With increasing fear of Covid and increased comfort at home, we have seen a rise in the trend of waxing at home. The whole country is still worried about the virus, the chance of getting out to book an appointment at salon is extremely unlikely. There is also a substantial rise in the demand for waxing on the move as people travel to places for various reasons, and they find it vital for the salon to come to them, rather than going to the salon themselves!
Many have waxed themselves, but only if you know how to grow like a pro! If you are one of those lovers who want to do it yourself, don't reach for a spatula yet! Here are some tips on the basics of waxing and the equipment you need for waxing on the move.
Let’s begin with the basics!
The basics of growth seem to be easy. Apply wax and peel off with a wax strip! But not! Growth is not so easy. The waxing experience is comfortable and there are some basics to follow in order not to leave damaged skin.
Cleanse the area to be waxed: Before waxing it is necessary to cleanse your skin. A pre wax gel helps in cleansing the skin by removing excess oil and dirt from the skin. This will ensure that the wax adheres to the hair without irritating the skin.
Use a Pre wax gel: It properly cleanses and prepares the skin for hair removal, leaving it dry and receptive and promotes optimum adhesion to the wax.
Test the temperature of the wax: Apply a small patch to the outer wrist to check the temperature of the wax so that you can determine if the heated wax is too hot to continue. It should be hot, but it is tolerable and not scorching.
Apply the wax in direction of Pull-off in the opposite direction: The golden rule for waxing so that no damaged or uneven skin remains is "apply wax in the direction of hair growth and remove the wax against the direction of hair growth".
Do not wax the same area twice: Wax adheres firmly to hair and skin. Rewaxing the area can damage the skin and cause bleeding, so you should only pass through the area once.
Hold the skin firmly: Have you ever wondered why wax professionals put pressure on their skin when applying wax? Retaining the skin while removing the wax strips helps prevent redness and bumps on the skin.
Post-wax Care: After waxing, be sure to use after-wax oil to remove wax residue and post wax lotion to close and cleanse pores to soothe and moisturize the skin.
What to Do if You Damage Your Skin?
If you damage your skin when applying the wax, treat this area with care and avoid further rubbing, irritation or infection. You can gently cleanse the area and apply an antibiotic ointment. These basics may sound a little daunting, but if you follow these tips, waxing itself is generally safe and even affordable. You can also find a variety of products on the market that will help you do this easily. This brings us to the subject of the equipment we need!
Aside from skill and knowledge, proper waxing accessories can make a big difference between a satisfying waxing experience and an unpleasant waxing experience. The equipment required for the wax ritual depends on the type of wax used. However, the basic equipment required is:
Wax: If you do it yourself, it is especially important to choose the right wax. There are various waxes such as fat-soluble wax, roll on wax, and peelable wax. Waxes, which feature formulations, ingredients and benefits, should be adjusted to the skin type before use.
A heater: After choosing the right wax, the next step is to choose the right wax heater. Wax heaters, also known as pots / warmers, are an important source of wax because wax consistency plays a major role in the effectiveness of the wax treatment.
Pre waxing and Post waxing Products: To ensure complete hair removal, you need to pack the best pre-wax and post-wax products. These products not only help prepare the skin before waxing and soothe the skin after waxing, but also cleanse the pores and skin so that you can experience a comfortable and painless waxing experience.
Strips and Spatulas: You need to buy the right wax strips and pull out unwanted hair all at once to prevent the strips from tearing. Speaking of spatulas, we recommend wooden spatulas as it ensures no double-dipping and can be recycled.
Items you might have at home: Apart from all the items mentioned above you might require a talc/powder, a towel, and some ice for a soothing waxing experience which you might certainly have at home and you do not need to buy or research about.
A waxing Kit or a Roll on Wax: Waxing kits usually come with all the accessories needed for waxing treatment. Roll on wax, on the other hand, guarantees comfortable and easy hair removal. They are easy to use and also provide a hygienic solution for your on-the-go waxing needs.
Benefits of Waxing-at-home or on-the-move:
The benefits of waxing at home or on the move are endless. It starts with the benefits of saving time, being affordable, self-sufficient, and not having to plan. That is, you can do it yourself.