Are you thinking about getting waxed, but are a little nervous about what the process entails?
There are a lot of myths surrounding waxing, and many of these myths prevent people from ever trying it. What myths need to be debunked?
Check out this guide to learn about the top body waxing myths.
Myth #1: You Need to Grow Out Your Hair Extremely Long Before Waxing
One of the biggest myths out there is that your hair needs to be extremely long in order to wax it. However, this is not the case.
While it is true that freshly shaved hair won’t allow for waxing, it’s not true that your hair needs to be super long in order for it to be properly waxed.
The main idea behind letting your hair grow out is so that the wax can more easily adhere to the hair. This, in turn, will make it easier to pull the hair out from the root.
However, this doesn’t mean your hair needs to be excessively long. If your body hair is around 1/4 of an inch, you should be fine. If you’re getting your eyebrows waxed, those hairs should be around 1/8 of an inch.
Myth #2: It’s the Worst Pain You’ll Ever Experience
We’ve all heard a waxing horror story or two in our day. But, chances are, this horror story came from someone who either waxed at home or didn’t receive their waxing treatment from a certified professional.
The first time you get waxed, you will likely experience some discomfort. However, the process is very quick, and if you work with a professional, they’ll do everything they can to ensure you’re comfortable. Also, the more you get waxed, the less painful it becomes.
Myth #3: Hair Returns Thicker After Waxing
The opposite is actually true!
Waxing isn’t just about getting smooth legs or a smooth bikini line. Many people also love waxing because their hair grows back finer and finer the more they do it. So, if you’re looking to get control over a thick patch of hair without constantly shaving or resorting to lasers, then waxing is a great option.
Myth #4: Waxing Too Often Will Make Your Skin Saggy and Thin
Another common myth is that waxing too much will result in saggy and thin skin.
However, it’s important to remember that when you’re waxed, your skin isn’t actually being pulled- just the hairs on your skin are being pulled. While a thin layer of the epidermis is removed during the waxing process, this is more like an exfoliation (which is actually beneficial for your skin).
Myth #5: Waxing is Only for Younger Women
This is also a myth – waxing is for women of all ages who want to feel beautiful and have smooth skin.
Also, waxing isn’t just for women. It’s a good hygiene practice, and it’s for everyone, regardless of their gender or age. However, most salons will require that you be accompanied by an adult if you’re younger than 18 years old.
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