Preparing For Your Wax

Waxing Langley BC is an excellent option for effective hair removal for many body areas. It also helps slow down the rate of hair regrowth for those who wax on a regular basis.


Wash and dry the area thoroughly before waxing to ensure that the wax adheres correctly. Warm the wax according to the package instructions.

Unlike shaving, which exposes skin to irritation and irritant products that can cause rashes, waxing removes hair from the root. That means that when hair does grow back, it’s usually much finer and softer. That’s especially true if you regularly get waxed.

Waxing is also good for those with sensitive skin. It’s not as painful as shaving and doesn’t leave your skin irritated, so it’s ideal for those with sensitive chins, faces or legs.

Another benefit is that waxing can quickly remove large areas of hair at once, which is great for those who want a drastic change or just don’t have the time to shave every day. It can be particularly beneficial for those with coarse, unruly hair, because it can help thin out the strands and make them less noticeable.

The last major benefit is that waxing can actually cause the follicle to weaken over time, which can lead to slower and finer hair growth in the long term. Of course, genetics still determines the characteristics of your hair, so you may not see a dramatic difference in the first couple of waxes.

Ingrown hairs are a common problem for those who shave, but waxing can help reduce the likelihood of them. It’s important to ensure that your beautician has a knowledge of the best waxing technique for your type of skin and hair, as this can significantly decrease the risk of ingrown hairs.

Itching is also a lot lower with waxing, and it should last longer. While there’s a brisk sting and prickle associated with getting waxed, it’s not as bad as the itching that comes right after a shave or when regrowth begins.

Of course, if you’re prone to ingrown hairs then you should take extra care to exfoliate and moisturize after each waxing appointment. However, it isn’t as common to develop ingrown hairs with regular waxing compared to other hair removal methods. This is mainly because of the way waxing pulls the hair up out of the follicle, which can help prevent it from growing back in and becoming an ingrown strand.


Whether you’re new to waxing or a regular client, there are some things you can do to prepare for your appointment to elevate your experience and get the best results. First and foremost, it is recommended to schedule your wax when you will have plenty of time to care for the skin afterward. This will avoid ingrown hairs and allow the skin to recover properly. Additionally, it’s important to avoid tanning before and after your waxing appointment – both the artificial and natural sun rays can cause redness and irritation, and may even interfere with the efficacy of the wax.

Prior to your waxing appointment, it is also a good idea to exfoliate the area. This can be done with a loofah, body scrub, or exfoliating mitt. Be sure to exfoliate the area a day or two before your waxing appointment, as this will help remove any dead skin cells and ensure that your hairs are as short as possible.

Another key point to remember is that hair grows in varying phases. The goal of waxing is to catch the hairs while they are in the anagen phase, so that the wax can be pulled out effectively and with minimal pain. Typically, the hair will enter the catagen and telogen phases once the wax has been removed.

Finally, it’s a good idea to take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen about half an hour before your waxing appointment. This will reduce any inflammation and make the procedure less painful for you. Also, it’s best to avoid using any skin products on the area that will be waxed (including moisturizers and sunscreen) for 48 hours after your appointment. Finally, it’s always a great idea to bring your favorite playlist or podcast to waxing appointments so that you can relax and enjoy the experience! Having a friend or family member with you can be an enjoyable and bonding experience, as well. So, gather your friends and throw a girls’ wax pamper party! It’s a sure way to lift your spirits. And who knows, you may just find that it becomes a regular part of your self-care routine!


Waxing is a fast and effective hair removal method. It removes the hair by the root, so when it grows back, it’s thinner and softer than before. It also slows down the growth of new hair by preventing hair from growing at the surface of the skin, which is why it’s one of the best long-term options for getting rid of unwanted body hair.

The waxes used in the treatment are formulated with natural ingredients, making them safe for all skin types. The waxes are applied to the areas containing unwanted hair using an applicator, and then a strip of cloth, such as muslin, is pulled quickly off the area. This leaves the skin smooth and hair-free for several weeks. It is a great alternative to shaving or depilatory creams, which leave the skin with cuts and burns and can cause permanent scarring.

It’s important to choose a beauty therapist with experience in the technique. They will know how to apply the wax in the right direction and remove it without causing any pain or discomfort. It’s also a good idea to exfoliate the area a few days before your appointment, as this can improve results and help prevent ingrown hairs.

A full-body wax will usually take about 45 minutes to an hour. It’s best to book an appointment in advance, so you can get a time that works well for your schedule. It’s also a good idea for women to avoid scheduling waxing services during their period, as this can be uncomfortable.

Before the procedure begins, it’s important that the hair in the area be at least a quarter of an inch long. This is because the hair needs to be long enough for the wax to grip it effectively. It’s also a good idea not to expose the treated area to sun exposure or heat, as this can cause redness and irritation. Regularly exfoliating the area with a loofah or body scrub can also help reduce ingrown hairs.

Post-Wax Care

After-wax care is just as important as pre-wax care, particularly because waxing prompts your skin to turn over new cells more quickly. This makes it prone to sensitivity, irritation and hyperpigmentation, especially if you expose the skin to hot water, sun exposure or friction after the waxing session.

For the first 24-48 hours, you should avoid anything that could irritate your waxed skin. This includes putting on lotions, getting a massage or taking hot baths. You should also avoid tight clothing, because it could clog the hair follicles. During this time, using cold compresses is an excellent way to soothe inflamed skin. This is a simple thing that anyone can do at home by placing a few ice cubes or a cold sponge puff on the area for a few seconds.

When you’re ready to return to your normal routine, exfoliation is a great way to prevent ingrown hairs. Frampton recommends exfoliating the skin up to 3 times a week with a loofah, brush or an exfoliating glove. You should also moisturize the skin regularly to keep it soft and supple, and prevent ingrown hairs.

If you’re unsure about which products are best for your clients, our spa professionals can help them pick out the right post-wax care solutions. For example, our Calendula Post-Wax Mousse contains soothing botanical ingredients like aloe vera and balloon vine to calm the skin and reduce redness. The formula also helps reduce the appearance of bumps and ingrown hairs.

Another option is our PFB Vanish ingrown hair serum, which removes dead skin cells to prevent regrowth. It comes in a convenient roll-on bottle, making it easy to apply on the go. It’s the perfect solution to help prevent ingrown hairs and bumps between your client’s waxing appointments. If your clients follow these tips, they’ll love the benefits of smooth, hair-free and silky-soft skin for longer. Plus, it will make the next waxing appointment much easier and faster! To learn more about our spa products and services, contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.