There are a lot of common misconceptions about waxing.. Before you totally cross it off, allow me to do a little 'splainin'.
What is waxing and how does it work?
Waxing is quite possibly the best semi-permanent hair removal there is on the planet (not kidding). The point of waxing is to remove the hair from the root. Overtime, this will weaken/damage the hair follicle causing the hair to slow down its growth. If you keep up with waxing on a regular basis, the density of your hair will greatly decrease. Which means, longer lasting smooth skin. Yes please, no more razor burns or 5 o'clock shadow!
What makes waxing with Le Petit Lapin special from the rest?
We pride ourselves on keeping a comfortable and cozy environment for all women to feel welcome and be pampered in. After all, your happiness, health, and safety are our #1 priorities. ALL of our implements use during a service are sanitized and sterilized in-between our clients. Our staff is fully trained and knowledgable. We have a very strict NO to double-dipping rule! (Double dipping is when a wax technician dips the waxing spatula back into the wax pot after touching you or somebody else with it. Risking the spread of bacteria and contaminating the wax.) We pride ourselves on using a top of the line brand called Berodin. Their wax and care products are the best available on the beauty market. Although all waxes have the same goal of removing hair, different waxes are made for different areas and skin types. (Scroll down to learn about our wax.) Lastly, we offer loyalty prices if you return within a 5 week window for your brazilian wax!
How to prepare for a wax?
The first thing you need to do before your wax, is grow your hair! Your hair needs to be 1/4 of an inch or 3 weeks of growth. I know for a lot of shavers, the thought of growing your hair out for that long is more painful than the wax itself. The longer the hair, the more the wax removes which means smoother results! That being said, hair longer than 8 weeks of growth is too long to wax and will cause more discomfort. The day of your appointment, You'll need to take a hot shower and exfoliate the area with a loofah or glove. This will help open your pores and remove any dead skin. Avoid lotions and perfumes for the first 24 hours before and after your wax. If you'd like to take a pain reliever, you may do so 30 minutes before your appointment. Wearing loose clothing is suggested to help reduce the chances of irritation while the skin is healing.
What's the aftercare for a wax?
For the first 24 hours, you may experience some slight soreness and redness. This is totally normal! You may shower 8 hours after your treatment, but avoid using hot water, soap, or lotion. It's very important for the first day that you avoid sweating, swimming pools. and saunas. Activities like such could result in bacteria clogging your newly opened pores where the hair was removed from. Once you've reached 48-72 hours post-wax, you can return to your regular lifestyle. Exfoliating and moisturizing are essential to avoiding ingrown hairs.
If you are prone to ingrown hairs - We retail an amazing product called "PFB Vanish". It's title stands for "Pseudo-Folliculitis Barbae", which is the medical term for persistent inflammation (razor burn) caused by shaving, waxing, and tweezing. It contains powerful yet gentle ingredients to exfoliate and moisturize the skin in one easy step.
Do you do brazilian waxing?
Yes. We do all waxing from the brows down!
Will my hair grow back thicker or darker?
No. If waxing caused hair to grow back thicker and darker, we would wax balding men. Overtime, waxing will cause the hair to grow in thinner, sparser, and lighter! Stick with it!
Can I get waxed while pregnant?
Absolutely, if you are a frequent waxer! If you haven't been waxed in awhile or looking to have your first wax while pregnant, please advise your wax technician. Due to the hormone changes during pregnancy, your skin might be more sensitive and extra precautions may be needed.
Can I get waxed while my aunt flo is in town?
Yes. Just know for the first 3 days before and first 3 days after your period, you are more sensitive to pain and discomfort. We suggest using a fresh tampon with the string cut off.
Why do you need to know my allergies?
We need to know your allergies to ensure none of the products we will be using or that you will be exposed to will cause an allergic reaction.
Will my medication/lotion affect my wax?
Yes, depending on what is in it. Please advise your technician of any medications/lotions you use for acne, skin/blood thinning, and anti-wrinkle lotions that contain the following; Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Retin-A, Renova, Accutane.
Can I go tanning 24 hours before/after my appointment?
No, not if the area is going to be exposed to the sun / tanning bed.
Berodin Strip Wax (Soft Wax)
Aside from being hypoallergenic.. It's also beeswax free, rosin free, and fragrance free. Soft wax earns its title as a strip wax because once the wax is thinly applied to the skin, a muslin cloth/paper is used to remove it. It's a very sticky formula which is why you need the strip to remove it. It's more commonly used for larger areas such as the legs, arms, and chest/backs. This type of wax adheres to the hair AND the skin. Removing the first layer or two of dead skin, because of this, You cannot wax over the same area twice.
Berodin Stripless Wax (Hard Wax)
Although this wax contains beeswax and rosin, it's a lot more gentle to use. Designed for smaller sensitive areas such as facial, underarms, and bikini waxing. Hard wax is applied more generously and thicker than soft wax. Once the wax is applied, it starts to harden and shrink. It becomes the strip in itself once fully set. The wax adheres firmly to the hair only, making it safe to wax over the same area or to wax over an area that has been waxed with strip wax.
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