(Closed) Spinoff: Waxing at Home

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have only tried waxing facial hair at home and it never goes well. I don’t know if I chicken out and don’t pull hard enough or what, but I always end up with wax on my face and very llittle hair coming off:(

Post # 4
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m a licensed skincare therapist, and trust me when I say there is a definite method to waxing properly. You have to consider type, temperature and consistency control of the wax, the direction that you apply it and the direction in which you remove it (you should always try to remove the wax so that it’s parallel to the skin! NEVER pull directly upwards), any contraindications or skin sensitivities, etc.

A LOT can go wrong with at-home waxing attempts. Believe me. I have had to “fix” a lot of at-home waxes that went horribly wrong. (Half an eyebrow ripped off, burned skin, and chunks of skin missing to name a few.) You’re not crazy to prefer hard wax over strip/soft wax, though. Hard wax is without a doubt more gentle on the skin and is my preferred type of wax for all small areas. I refuse to use strip wax on my clients’ eyebrows, I still believe that it’s crazy that people use strip wax on such a thin and delicate part of the body.

That said, I obviously do wax myself at home. Face/eyebrows, underarms, legs, and bikini area, but NOT full brazilians – sometimes it’s ergonomically impossible to wax yourself safely no matter how much of a pro you are. I use pro brands of hard wax (which are AMAZING and will grab hair even if it’s only millimeters long), but if I’m running low or in a pinch I will use the GiGi brazilian body hard wax since it’s readily available at the beauty supply store.

Post # 5
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I used to use hot wax for the brazilian but it was messy and long. Worked wonders however. Now that I had laser treatments and all I have to wax are the remains, which are much more soft than they used to be, I just use Veet wax strips. It works pretty well and doesn’t stick everywhere. I tried Nair as well, but hated it.

Post # 7
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wax my eyebrows and my upper lip at home, I’ve never burned myself or had anything else bad happen, I think it’s pretty easy.  I use Sally Hansen’s Eyebrow, Face, and Lip Wax. It’s a hard wax, and it’s the only one I’ll use, I’ve tried tons of other waxes but I they don’t seem to work as well.

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