Hair removal waxing at home
In this article:
- How did women remove hair in ancient times?
- What are the main advantages of waxing?
- What are the main disadvantages of waxing?
- What kinds of waxing products do you know?
- How can you do bikini zone waxing at home?
- How should you take care of your skin after waxing?
Nowadays there’re various effective methods of removing undesirable hair from your body and face. Which is the best method? There’s no right answer to this question. One of the most popular methods is waxing. You can find this hair removal service in every beauty salon. But, unfortunately, not everybody can afford to visit a beauty salon regularly. Is it possible wax at home? Definitely yes, and we’re going to tell you how to do it by yourself, how to use wax, how to take care of your skin after waxing and how to choose the best hair wax product
To keep your skin smooth and silky for a long time follow these simple rules. But before we’ll begin, let’s have a bit of history.
How did women remove undesirable hair in ancient time? Here’s a recipe from the past
Let’s take a short journey into history. It turns out that the problem of removing undesirable hair has been worrying the fairer sex since the year dot. Though there were none of the modern methods of depilation as we have now, beauties of those days had no problems making up various mixtures for hair removal. Women of every nation had their own recipes. In ancient Greece, for example, women used the infusion made of bryony root. It made their skin perfectly smooth. Every beauty knew the recipe.
Oriental women had their own recipe and hair removal was obligatory there. They made up the mixture of sugar, lemon juice and other things which can easily remove undesirable hair.
And you must be surprised by the hair removal method which was used by Egyptian women including the beautiful empress, Cleopatra. It was wax strips and the method of their usage resembled modern film wax about which we’re going to tell you about a bit later. And we’ll tell you not only about this film wax, but about other modern types of waxing.
The main advantages of waxing
- Waxing is the most available and inexpensive method of hair removal.
- Waxing is easy to do at home.
- Waxing at home doesn’t take lots of time and gives you a long-lasting effect.
- Waxing suits every hair type.
- With regular waxing, your hair becomes softer and finer and you may experience less hair growth.
- Waxing in the right way doesn’t cause allergic reactions.
- But, of course, waxing has its disadvantages, which we should also tell about.
The main disadvantages of waxing
- Waxing can be painful. It can cause irritation and discomfort for people with a high degree of skin sensitivity.
- In the process of depilation all your hair and even fine and delicate ones are removed. In some cases they can become coarser.
- Your hair should grow at least 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch for best results. Short hair can be difficult to remove.
As you can see, everything is quite simple. Knowing all the advantages and disadvantages of waxing you can try to do it at home and we’re going to tell you everything about this process. But we also want to point out that whatever you do, you need to have a certain amount of experience and waxing isn’t an exception. For the first time, you can’t get a perfect result. But over time, you’ll get more experience and accomplish the task easier. And now we’re going to give you some pieces of advice on how to do it.
Kind of waxing products
Nowadays cosmetic companies offer women various waxing products, which are good for using in depilation. Unfortunately, not every cosmetic product can be used at home. For example, only beauty salons can use some kinds of hot wax because it’s necessary to warm it up in the right way. You can’t do it at home without special equipment and knowing safety rules. Such wax is usually produced in blocks or granules and is especially good for hair removal in the most sensitive parts of your skin.
Now let’s have a bit of terminology. Such wax is called hot not because it’s used hot, but because it melts only at a high temperature. By the way, during the depilation we use a bit of warm wax, but not a hot one. Otherwise, your skin can get a serious burn.
Now we’ve learned a lot about hot wax and know that it isn’t suited for use at home. Nevertheless, the most convenient wax product is the kind that is sold in cartridges. To use this type of wax, you also need a special thermometer. You need to warm it up to the necessary temperature (the wax should be in a liquid state to make it easy for you to apply it evenly). Using this wax product in the right way can give you a perfect result.
The very process of hair removal is quite simplе. First, prepare all the necessary things: antiseptics, degreasing cosmetic products, napkins, pallets and wax, of course. You also need to clean and disinfect your skin before the waxing.
Apply a thin layer onto your skin in the direction of hair growth, press a special paper or fabric strip above it and pull quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. By no means pull the strip up. Otherwise you’ll get bruises. Your movement should be strictly parallel to the treated skin.
At home you can also use cold wax strips. Rub the strip in your hands to warm it up. Then separate them from each other and apply onto the necessary part of your skin. Pull it quckly.
These strips are less effective and you’d better not to use them very often. But they can be very helpful, for example, while you’re on holidays. Of course, you’ll make the depilation of all the necessary parts of your body before such an important event. But you can use the strips to remove single hair which can appear from time to time.
There’s also another type of wax, hot film wax, which has recently become popular. It’s as effective as salon hot wax but needs lower temperature for melting. That’s why it’s safer and quite easy in use. Apply a thin layer of wax onto your skin with the help of a wooden applicator, allow it to cool and pull it quickly against the growth of the hair. Such wax is perfect for bikini zone, underarms or other sensitive parts of your skin. The other advantage is that it’s quite inexpensive.
Bikini zone waxing at home
Bikini zone waxing is one of the most painful and difficult beauty services. Skin in this area isn’t very elastic. You can easily stretch it and injure it if you don’t do it the proper way.
What can we advise? Of course, it would be better for you to do the bikini zone waxing at a beauty salon. Firstly, hot wax is the best type of wax for it. Secondly, waxing will be made by a professional beautician. Thirdly, it will be difficult and inconvenient for you to make it by yourself.
Now some words about the technique. Apply a thin layer of wax onto a small part of your skin. Don’t pull it up. Your movement should be very quick and abrupt. Watch carefully that there’re no air bubbles between your skin and a paper strip.
But the more suitable variant for bikini zone waxing at home is hot film wax about which we’ve said earlier. It’s very easy in use because it’s a strip and a hair removal wax at the same time.
Of course, you need a bit of practice. But the game is worth the candle. If the depilation is made in the right way, the effect will last for 3-4 weeks.
In case your skin is very sensitive, take an anesthetic 30-40 minutes before the waxing.
- Despite the waxing is quite safe for undesirable hair removal, there’re some counterindications.
- Diabetes. This disease doesn’t allow even small cut on the skin to heal for a long time. As a result, there’s an increasing risk of septic infection.
- Any formation on the skin such as warts, papillomas and moles.
- Serious varicose veins.
- The idiosyncrasy of cosmetic products used in waxing, especially the wax itself.
To prevent negative effects make a test on a small part of your skin for skin sensitivity and idiosyncrasy of cosmetic products.
How to take care of your skin after waxing
After depilation it’s desirable to apply some slow hair regrowth lotion onto the treated parts of your skin. With the help of such a lotion, you can increase the time between the depilations. To get the maximum effect, you can apply this lotion every day during the whole week after a shower.
Some more interesting facts…
Not everyone knows that waxing doesn’t only remove undesirable hair, but also dead skin cells. So you get not only waxing, but also exfoliation which is very good for your skin. After such an exfoliation your skin will be perfectly smooth.
Waxing is rather effective. But you need to spend a bit of your time to gain some experience and get really beautiful and smooth skin.