Is it safe to wax while pregnant? The answer is YES! Waxing can safely be done throughout your pregnancy, especially once shaving might not be a viable option anymore. Keep in mind, your skin might be more sensitive due to increased blood flow, so be sure to consult with your licensed waxer for recommended pre and post wax skin care.
Towards the end of your pregnancy, consider a bikini wax to remove unwanted hair in the pubic area, especially if you have a scheduled c-section. You’ll want to schedule your appointment several weeks prior to your c-section in order to reduce any possible inflammation in the area. And even if you don’t plan on a c-section, being ready in case of a change in plans is always a good back-up plan.
Waxing during pregnancy will also help with new, unwanted hair growth in new places from an increase in hormones. You might also find your hair texture has changed, grows faster and is potentially thicker than normal. All of these are great reasons to incorporate waxing into your personal care routine during pregnancy.
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Why is it so important to be well hydrated before waxing? Drinking plenty of water leading up to your waxing session will provide better results and be less painful. When you’re dehydrated your skin will hold the root of your hair tighter, making it more difficult to pull out. This can make waxing more painful but also can lead to more ingrown hairs from the hair breaking off instead of being pulled from the root.
Be sure to drink plenty of water leading up to your appointment. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as they can dehydrate you, even though you’re drinking “liquids.” Upon your appointment, you want your skin to be as moisturized as possible and being properly hydrated is one of the many steps of proper skin care. Cheers!
Exfoliating before and after a waxing service is a must. It can help prepare your skin prior to your service and help avoid ingrown hairs and bumps afterwards.
Before your waxing appointment, plan to fully exfoliate 2 days before coming in. It will prepare your skin and get the surface clear and ready to be waxed. Additionally, it helps soften your hair which will also ease hair removal during your service.
Exfoliating is simple. Use a loofah with a body scrub, polish or soap to remove your dead skin cells. Because exfoliating can sometimes be harsh on the skin, it’s not recommended to exfoliate every day. 2-3x a week of gentle exfoliating should be sufficient.
Even more important than exfoliating before your waxing service is exfoliating after your appointment. Because your skin might be irritated immediately following your waxing session, you’ll want to wait 2 days before exfoliating to avoid further irritation. By exfoliating after, you can help prevent ingrown hairs, bumps and achieve beautiful, softer skin.
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Make the Right Choice!
There are many methods of hair removal, but the type you choose depends on your lifestyle, your skin type and the area to be treated.
Here are the TOP FIVE most popular methods of hair removal:
Shaving — Using a razor to remove hair at the skin’s surface. This method is clean and easy, but it can result in razor burns, ingrown hairs and stubble.
Waxing — Applying warm wax to the skin and pulling it off swiftly. Waxing removes large amounts of hair at one time, but it can be slightly painful. It also requires visits to a salon for maintenance every 4 - 6 weeks for upkeep.
Threading — This technique requires only one tool: thread. Threading removes unwanted facial hair by plucking hairs one by one at their roots. Threading can hurt a little less than waxing (but not always) but doesn't remove as much hair at once or work well on larger areas such as legs, intimate areas or arms.
Epilation — Removing individual hairs directly from their roots with an epilator, which is a hand held device that pulls hairs from the root. Epilators can be pricey and painful if used improperly, but they are effective and long-lasting when used properly.
Laser therapy - Laser therapy uses light energy to destroy the root of each individual hair follicle while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed; this process is repeated until all hairs are gone from that area. While effective at removing unwanted hair, laser therapy isn't always permanent.
We think waxing is best because:
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Everything you need to know!
If you're in the market for a waxing service, you've probably asked yourself “Should I shave or should I wax?
Let's break it down.
Here are the top three differences between waxing and shaving…
1, How long does each last?
The short answer: waxing lasts longer than shaving; significantly longer. The reason for this is because when waxing, hair is pulled from the root. The downside is that it's more painful but more efficient. However, with shaving, the hair is cut at the surface level. Shaving is more time-consuming than it is to have a professional wax. (Plus, no one wants razor burn.)
2. How much does each cost?
Waxing is more expensive than shaving because it requires more steps and it is a service rendered by a trained professional. The steps involve prepping the skin, applying the wax and then removal. It takes skill and experience to get it right every time — which is why some spas charge as much as $75+ per session, depending on the area.
3. What about ingrowns?
Shaving can contribute to ingrowns because hairs below the surface can easily revert in the wrong direction, wrapping around itself instead of growing through the surface. This can lead to bumps, inflammation and irritation. To be fair, ingrowns can also occur as a result of waxing but usually this happens due to improper technique or when the hair grows back and is unable to pop through the skin’s surface. The likelihood of this happening is substantially lower with waxing versus shaving but still possible nonetheless. Some sufferers also get ingrowns due to medical conditions like PCOS, or an imbalance or dysregulation of hormones, genetic or other environmental factors that have an internal effect.
So which is the winner? If you’re shooting for an end-result of semi-permanent lasting results with fringe benefits of silky, soft skin, recouped time, efficiency and less water usage, then waxing is your winner. Waxing gives better results all around the board with the only major exception being in cost. Waxing is not permanent but it will leave your skin smooth and hair-free for weeks at a time.
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Properly treating ingrown hairs after a bikini wax
There are few things more annoying than having ingrown hairs after a wax. The good news is that they're pretty easy to treat. Here's how to get rid of them so you can say goodbye to nagging ingrowns once and for all:
Stop picking at the ingrown hair
The first and most important step in treating ingrown hairs is to stop picking at them! If you're already doing this, stop now. Picking at your skin won't make these hairs go away faster, but it will make them worse. Instead, try these tips for dealing with the pain from an ingrown hair:
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Men can get bikini waxes, too! Here's what you should know before getting your first one:
What is a Male Brazilian?
Men want to feel as smooth, clean and aesthetically attractive as women when it comes to removing hair “down there”. Men can expect the same benefits post waxing as women.
A men’s Brazilian service includes the complete removal of pubic hair, everywhere. Everywhere includes the scrotum, perineum, pelvic area and gluteal cleft. Results typically last for about four to six weeks. There are also a few different variations of Brazilians that go from semi bare to fully bare.
How Is It Done?
Firstly, your esthetician will apply warm wax to the intended area with a waxing stick or spatula. Depending on the wax used, it'll either harden as it cools or maintain its warm temperature upon application. Once ready to be removed, either a strip of muslin (the non-woven removal “paper” used to remove soft wax) will be applied, or the stripless wax will be removed by hand directly from the area itself. If there are stubborn spots that need more than one application, your esthetician will reapply and repeat the process.
Afterwards, if there are any stray hairs left over, she may use tweezers to remove them.
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