If you are someone who has a problem with hair growing in areas where you do not want it to grow, waxing it away may be a great way to handle the problem. If you are too embarrassed or busy to go to a salon to be waxed, you can wax at home, but you may need help depending on where the hair you want to remove is located on your body. The following guide walks you through a few tips to use to ensure that waxing goes as smoothly as it can.
Choose the Right Wax Kit
The first thing you need to do is you need to invest in the right wax kit for you. There are some waxing kits for sale that have strips that already have the wax on them. You simply warm up the strips between your hands, peel them apart, press them onto the hairs, and pull the strips away to pull the hairs loose from your body. This is a great option for someone who does not want to deal with melted wax. There are also wax kits that come with a warming pot and need to be applied to the skin directly and then have a fabric strip placed over the wax to pull the hairs loose from the body.
Shorten Your Hairs that Are Overly Long
If you have never waxed before and the hairs that you want to remove are longer than a half an inch in length, you may want to shorten them. This will ensure that the wax can grasp the hairs as well as possible so that you do not have to try to remove hair from the same area of your body again and again. This could cause your skin to become very irritated over time.
Do Not Put Lotion on Your Skin
If you know that you are going to be waxing in the near future, do not put any lotion on your skin. The lotion will make it difficult for the wax to grasp the hairs, which can make them difficult to remove. After you wax, you can put on some lotion that is designed to be used after waxing to help soothe the skin.
It is best to try waxing a small area of your body at first to make sure that you do not have an adverse reaction to the wax. Testing the area ensures that you do not have an allergic reaction over a large portion of your body accidentally.