Waxing is a semi-permanent hair removal method that lifts hairs from the root. As a result, it will take two to eight weeks for new hairs to grow back in the waxed area. Almost any area with hair can be wax. This includes the face, legs, back, arms, feet, abdomen, and bikini area. What’s more, there are many types of waxing to choose from to get rid of unwanted hair. When waxing is performed regularly for a lengthy period, the hair reduction can become permanent.
The strip waxing procedure is done by spreading a thin layer of the warm substance across the treatment area. Then, a paper strip or a cloth is applied to the top and quickly ripped off. The wax is removed with a swift motion against the direction of the hair growth. This process removes the hair and wax.
There is also a hard wax method. With this approach, there is no strip or cloth involved. Instead, the wax is applied hot in a thick layer. It hardens as it cools, and is then easily lifted and removed. This method can be more painful than strip waxing.
Types of Waxing
There are many different types of waxing available. Some methods must be performed by a licensed professional. Clients come to the spa seeking to have hair removed on their eyebrows, bikini area, legs, underarms, feet, chest, back, or the entire body.
Waxing can be performed on most body parts. However, some areas must be given special consideration. Eyelids, lashes, soles of feet, and the palms of hands should never be waxed. These areas of the body have sensitive skin that can be damaged severely by wax hair removal. Furthermore, only a licensed professional should wax such delicate areas as the nipples and genitals.
Benefits of Waxing
There are several advantages to waxing versus shaving or other types of hair removal. It is highly effective at removing large amounts of hair in one sweep. Also, the results are long-lasting.
Areas treated with waxing will not experience new hair growth for about two to eight weeks. Hair that has been shaven or removed with a depilatory cream will return within a few days. This is because the hair is only lifted from the surface, not the root. Furthermore, the re-growth is a rough stubble. Skin areas that are waxed repeatedly over a long period tend to re-grow softer hair.