Hair waxing is referred to as an efficient hair removal waxing technique as it makes hair grow thinner and finer after the procedure has been performed. The key here is to let wax penetrate under the skin surface into the follicles and as it cools down it grasps the hair. Then as wax is pulled off in the direction opposite to the one of hair growth, hairs are pulled out of the follicles.
During the whole procedure of hair waxing the main tip is to relax, and it will surely make hair removal waxing by a great degree less painful. The conventional opinion is that hair waxing is extremely painful and a real sacrifice in the name of beauty, but in can in fact be performed with minimum discomfort, as many women claim. Besides, the special pain-reducing gel can be used prior to waxing.
However, those with extremely sensitive skin should probably consider other hair removal techniques, alternative to hair waxing. Those are the methods that are generally known as depilation techniques. They allow to get rid of unwanted hair by way of removing it from the surface of the skin. However, the advantage of epilation techniques (including that if hair waxing) is that if it is regularly performed on certain body areas, that amount of hair on the targeted areas will be permanently reduced. There are two main types of hair waxing: warm waxing and cold waxing. Warm waxing is considered more effective and is the type of hair removal techniques normally performed in beauty salons.
Cold waxing is a technique that people use at home. Cold wax is available at any drug store. It usually comes attached to strips that are to be patted on to the skin. As far as warm waxing is concerned, the procedure requires some preliminary activities. First of all the skin should be treated with a generous portion of a special preconditioning lotion. Then hot wax is applied to the skin. Great care should exercised while heating up the wax as there is a risk of burning the skin. Then hot wax is covered with strips of cloth and allowed to cool and to harden.
Then the strip of cloth will be removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. It is the strip removal that is the dreaded part of the procedure. It can cause discomfort indeed, but it only lasts a few seconds and the pain can be alleviated by means of total relaxation. Besides, being tense, the person increases the risk of undermining the efficiency of the procedure as wax may not be able to penetrate into the follicles as needed.
After the strip is removed gentle pressure is applied to the skin to help ease the pain. Sometimes waxing can leave behinds red marks that may take about a day to disappear. Apply light creams to soothe the skin, some powder might to the trick and conceal the temporary marks.
While performing hair waxing on your own, it is necessary to follow the directions carefully as shortcuts may lead to undesirable effects. Under no circumstances should sunburned skin be waxed and it is necessary to let it heal completely before applying the wax. There are a number of hair waxing techniques that would suit most everyone. For example, spa waxing is a more gentle wax treatment as it is designed to soothe the skin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components. The waxing procedure remains unchanged, but the natural spa wax is abundant in essential oils, vitamin E and fruit extracts to enhance the healing process.