There are plenty of things about bikini waxes we’d like to change. The pain factor and price come to mind. But if we could just make the results last longer, all the rest of our issues would be less problematic. So we went to the pros to see if extending the results of our bikini waxes was an attainable ask. Noemi Grupenmager, founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centres, says it’s possible and not too difficult.
Keep reading to find out how it’s done!
Don’t even think about getting a wax until your hair is about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch long. “This is the ideal length for hair that’s getting waxed because it allows the wax to get a better hold on the hair and pull it directly from the root, preventing the hair from breaking,” Grupenmager says. Hairs that are too short will not get waxed, and therefore grow in sooner. If your hair is longer than 1/4 of an inch, trim it to ensure optimum wax adherence at your next appointment.
Waxing at home is one option, but if you’re after long-lasting results, go pro. “A professional waxer knows all there is to know about your skin type, how to apply the wax, and how to remove it to remove the hair effectively,” Grupenmager says.
“Keeping the skin healthy and hydrated before you wax allows for the hair to be removed completely,” Grupenmager says. “If skin is dry, rough, and cracked, the hair could break off rather than being removed completely, and the regrowth will appear faster than if the skin was healthy and moisturized.” So exfoliate and moisturize before your appointment to remove dead skin cells and prepare the hairs for waxing. In between appointments keep up the same regular exfoliation (Grupenmager recommends about once a week) and daily moisturizing game. “Great skincare is the best post-treatment—it’s essential for keeping your skin soft in between waxes.”
Think long-term. The beauty of waxing is that with regular sessions, the need to wax decreases. “With continual waxing (not shaving) hair will grow in a steady cycle, and grow weaker and more sparse, which means you can go a longer time between waxing,” Grupenmager says. For smooth skin, stay on schedule and avoid shaving in between appointments.
Do you get regular bikini waxes? Share your tips in the comments below!