What is Waxing?
Waxing is a method of temporary hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for three to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxes suitable for removing unwanted hair.
How is it done?
There are two main methods of waxing:
- Strip Wax: Waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax combination thinly over the skin. A disposable strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair and dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth.
- Hot Wax: Another method of waxing involves hot wax, a soft wax directly applied to the skin. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of strips. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin.
How Waxing is done?
New hair growth in waxed areas is soft and fine, not sharp and coarse like shaved hair. After repeated waxing for areas like the eyebrows and lower legs, hair regrowth is less common and, in some cases, hair will never regrow.