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Eliminating Waxing Myths

We hear so many dos and don’ts regarding health and beauty that it’s hard to know what advice to follow. When it comes to waxing, people can be a little reluctant to jump right in despite its increasing popularity over recent years and the number of benefits that come as a result. The treatment is designed to eliminate unwanted facial and body hair in a cost-effective and more efficient manner than shaving. Your Redding waxing specialist is here to go over some common myths and misunderstandings about the hair removal procedure that will hopefully put you at ease, just in case you’re still on the fence about joining in with the hairless crowd.

Waxing is Just For Women

Having smooth, younger-looking skin is not a dream that is limited to just women. As a result, waxing has become a go-to treatment for numerous men who want to maintain a healthy, groomed appearance. Whatever their motivations are, it’s very common for men to seek professional help to have their chests and backs waxed and to even follow the more recent trend of bikini waxing.

Waxing Will Cause Hair to Grow Back Darker and Thicker

We’ve all heard this myth a hundred times. Your genes will determine the color and coarseness of your hair, which should already be well-established by the time you’re old enough to start waxing. The treatment isn’t going to change the makeup of your hair growth other than to create the potential for less hair to sprout up the more often the area is waxed.

Waxing Will Have a Negative Effect on My Skin

While some people do have a reaction to waxing, that doesn’t mean it happens to everyone. Oftentimes, a negative reaction is actually a result of the way a person prepped (or failed to prep) before their appointment or because of not following the recommended care after the treatment. Consulting with your esthetician about proper before and after care of their waxing services in Redding can prevent a bad experience.

Waxing is a Permanent Fix For Hair Removal

There aren’t many ways to obtain permanent hair removal out there, and if there were, they would be sure to cost much more than a waxing treatment. The level of elimination will depend on each individual and how consistent they are with their appointments, but a good wax should generally leave the area nice and smooth for several weeks, which is considerably longer than what you would get from a razor.

Waxing Can Be Done By Anyone

Waxing can be a very intimate process and requires a skilled hand, so you don’t want just anyone giving it a try. With all the DIY home kits available on the market, it can be tempting to just go at it in the comfort of your own home, but this may not be the best idea either. Estheticians are trained to provide this treatment and give advice on skin type and care, so it’s a little more involved than just slapping on some strips or applying hot wax to the area. Done wrong, you can end up with a big mess on your hands.

Having all the information you need before your Redding waxing appointment can alleviate a lot of nervous feelings, so feel free to contact us with any questions.