Hair removal—how do you handle it? There are so many options out there and so many scary stories, so what do you believe? Let’s debunk those hair removal myths and truths.
It’s perfectly fine to tweeze ingrown hairs.
Tweezing ingrown hairs cannot only cause irritation, but infection.
Hair continues to grow back thicker when you shave.
Hair naturally thins at the tip and is thicker at the base. When you shave your hair, you are actually just trimming the top layer, which is why it appears thicker after you shave.
Laser is permanent.
While laser hair removal is effective, it does require more than one round to really decrease hair growth. And in all actuality, you will still need maintenance.
Laser costs a fortune.
It can be cheap, but the most important thing to check is for TGA-approved equipment and training from the aesthetician.
Never shave between laser treatments.
Shave all you want because the treatment is for the base of the follicle. Either way, it will still be effective in removing the hair.
Don’t bother exfoliating because waxing does it for you.
TRUE and FALSE
While waxing does exfoliate, it should never replace your weekly exfoliation. Always prep the skin before your wax by washing and exfoliating before your wax to prevent ingrown hairs and bumps. Go ahead and exfoliate after your wax too.
Grow your hair out really long before your next wax.
Hair growth typically needs to be ¼ inch long to wax. Always check with your aesthetician because some hair is thin and some is thick. Hey, we are all different…shocker, right?
Go ahead and tan after your wax.
Your skin will be much more sensitive after a wax. Skip the tanning beds for a couple days after your wax.
Waxing leads to fewer ingrown hairs.
Ingrown hairs come from below the skin’s surface. Be sure to exfoliate after waxes and this will help prevent them.
Waxing makes hair grow finer after each visit.
Regular waxing will indeed help your hair to grow back thinner and slower. Win—win!
DIY treatments are just as effective as professional treatments.
Removing your hair at home may be cheaper, but it will never be up to the professional standard. Book your waxing appointment at Bellezza Spa to ensure the best results.
Always shave against the hair growth.
TRUE and FALSE
Sure, doing this will get you a closer shave, but if you are susceptible to ingrown hair, then avoid it. Yes, you can shave with the hair growth. The other option might be to avoid shaving and get a wax!
Skin will be red after waxing.
Waxing will leave your skin a little sensitive, which will make your skin appear red after your wax. This is completely normal and your skin will return to normal in a few hours.
Retire the razor and skip the discomfort and irritation, book your appointment at Bellezza Spa today and reveal beautiful, long lasting results. We offer a range of services to fit your needs, whether you want your eyebrows or your whole body hairless, we have the best hair removal treatment for you.
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Happy hair removal!