Monday, October 24, 2011

The art of waxing

Waxing is a great alternative to shaving if you have hair you’re uncomfortable with
Waxing is better because it removes the hair from the roots while when you shave you just cut the hair, so two hours later, you can see the hair there. 
Waxing, on the other hand, not only can last up to a month, but it’s also much more permanent and over time it thins the hair so less hair will grow back. Waxing also exfoliates the skin and leave it feeling silky and smooth. 

How Often to Wax
If you’ve shaven recently, wait five days. And though the time does vary between waxes, depending on how quickly or coarsely the hair grows back. People should wait three to four weeks between waxing.
The Pain Factor, what we most fear of
Waxing is uncomfortable because the hair is being pulled all the way out. If the roots are not pulled out, the discomfort is minimal but the results are also minimal. The discomfort is only felt at the time of waxing and stops immediately after. 
What I can recommend is that when they are going to wax of the hair, make sure to relax your body. The more relaxed your body is the less painful it will be (own experience) 
Post-Wax Treatment
Although the pain does fade away as soon as the wax is over, the area can remain sensitive. So after waxing it's recommended not to use any scrubs for the next 48 hours and not to expose the area to direct sun for at least 24 hours. To treat redness or swelling, apply a small amount of cortisone cream from the drugstore.
After the tenderness has subsided, it's good to exfoliate in the shower to remove dead skin so the pores don't become clogged, causing ingrown hairs and bumps. 
Types of waxing
Bikini vs. Brazilian
A Brazilian wax removes more hair than a bikini wax. Whereas a bikini focuses on the front and sides (what would be visible in a swimsuit), the Brazilian removes the front, sides, back and everything in between, often only leaving a strip of hair in the front or none at all. Most of the time, you can leave your underwear on during a standard bikini wax, but for a Brazilian, you’ll have to be without your panties.
Why Brazilian?
Some reasons for having a Brazilian wax include cleanliness, convenience and, of course, sexiness. When you sit at the beach or pool in your bathing suit  you don't have to worry for hair peeking out.
Does It Hurt More?
Some women can't do the bikini, but they are OK with the eyebrow. Others can do the bikini, but they can't stand to wax their legs. Everyone is different. But it does hurt less the longer you do it. Eventually the hair becomes weak, so it doesn't hurt at all.
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  1. I hate waxing my arm pits! I think that hurts the worse!

  2. Yes, it does hurt the most. The skin of your arm pits are thinner then for example your legs.


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