What is Waxing?
Waxing is a hair removal method, which is semi-permanent in nature and removes the hair from the root. It will take around two to eight weeks for new hair to grow back; however, in some individuals, there is re-growth in a week. Almost all the areas of the body can be waxed such as eyebrows, face, legs, arms, back, abdomen, bikini area and feet. There are different types of waxing for removing unwanted hair.
What is the main difference between hot wax and strip wax?
Strip wax is removed with a cloth strip whereas hot wax stiffens on the skin, meaning it can be peeled off quickly to remove the hairs.
So the main difference is: Strip wax sticks to your skin so it's better for fine hairs, whereas hot wax holds onto the hairs rather than the skin, making it ideal for coarser hair like the underarms and bikini line. Plus because hot wax just clings to the hairs it doesn't necessarily hurt as much as strip wax. While pain is definitely a consideration with waxing, the different types of waxing are good for different areas.
Strip wax is good for:
- Arm hair
Hot wax is good for:
- Bikini line
- Male waxing
Who is suitable for waxing treatments?
Everyone is suitable for both hot wax and strip wax unless they have any sort of specific allergy. Strip wax and hot wax are effective on everyone but hot wax is used more often for male waxing as their hair is thicker and their roots are deeper.
However, if you have a skin condition like eczema or psorasis, getting waxed is not always going to be a good idea. If you have acne or are taking medication that thins the skin it is always worth checking with your GP first.
When can you wax?
Hair can be waxed as long as it is half a centimeter or more. It's not recommended that hair is longer than 2cm at longer hairs can cause more pain. Once a hair has reached this length the root is stronger.
How to prepare for your waxing treatment:
Before getting your wax it's a good idea to avoid using any body oils on the day. Three days ahead of your wax try exfoliating the area to prepare the hair. "Just relax before you come in and don't keep yourself tense." We recommended try and get it done every 4 weeks.
What should you do after your wax?
There are some lifestyle no-no's if you want to have the best waxing results. So post treatment avoid anything that is going to bring you out in a sweat. After waxing your pores are very open and are more vulnerable to getting blocked.
No exercise, sunbathing, really hot showers, swimming and saunas for at least 24 hours after your waxing treatment. Avoid spray perfumed on the affected area as this could make the skin sore.
Waxing Your Bikini
Bikini / Extended Bikini Wax
Hair is removed from outside the panty line. Extended: the bikini line is taken deeper in and hair on the top of the triange area is trimmed.
Brazilian Bikini Wax
Landing strip at the front and all hair removed including sides and underneath but no buttock.
Hollywood Bikini Wax.
All hair removed including top, sides, underneath and buttock.
A small strip of hair is left, or an oval or triangle shape .
Removal of all the hair, front to back: Completely bare.
Pain Free Hair Removal with Lycon Precision Waxing
Lycon Wax is extremely popular with celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller and Minnie Driver. Australia’s Lycon Wax contains the finest resins, natural ingredients & aromatherapy oils to deliver superior performance, removing hairs as short as 1mm and with its low temperature it provides a much more comfortable treatment. Lycon hot wax is great for sensitive skin and delicate like the bikini areas. The wax literally shrink wraps around the hair and does not stick to the skin. When the wax is removed it pulls from the very root of the hair follicle, removing the dermal-papilla. This will prevent hair breakage, in-grown hairs, bruises and redness and the painful sting associated with strip waxing, therefore leads to softer smoother skin for longer.
Benefits of Lycon Waxing:
- Removes hair as short as 1 mm
- Provides comfortable treatment due to low temperatures
- Offers long results
- Removes hair virtually pain free