So You're Thinking About Getting a Brazilian?

It doesn't matter if you're a first-timer or a veteran in the waxing game, my guests will always have questions about waxing. Keep the questions coming, because that's what Wax Haven is all about; educating. There's so many dos and don'ts, most get overwhelmed about what they need to do to keep their skin clear and smooth as possible. Although, I cannot display everything in full detail here's a synopsis of what you should be doing before and post wax.

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Let's Start off by Comparing Other Hair Removal Methods

LASER

LASER

A laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.

Treatments won't have the same effects on everyone. Only works on dark hairs. Must go in for at least 10 sessions and there’s no guarantee of it working. Not all lasers are the same and the right laser or light device should be chosen based on skin type. 

HAIR REMOVAL CREAMS

However those same toxins can irritate skin and sometimes for months. The popular brands are FDA approved but irritation can show up immediately in the form of red, raw skin, or can take a few days. In rare cases, the skin can start to crust and ooze.

HAIR REMOVAL CREAMS

Depilatories work by dissolving hair with chemicals such as calcium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. Since the hair is being removed just below the surface of the skin; it take 2-5 days for regrowth.

SHAVING

Shaving can irritate the skin, which may lead to itchy and painful red bumps, and ingrowns. Itching is a sign of razor burn or folliculitis. 

SHAVING

Shaving cuts the hair right below the skin’s surface. Since the hair is being removed right at the skins surface, the hair grows back within 2 days. 

EPILATION

EPILATION

It plucks away hair as you move the device over different parts of your body.

 For the best results you’ll need to move the device slowly across your body. Using this method too quickly will leave hairs behind.

What Can I Do To Improve My Waxing Experience?

01

NO SHAVING

I know it sounds counter productive to wait to remove hairs to finally get to the point of removal, but you must wait till hairs are at least 3 weeks long. You will not be disappointed in the end.

02

EXFOLIATE

Exfoliating is removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Once you begin a regime of exfoliating your skin, it helps the wax to seep into the hair follicles to get a grip of the hair as close to the hair root as possible. Pain from waxing comes from the wax trying to pick up ingrown hairs, dead skin, including hairs. Once you begin exfoliating it helps to rid of the others, and focuses only on the hairs; making it the most painless. 

03

MOISTURIZE

Moisturizing with fraction coconut oil or grapeseed oil in the bikini area keeps skin hydrated and smooth. Reducing ingrown hairs, hyperpigmentation, and dry/scaly skin.

04

PROTECT

Keep in mind your skin needs to breath to prevent  Hidradenitis Supperativa (friction from clothing) leading to hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin). Natural fabrics such as cotton is best when it comes to undies. Loose cotton allows for better ventilation, wicks moisture, and causes less friction between skin and under/outer garments.

WHAT I SHOULDN'T DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

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DON'TS

Exfoliate Day Of

It's always best to exfoliate two days before your wax and two days afterwards. Never the day of due to sensitivity.

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DON'TS

CONSUME ALCOHOL

Alcohol thins your blood and coffee is a stimulant. If you have more than one drink before your wax, you'll be more sensitive. Drinking a margarita afterwards, though, is a great idea!

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DON'TS

USE CANNIBIS

Smoking or consuming cannibis will not help with pain tolerance. It will increase anxiety and stimulate feeling and emotions.

WHAT I SHOULD DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

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DOS

Loose Undies

Your pores will be exposed after a wax. Make sure to bring breathable clothing such as 100% cotton and loose fitting clothes to wick moisture and prevent irritation.

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DOS

Ibuprofen

Although it's not needed, you may take the recommended dose 30 minutes prior to your appointment to ease the pain and mind.

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DOS

Change Tampon

Aunt Flow paid a visit? Don’t worry we are still able to complete the service. Just be sure to change your tampon prior to the appointment. 

Disclaimer: You are your most senitive 3 days before and 3 days during your menses.