faq & tips
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- Waxing lasts a lot longer than shaving. Shaving does not entirely remove the hair, but just removes it at the surface level. Waxing pulls the hair completely with the root. Hair from facial waxing stays away anywhere from 1-2 weeks, and hair from body waxing stays away anywhere from 2-3 weeks.
- Your hair will grow back thinner and finer
- Smoother results
- Waxing exfoliates the skin and removes any dead skin cells. This results in soft skin after waxing.
Do exfoliate 24 hours before your wax to allow the hair to come out better during your wax.
Do not be afraid to ask any questions or voice any concerns.
Do not shave between waxes.
How often should I come back?
Facial waxing maintenance is recommended between 2-4 weeks. Body waxing maintenance is recommended between 4-6 weeks.
Do take an ibuprofen before your wax. Avoid pain relievers that contain blood thinning properties.
Do let me know if you’re on/use any Accutane, Retin A, retinoids, any doctor prescribed medications (such as blood thinners), alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and if you’ve received any chemical peels, or laser on the face. These cause thinning of the skin and can cause your skin to lift. Accutane users must be off of it for 6 months to have a wax. Retin A users must be off of it for 7 days to have a wax. Even if you only use a product on the lower half of your face the product spreads in the skin and can still cause lifting of the skin during an eyebrow wax.
How long should my hair be?
Hair should be about a 1/4 of an inch. About the size of a grain of rice. Usually about 2 weeks of hair growth.
Do exfoliate at least 2-3 times a week starting 24-48 hours after your wax, along with moisturizing every day. This helps to prevent ingrown by keeping dead and dry skin away as well keeping the follicle clean.
Do not tan until 24-48 hours after a wax. Your skin is very prone to hyperpigmentation and sunburning after a wax.
Do not get into any pools, hot tubs, open areas of water, saunas, and avoid exercising and sweating for about 24 hours post wax. Your follicles are open and more prone to irritation.
11517 Main St
2nd Floor of Pothos Hair & Co
Middletown, KY 40243
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Thursday: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 12pm - 6pm
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