Unlike shaving, waxing extracts the whole hair from the root. Doing this over time you damage the hair bulb. In time the hair grows back less dense and with finer texture. Which is a good thing if you want to make your body hair thinner, and have less regrowth.
Do I have to get naked?
Yes and no, depending on what your service is and what you are wearing.
Underarms- If you are wearing a tank then you can obviously keep that on during the service. If you're coming in wearing a long sleeve, then we are taking that off.
Brazilian- Everything is removed from the waist down.
I know you’re thinking it’s awkward, scary, weird... etc.
I have been in the game for years, I do this all day everyday! My clients are ALL shapes, sizes, colors, ethnicities, ages and so on! Here at The Babe Cave I do my best to keep a professional, clean and comfortable environment!
How long should the hair be for your first wax?
You need at three weeks of hair growth from your last shave or trim. The hair grows in three separate hair cycles. (When cycle one is done growing, then cycle two will start... & so on.) Therefore giving your hair three weeks to grow will get you a better result.
How long do I need to wait between wax appointments to come back?
At least 4-6 weeks. With continuously waxing, your hair will be growing thinner and slower.
The 4-6 week period is subject to change depending on the person. We will discuss that during your visit to The Babe Cave.
What wax do you use?
Soft wax. This wax does not dry on the skin, which requires a cotton Muslim strip to remove.
My skin is sensitive will I have a reaction?
Everyone has different skin types, depending on your skin you may or may not have a reaction. Typically the time you’ll see a reaction is when you first start. (Your skin is like, “What the heck!?”). In time you will see less and less until POOF, no more!
What are normal/common reactions?
Waxing removes hair from the root, thus creating trauma to the skin. The body may react to this trauma with a histamine reaction. They resemble small white heads.
What to do:
You can apply a clean warm compress to bring down any irritation and cleanse the area. Apply an anti-histamine cream, like hydrocortisone or take a Benadryl before the service.
Those tiny red bumps that show up a few hours after waxing are folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles. Most bumps that occur after waxing usually only last for about three days.
What to do:
You can apply a clean warm compress to bring down any irritation and cleanse the area. Apply a antibiotic cream like Neosporin cream.
Both require only minor treatment to relieve the discomfort and prevent infection.
What aftercare should I do?
You need to exfoliate your skin on the surface as well as underneath to prevent ingrown hairs. Exfoliating will keep your skin clean of deadskin cells, oils, dirt, etc.
Surface:DRY BRUSH- The mechanical action of dry brushing is wonderful for kicking off dead skin from surface of the skin. Dry brushing unclogs the pores in the exfoliation process. It also helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage and stimulates your nervous system.
Under the skin:TEA TREE OIL- Tea tree oil is a natural astringent that has many soothing properties. Its good to apply after your surface exfoliation to sink into the skin, this will keep your skin clean.
PFB VANISH- PFB is a post waxing serum that helps eliminate existing and prevents pre-existing ingrown hair. Roll this on after your surface exfoliant.
PFB CHROMABRIGHT- PFB Chromabright will do the same as the PFB Vanish and will additionally lighten darker pigmentation or scaring from ingrowns over time.
PFB and the DRY BRUSH are sold at
The Babe Cave
What can’t I do after a wax?
It’s best to take it easy the first 24 hrs after a wax. Your follicles are like open little pools, anything that can get in them can cause irritation or a reaction.