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Before Care, Aftercare, & FAQ's
Plan on practicing good waxing aftercare following your wax. We offer the best aftercare products available at affordable prices.
Take a deep breath! Try to relax and trust that you're in good hands at The Wax Pot!
Before Care Instructions
Prepare for your waxing service by making sure your hair is about 1/4-inch long (about the length of a grain of rice).
You should expect some pain if this is your first time getting waxed. We use a quality hard wax that minimizes discomfort. (However, most clients say it is less painful than expected!).
Many clients prefer to take ibprofen 20-30 minutes before their first waxing service to reduce any discomfort or inflamation.
For best results, exfoliate before your appointment to remove any dead layers of skin.
Make sure your esthetician is aware of any medications or health issues that could be a concern.
If you are confused of what service to book or what shape you prefer, talk to our receptionists.
Wear loose clothing for optimal comfort after your waxing.
For the next 24-48 hours
No touching! After waxing your hair follicles need time to close. Avoid spreading bacteria by minimizing skin to skin contact on the newly waxed area.
Relax! No sports, gym, exercise, sunbathing, or tanning beds.
Do not apply any perfumes, body sprays, deodorants, powders, lotions, or any other products not recommended by your waxing specialist.
No swimming pools/beach, saunas, hot tubs, or steam treatments.
EXFOLIATION! After you begin waxing, exfoliating must become a part of your daily routine. Use aftercare products to ensure best results and prevent ingrown hairs.
No sexual activity if waxed in this area.
Moisturize. Not only is it important to remove any dead skin layers, it is very important to hydrate and revitalize new skin growth.
Be proud of yourself! You have made it through the hard part of waxing! Know your next time will be much easier.
Do NOT shave between appointments. Waxing is meant to thin hair growth. Shaving will cause the hair to become coarse again.
Rebook every 4 weeks. This is the perfect time to plan your next wax to minimize pain and discomfort and give you the best results.
How Long Does Waxing Last?
Waxing helps in the removal of the hair from the roots and may last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks!
How long does my hair need to be?
Your hair needs be at least ¼ inch long, or about the length of a grain of rice.
Even if you’re feeling a little Chewbacca, it’s better to go in with all you’ve got rather than not enough!
Does Waxing Hurt?
The level of pain depends on how sensitive your skin is to the discomfort, stretching and pain. It also depends on the thickness of your hair follicles. The pain is not unbearable in most cases, especially with our hard wax since there are no strips involved.
Will the Hair grow back thicker & darker?
Many are nervous that waxing may lead to thicker, darker hair, which is not true. With continued waxing, the new hair grow back thinner, finer and lighter. The hair growth may even stop growing with long-term waxing!
When should I start exfoliating?
If you have never been waxed before, we recommend starting an exfoliation routine a few days before your first wax to help prevent ingrown hairs. Then continuing to exfoliate & moisturize daily. If you have questions about what kind of routine would be best for you, ask your esthetician during your visit!
What should I exfoliate with?
We sell a few lines of exfoliates at The Wax Pot™ for you to choose from that work well all over the body, but especially for Brazilian waxing. Just ask your esthetician what she recommends when you come in!
What’s the ideal age to get waxed?
You can never be too old to get waxed! As for the age to start waxing- that is completely up to you, or your parents if you’re under the age of 18. Guests 17 and younger will need to bring their parent with each time, as they will need to give us the green light.
Should I take Ibuprofen before my appointment?
If you have a low pain tolerance, you can take ibuprofen before your visit to help out, but that is totally up to you!
I’m pregnant, can I get waxed?
Absolutely! There is no harm to you or your baby, but your skin may feel a bit more tender during pregnancy. We usually wax smaller portions at a time with our very pregnant mommies-to-be, so plan for your appointment to be a little longer than usual. Just make sure you let us know how far along in pregnancy you are if booking by phone or online. The more your esthetician knows about you, the better service she can provide.
What if I’m taking medications or have allergies?
If you’re taking any medications or have allergies, please let us know before getting waxed. Taking antibiotics, oral or topical acne medications including Accutane, Differin or Retin A may make skin more sensitive & susceptible to skin lifting due to skin dryness and thinning. Let us know which medication you are on so we can identify a safe space of time between stopping the medication and receiving your wax service to be safe.
How close together should I schedule my wax appointments?
We recommend three or four weeks to everyone. Yet, it is completely up to you since not all re-growth cycles are the same. Some like to get waxed every 3 weeks, while some can make it up to six! If you are unsure of how close to book your appointments, try four weeks to start out and go from there!
What if I need to cancel or change my appointment?
We understand life gets busy. Just notify us with 24-hour advance notice if you must cancel and we can reschedule you for a more convenient time.