If you’re nervous about your first wax appointment at our wax studio in Orlando, preparing for it can help ease nerves and help you feel more ready for it. Waxing appointments can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to expect. But, once you’ve gone to a few, you’ll know how to prepare before each appointment. Here are some tips to help you along:
What You Should Know Before Your Wax Appointment
Make Sure Your Hair Is Long Enough
If your hair is too short, it won’t be able to stick to the wax correctly, and you won’t get a clean, even wax. It can also mean that some of your hair is removed now, but the rest of it will need to be removed during your next visit. To get the most out of your wax, you should ensure your appointment is far enough in advance that your hair will be sufficiently grown for waxing to work.
Hair that is long enough for a waxing appointment is about ¼ of an inch long. In most cases, your hair will be about ¼ of an inch long when it’s been two weeks or longer since you last shaved.
No matter what type of wax you get, but especially for Brazilian waxes, ensure you shower at least the night before. If you can shower the day of, that’s even better. Hair traps odors, so taking a shower beforehand will ensure a more pleasant experience for both you and your waxologist.
To prevent ingrown hairs, exfoliate the area before your wax. The waxed area will be sensitive after your appointment, but exfoliating it beforehand will help reduce odors and prevent ingrown hairs after your waxing.
Limit Your Caffeine and Alcohol Intake
In the days leading up to your appointment, limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption. If possible, avoid both for a day or two before your appointment. As caffeine and alcohol can tighten pores, consuming large quantities right before a wax appointment can make the process more painful. Your pores will close and tighten around the hair follicles, making it harder to remove hairs.
Wear a Fresh Tampon if Your Period Starts Before Your Appointment
While it’s possible to have a Brazilian wax during your time of the month, the only way to perform the service is with a fresh tampon. All waxing specialists will know how to avoid tampon strings and keep it safe. Waxing while on your period will heighten sensitivity, taking an ibuprofen 30 minutes before your service is highly recommended.
Waxing appointments can be daunting if it’s your first time, but they aren’t that bad. There are some things to be aware of before going in and your waxing specialist will certainly be able to answer any questions. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call us and we’ll be more than happy to talk you through the process and how you can prepare for your first appointment.