Common Hot Waxing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
There is definitely a matter of a right technique when it comes to waxing. Even if your hard waxing technique is spot on, there are a few common mistakes that many people make – you might not even realise that you’re making one. Safety when waxing is important so If your waxes haven’t been as smooth or as long lasting as you’d like, perhaps you’re making one of these common waxing mistakes. Not to worry though, they are really simple to avoid and correct and we’re going to tell you exactly how. Check them out:
Mistake One – Not Cleaning Your Skin Thoroughly
it may not look like it but if your skin is full of oils, sweat and cream it will make it difficult for the wax to adhere to the hairs. Over and above this, not cleaning your skin before waxing may cause an infection; waxing can open the pores. If there is any skin tearing and tiny wounds present, bacteria can creep in and cause an infection. Make sure to apply a good pre-wax product to ensure that the skin is perfectly clean and prepared for the waxing application.
Mistake Two – Hair Too Short
Trimming the hair too short or not waiting for it to grow long enough will seriously impact the quality of your waxing session. Hot wax beans need about 6mm of hair to grip to so that you can enjoy a smooth wax. If the hair is too short, the wax won’t grip it and the hair won’t be removed from the follicle. Keep this in mind if you are wondering when you can wax an area again or if you need to trim the hairs on an area slightly.
Mistake Three – Waiting For Too Long Between Waxes
on the complete flip side of the previous point, waiting too long before waxing an area can make for an unsuccessful wax as well. If the hair is too long, when removing the wax the hairs can break off which is not an ideal situation. If possible, please try to stick to the 6mm rule as far as possible.
Mistake Four – Not Following Hair Direction
Hard wax should be applied in the direction of the hair growth and then removed in the opposite directions. Doing this promotes a smooth and long-lasting hair removal. Take a minute before application to check which way your hair grows so that you know how to apply wax and get a silky smooth skin.
Not Exfoliating Regularly
no one wants ingrown hairs, they crop up when the hair is too weak to push through layers of dead skin. Exfoliating regularly will remove the dead skin cells and help to keep ingrown hairs at bay. Just remember not to exfoliate the day before you wax as this will sensitise the skin
Not Holding The Skin
it is so important to hold the skin taut when waxing – this helps to prevent any unnecessary pulling and tugging at the skin as well as any bruising. It also really helps to make the waxing a lot less painful.
Not Heating Wax Properly
Melting hot wax is not rocket science, but you have to be careful not to overheat the wax or bring it to boil. It can seriously hurt your skin if you apply wax that is way too hot. Always make sure the wax is at correct temperature before applying it to your skin!
Have you spotted any mistakes that you may be making? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!