I try to visit Waxing the City whenever I can, but because I don’t live in Denver I have to schedule appointments when I visit. For those times that I have to go elsewhere, I find that when I have a Brazilian, some of the hair seems to be broken at the skin as opposed to being pulled out. What is the cause and how can this be prevented? When it comes to waxing, I wish I lived in Denver.
Thanks for supporting Waxing the City even though you live in another state. I hope that these tips will help you in your search for great waxing!
What you’re talking about is stubble. There are many variables when it comes to stubble after waxing, here are a few that I feel are the most common causes:
Are you waiting the appropriate time in between your waxes?
Typically, it’s best to wait 4-5 weeks between waxes, depending on your growth. This is a good amount of time for all the hair to grow in and grow in evenly. If you don’t wait long enough some hairs will grow in but others will still be at the surface of the skin.
If you shaved before your wax then you must wait 2-3 weeks after your last shave. The hairs need to be long enough for the wax to adhere to the hair and pull it from the root. If you shaved, be patient with your first couple waxes, it takes a few before the hair starts to grow in finer.
When the hair is finer it pulls from the root easier. When the hair is coarse it tends to break at the surface instead of pulling out. This is when you may feel stubble.
Are they using a hard wax or a soft wax (the one with strips)?
Waxing the City prefers to use a hard wax, which is commonly called blue wax because of its color, for all bikini services. The hair on the bikini area grows in all different directions and the wax needs to be applied in small controlled areas. Hard wax is ideal for those hard to reach areas because it is gentler to the skin. Hard wax goes on the skin warm and then cools and hardens acting like saran wrap to the hair. As it hardens it lifts itself from the skin making the pull less painful.
Soft wax is used for speed waxing on large areas like legs, backs and arms, where the hair primarily grows in one direction. The soft wax is applied in one large piece and then removed with the strips. The cerologists at Waxing the City don't believe that the bikini area is an area to "speed wax." This technique can cause hairs to break.
Cerologist (AKA esthetician)
One of the things that sets Waxing the City apart is that we do one thing and do it to the highest degree of excellence.
So, if you are unable to visit one of our studios, you are going to a spa or a salon that does not only waxing, but also hair, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, etc. And, the person you are seeing is an esthetician not a trained cerologist.
Nothing wrong with that, but here are some things to consider:
We think it’s always a good idea to ask around and find an esthetician that has more experience with hard wax and body waxing. A lot of spas specialize in facials/body treatments, which doesn't allow the technician to have much experience with waxing.
Try to find someone who enjoys waxing or a salon that has someone on staff who specializes in waxing. This will change your whole experience. Look for someone who is trained and who can help remedy any problems you might be having and who will work with you to get you on a good waxing schedule. Get to know someone and their technique so your services can stay consistent.
Good luck and happy waxing!