Waxing for men is becoming a new age alternative to the traditional method of shaving. Since men tend to have hair that is drastically coarser and thicker than women, they are 2x more likely to suffer from ingrown hairs and irritation. Now can you imagine having to deal with shaving that coarse and thick hair every day! That is where waxing comes in. Say no more to trimming those pesky nose hairs every day, dealing with stubbly chest hairs, and irritated ingrown hairs in sensitive areas. Men are waxing brows, nose hairs, ears, chest, back and even downstairs! Manzillians are becoming more popular as an easier alternative to removing unwanted hair while avoiding razor bumps and irritation. Who says men can’t have smooth skin too?
Here are 7 tips to achieve the best waxing results:
1. Prepare Yourself
Come in loose clothing and comfy undies. Taking an ibuprofen 20 minutes before your service can alleviate any discomfort you may experience and can also help put your nerves at ease.
2. Know Your Wax Options
There are two types of waxes used in hair removal: soft wax and stripless hard wax. When you are faced with this choice, always, always, ALWAYS, go with hard wax. Why you ask? Soft wax adheres not only to your hair but also to your skin which causes lifts, burns, and thinning of the epidermis. LALA Wax™’s hard Flexi Wax™ adheres only to the hair, not the skin. There is no need to worry about sensitivity or dry skin making LALA Wax™ the best for even the most sensitive of skin types.
3. Consent Forms and Communicating with Your Professional Waxer
Make sure you fill out your consent form in all honesty as your esthetician needs to know if you have or are currently on Accutane, retinoids, or any other acne medications. Let your waxer know the last time you have been waxed and anything you may be allergic to or have even the slightest sensitivity too. If this is your first time or you have not waxed in a while, please let your esthetician know so that they can walk you through the process and make it as painless as possible!
4. Preventing Ingrowns
To prevent unwanted ingrown hairs, exfoliation is key! As hair follicles start to grow back, dead skin cells can build up quickly causing ingrowns. However, the first week after you get waxed, it is best to stay away from using exfoliants as skin can still be quite sensitive. During this time, it is best to use your ingrown hair serum and lotion. A week after your wax session is a great time
to start incorporating LALA Wax™’s Salt and Oil scrub into your shower routine to keep your skin clear and fresh.
Manzillians are the most avoided service by men but that shouldn’t be the case. Don’t let nerves get the best of you! LALA Wax™’s hard stripless Flexi Wax™ guarantees the cleanest, most comfortable experience yet. Unlike shaving, waxing directly removes the follicles from the root which means no more stubbles and no more shadows. Smooth skin is possible- heck yes!
6. The “Actual” Wax Procedure
Let your esthetician take the reins and direct you through the entire process from cleansing the area to be waxed, to applying pressure with their hands after taking off the strip to make it as pain free as can be. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or voice concerns! Your waxer is there to help educate you on pre and post care directions as well as make your experience as easy as possible.
For the first 24 hours, make sure you avoid heavy sweating, working out, or jumping in the pool or jacuzzi. After a wax, your pores are open and ready to absorb anything that comes in contact with your skin causing major irritation. Keep up with your serum and lotion applications on your waxed areas to avoid ingrowns and retain optimal results.
At the end of the day, who doesn’t want smooth skin? By keeping up with a consistent wax routine, you are able to reduce the amount of hair growing back and could eventually stunt their return. Overtime, you will find that each wax is cleaner, more comfortable, and hair grows back softer and finer.
Not as scary as you thought, right? Armed with the knowledge of how to prepare, what to expect, and how to care for your skin afterwards, you are all set!