothe the skin. It is important to avoid tight clothing and irritating products to give your skin a chance to recover.

Avoid sun and tanning beds

Avoid direct sun exposure or using the tanning bed a few days before and after your Brazilian wax. Newly waxed skin is more sensitive and can burn more easily. In addition, sun rays can irritate the skin and cause redness.

Making an appointment for waxing

With proper preparation, post-appointment care and an experienced waxing specialist, you can enjoy silky smooth skin and long-lasting results after your first waxing. Book your appointment here! Not quite sure yet about which treatment you want? Here you can view the wax treatments and wax packages we offer. Would you rather speak to someone in person? Then contact us here.


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