Anyone who says waxing is a pain-free experience is lying. I mean…you’re literally ripping out your body hair, of course it won’t be totally painless! But don’t let this deter you from booking your first wax appointment. Waxing can be a lot more tolerable if you know some tricks to reduce the pain, and luckily for you…our team of waxperts know A LOT of tricks! Here’s a few things you can do to make your wax less painful:
Making sure you’re staying hydrated is important when it comes to waxing. When you’re not drinking enough water, your skin tightens, which makes it harder to wax the hairs easily and effectively. With that being said, drink a lot of water leading up to your wax appointment and avoid anything that can dehydrate you, like caffeine.
Take an advil
If you know you have a low pain tolerance, the first thing you should do is take an Advil or Tylenol 30 minutes prior to your wax appointment. This will alleviate some of that discomfort and help to make your appointment a total breeze.
Book around your period
If you’re one of our clients who gets a period, we recommend booking your appointments around your cycle to minimize any pain. It’s not surprising that you’re sensitive during your period, making you more susceptible to any pain from waxing. If you can, don’t book your wax appointment while you’re on your period if you think you may be more sensitive!
Exfoliate your skin
We’re always huge advocates of exfoliating your skin! If you have a wax appointment booked but you’re scared of it hurting, be sure to gently exfoliate the area a few days prior. This will really soften the hairs and help them to come out a bit easier during your wax, resulting in a little less pain.
Stick with it
The number one thing we always tell the clients who are scared of the pain that’s often associated with waxing is to stick with it! Waxing becomes a lot easier the more you do it. As long as you’re consistent with your wax appointments, the pain pretty much disappears or gets way more tolerable. The more often you wax, the finer and weaker your hairs will grow back, making it easier to pull out without pain.
If you’re new to waxing and a bit nervous, don’t worry! You’re making a great choice to ditch your razor and come to the salon for a wax. Follow these tips for a smooth experience.
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