Wednesday, 29 July 2015
How does Waxing Work?
According to Wikipedia...
Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle.
Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet.
Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin (i.e., bruising, broken capillaries, ingrown hairs caused by hair follicle trauma and lifting of skin). This removes the wax along with the hair.
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.
A drawback of waxing is that some people experience ingrown hairs, red bumps, and minor bleeding. This is more likely to occur when waxing areas with thick hair, especially the first few times when follicles are strongest.
When deciding if waxing is for you long term then I would ALWAYS recommend going somewhere professional to make that decision. If I based my waxing decisions on one of those home kits then I would never go near a pot of wax ever again.
I think there is absolutely, without shadow of a doubt, an art to doing a good wax. That's why I will shout my love for the Brazilian Waxing Company from the rooftops. Obviously the environment plays a massive part in how much you 'enjoy' your experience, but equally, a great waxer should not cause you too much pain.
Each time I have been for a wax at BWC, I have been greeted by a friendly face (granted a different girl every time) but each one has instantly set me at ease and performed a quick, professional and relatively painless treatment. I always leave feeling refreshed, well groomed(!) and as though I have had a chat with a friend. Now if I don't like somewhere, I just don't go back and I think waxing is such a sensitive treatment that it is imperative to get it right. I have tried both salons in Manchester and I can genuinely say it's always the same experience each time I go.
If you want to book in then you can do so online and their opening hours are amazing!!! No excuse to not be well groomed ;)
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