Facial waxing makes hair grow back thicker! No body waxing while pregnant! There’s a lot of info about waxing floating around out there, but you can’t believe everything you read (or that happened to your friend’s cousin’s neighbor). So we’re here to set the record straight. Here are 5 myths about waxing that have us shaking our heads and saying, “ummmm… NO.”
Myth #1: Waxing is Always Painful (Especially Your Bikini Line).
No pain, no gain is not an idea we subscribe to. Sure, you’ll probably feel a second or two of discomfort immediately after hair removal, but some people barely even experience that. The fact is, everyone is different when it comes to their body’s reaction to waxing. The skill and technique used by the person doing the wax can also make a big difference. Luckily, our Waxx Specialists are total pros, so that’s not something you have to worry about at Waxxpot. (Insider tip: Your skin might be extra sensitive in the days leading up to your period, so definitely take that into consideration when booking!)
Myth #2: Waxing Makes Hair Grow Back Thicker.
Lies! But seriously, the opposite is actually true. Since waxing removes hair at the root, your hair will end up growing in finer and more sparse. Many people are surprised at how quickly this starts to happen. The more you wax, the less hair grows back! It’s a beautiful thing. It’s also the reason why maintaining a regular wax routine is so important.
Myth #3: Your Hair Has to Be Super Long to Prevent Ingrowns.
Ok, so stubble is not going to work. BUT, you don’t have to grow long, luxurious locks for a successful wax. Really, all you need is hair about a quarter of an inch long (the size of a grain of rice) to get good results.
Myth #4: Waxing Makes Skin Age Faster.
You can just breathe a huge sigh of relief about this one because we’re here to tell you that waxing absolutely does not cause skin to sag or wrinkle. If anything, a regular wax routine will only help skin look smoother and younger because of the exfoliation that happens during the waxing process. (Cue angel choirs singing!)
Myth #5: You Can’t Get Waxed While Pregnant.
Good news – waxing is 100% safe for expecting mamas in all stages of pregnancy! Hormones may make your skin a little more sensitive during that time, so we recommend starting a wax routine in the first trimester so hair has time to thin out and waxing is more comfortable later in the pregnancy.
There you have it – the truth about waxing! Book an appointment now to experience Waxxpot’s Signature Smooth for yourself!