Welcome to Waxing Equipment. What I will touch on below, the types of wax to use.
I will be delving further into your wanting to wax and on what body part you are wanting to do. This can be the larger areas such as your chest, legs and back. The small areas being your arms, feet/toes, eyebrows and facial hairs (upper lip and chin) areas.
What you will need to decide is:
* Do you want to do this at home by yourself?
* Are you wanting to get this done by a professional (salon setting)?
* Have you looked into any of the other methods of hair removal?
Depending on the body part you are doing, Soft Wax is generally used for larger areas. Hard Wax is more for coarse hair such as arm pits, bikini &/or pubic hair areas.
Waxing Strips is the no mess option. You are able to warm these between your hands for 10-15 seconds and apply onto the area.
Before attempting to wax . . .
Begin by taking a warm shower and making sure that you wax in warm comfortable room. Cooler areas of a room can make the pores close up and wax becoming thicker.
Wax should be the consistency of honey. Thicker will become harder to work with and not very effective when placing on body hair.
Hard &/or Soft Wax is usually applied with a spatula (or even a jumbo craft stick) onto the area. Remove with a muslin strip.
Strip Wax is warming the double sided strip between your hands for a 10-15 seconds. Separate the strips then applying strip in the direction of the hair growth. Leave for another 10-15 seconds by pulling in the opposite direction to remove hair. (The instructions are usually printed on the back of the packaging).
If you have NEVER or NOT waxed for a long time, you may be better to trim the pubic hair first with scissors or clippers.
I would suggest that you do a patch test and in most cases, is ALWAYS recommended around your upper thigh. Being a hidden area is to test for allergies or skin sensitivities to the ingredients in the wax itself.
You should always wait at least 24 hours, after the test to make sure there’s no irritation.
Things TO do . . .
* Grow your leg hair out to between 1/2cm and 1cm long (say between 2-3 weeks) so as this way, you will achieve the most results.
* Exfoliate two days before waxing to remove any dead skin. Don’t do this right before the leg wax, as you’ll run the risk of inflammation.
* Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburn or too dry.
* Moisturise your legs on the day before. DO NOT apply moisturiser on waxing day as it interferes with the wax.
* Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing.
Things NOT to do . . .
* Sun bake or go swimming on the day before waxing.
* Apply moisturiser on your legs on waxing day.
* DO NOT exfoliate on the day of waxing as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause inflammation.
You will now have your silky and smooth looking skin, leaving you feeling great.
Make sure that you avoid the sun as skin is extra sensitive and may attract slight burns or irritations.