How Long Does Waxing Last?
Posted on August 30, 2017 by Oozle Media
A good waxing can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks depending on a number of factors, including:
- Age Someone who is younger might grow hair faster than someone who’s older.
- Hair growth rate Different people grow hair at different rates. Because of this someone with hair that grows faster will have a shorter-lasting wax.
- How often you wax The more you wax, the longer your wax will last. Because hair grows in cycles, waxing forces your hair to grow on the same cycle the more you wax. If all your hair is growing in the same cycle, then all the hair is removed at once, which means a longer-lasting wax.
- Time of year Your hair is more likely to grow faster in summer than winter because of the heat. Your body doesn’t have to work as hard to keep yourself warm, which means more blood flow and more hair growth.
How to Make a Wax Last
If you’re going for a wax, you probably want a break from shaving while still having smooth, glowing skin. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your wax lasts longer, so you only have to go in to get a wax once every month instead of once every two weeks:
- Make sure your hair is long enough for a wax Most estheticians ask that your hair is around an eighth of an inch to a fourth of an inch long. This doesn’t mean you have to measure your hair to make sure it’s long enough, but do come to the salon with a few days of growth. The esthetician can trim the hair to the desired length, but you can’t grow it in time for a waxing appointment if the hair is too short.
- Start exfoliating lightly a few days before the wax and make sure your skin is clean right before going in for a wax. This means no makeup, no lotions or creams. Leave the skin as clear as possible so that there’s nothing between the hair and the wax.
- Take ibuprofen 20 minutes before an appointment Getting a wax will hurt no matter what, since you’re having hair ripped out from the root. So, to lessen the pain, take some ibuprofen or other pain reliever to lessen the pain during and after the wax.
- Avoid caffeine before your waxing appointment Caffeine can make you more sensitive to pain, so avoid caffeine before, during, and after a wax.
- Go in consistently to help keep your skin smooth and hair free.
- Follow the instructions of the esthetician for after-waxing care.
- Go to a spa or a salon to get waxed instead of doing it yourself. An esthetician is more likely to apply the wax in a way that lasts longer and hurts less than home-waxing solutions.
Are you looking to get waxed? We offer a wide variety of waxing services at our student salon, where students perform services under the supervision of licensed professionals. Book your appointment today!