Hair removal wax in the salon - an expensive procedure. Many girls learn to use this method of depilation at home. To achieve the desired results in the shortest possible time with minimal discomfort, you need to master the technique and follow the recommendations of manufacturers of depilatory compositions and professional cosmetologists.
Cold wax for depilation
Wax hair removal at home can be done with cold wax. The tool is sold in the form of paper strips, in which the depilatory composition is distributed evenly over the entire surface. The main advantage of this method of hair removal is safety - there is no likelihood of a burn, so it is often used for the bikini area.
The disadvantage of the method is the duration of the procedure, it requires skill and takes at least an hour.
This procedure is the most painful (compared with the use of warm or hot wax), after it can be microscopic bruising. The tool is not used on areas with very sensitive skin:
Mode of application
Cold wax at home is used after preliminary preparation of the skin. For 3-5 hours, a hot bath is taken, after steaming the body, dead skin cells are removed with a peeling with a scrub (to facilitate removal of hairs).
Depilation is carried out according to the following algorithm:
- The strip with the tool is slightly warmed between the palms (for 20-30 seconds) so that the depilatory composition warms up.
- Remove from the strip a protective layer, applied to the body, smooth and firmly pressed.
- With a sharp strong movement the band is torn off from the skin in the direction against the growth of the hair.
- If necessary (if not all hair is removed from the first time), the procedure is repeated.
- After depilation is finished, an antiseptic lotion is applied with a soothing cooling effect (ice cube can be used).
This method of depilation is convenient for use at home, because the wax is produced in special cartridges with rollers - devices that are also wax-melts. The product is well evenly applied, therefore it is suitable for removing facial hair and for removing fine hair in sensitive areas. The main disadvantage of warm wax is its high cost.
Carrying out the procedure
- Hair removal with wax is preceded by preparatory procedures - steaming and cleansing of the skin.
- Leaning the roller tightly against the skin, with a pressure, they hold the cartridge over the body, applying wax in an even dense layer.
- After applying the depilatory composition, a special paper or cloth napkin is applied tightly to the skin. After the composition thickens (after 5–10 minutes), it is torn off against the direction of hair growth.
Hair removal at home with the help of hot wax is the most popular procedure for depilation. Advantages of the method:
- long lasting effect (up to 5 weeks),
- gradual thinning and lightening of hairs with constant application of the method,
- if properly performed, no ingrown hairs remain,
- easy to apply by yourself
- It works on the hair of any structure and on any parts of the body.
Means is packed in special cans or granules.
Before using the composition must be heated in a microwave to the desired temperature.
The main disadvantages of the technique are painful removal, impossibility of hair removal less than 3 mm long and darkening of the hair “gun” with regular use of the method.
- Prepare the skin in the usual way (steam, clean).
- Heat the wax according to the instructions to the desired temperature.
- Apply the composition to the skin with a special spatula, attach and firmly press a special strip, leave for 5-10 minutes.
- A sharp movement against the growth of hairs to tear the strip from the skin.
- After depilation, calm and moisturize the skin.
How to reduce irritation
To make the depilation at home as painless as possible, and the irritation on the skin after hair removal was minimal, follow the following rules of preparation and skin care after the procedure:
- Do not repeat the manipulation many times on the same area of the body, remove the remaining hairs with tweezers or be sure to powder the skin with talcum powder (before the third and each subsequent time) to improve the adhesion of the strip to the skin.
- Apply the composition of hair growth, and tear off the strips strictly against the direction of growth.
- Change strips in a timely manner to provide the desired degree of adhesion of the material to the surface of the body.
- Prepare the skin before depilation, with high sensitivity, use special anesthetic creams.
- After the procedure, apply a soothing moisturizing lotion.
Depilation wax at home has a number of contraindications. The procedure is not carried out in the following cases:
- varicose veins, rosacea or couperosis,
- herpes in the active stage,
- fungal diseases
- warts, papillomas or condylomas,
- diabetes mellitus (the procedure may cause the development of purulent inflammation in the skin area damaged during depilation).
- fresh tan (for 3-5 days),
- cosmetic manipulations and procedures (deep peels, hardware or laser procedures).
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Instructions for use
In order to remove the hair yourself, you need to acquire the necessary equipment and consumables. To determine what you need for the procedure, you first need to decide for yourself on which parts of the body you are going to remove unwanted vegetation.
Depending on the depth of the hair, the thickness of the skin, the sensitivity of the skin to pain and its tendency to irritation, there are two main types of hair removal zones:
- in particularly sensitive areas where the skin is thin and prone to bruising, hot wax is applied: this is the face, the underarm area, the bikini area,
- the rest of the skin is quite possible to use warm wax.
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To remove hair with warm wax, you will need:
- special lotion to prepare the skin for epilation,
- warm wax in roller cartridges,
- special waxing for warm wax in cartridges,
- special cloth strips for waxing,
- cream or oil after epilation,
- agent for removing wax from skin and work surfaces.
To remove hair with hot wax, you will need to have:
- preparation lotion,
- talc or baby powder,
- hard wax in plates, granules or jars,
- wax wax for hot wax with a thermostat, with a changeable bowl, so that it is suitable for both wax in the plates and wax in cans,
- wooden spatulas,
- cream or oil after epilation,
- agent for removing wax from skin and work surfaces.
Before starting the procedure, and even better before buying the necessary supplies, you need to establish the absence of contraindications for waxing hair removal:
- Varicose veins in the area of the proposed procedure, rosacea, rosacea - these places are better to go around, especially if you are going to use hot wax.
- Diabetes mellitus is at the stage of decompensation, since in these patients the regenerative ability of the skin and immunity are reduced, which can, with the slightest injury, lead to a serious inflammatory purulent disease.
- Exacerbation of herpes, the presence of warts, condylomas and papillomas - the procedure is better to be postponed, since dissemination (spreading) of the infection is possible, causing the appearance of these formations on the skin.
- Do not remove hair growing from moles, additionally seriously injure moles and other neoplasms on the skin.
- Bacterial and fungal diseases of the skin.
- Not long enough for waxing hair.
- Allergy to wax and any ingredients added to it to improve properties.
- Fresh intense tanning is not 100% contraindicated, but sunbathing before depilation is not recommended, as the skin can respond to double damage with pronounced irritation, which can last longer than usual, peeling, increased hair regrowth.
- You should not remove facial hair, if less than a month before epilation, you performed any traumatic procedures, such as peels, laser and other hardware procedures, after which the skin needs special care and a long recovery period.
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Preparation and application
First of all, it is necessary to prepare the skin for the procedure:
- It is better to choose a calm evening for the procedure in the first week after the menstrual period: for most people, biological rhythms are arranged in such a way that compliance with these two conditions makes it very easy to survive the procedure.
- Before the procedure, the skin needs to be steamed in a bath and wiped dry: the heat well expands the pores, and the hair is then removed much easier.
- If you are planning to remove hair in the armpits or in the bikini zone, then you can apply Emla cream for an hour or two and close it with a cling film on top of it, it is under this dressing that the most complete anesthesia of the hair removal procedure is achieved.
- If even “Emla” does not help in the bikini area, then you can inject a 2% lidocaine hydrochloride solution in a staggered manner at a distance of 2.5-3 cm between the injection sites, it should be remembered that the drug is injected with an insulin syringe only into the skin of the perineum, injected into mucous membranes of the drug is not worth it.
Wax application in cartridges
- a special preparation lotion is applied to the skin,
- the heated wax is first applied to a cloth strip to clear the roller of cold wax, which can hurt the skin,
- when you make sure that the roller delivers the heated wax, you can start applying the wax on the skin,
- wax is applied on hair growth,
- a wax strip is applied to the wax, without waiting for it to solidify, a strip is applied to the wax with wide ironing movements,
- with a sharp movement strip off against the growth of hair,
- the remaining single hairs are removed with tweezers,
- a cooling lotion or a healing spray is applied to the skin.
Cold wax depilation
Usually, cold wax is used where it is not possible to conduct a full-fledged procedure for removing hair with heated wax, for example, when traveling. Cold wax usually goes in a tube or in a can.
It should be slightly warmed up directly in the package in hot water, then the wax is applied to the skin, covered with a paper or woven strip for depilation on top. The strip smoothes to the skin and comes off against hair growth. Treatment of the skin before and after the procedure as with the use of warm or hot wax.
Important rules for waxing at home waxing procedures that can help reduce skin irritation:
- You can not apply wax on the skin repeatedly, a maximum of two times, three only if the skin is well tolerated by such procedures, it is better to remove the remaining hair with tweezers.
- If it is necessary to apply wax on the skin a second or third time, it is better to first powder the skin with talcum powder, this will improve the adhesion of the hair to the wax and protect the skin from injury.
- Make sure to apply the wax strictly in the direction of hair growth, and remove it strictly against: it often happens that the neighboring areas of the skin can change the direction of growth, in this case it is better to use small strips of warm wax or small “cakes” of hot wax to each tuft of hair was removed according to the direction of growth.
- Change fabric strips in time: strips that are used too much, do not adhere well to each subsequent layer of wax on the skin, because the hair is removed worse, the skin remains sticky.
- Before each hair removal, the skin should be very well and firmly fixed with the second hand, then there will be almost no painful sensations and no skin injuries.
The advantages of waxing hair removal. Hot, cold or warm wax?
Smooth legs - one of the signs of a well-groomed woman. You can remove unwanted hairs on your body at home in several ways: pull out, shave, use a special cream, epilator, wax (waxing) or sugar paste (shugaring). How to do wax hair removal at home - read the recommendations, useful tips.
Why wax: 5 advantages of waxing
According to cosmetologists, waxing is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair on the body. Wax can remove hairs on the face, legs, arms, in the bikini area, in the armpits. The length of hair recommended for carrying out waxing is about 5-7 mm, the short hairs will not capture and remove wax, longer ones should be trimmed.
Hair removal wax. Main advantages
- The epilated area remains smooth for a long time (at least 2-3 weeks), because the hairs are removed together with the hair follicle,
- minimum contraindications for use,
- affordable price,
- can be done both in the cabin and at home
- hair after systematic epilation grow less hard, in some parts of the body cease to appear and practically does not grow.
Waxing is a rather painful procedure, especially for women with sensitive and delicate skin. Therefore, the first time hair removal using wax, especially in the bikini area, after using a razor or special creams, it is recommended to do in the beauty salon. The cosmetologist will show you how to apply the product correctly, take care of the skin before and after the procedure, and recommend which type of wax is best used at home for each area of the body.
Waxing epilation: types of wax for hair removal
Cosmetic wax is available in several forms:
- in special cartridges,
- in disks, granules,
- printed on fabric strips, ready to use without additional preparatory work.
There are such types of it according to the method of application:
You can also prepare a waxing agent at home.
How to make homemade wax
If you need to urgently do the hair removal at home, and the wax is over, you can use a self-made mixture of honey, lemon and water instead.
- Mix about 300 g of honey with 100 g of water and the juice of half a lemon.
- Heat in a water bath, add another 100 g of water.
- Boil until thick.
When the honey-lemon mixture is cooled to 40-45 degrees, it can be used for hair removal.
Home waxing: step by step instructions
At home it is recommended to do waxing with warm wax from cartridges or tablets. For the waxing procedure, you will need:
- the tool itself
- wax-melt or pans for water bath,
- spatula made of plastic for the application of melted wax,
- fabric strips (best dense cotton white),
- Two mandatory means: for skin disinfection (alcohol, special lotion) and after epilation (spray, vegetable oil, preferably olive oil),
- napkin to remove wax.
Types of wax for hair removal
There are several techniques for doing waxing at home and in salons:
- warm waxing method,
- hot wax hair removal
- cold hair removal technique using wax strips,
- wax removal in cartridges and with the help of cloth strips.
What is needed for the procedure
To carry out the procedure according to any of the methods, you will need a certain set of waxing depilation at home.
So, when using hot and warm wax, it must be purchased at a pharmacy or beauty store. For hard hair is better to take hard varieties. The product can be sold in cans, discs, metal containers, granules and cartridges. Various oils and aromas are added to them.
To melt the wax will need a capacity. You can purchase wax-melt - a device for depilation, which greatly simplifies the procedure at home.
For application to the skin using a wooden or plastic spatula. Also need a strip of cloth. To clean the skin from the remaining particles of wax, you need to get any vegetable oil in advance.
Sets of strips with wax applied on them for cold hair removal are also sold in cosmetics stores.
Wax can not buy, and do it yourself. You can take the following ingredients: beeswax (100 g), rosin (200 g), paraffin (50 g). Mix them, put to melt in a water bath. Cool to 40 degrees.
The second recipe: carnauba wax (360 g), white beeswax (130 g), glycerin (7 ml), 2 drops of any essential oil. On the water bath melt the wax, after several minutes of cooling, add glycerin and your essential oil. The product is ready for use after cooling to a comfortable working temperature. It can be stored in the refrigerator and melted if necessary, for example in a microwave oven.
How to make waxing at home
The procedure for depilating wax at home is absolutely not difficult. To make it as painful as possible, you can resort to the use of analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs ("Ibuprofen"). They must be taken one hour before the procedure.
You can also use anesthetic gels with "Ibuprofen", "Diclofenac" in the composition.
To avoid subsequent hair ingrowth, before you do waxing at home, you should peel with a scrub (a couple of days before the procedure). Then on the skin need to apply baby powder or talc. They absorb moisture and fat, with the result that the wax will better adhere to the scalp.
Before you do the procedure at home, you can prepare the peeling according to this recipe: coffee grounds + vegetable oil (unrefined). The thick should be dried, then mixed with butter or sour cream (heavy cream). Apply on the body, massage for 3-4 minutes. Then leave on the skin for 10 minutes, then rinse.
There are also recipes scrubs from the table and sea salt, strawberries, sugar.
You can find some tips on how to carry out the waxing procedure in this video.
Cold wax epilation
Cold waxing epilation kits are widely represented in cosmetics stores and are suitable for carrying out the procedure at home. They usually include several strips with wax applied and wipes with a soothing lotion for treating the body after epilation. The strips themselves can also be treated with products that soften the procedure, for example, with vegetable oil, aloe vera juice.
There are sets of Deep Depil, intended for epilation of different parts of the body, usually those on which the soft hair is located: face, underarms, arms, legs. Therefore, when selecting them, you should pay attention to the instructions on the package, which, in addition to this information, also contains instructions for use.
It is not necessary to heat the strips for depilation with cold wax. Manufacturers usually recommend heating them in their hands, holding for 30 seconds.
Then a protective layer is removed from the strip, it is applied to the skin and is well pressed. When gluing it should be placed on the growth of hair.
The sharp movement of the strip is necessary to break against the growth of hair. If some hairs remain, the procedure should be repeated. One strip can be applied several times.
The advantages of this method of waxing depilation at home can be attributed to less pain compared with the use of hot and warm wax. By cons - often with one imposition of a strip of hair, not all are removed, so you have to repeat the procedure many times and once again irritate the skin.
How to make hair removal warm wax
The wax that is used for epilation is warm, in contrast to that used in hot form, includes special additives that allow it to become plastic even in a not very heated form. For heating, some manufacturers advise using a microwave, where the wax is placed for up to one minute. There is a wax that needs to be reheated for a couple. Features of the application will depend on the brand, manufacturer, additives and packaging.
Slightly warmed waxing smear a special spatula on the skin area, which is completed in the set for epilation with warm wax at home. Further it is necessary to cover it with a fabric strip, it is good to press it. Then you should wait for hardening and rip it against hair growth. The time that must be waited before the breakout is indicated on the packaging - it will be different for different brands and manufacturers.
The advantages of warm wax waxing at home:
- following the instructions for use, there is no risk of burns,
- You can remove almost all the hair at once.
In shortcomings, it should be pointed out that, compared with hot wax, warm hair does not adhere well to hair, therefore the effect may not be 100 percent.
With the help of warm wax, you can get rid of soft hair, for tough it will not work.
Wax in cartridges
A relatively new and convenient invention for waxing at home has become a warm wax produced in cartridges. This cartridge is placed in a special device in which the wax is melted. It is located roller, with which waxing is applied to the skin with a thin layer.
Then a fabric strip is applied on this layer (available in the configuration). Some time after the wax has hardened, the tissue strip should be torn off against the hair growth. If the individual particles of the material are not removed from the skin, they can be removed with special napkins, which are supplied in a set, or with tampons soaked in any vegetable oil.
Wax depilation cartridge at home, according to reviews, to easily and quickly, as you can see by watching the video. However, this method is not suitable for use in areas with hard hair.
Hot hair removal
Hot hair removal is most effective in the destruction of hard hair in the bikini area, on the legs. You can make it at home and in the beauty salon.
To prepare a hot wax for depilation at home, you need a container for melting the wax. You can use the old pan. For this purpose, a special wax mill is also produced, which has several advantages. It has a built-in temperature sensor. First, it will allow to keep the wax in a heated state for a long time. And secondly, it will not allow it to overheat and, thus, prevent the risk of burns.
If you do not have wax wax, then the wax will need to be heated in a water bath or in a microwave. This will take 1-3 minutes. It should be viscous, but not too hot.
The temperature to which the wax should be heated (40-50 degrees) and how to wax it with hot wax at home can be found in the instructions given by the manufacturer on the package.
In any case, the procedure includes several steps:
- melt the wax to a viscous consistency,
- smear it on the skin with a spatula,
- leave for 20-60 seconds,
- sharply rip hardened wax against hair growth,
- remove residues with tampons moistened in vegetable oil.
How to properly do the depilation with hot wax at home, can be found on the video.
Features of epilation of the face, legs and bikini area at home
The use of waxing on different areas of the human body has its own characteristics and warnings. Especially carefully you need to do hair removal of the face, underarms and bikini. We picked up a few recommendations and video tutorials on how to properly wax waxing each of these body parts at home.
The simplest and painless procedure is to remove hair on the legs. It is available even for those who have never previously resorted to waxing. Therefore, it is recommended to begin with it. The more procedures are performed, the less painful they will be and the softer and less often hair will become.
Before waxing at home, feet should be dry. Shower should be taken two hours before the procedure. In order to dry well, they need to be treated with powder, talc with menthol. Particular attention should be paid to the area under the knees.
For hair removal legs, you can use warm and hot wax. It is melted, applied in strips of 10 cm wide, with strips of cloth applied to them. Then they wait for solidification and tear the strips against the growth of hair.
Detailed instructions for waxing at home can be viewed on the video, which describes how to properly epilate the legs.
Unfortunately, unwanted hair can cover the face of women, which causes particular discomfort and is the cause of the complexes. Waxing is also suitable for this part of the body, but it should be carried out carefully, especially in the region of the upper lip, which enters the nasolabial triangle - the most sensitive area.
For this procedure, it is better to use the method of cold hair removal using wax strips. It is with the help of it is good to get rid of thin and short hairs.
The bikini area is a problem area for epilation. First, the skin here is also very delicate, while the hair grows tough. And secondly, the site is difficult to access. Therefore, most often for this procedure, women turn to the salon.
If you already have experience of waxing yourself, have a low pain threshold and all the necessary tools, then you can decide on a hot or warm waxing of the bikini zone. The skin after it will delight you with its velvety for a month.
When epilating "classic bikini" hair is removed, which protrude from under the swimsuit. When hair removal "beach bikini" is destroyed hair, not covered with swimming trunks, including the buttocks.
Particularly noteworthy is the deep bikini hair removal or Brazilian hair removal, which involves removing hair outside and inside the bikini line. Hair in this area should be released to a length of 4-6 mm, for this they need to shave for 5 days. If they are shorter, they will not be captured with wax, if longer - the procedure will be more painful.
A couple of hours before the procedure, you must take a shower. Dry the bikini area with a towel. Grate talcum powder, oatmeal or semolina. To carry out the depilation of the house is best to use hard wax varieties. The procedure will take at least an hour. It must be done at least two days before visiting the beach areas.
The procedure is most conveniently carried out in a lying or semi-sitting position. You can use a mirror to have an overview of hard-to-reach areas. Heat the wax to a temperature of 40 degrees, spread a thin layer on the skin, cover it with a fabric strip, press it. After hardening the strip to rip against the growth of hair. Separate hairs pull out with tweezers.
Remove wax residues with cotton swabs with olive or other oils. Apply the ointment with the addition of herbs on the skin: chamomile, sage, arnica. Lingerie should be worn from natural materials without seams.
Skin care after waxing
You should definitely think not only about how to do waxing yourself, but also provide ways to moisturize and soothe the skin. Directly after the procedure, you can wipe the skin with ice. Cubes can be prepared both from simple water, and from broths of a camomile, a calendula.
For moisturizing suitable cream, gels. The irritation should completely disappear after a couple of days. At bedtime, you can apply a nourishing cream.
It is advisable not to wet the skin on which the hair removal was performed for the next six hours. During the day after the depilation of the legs, the face should not be sunbathing.
Peeling can be done only after 3-4 days. In the future, to prevent ingrowth of hair, peeling procedures are preferably carried out from one to two times a week. Some days it is necessary to put on not fitting things from natural fabrics.
1. Hot wax hair removal -
Hot wax hair removal at home does not require great skill, and for its implementation it is not necessary to visit cosmetology clinics. You can buy everything you need in a pharmacy or a beauty store. Keep in mind that for removing large, hard hair, it is best to buy solid wax grades (they better capture and hold such hair).
How is hot waxing done?
to conduct hot wax hair removal cold hard wax need to start to melt. This can be done both in the microwave and on a conventional stove. There are also special wax-melts (Fig. 4), which can also be purchased and used at home. They significantly simplify the whole procedure, since constantly maintain the desired temperature of the wax.
In the melted state, the wax is fairly easily applied to the skin with an ordinary wooden spatula. Apply wax is necessary only in the direction of hair growth. Next, you need to wait until the wax cools down a little and hardens. After that, a strip of wax with a sharp movement is torn off from the skin, and it must be done in the direction against the growth of hair.
Immediately after removing the wax, you must firmly press the skin on which the hair removal was carried out to minimize the discomfort caused to her. To reduce it will allow a cold compress (ice or a piece of meat from the freezer to wrap in a thin towel and attach to the skin).
Home waxing epilation: video
2. Cold waxing -
Epilation with cold wax is carried out using special strips on which a layer of wax has already been applied. They do not need to be heated, but manufacturers usually recommend a little rubbing with their hands for a little warming up. Next, wax strips are applied to the skin and are carefully smoothed with the hand in the direction of hair growth, and then with a sharp movement they are pulled from the skin, but already against the hair growth.
The method of cold waxing is a bit less painful than hot waxing. However, the results after it are worse. This is due to the fact that sticking hair to cold wax strips occurs an order of magnitude worse than to hot wax. Therefore, with a cold waxing method, in order to achieve the desired result, the strips have to be applied to the same area several times, which will markedly increase the discomfort after the procedure.
Cold wax hair removal at home: video
How to numb the skin before epilation?
Tableted analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, for example, on the basis of ibuprofen) will help reduce pain sensitivity. You can take a pill 1 hour before the procedure. The use of anesthetic gel with ibuprofen, diclofenac and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (for example, Voltaren-gel, Nurofen-gel, etc.) will also help.
Keep in mind that for anesthesia before epilation you can not apply the ointment forms of these tools. Ointments contain fatty components, which will then be impossible to properly remove from the surface of the skin and, accordingly, the wax will be very bad to grab oily hair. Also, in no case should you cool the skin before waxing, as this will narrow the pores, making it difficult to extract hair from the hair follicles (24stoma.ru).
A clever method of anesthesia can be a pre-compress with dimexidum (diluted with water 1: 3), then pour a pair of vials of lidocaine into the resulting solution (this anesthetic is sold in a pharmacy). Lidocaine itself is practically not absorbed on the skin, but in combination with dimexide it penetrates the skin very well. Strips of cloth or gauze napkins soaked with a solution, applied to the skin. From above in several layers food plastic film is densely superimposed. Compress is done for 20 minutes. The skin after the compress should be well washed with warm water.
Epilation wax: reviews
One of the main reasons why wax hair removal has become more popular than shaving is that it has a longer lasting effect (up to 6 weeks), and leaves fewer marks on the treated area. It is noticed that after each new wax hair removal the number of newly growing hair gradually decreases, and the hair itself becomes thinner. This is due to the fact that during the procedure, some follicles are damaged.
Waxing benefits -
- the ability to process large areas of skin at one time,
- long-term effect (lasts up to 6 weeks)
- relatively low cost of procedures (considering the time of effect),
- waxing is possible at home,
- availability of components (wax for hair removal can be bought at almost every cosmetic store).
Waxing: disadvantages and side effects
- ingrown hairs, folliculitis (fig.9-10),
- redness and swelling of the skin in the treatment area, bruises,
- burns or skinned skin (wax too hot or tender skin),
- high painfulness of the procedure
- pigmentation (if the areas of skin subjected to wax epilation fall under the active sun, then their hyperpigmentation usually occurs).
Important : it is the problem of the appearance of ingrown hair, as well as the frequent development of folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles as a result of their injury) and high painfulness of the procedures - make waxing hair removal a poorly accepted method in the long term. The pain and the numerous side effects force patients to look for alternative methods, one of which is shugaring.
What is better - shugaring or waxing?
Shugaring, known as “Persian hair removal” is a hair removal technique with sugar paste, similar in principle to hot wax hair removal. In order to answer the question: what is better than shugaring or waxing - let's take a closer look at their differences ...
What is the difference between shugaring and waxing?
Shugaring technique practically does not differ from waxing techniques. However, shugaring has several advantages ...
- The composition and cost of the procedure -
for shugaring we need only sugar, lemon juice and water, i.e. components that are always in your kitchen. If cloth strips are required for waxing, they are not required for sugar waxing.
- The temperature of the sugar paste and wax -
sugar paste is cooked on the stove, but then cooled and applied only when it reaches room temperature. The wax (in the method of hot wax epilation) is applied to the skin hot, and you need to wait until it cools down.
- The degree of skin irritation -
wax sticks not only to the hairs, but also partially to the skin, which can injure it (especially if you have thin and sensitive skin). But sugar paste sticks only to the hairs without sticking to the skin, which makes the procedure safer and more gentle.
In addition, sugar paste will consist of only natural ingredients, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions and the degree of skin irritation. Wax for hot and cold hair removal in most cases will have in its composition of additional chemical components.
- Removal of sugar or wax residue -
sugar mixture is dissolved in water without residue and, therefore, then it will be very easy and easy for you to wash your skin from sugar residues with ordinary water. But in order to completely remove the wax residue from the skin - you will have to or for a long time to scrape it from the skin, injuring it, or you will have to buy special tools that allow you to wash off the wax after epilation.
findings : undoubtedly, epilation with sugar paste is cheaper and a little bit safer for the skin, but only in comparison with wax epilation. In general, both methods are very painful and have the same property: firstly, they cause the appearance of ingrown hairs, which are then very difficult to remove, and secondly, they severely injure hair follicles, causing inflammation in them.
Which is better: shugaring or waxing - video ...
Waxing hair bikini zone deep: reviews
Before you decide what kind of wax hair removal bikini zone you need - you need to understand the main points of this procedure. Epilation in the style of a classic bikini involves the removal of only those hairs that remain visible when wearing a classic swimsuit. Under the beach bikini is supposed to more significant hair removal (Fig. 12).
There is also the so-called Brazilian hair removal, which involves complete removal of hair, both outside the bikini line and inside (this is the classic version of the Brazilian hair removal). However, there are two more options presented in Fig.13.
Epilation bikini wax at home can be done independently. However, keep in mind that it will not be easy to do this - in view of the complex visual accessibility of the procedure area. For the deep bikini zone, only hard wax grades are suitable, which was specifically designed to remove hard and coarse hair.
Wax on the site of hair removal should be applied only in the direction of hair growth, and it should be ripped off just against the hair growth. This will help achieve cleaner results. Remaining after the procedure a few hairs - it is recommended to pull out with tweezers. Usually the whole procedure takes about an hour, because waxing in a bikini zone is much more difficult than in any other zone.
If the methods are used at home, then they are generally not suitable for the deep bikini zone, since This area is very difficult for visual inspection. Try watching videos on YouTube about epilating a deep bikini zone with wax or sugar (at home), and believe me - you will never want to do it yourself and trust a professional cosmetologist.
Alternatives to waxing -
Traditional alternatives to waxing, which you can use at home, are shaving, plucking, sugar-paste making, and using home epilators. The latter can be of three main types:
1) Mechanical home epilators (Fig. 14) are electrical devices that grab hairs and pull them out of the skin.
2) Home laser epilators (pic.15). You can get acquainted with them in one article together with mechanical home epilators (see the link above).
3) Home photo-epilators (Fig. 16) is an excellent method of hair removal of unwanted hair at home, and at a much lower price than in the salon.
It is necessary to understand that all methods associated with pulling out hair are very painful, injure and worsen the appearance of the skin, cause the appearance of ingrown hair and folliculitis. Much more effective and more beneficial for the skin - complete a course of several procedures on the right skin area + 1 supporting procedure in six months or a year, and you completely forget about the problem of unwanted hair.
The best methods of professional hair removal forever –
- laser hair removal method
- epilation system E.L.O.S. (the most progressive, but also the most expensive)
- electrolysis method,
- photoepilation method.
To date, neither waxing nor shugaring is used at all in the USA and Europe (they have long been recognized as harmful). The most common and massive method of hair removal in the world today is laser hair removal. Also gaining popularity is a completely new method, most recently appeared in Russia - this is the E.L.O.S. hair removal system.
We hope that our article on the topic: Epilation with wax reviews before and after - turned out to be useful to you!
Home waxing on different areas of the body
Most often, waxing on the face is carried out hair removal over the upper lip and chin. It is best to use hot wax. Before removing the antennae, it is necessary to determine the direction of hair growth: they usually grow from the middle of the lip to the corner of the mouth.
Because hot wax, the temperature of which is better to first check on the hand, is applied with a spatula in the direction from the middle of the lip to the corner in both directions. Wax is removed from the corner of the mouth towards the nose with a sharp movement.
The direction of hair growth on the hands must be determined individually for each person. Most often, hair grows towards the hand on the palmar surface of the forearm, therefore warm wax is applied from the elbow joint to the hand, and the fabric strip with wax is removed by a sharp movement from the hand towards the elbow.
The hair on the back of the forearm often grows in the direction from the thumb to the little finger. Therefore, it is necessary to apply wax and hair removal taking into account such a direction of their growth.
Video: Applying wax depilation at home
On the shins in front and on the sides, the hair most often grows from top to bottom. Therefore, wax is applied with a roller in the direction from the knee to the ankle, and is removed with a cloth strip in the opposite direction. In the area of the gastrocnemius muscle, most people's hair grows from the outer surface of the calf to the inner, which needs to be followed up and used during the hair removal procedure.
On the hips, the direction of hair growth must be determined carefully, and the skin must be carefully fixed when the hair is removed, otherwise it is painful and there is a risk of bruising.
The hair in the armpits can grow in one direction, and can be folded in two directions from the middle fold of the armpit. Hair is removed with hot wax, taking into account the direction of hair growth in each of the zones in the axillary region. If there is not enough experience, it is better to resort to the help of an assistant in order to remove hair and not to bruise yourself.
Removing hair from intimate places requires a certain skill and assistance of an assistant, since it is quite possible to make the epilation of a classic bikini on one’s own, but for the majority it is impossible to make a deep or total bikini with a gripping interyagic fold.
There are two reasons for this:
- The direction of hair growth in different parts of the perineum can be very individual, and therefore it will be difficult to apply wax and remove it yourself, at least, because not in all directions a person can make a rather sharp jerk,
- before removing hair, you need to fix the skin, which is also not always possible to do yourself.
Removed hair from the crotch with hot wax.
To learn about modern methods of hair removal, to get acquainted with the new technology - Elos hair removal, and read the reviews of those who have already completed the course of getting rid of unwanted hair, you can read Elos hair removal.
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First option: You will need 100g of beeswax, 200 grams of rosin and 50 grams of cosmetic paraffin. All components must be melted in a water bath and mix until a homogeneous mass. Before use, the composition must be cooled to 40 o C.
The second option is more complicated: You need to take Carnauba wax 360 g, beeswax 130 g, glycerin 7 ml, and 2-3 drops of any essential oil. Tea tree oil is best suited for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. All components except glycerin and essential oil are melted in a water bath and mixed.
Glycerin and essential oil are best added to the cooling mixture before use. Prepared wax for hair removal can be stored in the refrigerator, heating the required amount before each procedure.
How to remove inflammation after hair removal?
The simplest and most affordable tool is a spray or panthenol cream. If panthenol is not present, a calendula, chamomile or aloe cream will come off.
If this is not the case, then you can mix any cream or vegetable oil with a couple of drops of tea tree or aloe juice and apply this composition to the skin.
Any of the following tools will help you get rid of red dots at the site of the removed hair much faster.