How Often Should You Wax?
You’ve got a beach trip planned in a few days but your legs are covered in hair. You should shave them but that would leave behind awful razor bumps. Hair removal creams such as Nair will do the trick but they are often full of toxic chemicals.
The only other alternative is waxing. Waxing can help you get ready for your beach trip with almost no drawbacks. It will also thin down your hairs over time so they’re not noticeable in between sessions.
Speaking of that, how often should you wax? We’ve got the answer. Check out this guide to learn when you should make your next hair removal appointment.
There are many benefits of waxing. It's the most efficient method of hair removal because it can be used safely on pretty much every single part of the body.
You'll be less likely to develop ingrown hairs by waxing. It also exfoliates the skin and gets rid of any problem blackheads.
How Often Should You Wax?
The general rule of thumb is to get waxed every two to four weeks. After your first session, you may notice hair growth in a few days but this is nothing to worry about. All it means is that you had some hair that wasn't long enough to get caught during the procedure. The purpose of your second appointment will be to grab these hairs and get rid of them.
You can go sooner if your hair starts to get unbearably annoying. The timing is different for every part of your body.
The hair on your face grows back faster than it does on any other body part. It's for this reason that you should plan a facial waxing session every two to three weeks at most.
Many people wait to have their eyebrows waxed until there's enough hair to grasp. This is a mistake only because brows have such a distinct shape.
You should go in for an eyebrow wax every two weeks. You can push it back to three but that's going to be the maximum.
When the hair on your underarms begins to grow, it will become obvious. To avoid having to wear sleeves in the summer, you should get your underarms waxed every two weeks.
If you tend to plan a lot of beach trips during the summer, it's a good idea to get your bikini area waxed every two weeks.
The exception to this is if you're going for the full Brazilian treatment when you go in. In this case, it's best to plan for every three to four weeks. This gives your hair time to grow back enough to make the trip worth it.
Wax your legs every three to four weeks. There's no sense in going sooner than that because there won't be enough hair to remove.
Men, you won't have to go too often to get your back waxed. Every four to six weeks will do the trick. Some men choose to go every three weeks but it's all up to personal preference.
Don't Wait Until It Gets Too Long
You want your hair to be long enough to where you feel like you didn't waste a trip but that doesn't mean you should put it off for too long. If your hairs are so long that they overlap, the wax won't be able to get a good grip on them.
If you wait too long, not only will you not be able to make the most out of your session but the experience will be a lot more painful as well. It will also take a lot longer.
If your hairs are over half an inch long, you'll need to trim them before you head to your waxing session. Otherwise, you'll be planning another appointment way sooner than intended.
Hair Growth Cycles
Were you aware that your body hair grows in phases? It does and you can plan your skin wax appointments around it. The first phase is the Anagen phase. During this time the hairs on your body have begun to peek above the surface of your skin.
The next phase is the catagen phase. Your hair will go from being active to being dormant. From there it goes on to the telogen phase.
A new hair begins to grow under the dormant one. It's during the exogen phase when your body sheds the dormant hair so the new one can peek above the surface of your skin and start the process over.
Planning Your Session Around the Cycles
Your hairs can't be waxed until they are in the active anagen stage of their growth. More hairs are in this phase at a given time than not. The hairs that grow back after your appointment were hairs that weren't in the anagen phase during your session.
This means that if you're on top of your appointments, over time all of the hair gets treated. Eventually, your body gets used to the regular waxing and the phases of hair growth will actually fall in line with your sessions.
This is a fancy way of saying that the more attentive you are with your appointments, the more hair will be removed at a time.
Get Your Skin Waxed on Time
How often should you wax? On average it's a good idea to head to the salon every two to six weeks depending on the area you're having waxed.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to be consistent with your appointments. if you wait too long or go too soon, you won't be able to make the most out of your session.
So, what are you waiting for? Go here to book a full body wax with us today and enjoy long-lasting, smooth skin.