Waxing is undoubtedly one of the easiest ways to get rid of unwanted hair. But, once you start waxing, how often should you wax? This is a question that I get all of the time from my clients here at Sweet Pea Waxing.
It is really up to you, but I often recommend coming back every three to five weeks for your waxing service. This, of course, depends on the area that you are waxing and how quickly your hair grows back. During the summer, most of my bikini waxing or brazilian wax clients like to come in every three weeks for their waxes because they do not want any hair showing during swimsuit season. Clients that do leg waxing or back and shoulder waxing tend to follow this same pattern in the summer months.
Waxing regularly helps to minimize discomfort over time, so that is a perk of coming more often. The longer you wax, you will likely notice your hair growing back in thinner, so this can sometimes help extend the amount of time you can go in between waxes.
It is so important to exfoliate in between waxes as this will help eliminate painful, itchy ingrown hairs. Proper maintenance at home can definitely help you extend the life of your wax, but whatever you do, JUST DON’T SHAVE! When you shave, you are simply cutting the hair at the surface. In addition to setting yourself up for super irritating red shave bumps, you will also notice the hair under the surface growing in faster, which sort of defeats the purpose right?
If you find yourself in a situation where you need a little light grooming before your next wax, you should pluck the individual hairs that are visible with a tweezer. Be sure that you disinfect the area before you tweeze with a swab of rubbing alcohol. Infected hair follicles are no fun!
My eyebrow wax clients sometimes want to tweeze in between waxes if they have a hair or two come through. This is fine too, just don’t over tweeze! It is easier to maintain the eyebrow shape you want through professional waxing, and we all know how important it is to have good brows these days!
Fortunately, booking your appointment online is easy at Sweet Pea! You can also receive notifications of new openings, so you’ll never have to miss a wax again!