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Before & After Wax
DO NOT TAN the area to be waxed 48 hours prior to your appointment.
Your hair needs to be at least ¼ inch long. This is about 14 to 21 days growth for most women.
It is important to remove the hair during the same growth cycle to avoid growth in-between wax sessions.
It is common to be a little more sensitive one week prior to your menstrual period but during not as much so I don't mind if you keep your appointment and wear a tampon.
People have said that taking Advil or Ibuprofen 30 min. prior to your waxing helps reduce the discomfort.
Not to worry, It's not bad at all. You will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable your wax will be!
NO tanning beds for at least 24 hours.
When you get waxed it exfoliates the area. This removes all the dead skin that provides a layer of protection from sunburn. You need to give your skin at least 24 hours (48 hours if possible) to regenerate its protection. This one NOT optional!
NO hot showers or baths for at least 6 - 12 hours. This includes steam rooms and hot tubs!
Directly after waxing your hair follicle is left open. This makes it susceptible hot water entering the open hair follicle during a shower or bath. This will irritate the area and create discomfort. Once your follicles close you can return to your normal bathing routine. A warm shower is acceptable and should not irritate area at all.
DO NOT USE ANYTHING that keep in the shower to cleanse any waxed area for at least 48 hrs!!
Loofas, sponges, scrubbies, bathing towels all grow and spread bacteria that can cause dermatitis on the skin.
DO NOT touch the waxed area for at least 8-24 hours.
Directly after waxing your hair follicle is left open. This makes it susceptible to infection from touch. Fingernails are the biggest carrier of germs. If germs get into your open hair follicle it can cause irritation and in extreme cases cause infection. Give the hair follicle at least 8 hours to close.
DO NOT have intimate contact in the waxed area for at least 3 hours.
This can be a judgment call by you but the rubbing and perspiration can cause irritation. This will be more of an issue after your first Brazilian wax. If you get waxed on a regular basses irritation will be less likely.
NO heavy exercising for at least 12 - 24 hours. Rubbing and perspiration can cause irritation.
If you exercise, perspiration will enter the open hair follicle and irritate the area.
Give it a day or so before resuming your exercise routine.
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