We've all taken the easy route and used a razor to get rid of armpit hair. However, there are more effective methods of hair removal, without the danger of cuts and wounds. Our topic is armpit waxing.
Underarm hair removal with wax is a popular method used by many people. However, first of all, you should decide whether you want to wax your armpits at home on your own, or contact an experienced master.
It is possible to remove hair with wax at home, but be prepared for the fact that it is very inconvenient for yourself to do this procedure, and there is a risk that you will not be able to tear off the wax or strip from the skin with high quality, and, accordingly, you will experience more pain, and you won't get the desired effect. Therefore, today we will talk with you about what to expect and how to prepare for the armpit waxing procedure if you decide to seek help from a master.
Specify the specifics of the master
There is no need to be naive to believe that if the master specializes in bikini depilation, then he probably works with the armpit area. Sometimes the masters "filled" their hand only in one of the zones, so always clearly indicate in which place you want to remove the vegetation. :)
Grow your hair
Yes, it seems counterintuitive to grow armpit hair only to have it removed, but no one ever said that waxing should be logical. :) You need the hairs to be at least 6mm. If the hairs are shorter than this length, the wax will not be able to capture them properly, which can cause pain later.
Some salons will do this for you, but just in case, make sure you exfoliate your armpits before your procedure. This ensures that the area is cleansed and the hair follicles are unblocked, making it easier for the wax to capture the hairs. However, avoid harsh scrubs or chemical peels; they can irritate the skin, and this is exactly what we do not need at all before the procedure.
Give up coffee
Did you know that caffeine makes your skin more sensitive to pain? Incredible, but true. Since waxing is inherently a bit painful, you should not binge on coffee or take any caffeinated medication on the day of the procedure.
Skin care after depilation
Immediately after the underarm waxing procedure, you may experience some discomfort or irritation, but redness and swelling quickly disappear. To speed up skin recovery, avoid heat (this includes everything from hot showers to overly strenuous workouts) and don't use deodorant for 24 hours after waxing. You can also apply a cold compress to soothe burning or irritation. Remember: over time, the skin becomes less sensitive to waxing, and the more often you do it, the less discomfort you will experience in the future.
Don't forget to exfoliate
Cleansing the skin is important not only before the procedure, but also afterwards. Proper underarm care will only prolong the life of your depilation. And no step is more important than exfoliation. Waxing pulls hairs away from the follicle, allowing the skin to thicken in that area. It is important to properly exfoliate this "hardened" skin in order to prevent ingrown hairs. Use a soft washcloth to exfoliate the skin the day after the procedure, and then do this two to three times a week.
Don't shave your hair!
Even if you really want to and an unsympathetic bristle began to look through - put the razor in place. If you want to get the best results from underarm waxing, all your hair follicles should be in the same growth cycle, and shaving between treatments will disrupt this schedule.
How long does the effect of underarm waxing last?
Depending on how fast your hair grows, you may not get the long lasting results you want the first time, and that's okay. The first waxing session can only keep your underarms smooth for a couple of weeks, not the desired four. But the more often you do waxing, the better your results will be and the more time will pass between meetings with the master.
I hope my information was useful to you, and you will pay attention to this method of armpit hair depilation. Be healthy and beautiful! :)