Intimate Waxing Preparation
Intimate waxing has become the norm as more men and women want a cleaner fresher feel ‘down there’ but if you are new to the wonders of intimate waxing, this blog will definitely give you the full reveal.
Waxing is not a new thing, in fact, it has been around from the early Egyptian times when the thought of pubic hair was deemed uncivilized and the ancient Greeks saw a hairless crotch as a symbol for the upper classes. Beeswax was used back then and seashells were used for tweezers.
Fortunately waxing has come a long way since then and the once painful chore of hair removal has now turned into an experience.
As Wax Logic Ambassadors, our experienced and qualified team are there to ensure your waxing is as painless as possible so whether you are a regular wax fan or if it is your very first time, you are in safe hands.
Wax Logic has been created with Safe Heat Technology. Each wax has been created with 2 core ingredients, one to protect the skin from the waxing process and one to treat the skin during and for up to 24 hours after waxing. This means there is less redness, less pain and softer skin, long after the waxing treatment is over.
How to prepare for an intimate wax
If this is your first wax and you are used to shaving, it is essential you put down the razor at least 2 and a half weeks before your visit, this allows adequate time for your hair to grow at least ¼ inch to ½ inch (If you have coarser hair, it should be at least ½ inch).
If you are preparing for your holiday or a big event we recommend to do a trial run first at least a month before to see how your skin reacts and how long it takes to settle. It also allows most of your hair to be in the same stage of the hair growth cycle for your next treatment in 4 – 6 weeks, meaning you will get much longer before regrowth.
It is always a good rule of thumb to always have an intimate wax one to two days before an event, even if you’ve been waxing for years.
The week leading up to a wax, exfoliate the area using a scrub, we recommend Murad AHA/BHA.
If possible try and do this every other day in the week before your treatment. Exfoliating will remove any dead skin and help to lift the hairs away from the top layer of skin allowing them to be picked up by the wax easier.
If possible it’s a good idea to bring a clean change of underwear, especially if you’re not going straight home afterwards. Open hair follicles are much more likely to become infected, and the first 24 hours after treatment are critical to avoid this happening. Sweat and chlorine can both increase the likelihood of open follicles becoming infected so please do not swim or workout within 24 hours of your treatment.
Before your treatment, you’ll be asked to fill in a thorough consultation form, please remember to list of any medications you are taking.
You will be surprised what can affect your skin’s sensitivity.
If you are a little nervous that your Brazilian or Hollywood wax will be uncomfortable, then it might be worth taking 1 – 2 paracetamol half an hour before treatment. If you know your skin is quite sensitive or reactive, another alternative would be to take an anti-histamine to reduce redness.
Also, avoiding caffeine for a few hours before your intimate wax can help reduce discomfort. Caffeine heightens nerve ending sensitivities, which is exactly the opposite of what you want to be doing before a hair removal session!
Does the time of the month make a difference? Sometimes. You’ll be most comfortable on the fertile days of your cycle as this is when your pain threshold is at its highest. It is absolutely fine to have a wax during your period, sometimes it is unavoidable. But it’s worth noting that some women find it more uncomfortable.
Please shower before your visit
Obviously you want to feel *fresh* for your wax appointment, so it is essential to pop in the shower before your visit.
Our therapists need to work down there and we request your arrive clean – If you have not had time to shower before your visit, please book in a shower slot to avoid embarrassment.
Post-wax, we recommend you don’t shower for 24 hours minimum as while the hair follicles are exposed, they’re more prone to infection and irritation and hot water will make it worse.
Can I wax while im on my period?
We get asked this question a lot and the answer is yes! Periods can turn up unexpectedly and we don’t want you to have to cancel last minute, please let your therapist know and please do not be embarrassed, it’s a normal part of life and we want you to feel great and enjoy your experience.
Wear a tampon like normal, we will work around the string.
And if you bleed on the bed, it gets wiped down and sanitised like normal, our hygiene standards are exceptional, don’t stress.
Male intimate waxing
Our therapists are fully trained in male intimate waxing so please try to relax, we know it can seem a bit weird but we have seen it all before.
If it is your first time and you would like to discuss your wax before booking, please do let us know. All treatments are carried out by our female staff however if you feel more comfortable having a conversation with a man before your visit, this can be arranged too.
If you are having any type of intimate waxing you will be required to remove ALL clothing from the waist down for a perfect wax.
Please do not make a complete fool of yourself by asking for ‘extra’s’.
ANY inappropriate behaviour will NOT be tolerated, and if at any time the therapist feels uncomfortable you will be asked to leave and you may be reported to the police.
Can I wax while pregnant?
You can most definitely wax during your pregnancy except in your first trimester – Please do let us know if you are pregnant and if you are in your third trimester, we will need to add more time to your treatment to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
All of our beds can be raised or lowered and your experienced therapist will be on hand to assist at all times.
Hopefully that answers your questions, but if you need more assistance, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Waxing doesn’t need to be a chore, it should always be a great experience.