(Closed) Got my legs waxed… there is still tons of hair on them!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh no! That completely sucks! I would be so sad too :(.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m sorry to say this but i think the place you went to must have ripped you off (so to speak! 😉 I’ve never had hair when i come out – most waxers will look at your legs under a magnigying glass to see if they’ve left anything behind and go at the stubborn hairs with a tweezer.  If you went to a cheap place, i’d definitely advise you to look into a proper spa or waxing technician, cause a place that doesn’t take pride in their work could do much worse to you next time (burns, rashes, infections, etc).

Sorry this hapened!  Are you still in Aus? I can recommend 2 good waxing salons in Sydney if you are…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

How long was your hair beforehand? They normally recommend about 1cm. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@kingytobe: Oh wow in DJs!? thats surprising.  I get mani/pedis there all the time and they are usually great! 

Hope you can find a place you’re happy with in Chicago – and you’re right good thing you went for the trial run before the wedding!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

That’s common, sadly. Especially if it’s your first time, it’s really common.

Hair takes about 6 weeks to cycle, so in 6 weeks, if you get a wax again, you’ll have much better results as the hairs that are short now will be long and the hairs that are gone now will have time to grow out too.

Sorry, lady. 🙁 I know it sux.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’ve only had my legs waxed once, and this happened to me.  It seemed to be the fine blonde hairs left behind.

At first I was pretty irritated.  But, I game my legs a super quick shave, and they looked perfect.  Obviously this is annoying to have to do – but the shaving was quicker/easier than usual, it was smoother than I would ever get from shaving alone, and i had to shave them much less frequently than normal.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@kingytobe- yep, I agree this can be pretty normal, especially for your first time. The more you go to get waxed the easier/better it is. Plus the hair grows in three stages, so the hair that’s left on your legs could have been the shorter “stage two” hairs and the “stage three” hairs are just under the surface of your skin, getting ready to make an appearance. When you keep up with waxing appts you’ll eventually start noticing a big improvement. But until then you might just have to run a razor over what was left. Good news is that what was waxed off will take longer to grow back and will be softer than it was. 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

i wonder what wax they used? some work better than others!

i get my legs waxed all the time and once they tried a wax that was on a roll on? it was beyond useless, maybe it works on other people but not for me:(

i like the kinda green one the best, i think its teatree/aloe vera? no irritation and left nice and smooth after:)

Post # 14
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Helper bee

i have really fine hairs too actually, and mostly very blond.

but i know i have to let the hair grow a little longer than most because the wax wont catch it like it would on dark hairs, so maybe thats it.

waxing is sooo much better than shaving although it sucks when you have to wait between waxes:(

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Everytime I got my legs waxed (very infrequently), the shorter hairs did not come off. I always thought that was normal.  I never had super smooth legs after a wax. :-/

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi there, I’m a beauty therapist so have waxed many a leg in my time! Laughing If you’ve found you’ve still got loads of hairs, one of two things has happened – you’ve come across an extremely incompetent therapist or the hairs were not long enough to wax in the first place. Although, if that was the case, she really should have told you before starting.

Unfortunately, most people don’t realize, to get the very best result, the hairs need to be at least 5mm (preferably 1cm) for the wax to adhere well and to get a great result. I’ve turned many people away in the past who just don’t have enough hair growth for me to work with.

I’d give the salon a call, let them know whats happened, wait at least 3 weeks and then return with another therapist for a second appointment. If you tell them you weren’t happy with the service I’m sure they’ll comp it for you.

Hope that helps!

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