Should I shave in between waxes?
While it might be tempting…don’t! Waxing leaves you, stubble-free and waxing on a regular basis (3-6 weeks) will put your hair on a cycle, thus thinning out the hair growth. Shaving throws of this cycle and your next wax will be actually be more painful. Shaving in between waxing can also causing nasty ingrown.
Should I exfoliate?
We recommend cleansing the area daily with a mild cleanser free of dyes and perfumes.
For exfoliation, HotWax retails Get the Bump Outta Here. This roll-on product contains five ingredients (humectants, fruit acid blend of AHAs, Salicylic Acid, Camphor, Menthol) that reduces irritation and redness, unclogs pores, has anti-microbial properties and soothes and calms skin.
Will my hair grow back darker or thicker?
No! Waxing actually helps the hair to grow back at a finer texture, making it easier to remove during your next visit. And an added bonus: The more you get waxed, the less it hurts; it just keeps getting better!
How Close Together Should I Schedule My Visits?
Not all re-growth cycles are the same. Some people get waxed every three weeks, while some people can make it six! If you are unsure of how close to book your appointments, try four weeks apart to start and go from there.
TIP: We suggest pre-booking your appointments instead of guessing how long your hair should be for your next visit. This makes it easier/less stressful for you.
Can I go tanning?
You should wait at least 48 hours to go tanning after your wax. Make sure you cover with SPF in sensitive areas!
Also, you should wait 24 hours to go into hot tubs, saunas, intense workouts, etc.
When will the hair grow back?
There are three stages of hair growth and waxing pulls the hair out by the root and disrupts the growth process in effect damaging the hair follicle. So, some hair will pop out sooner than others but after your wax, you won’t see any hair for a good 2-3 weeks!
Waxing staggers the regrowth and causes the hair to grow back on a tapered edge, while shaving the hair make it grow back on a blunt edge the very next day!