Waxing FAQs

I know your first wax can be very scary, but it’s worth it! I have answered some frequently asked questions here.

If you don’t see your question, feel free to reach out to me. You can email me at info@waxitaxiandco.com.

Does it hurt? What should I expect?

I’m not going to lie, it does hurt. Your first wax is the worst, once you get through that it’s going to be Smooth Cruisin’, literally! After your first wax, your hair follicles will not be as deep, that means a lot less pain. It’s totally worth it to not have to think about picking up a razor!

What should I do to prepare my skin?

Before body waxing, make sure to shower and gently exfoliate the area. Don’t apply lotion as the wax may not grab onto the hair as nicely. Please make sure that there are at least two weeks of hair growth. Three weeks is ideal!

What should I wear to my waxing appointment?

That depends. For an underarm wax, a tank top is a great option. For a bikini and full leg wax, you will be able to leave your underwear on. For a mid-brazilian and brazilian, you will be asked to undress from the waist down. Wearing loose clothing is ideal so you’re a bit more comfortable after your wax.

How often should I wax?

Waxing consistently, every 4-6 weeks, is best. Once your hair is waxed your skin will be smooth for about two weeks, followed by two weeks of hair growth, right in time for your next wax.

Will I be perfectly smooth?

Shaving regularly disrupts your hair growth patterns. In other words, some of your hair will be long enough to wax while others will be way too short. This means that your first few waxes won’t be completely smooth, although I will try my best to make that happen.

Should I shave between my waxes?

Please, no! Shaving throws off your hair growth pattern meaning we have to start from square one. Not only that, shaving cuts the hair at a very sharp angle making the wax less likely to grab onto the hair. Waxed hair is much easier to wax as it has grown back with feather-like softness.

Do I need to avoid anything after my wax?

For 24 hours after your wax no swimming, tanning, heavy exercise, or sexual activity. You may feel a little sore for the first 24-48 hours, just listen to your body and go at your own pace.

What should I do to make my wax last longer?

Depending on your body, your hair may grow quicker or slower than others’. You won’t be able to slow your hair growth, but you will be able to prep your skin ensuring a smooth wax next month, with less ingrown hairs! For the first week, I recommend moisturizing daily and using some sort of chemical exfoliant twice a week. The following 3-5 weeks leading up to your next wax, I recommend alternating using a physical exfoliant and a chemical exfoliant, 3-4 times a week. Don’t worry, during your first wax, I will go over all of this as well as be able to recommend the perfect aftercare products for your skin type.

I am always available to answer your questions. Please don’t feel shy or embarrassed about asking me anything.