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Breathe a sigh of relief because Vanessa says that waxing actually has the opposite effect. "The skin is held taut during waxing so the skin should never be tugged away from the body. And when the wax is removed, it provides a mechanical exfoliation revealing smoother, newer skin. This exfoliation will help keep the skin looking younger overtime.

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Shaving is quick, easy, and for the most part, painless, but you're more likely to get ingrown hairs when you use a razor on sensitive areas like the bikini line. The hard truth is that Vanessa says that some people are just prone to ingrown hairs but there are some steps that can be taken to prevent them. Regularly exfoliating the area and avoiding shaving between waxes can help improve your situation.

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Since you're pulling hair out from the root, waxing isn't going to feel like getting a massage. The bottom line is that everyone reacts different to waxing so the pain level varies from person to person. That being said, the technician's technique also plays a factor in how much discomfort you'll feel.


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Both long and short term, waxing regularly can drastically change your hair. Vanessa says that the exfoliating nature of the hair removal method doesn't just help your skin feel and look smoother, your hair will also eventually grow in softer and more sparse. "Most clients are surprised at how quickly their hair changes when they become dedicated waxers.

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In reality, your hair only has to be a quarter of an inch to get a smooth finish. That's about the size of a grain of rice.

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If you're expecting, you're still safe to maintain your usual waxing routine. "It is safe to wax at all stages of a woman’s pregnancy," Vanessa says. "We recommend starting waxing in the early stages of a pregnancy so that over the time of the first two trimesters, the hair will become finer and thinner, and waxing more comfortable."

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Waxing large areas of your skin such as legs or arms or having a intimate wax, will be more painful when you are on your period because your skin is more sensitive at this time. Although having said that, most practitioners are happy to wax you if you are on your period. Waxing small areas such as your eyebrows should not cause any extra discomfort.

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While waxing may cause some minor side effects such as inflammation and the dreaded ‘plucked chicken look’, these will disappear within hours. Waxing does not cause long-term damage to the skin it even exfoliates and benefits the top layer of skin.

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Gently exfoliate the area in the few days prior to your appointment, this helps to remove dry skin and lift the hairs achieving better results.

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Waxing large areas of your skin such as legs or arms or having a intimate wax, will be more painful when you are on your period because your skin is more sensitive at this time. Although having said that, most practitioners are happy to wax you if you are on your period. Waxing small areas such as your eyebrows should not cause any extra discomfort.

waxing MYTHS vs facts:

the truth behind the most common
waxing myths.
Fact: Coffee increases sensitivity to waxing.

Try to limit your caffeine/alcohol intake for about 12-24 hours before your appointment. Drinking too much will tighten your pores and heighten your sensitivity.

Fact: Hair will grow thinner
over time.

Waxing continuously, over time, damages the hair bulb. Over time, you will have thinner, finer hair, than with what you started with.

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