Hair Removal

Hair Removal

Anyone can easily get rid of unwanted hair on the body, from head to toe. The most common form of hair removal is, undoubtedly, waxing. Spa 131 offers professional waxing services in a comfortable, private room by skilled, licensed estheticians.

The way waxing works is by applying heated wax on the area and pulling the hair from the root. By repeated sessions, the hair will grow back less dense and with a finer texture and you’ll be able to stretch your waxing appointments further and further apart – from 4-8 weeks. The results are smoother than shaving, and, even though the hair does grow back much slower, waxing is not a permanent solution. There is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal, though themes effective is Electrolysis. Some side effects of waxing, may include irritation, ingrown hairs, or infection. Minor irritations may be soothed with medicated lotions that soothe, prevent redness, and ingrowns can be prevented with gentle exfoliation.

You may not be a candidate for waxing if you have varicose veins or broken/sensitive skin. People that take steroids or acne prescriptions should avoid waxing, as well as regular Retinol users, as these may cause the skin to become thin and sensitive.

Brazilian Wax: What to expect and how to prepare

1) Be Clean. Shower before you come. In addition to making for a more pleasant experience for you and your therapist, a warm shower opens up your pores so that the hair will come out easier and gentle exfoliation helps to avoid ingrown hairs. Also, be sure and stop by the facilities right before you walk in for your service. It’s better not to worry about “Holding it!”
2) Be Calm. If you’re tense, you’re going to flex your muscles as the therapist is working on your hair removal. You may find that a Tylenol or something similar might help if you’re worried about your pain tolerance. Avoid using alcohol before your waxing session – this is never a good idea!
3) Be Comfy. Loose fitting clothing is a good option, but you’ll be taking your bottoms off during your session. Bear in mind that your skin may be more sensitive afterwards, so if you wear something tight or binding, it will probably rub and irritate. For the top, it is advisable that you wear something breathable and sleeveless because you may tend to perspire heavier than usual. This isn’t necessarily because of pain, rather your bodies reaction to nervousness.

After The Session

1) No vigorous Activity. Give yourself a day to just relax and then . . . well . . . whatever.
2) Exfoliate. Some people are just inclined toward having in-grown hairs and some people are not. However, it’s just a good idea to keep clean and not let any dead skin build up – – – all over – – – including that area “down there.”

Better Results Waxing Tips

1) if you find is necessary, there are some good numbing creams available. Ask your therapist, if you’re interested
2) Let your hair grow to about 1/4 inch before getting waxed. If it’s longer, you’ll need to trim before you wax. If it’s shorter, we need to wait. Remember that you’ll actually need to have hair for the wax to grab on to.
3) Exfoliating before your wax will help that any dead skin cells don’t prevent the hair from being pulled from the root
4) Avoid tight fitting apparel, scented lotions and sunning. Tanning is never advisable at any time, but especially right before a wax session,
5) Never wax with a sunburn!
6) You’re least sensitive right AFTER your period, so try to schedule within a day or two after. You’ll always find it more difficult right before or on your period.
7) Breathe!

Interesting Fun Facts

Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco surveyed 3,316 women between the ages of 18 and 65, and 62 percent of them reported waxing or shaving off all their pubic hair. (Shaving was much more common.) Another 22 percent said they trimmed or groomed to a lesser extent, while only 16 percent reported going completely natural

Women younger than 24 were significantly more likely to have opted for a Brazilian or a full shave, particularly if they were white and college educated, the researchers found

In 2015, researchers at Georgia College & State University found that half of college women surveyed were typically hair free, while another quarter removed all their pubic hair sometimes. By contrast, only 19 percent of college men typically went hairless.

Indeed, the researchers in Georgia found that 60 percent of college men surveyed preferred a hair-free partner, while 24 percent of college women said the same.