Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root cause. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
Waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax combination thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.
It is very important that the therapist is experienced and highly trained as improper waxing can lead to ingrown hairs which can be very painful, also if the hair is not removed from the root hair will grow back longer and stronger thus giving an unpleasant appearance.
Types of Waxing
Various types of waxing are available.. The different types of waxing that can be performed are: eyebrow waxing, bikini, , Hollywood/Brazilian waxing (we only do for women), leg waxing, arm/underarm waxing, back waxing, foot waxing, chest waxing, entire body wax.
Most parts of the body can be waxed, but other parts, not listed above are not given special consideration. Areas individuals should never wax include eyelashes, eyelids, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet.
Benefits and Drawbacks
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit re-growth that is softer.