Before The Wax
1. Exfoliation is your best friend! Exfoliating is not only reserved for your face. Using a gentle exfoliating scrub the night before your appointment works to remove dead skin buildup around and in the hair follicle for a seamless removal. A rough washcloth is also a great option- just make sure not to scrub too hard.
2. Apply moisturizer daily. Many people believe that avoiding moisturizers days before your session is key for easy removal. Moisturized skin allows the wax to release more easily, therefore reducing the risk of any irritation. This also helps to keep your skin soft and hydrated. Be sure to not to apply too much moisturizer. This will prevent the wax from gripping the hair.
3. Do a hair length check. Your hair should be around a quarter of an inch to ensure it can be removed from the root with ease. Longer hair can make the session painful and increase the risk of irritation post-wax.
4. Opt for hard wax. Hard wax applies as a liquid then left on the skin to cool before removal. This option attaches to the hairs instead of the skin to reduce the risk of irritation and redness.