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As one of the top waxers in my area, I am often asked about where I get my supplies. My wax comes directly from Beauty Cult. My everyday supplies usually come from Amazon.
You have to do what you have to do to keep your costs low to stay competitively priced. This is a list of the items that I use. A quick note: I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive a commission from some of these sales. This doesn’t cost you anything but helps support the page.
I use Borodin wax which is supplied by Beauty Cult. This is why my clients come back as much as they do. This wax is amazing. Contact Beaut Cult today and let them know I sent you! https://beautycult.ca/
My regular waxing supplies
Some prices are in US $ and may not be available in Canada sometimes.
A few tips:
Look for reviews when purchasing items.
Check the shipping times.
Professional waxing supplies should come from a professional supplier. However, not everyone has access to suppliers easily. Amazon is convenient because of its fast shipping. Also, when you are just starting out every penny saved helps.
There are some tips on the chart to tell you why I use certain items.
There are more and more manufacturers of wax starting to sell on Amazon because of the convenience. Do your research though. Otherwise, I do not recommend purchasing professional wax online.
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Why I know so much about ingrown hair…
I have been doing this for over 10 years and I pride myself on my continuing education efforts and my general interest in everything waxing! I have always been dedicated to finding the latest and greatest INGROWN HAIR TREATMENTS THAT WORK.
6 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter I had insomnia. During those endless sleepless nights, I scoured the internet and read all the articles on ingrown hairs that I could find. And what did I find? Soooo much information.
So after I sorted all the reputable dermatology reports and researched all the ingredients I came up with a list of the most reputable and worthy ingrown hair treatments.
Ingrown hairs are caused because of a lack of natural exfoliation in the skin. When you pull the hair out by the root a new thinner hair tries to pop out. The cells in the follicle will build up if your skin does not exfoliate itself. That creates a barrier so the new skin curls up instead of being able to poke through.
Prevent ingrown hairs
To prevent ingrown hairs from starting before waxing or shaving follow these rules:
⇒Don’t wear tight panties, pants or leggings for the next few days.
⇒Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.
⇒Opt for a shower. 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.
Treat ingrown hairs
To treat ingrown hairs, try the easiest way to get rid of them. Exfoliation with a scrub mitt and a little body wash. Do this every other day!
I give every new client an exfoliation mitt to use with their own body wash. I also highly recommend The Borodin Body exfoliation kit.
Soft Silicone Body Brush-This silicone body brush is designed to replace the traditional sponge/ brush. Made of 100% natural, BPA-free, and LFGB standard silicone material, easy clean, quick dry and no residue. Canadian Link
When Exfoliation is not enough
If that doesn’t work then you need to move on to adding a serum to your daily routine. This is a list of my favourite serums!
Choose the one that works best with your body or lifestyle choices. They all are formulated for ingrown hairs, razor burns, bumps, and skin irritation resulting from shaving, waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal.
The serums I recommend:
High Time Bump Stopper– This is my newest favourite and it’s pretty inexpensive and doesn’t sting. It’s perfect for everyone. I also sell it directly in my shop. Canadian Link
TendSkin– This one has been around for ages and is sold in most spas and salons. The only thing I don’t like about it is that is stings a bit. Canadian Link
Pfb is another great salon and spa brand. It’s got a little roll on top. Canadian Link
I like Kerah Lane because it smells good and has natural-based ingredients, including Witch Hazel,Aloe Vera, Lavender, Lemon, Essential Oils, plus skin-enhancing vitamins and minerals. Canadian Link
Other methods of hair removal
Now, If after trying those you get no relief you should try another hair removal method.
You can trim the hair really short using a battery operated mini shaver.
This is a method that has been around for years. Epilators pluck all the hair out. (It’s not as scary as it seems)
Braun Epilator for Women– This is the best selling epilator on Amazon. I have a number of clients that have purchased it and love it. If you click the link and scroll down on the page there are videos about epilating. Canadian Link
•Hair removal creams
Nair- While I’m not a big fan of this type of hair removal, it has come a long way in the years that it has been on the market. If you are going to try it, this one is the best selling. Canadian Link
•Home Lazer hair removal
Home laser hair removal has become very popular. I highly recommend the Silk’n company. Canadian Link
Ingrown hairs can be tricky. Often it can take a lot of patience and testing what method works for you. I hope you can find relief by trying a few of the methods I have suggested.
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The best numbing cream, spray & gel
Can you use numbing cream before waxing?
Yes, you can. Please read and follow the instructions on the product before applying numbing cream.
*Estheticians- Scroll to the bottom to get a tip on how to retail numbing creams to clients!
As a professional waxer with over 11 years of experience, I am often asked, what the best numbing cream for waxing is?
There are a variety of numbing creams, sprays, and gels out there, so how did I compare all of them?
Price: There was a wide variety of prices from $10-$200.
Effectiveness: I only chose to look at products with 4% lidocaine or higher. Anything less than that is not really gonna do anything.
Ratings: This is a hard one since the person has to use it properly in order to be effective. Also, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. And people with coarser, thicker or more hair or first time waxers will experience more pain than others.
CAUTION: READ THE LEAFLETS AND BOXES ATTACHED TO THE PRODUCTS! Lidocaine cream is a topical anesthetic used for numbing the skin in certain procedures, such as skin biopsies, hot waxing, laser hair removal, and mammograms. According to the “Journal of Drugs In Dermatology,” when used in small amounts and low concentrations over small areas of the body, it is considered safe. It can cause dangerous side effects when used in higher concentrations over larger body areas. After application, lidocaine cream should be washed off the hands completely. It should never be applied to broken skin. Lidocaine can also affect your breathing, cause seizures and cause an irregular heartbeat. So always check with your doctor before using creams with lidocaine. From https://www.livestrong.com/article/175440-dangers-of-lidocaine-cream/
So take it all with a grain of salt. I’m not a scientist I am simply laying out the Numbing creams, sprays, and gels with 4% or higher of lidocaine in them. It’s up to you to choose the best one for you.
*Before you use a numbing cream check with your service provider to make sure it’s ok
(some numbing creams are not available in all countries)
I had my reservations at first. It was a bit more expensive than some of the others I have tried but this one is by far my favourite. I was also really impressed that the company reached out to me and sent me a sample.
WHAT MAKES IT BETTER? Non-invasive and Hypoallergenic Completely reversible and does not produce any residual effect on the nerve fibre Rapid onset of action (10-15 mins) Duration of action lasts up to 4 hours May be reapplied to prolong the numbness as necessary Does not cause irritation of tissues and nerves Contains Vitamin E for faster skin recovery Applicable to all skin type
*Tip for estheticians- Numbing creams make an excellent retail product. You can also use it as an add on and charge for an application right before the wax. I usually apply it to the bikini area right when the client comes in (provided they have no contraindications). Then I proceed with all other services first and finish with that area last.
Dr. Numb® is an OTC (Over-the-Counter) Topical Anesthetic Cream (commonly known as numbing cream) that contains 5% lidocaine. It produces temporary numbness or loss of sensation of the skin and its surrounding tissues after its application. It is primarily used for relief of pain associated with skin conditions and dermal procedures.
What makes it work?
Dr. Numb® has a precise formulation of lidocaine synergistically blended with excipients that emphasizes purity, strength and composition. The potency is employed through an advanced delivery system that guarantees improved bioavailability resulting to sufficient duration of action.
How should it be administered?
Wash the area with soap and water.
Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Apply the cream and gently massage it into the skin evenly.
Leave it on with an occlusive dressing. It should start to take effect within 10-15 minutes and fully numb the skin within 30-60 minutes after it is applied.
Wipe the excess cream. Perform additional skin preparation as necessary
allergic to lidocaine, any other “-caine” type anesthetics or any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the product.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Avoid contact with eyes. If this happens, rinse thoroughly with water. If conditions worsens or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again in within few days, discontinue use and consult a physician. Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw surfaces or blistered areas.