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Waxing - Hair Removal in General
Member Name: wardenblw431
Waxing - Hair Removal in General
Date: 04/10/03, updated on 04/10/03 (5758 review reads)
Advantages: long lasting results, quick, hairs eventually become finer
Disadvantages: pain of course (for some), expensive
There is no need to be embarrassed about displaying your hairy bits. These ladies have seen everything before and by the time you have that first wax stripped poised ready for pulling, all embarrassment will be long gone out the window.
Sorry, it?s not all that bad. If done correctly the pain is bearable, but only just. You?ve all pulled a plaster off your arm and had several hairs stuck to it? Well, this is the best way to explain the pain involved not too bad is it? Yar right! It has been known that there are times when a woman might be more sensitive to shaving, like during your menstrual period, or when pregnant. This depends on the individual and some have a higher pain barrier than others. Men, on one hand are dying if they have a cold so you can imagine what waxing will be like for them ;P
You can have almost any body part waxed including underarm (ouch), bikini line (double ouch), lower leg, upper leg, eyebrows, moustache and beard. As with all beauty treatments, looking good comes at a price all salons will all charge differently but you can expect to pay anything from £3 plus for eyebrow wax up to £25 for a full leg wax.
The procedure of waxing is quite simple to do, well the professionals make it look easy anyway. Hot wax is applied to your skin with a spatula and this actually feels quite
pleasant. It?s a nice warm feeling and doesn?t burn at all. The wax has to be an optimum temperature in order for it to work. Too cold and the wax won?t pull out the hairs, and too hot skin might be burnt or even worst layers stripped. Strips of cloth are then applied to the wax and it is gently pushed down and then all of a sudden rrrriiiipppp, the cloth is rudely pulled off, making you gasp. The first pull is always the worst, after that it doesn?t seem so bad. But I still haven?t plucked up the courage to get more tender parts waxed like my underarms. That is just a no-go area for me I?m afraid.
As with most methods of hair removal there are minor downsides, the main ones of course are red, blotchy skin for a short time afterwards, tender skin and the occasional in-growing hair. To help minimise the swelling and pain a cooling cream sometimes made from cucumber is applied afterwards. It is advised to avoid taking a bath until the following day so as not to irritate your already battered skin.
Should you be far too embarrassed to bear all to a poor unsuspecting salon assistant then there are several home waxing kits available from big names such as Immac, Louis Marcel and Biore to name but a few. Expect to may up to £10 for a complete waxing kit, but Boots and Superdrug will do their own version at a cheaper price.
Although slightly painful, waxing is a very popular means of hair removal. The results last a lot longer than shaving, in fact you don?t have to get them waxed again for up to 6 weeks, plenty of time to get over the pain. Of course the more often you get waxed the finer the hairs grow back and eventually they may even stop growing back altogether. Since I started getting waxed over 3 years ago I am already finding that the time between each visit is stretching as my hair growth is slowing down. I get my eyebrows waxed about every 6 months and I find this virtually painless. It's less painful than plucking anyway. <
If you would like to take the plunge, but are worried in any way, then have a chat with a beautician who will gladly put your mind at rest.