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Waxing - Hair Removal in General
Member Name: sammo85
Waxing - Hair Removal in General
Date: 04/04/10, updated on 02/05/10 (516 review reads)
Advantages: affordable, silker and smooth finish, lasts for so long
Disadvantages: isn't permanent untill 10-20 years down the line
I couldn't live without my waxing, I love it and so does my husband! This is a popular form of hair removal. Its painful but the more you have it done the weaker the hair gets and the less pain! It's affordable and it does become permanent over the years.
I am a beautician as a lot of you know and I enjoy waxing its one of my favourite treatments. It is so rewarding as my clients walk in hairy and walk out silky and smooth but also feeling brill! A lot of them think I enjoy it because of the pain I inflict but its not I like to be as pain free as possible and can be done with a few handy tips.
My biggest tip to everyone that wants to wax or gets waxed, NEVER DO IT YOURSELF! Beauticians go to college to train on how to use wax so if its easy to use with no dangers why do we have qualified beauticians? Even a beauty therapist can bruise or take skin of a client imagine the dangers and difficulties you could get yourselves into! Don't be shy or scared we have seen it all before! Whether your a big person or a small person we don't care your just a person to us.
Waxing goes as far back as the ancient egyptians 20,000 years ago! Ever heard of sugar waxing? Egyptians invented this and was the first of waxing hair removal. This type of wax isn't used often anymore as its not very hygienic.
Basically its a wax the beautician uses with her fingers pushes it down the area needed waxing then flicks up then again pressing it down and flicks building a lovely consistency of hair, skin and wax in the therapists hands!
Waxing over shaving and removal creams;
*Someone does it for you, (shaving/creaming you have to get into difficult positions)
*Lasts a week with no hair (shaving is everyday, creams hair comes through within days)
*2-3 weeks with fine smooth hair (no stubble)
*Twenty years or less down the line constantly waxing you will only need to see your therapist once a year guarranteed, the hair thins out so much! (Shaving/creams is for the rest of your life)
*Reaction is minimul maybe some ingrowing hairs (shaving-spots, ingrowing hairs and irritation. Creams- can burn badly)
*Waxing will remove all hair unless you've had a careless beautician! (shaving you can miss loads of hair same with creams and also I have never come a cross a cream that removes all hair)
*Waxing can be pricey over the first ten years but if you weigh it up with razors and hair removal cream and your time it works out to be very cheap way of doing it!
*Having waxing done every six weeks keeps you in a routine therefore you don't forget or think I'll do it tomorrow like you do with shaving and creams!
*Removes top layer of skin so it is exfoliating you as well as removing hairs! (shaving and creams don't)
There's so many waxes on the market and finding a good one is a big job! I've luckily found mine and a lot of therapists will have there own preferences on what they like, if they can use it, easy to use, works well and is a nice wax for clients.
Hair is such a fashionable thing will it ever go back to the seventies? Hairy bushes and pitts? Personally I could never do that I find being hairy is unhygienic and I don't feel femine if I'm hairy.
Even men whether they're gay or not have waxing done to make them feel better and sometimes for there partners.
I would like to stick up for men and have an opportunity to do so on dooyoo!
A lot of women say "men are such babies when it comes to waxing" actually there saints!
They might be in pain but I've not heard one scream or yell as I have with women!
Mens hair isn't fine like womens in fact its a lot corser than pubic hair. They have a bigger surface to wax and a harsher area to cover, admitting the bikini is the worse area of all as the skin is so thin, moist and sensitive.
For us women thicker hair is in a small area and the fine hair is in the bigger areas (some women unfortunatley have corse hair all over) so really women should be kind too men and appreciate what they have to go through.
Waxing has a few contra-indications which are:
Styes (only for facial waxing)
Conjunctivitus (facial waxing only)
Recent operations/Recent Scars (within six months)
Raised or hairy moles
Self tan (if you don't want the tan to come off)
Medication is Retin A or Accutane
If you have one of these pop in and see your therapist as it might just be a case where you sign a disclaimer or a note from your doctor. You must always tell your therapist if you have one of these! Your therapist should always carry out a consultation prior to treatment anyway.
Waxing can be less painful if you take some pain relief 30 minutes prior to treatment. You can also help the therapist by getting hold of the skin around it and strechin it so the skin is very taut. The tighter it is the less pain you'll have and will not bruise. Lower legs don't need tightening as much but thighs, under arms and bikini definatley does!
Bikini: allow your therapist access, its no good if you lye there all tense and legs sort of open! I get my clients legs in all postions don't worry I dont want to see what you don't want to show so don't panic!
Useful tip is to put your hand under your leg and pull your bum tight as this is the bit that stays loose and can bruise badly.
You have pants on anyway unless your having a hollywood which you shouldn't worry what I am going to see as I will see everything as it is all hair front and back. This is great if you don't want hair or your having an operation.
If you just want a small amount just say and you can just wear pants.
If you want a brazillian wear thongs, pants get in the way!
Hollywood you don't need pants!
Always make sure your clean and that you've had a wash before treatment its not nice for you or the therapist, some women wear tampons to ensure they stay clean throughout the treatment.
Facial hair (eyebrows, lip, chin)
If your concerned that you may have facial hair but can't neccesary see it just ask your beautician they will get rid of any unwanted hair. Don't be embarrassed we see hair everywhere its not unusual for us.
I've had so many people come in with celebrity's eyebrows and unfortunatley we can't make your eyebrow into someone elses style! Your eyebrows match the shape of your face. We can however tidy them, thin them and even dye them.
Lips can be very sensitive as its very thin skin and can be red for hours.
Legs, forearms, underarms, back and chest are easy you just need to lye there and relax!
Ater care is very important!
Do not go sunbathing/swimming 24 hours after treatment
Do not use any deodrants, creams or perfumes after treatment
Do not have hot baths or showers 24 hours after treatment
Waxing is a five out of five for me!
I hope this has been some use for you and interesting.
Thank you for reading! :-)
Summary: waxing in general