After your waxing treatment, your therapist is almost certain to recommend that you keep your waxing routine regular and ensure you rebook within 4 – 6 weeks, depending on your hair growth.
So what actually happens when you go too long between waxing appointments and does it really matter?
Extending your waxing schedule alters your hair growth cycle. When you first begin waxing all of your hair will grow in different cycles. Some will be fully grown whilst others will only just be coming through. When you wax regularly all your hair ends up being part of the same cycle, which means that when your hair is removed, it’s all removed.
Leaving your appointment too long will see you lose your hair growth cycle which leads to uneven hair growth. This means shorter appointment cycles, and in some cases hair being left, as the hair is too short to be gripped by the wax.
If you leave an appointment longer than usual, you will find it is harder to exfoliate the skin properly, as your hair will be in the way. Exfoliation is a critical part of the waxing process as it removes all your dead skin cells. If these skin cells aren’t removed before your appointment the wax will grip your dead skin cells instead of the hair making the treatment more painful for you, and less effective at grabbing your hairs.
Another issue with leaving your appointment longer than you should is that the hair will begin to strengthen again. When waxing regularly, you weaken the hair follicle making the hair thinner and less painful to remove. As the hair follicle begins to strengthen the hair becomes thicker, resulting in a more painful wax, and no one wants that!
If you are looking to keep your waxes as painless as possible then we recommend keeping your appointments consistent. Everyone’s hair grows at a different speed but for most of us, booking in 4 – 6 weeks after your appointment should be your routine to get the best result.
This blog was contributed by the experts at Brazilian Butterfly Glen Waverley. To book in with Brazilian Butterfly Glen Waverley you can phone (03) 9590 0778 or book online.