The first time that you have a professional waxing session can be quite intimidating. Waxing is intimate, after all. You need to put a lot of trust in the person performing your waxing session. A lot of what you know about getting waxed may not be as accurate as you would think. With that being said, let’s look into some of the things you should know about waxing before your first session.
You Don’t Need To Grow It Out
A common misconception is that you need to grow your hair out quite a bit before being waxed. While it is true that you need to have a degree of hair growth, it doesn’t need to be nearly as long as you might think. In fact, your hair just has to be a quarter of an inch long before it’s waxed away. This is equivalent to the length of a grain of rice. So don’t think that you need to put that waxing session off; you may be ready for it right now!
Don’t Drink Beforehand
While it may be tempting to have a glass of wine before your waxing session in order to calm your nerves, this is ill-advised. For one thing, you being under the influence may make it more difficult for the professionals to get the kinds of straight, even lines that they want. For another, alcohol thins your blood and may make you more sensitive to the wax. Get a drink after your waxing, not before.
Don’t Sweat Right After
Chances are, the pros will tell you to avoid exercise or other sweat-inducing activities for the first 24 hours after waxing. Why? Sweat can irritate your freshly waxed skin. As always, listen to the professionals and avoid the issue altogether!
They’ve Seen It All
Yes, getting waxed for the first time can be a little intimidating. A lot of people work themselves up with nerves before getting waxed for the first time. In reality, the procedure is quite simple. Trust us, the pros have seen it all before. If you’re polite, clean, and kind, you have nothing to worry about!
Keep in mind that your waxing experience will depend somewhat on who you work with. Make sure that you’re working with a provider that you trust.