Did you get stuck shaving during lockdown? Are you battling ingrown hairs? Let our senior esthetician Candance give you the rundown on how to deal with these pesky intruders and schedule your next wax to get your hair growth back on track.
What is ingrown hair?
An ingrown hair occurs when body hair that has been shaved, tweezed or waxed begins its re-growth. This can cause tiny bumps, inflammation and some pain in the area where the hair was removed.
What can you do to minimize ingrowns?
Skin care it’s not just for your face but EVERYWHERE… Yes, even down there. Keeping the skin moisturized before and after your appointment will help your hair follicle remain soft and provide for easier removal.
Every good skin care routine includes exfoliation. Our bodies need a good scrub to help shed the superficial accumulation of dead skin cells. Exfoliation prevents emerging hair from becoming trapped under the skin and can be used as a preventative measure to eliminate ingrown hairs. By exfoliating, you speed up the natural process of shedding your outer layer of skin, which happens at a much slower pace normally.
What are the best practices for preventing and treating ingrown hair?
We encourage you to exfoliate and moisturize the areas that will be waxed for a minimum of two consecutive days prior to and three days post waxing.
If you have experienced ingrown hair before, you may have counted down the days for the pain and redness to subside. Unfortunately, there is no set time frame for how long it takes an ingrown hair to go away. Factors such as skin type, hair type and even how irritated your skin has become all contribute to the longevity of ingrown hair.
Leave the removal to us!🙏
WE KNOW QUARANTINE WAS HARD! Please, no shaving between waxing 🚫
Shaving creates a blunt edge to hair which thickens our hair and contributes to ingrowns while adjusting to a new wax schedule. Be sure to pre-book your appointment no longer than 4 weeks, until a new hair growth routine has been established.