Waxing Monologues

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I don’t know a makeup studio around that doesn’t have to work with a lot of actors and actresses throughout the course of a day and the different hairstyles and types we have to contend with. In the latest production, the makeup department has really had its work cut out for it as we have had to provide costumes for each character as well as wax just about everyone that appears on stage.

We had some that wanted to do it themselves, but there were a few horror stories involved there and so we have stressed to everyone in the production to leave it to the care of professionals, and I have had everyone on our staff read up on the studies that have released a few of the tricks and tips that can be used to help waxing an easier process that is a bit less painless than previously.

In many instances, waxing is considered essential and while there are many places that are willing to get the job done for you, if you do it at home, it is going to require some amount of skill to ensure that it is done at a near professional level. You can save a lot of time and money in the long run if you do it home, but if you do make the decision to wax at home, you are also more prone to injuring yourself, so it takes a bit of practice and preparation in order to get the results you really want. This is why I am here, to help guide you and others through the process so that you will be waxing like a pro in no time at all. What should be done to get ready for your waxing experience?

Examine the length of your hair.

woman waxing legs

Before you start waxing, you need to allow your hair to grow to a certain length before going through the process. That is about a quarter of an inch so that it can be easily grasped and quickly removed. Note that if you begin waxing frequently, the skin will be slightly loosened and so the next time you wax, check your hair again to see that enough has grown that waxing is necessary again.

Checking Menstrual Cycle

If you are on your period, this is not the time to wax as your body is already in a bit of pain and you don’t need any excessive agony. Wait about a week or two after your last cycle to wax your body and you will be better off.

No Exfoliation

It is not the best of ideas to exfoliate before you begin waxing as this will irritate the skin and leave it more prone to allergies, pain, and burns. If you must exfoliate, do it a day or two before waxing.

No Moisturizing

woman putting lotion on her legs

Right before you wax, leave the lotions and moisturizers on the side as this will make hairs even harder to pull out. Plus, this can lead to ingrown hairs which will be even more pain.