Waxing is a popular hair removal method that can be done at home with the proper supplies and knowledge. The first step is to determine what type of wax is best for the type of hair being removed. For thick, coarse hair, a hard wax is ideal. For thinner, more delicate hair, a soft wax is better. Once the type of wax has been determined, the next step is to gather the necessary supplies. This includes wax, strips, a spatula, and a post-waxing oil or lotion.
The next step is to prep the hair and skin for waxing. This means that the hair should be at least ¼ inch long so that the wax can grip it. The skin should also be clean and free of oils or lotions. If the skin is sensitive, a numbing cream can be applied before waxing.
Once the hair and skin are prepped, it’s time to start waxing. The wax should be heated until it is melted and then applied to the skin in the direction of hair growth. A strip should then be placed over the wax and pressed down firmly. The strip should then be pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth. This process should be repeated until all the desired hair has been removed.
After waxing, it’s important to soothe the skin. This can be done with a post-waxing oil or lotion. The skin should also be protected from the sun with sunscreen.