To wax or not to wax—there is no question: you wax. Eyebrow wax. Brazilian wax. Leg wax…the list goes on. But, of course, whether you’re a regular waxer or a newbie, you may have some queries prior to heading to that wax appointment. So here you go: the three most FAQs about waxing. We teamed up with Waxxpot master trainer Mallori McGuire to answer these common questions our Wax Specialists regularly receive from clients.
FAQs about Waxing
FAQ 1: Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?
Answer: Absolutely not! The more you wax, the less dense your hair grows back. Regular routine promotes the hair follicle to grow back finer, weaker and less pigmented.
FAQ 2: How often should I get my waxing treatment?
Answer: A typical hair growth cycle is 4 weeks. Routine waxing will ensure your hair growth cycle slows down, allowing you to maintain your results over a longer period of time with the potential to push service out up to 6 weeks.
FAQ 3: How long should I wait before working out post waxing?
Answer: We recommend waiting 24 hours before engaging in physical activities that would cause excessive sweating. (Read more waxing aftercare instructions.)
So there you have it, everyBODY. The three most frequently asked questions when it comes to wax services (thanks, Mallori!).
But keep reading! Below, we also respond to the most common hair removal myths. (And we resolve your most essential waxing fears while we’re at it!).
Common Myths about Hair Removal
I can’t get a bikini or Brazilian wax if I’m pregnant.
So, first let us say, congrats to you and your growing family! Furthermore, you can wax if you’re pregnant. Just note your skin is more sensitive due to all those fab hormonal changes pregnancy brings. And of course, it’s always best to check with your physician first, particularly as you move further into your pregnancy.
Men don’t really wax, do they?
Of course they do! In fact, hair removal options for men are on the rise. At Waxxpot, we provide a variety of men’s waxing services.
My hair can be whatever length for my waxing appointment.
Not so fast. We recommend you grow out your hair to at least 1/4 of an inch. The wax needs something to stick to, doesn’t it? Now on the opposite end of the spectrum, if it’s been a minute since your last appointment, we suggest trimming your hair to at least 1/2 of an inch before you come in.
I can remove hair faster at home.
Think again. At a professional wax salon like Waxxpot, your skincare results will be consistently more accurate—and quicker. Our Waxxpot Brazilian wax takes 15 minutes. Impressive, no?
I can’t wax if I’m taking medication.
It’s recommended to steer clear of topical prescriptions such as Retin-A for one week prior to your wax appointment and refrain from using several days’ post-treatment. And, über-important: Those who have been prescribed Accutane within the past six months should not wax. Again, it’s best to check with your physician with any questions regarding your skin and waxing services.
And, always be upfront with your Wax Specialist about any reservations or questions to ensure the safest, most relaxing wax appointment.
Common Fears about Waxing
I’m terrified waxing will hurt bad. Like, seriously bad.
Your first wax doesn’t have to be a scary experience, we pinky-swear! If you’re fearful of the pain, know this: It depends in large part upon your pain tolerance, but at Waxxpot, it’s our mission to make your wax experience as comfortable as possible. Our Wax Specialists are the best in the business, hands down. They’re thoroughly vetted and have undergone weeks of hands-on training and continued education. They’ll walk you through every step. Plus, our proprietary waxing technique, complemented by our exclusive, must-try soft wax formula, delivers amazing results.
And the more you wax, the better chance the thinner, softer, lighter, etc. your regrowth. Which means…less pain, less discomfort! (There are ample benefits of waxing, in case you’re curious.)
I’m going to get ingrown hairs.
Again, we’ll tout both the experts that are our Wax Specialists and our proprietary, only-try-it-at-Waxxpot wax formula. Combine that with our exclusive Soothe by Waxxpot aftercare lotion designed to kill bacteria, help prevent ingrown hairs and combat irritation, and you’re golden.
Plus, waxing promotes less ingrown hairs. Here’s how the wax process works, albeit at a reputable wax salon: Skin is pulled taut and the wax or cloth removed quickly during the hair removal process. This lessens your chance of ingrown hairs (and offers a more precise, less painful experience).
Is it okay to go to a salon right now?
Given current circumstances, we understand you might feel some apprehension about heading back to your beauty appointments. But we have to give a shout-out to Waxxpot—your safety and best interest are forever top of mind. And we’ve further heightened our already robust safety and sanitation measures to protect you and our employees.
We hope this helped prep you before you book your next wax (and that you learned a little something, too!).