- Exfoliate, (scrub the area with a scrub brush, face cloth or body scrub) cleanse and moisturize every single day with a pumice glove. Use only liquid soap!
- Make sure you are extra clean front & back right before your appointment. We recommend SweetSpot wipes
- Take an Ibuprofen or Tylenol 30- 45 minutes before your appointment if you’re worried about pain.
- Things that will cause you to be more sensitive at your wax: tiredness, close to your cycle, pregnancy, hangovers and too much caffeine. Try Numbing cream!
- Don’t wear tight panties, pants or leggings for the next few days. Try to wear all cotton with no lace.
- Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.
- Opt for a shower and use a gentle wash on the area. We recommend SweetSpot Labs Wash Don’t take a hot bath or hot tub for the rest of the day.
- No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for the next two days.
- Short-term abstinence. Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24 – 48 hours.
- Exfoliate. Every day just like the pre-care instructions
- Fight the bumps. If you get any ingrown hairs try Post wax soothing serum.
→How long will the area be red?
It should go away within two hours, however, clients who have sensitive skin may notice it takes up to a day. You can use a soothing cream to help get rid of the redness.
→How long will the results last?
First-time clients will notice the regrowth typically from 2 to 3 weeks. When you start to regularly wax on a schedule, the length of time between waxes will get longer generally four to six weeks. After your fourth or fifth visit at 4-5 week regular intervals, all your hair will be in the same hair growth cycle and will be a good waxable, length at the same time. You will start to see the same effect as regular waxers after further appointments.
→How can I prevent the pain?
The least painful time to wax is 5-14 days after your period. Do not drink coffee or alcohol prior to your waxing appointment. Take an ibuprofen 2 hours prior to your appointment. Apply a numbing spray prior to your appointment.
→How can I prevent ingrown hairs?
See above in post-care!
→Will it hurt less the second time?
Yes, because the hair is growing back as a new hair, it is softer and thinner and has a smaller root bulb.
→How often should I get a Brazilian wax?
In the first 6 months, I recommend every 4 weeks. After that every 4 to 6 weeks depending on your hair growth.
→Can I be waxed when pregnant?
Yes. There are no restrictions on waxing when pregnant and we have lots of experience waxing heavily pregnant ladies who come in right up to their due date.
→Can I be waxed during my period?
Yes. We ask that you use a fresh tampon before your appointment and that you are hygienically presented. Please also mention it to your technician
→What is blood spotting?
Hairs in the Anagen (growing) stage of the hair growth cycle is all supplied by tiny blood vessels. When an Anagen hair is forcibly removed by waxing, a small amount of blood may travel up through the channel in the skin that the hair was previously in.
→Can I shave if I have to?
You can but it will cause the hair to grow thicker and your next wax will be much more painful.
→Why do you use so many different types of wax?
Different types of hair need different types of wax.
→Is sugaring better than waxing?
No, you are pulling the hairs out by the roots with each method. The difference is that most waxes or oil soluble and most sugar is water-soluble.
→How can I get the best waxing results?
In the days leading up to your appointment, Moisturize and exfoliate!
→Do I have to trim before I come?
No. Don’t trim. Most people trim too much then the hair is too short to wax.
→Do I have to start a regular schedule for waxing?
No. To get the best results you should start a regular regime before your vacation or big day, however, it’s not necessary. It just means you won’t get a super smooth wax and might see regrowth ager a week or 2.