Preparing for your wax
Gently exfoliating within 24 hours before your wax is beneficial in achieving the smoothest wax possible.
Make sure your skin is clean and dry with no oils or lotions applied beforehand as they can cause the wax to not adhere to the hair properly.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. For any bikini area waxes, we recommend cotton underwear and avoid wearing any non-breathable or lace fabrics.
Avoid caffeine, aka your morning cup-a-joe, as it can cause your skin to be more sensitive. Alcohol thins the blood, this too should not be consumed before waxing.
Taking a pain reliever 30 minutes before your wax can help ease the pain and inflammation.
After waxing your skin is more prone to infection as the pores are exposed.
Wait at least 24-48 hours for the following activities:
- applying lotions, oils, or deodorants that could clog the pores
- exposure to sun including tanning beds
- intimacy; following a bikini area wax
- pools, saunas/steam rooms, or hot tubs
After 48 hours its time to start gently exfoliating the skin to help prevent ingrown hairs. Using a dry brush or salt scrub are great options.
Try not to shave in-between appointments.
How long does my hair need to be?
Ideally between 1/4" - 1/2" long.
For those who shave, this is about 2 weeks worth of growth.
For those who wax, this is usually somewhere between 3-6 weeks after your last wax.
If you're unsure of when to book your next waxing appointment, aim for 4 weeks out as this is the most common cycle.
Please trim the bikini area before coming in, but be careful not to get too scissor happy! Hair that is too short can not be waxed. For hygienic reasons, we will not be able to trim hair for you.
Can I still wax while on my period?
Absolutely! Please insert a new, clean tampon before your wax.
Please note that hormones during your menstrual cycle or ovulation can cause your skin to be more sensitive, thus making waxing a bit more uncomfortable during these times.
Are there any reasons why I can not wax?
- the use of any Rentinol or Accutane products
- the use of antibiotics, certain prescription creams/lotions, and other medications
- if your skin is compromised with a sunburn, rashes, open sores, or STDs are present
- if you are pregnant and have not been waxed within 4 months
- if your skin has any urine, fecal, or menstrual matter present
What kind of wax do you use?
There are many opinions and myths on the best, most painless type of wax but it really boils down to preference and technique. After using a multitude of different waxes, I am very partial to soft wax using pellon (a strip) to remove all body hair. The wax we use here at UPROOTED WAXING is very high quality and imported from Italy. It leaves a soft, hair-free finish that works great with all skin types, rarely causing any kind of reaction.