Waxing 101

It’s that time of year again. Yes; it’s bikini season. Which means that we, here at Purity Salon, want you to know how much easier your life could be if you choose to wax any unwanted hair instead of shaving.

Shaving gives instant results but those results don’t last nearly as long as waxing does. Shaving also can create skin irritation such as razor burn and redness. Not to mention you can accidentally knick yourself and have an undesirable cut on your legs or bikini line. Why take any chances with those things when you can wax?

Who wouldn’t choose to wax when the results are right in front of you? With shaving, you can sometimes notice outgrowth within one day. One day?! When you wax, the hair is pulled directly out of the root so you’ll have results that can last up to three or four weeks. Imagine not having to shave your legs, bikini line or underarms for about a month. This will leave you with so much time to do other, more important things!

For the best waxing results, make sure your hair is grown out to about an eighth to a quarter of an inch long. This length is perfect because it allows the wax to get a full grip on the hair and pull it out directly from the root, rather than the hair just above the skin. It’s also important to keep yourself healthy and hydrated all the time, which entails drinking lots of water. If you are hydrated, your body is able to let go of unwanted hair more easily.

Exfoliation is another key part in waxing. However, it’s important to avoid exfoliating one to two days before and after getting waxed. This is because waxing does remove the top layer of the epidermis along with the unwanted hair. So, it’s important to let the wax work its magic in revealing, soft smooth skin. Exfoliation is most important two to three days after your waxing appointment because this is when the hair begins to grow back. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that would otherwise clog your pores or block the new hair growth from exiting your skin. This inability for the hair to reach the skins surface is what causes ingrown hairs. This little annoyance can all be avoided with proper hydration and exfoliation. Moisturizing is also necessary to keep your skin soft in between waxes. With combining these three tips, you can enjoy smooth skin for up to four weeks!

Lucky for you, we offer all waxing services for women here at the salon. We have many talented waxers who would just love to beautify you for the upcoming bikini season. Book your appointment today!


That’s all for this week! Tune in next week for more tips and tricks on beauty!