What Is Hot Waxing?
Working at a slightly higher temperature than normal “warm wax”, hot wax makes shorter and more stubborn hairs easier to remove and can be a much more comfortable way of removing intimate hair.
Our therapists are trained to the highest standard and specialise in Brazilian and Hollywood hot waxing and you can be assured that you’re in safe hands and will be happy with the results.
Made with antiseptic tea tee oil, our hot wax is melted to a thicker consistency than warm wax. As it cools it becomes firmer contracting around the hairs, gripping them tightly. The wax remains on the skin until it becomes soft and peelable and is then pulled off the skin with a fast movement.
Advantages of Hot Waxing
- It works well onto small patches of strong coarse hair
- The hot wax get a better grip of the hair than warm wax
- It does not leave a sticky residue like warm wax
- It is a good for removing shorter hairs
- More suited to those with sensitive skin
- There is less reddening on the skin following hot waxing
- Great for intimate areas
- Hygienic waxing process as one pot is used per client
Disadvantages Of Hot Wax
- The application and removal of hot wax is slower than warm wax, as the wax needs to dry.
- It is difficult to wax large areas using the hot waxing method.
What Will I Have To Do?
Make sure hair is trimmed to 1cm as this makes the hot waxing treatment more comfortable. You will be given paper thongs to wear during the bikini area treatments to make the the process more hygienic and to protect your knickers from any products.
Does Hot Waxing Hurt?
For first timers, hot waxing can be painful. But using the hot wax that does not adhere to the skin is more comfortable than using warm strip wax. Many clients say that it is not as bad as they imagined it would be.
What Would Prevent Me From Getting Waxed?
Contagious skin conditions will prevent us from hot waxing the affected area until the condition has completely cleared. If you are using skin care products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl acids of any kind, these can cause the skin to lift while waxing.
Another area of caution is aggressive exfoliation of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
Prescription medications such as antibiotics, Acutane, or topical ointments such as Retin-A or Renova can cause the skin to thin and lift while being waxed. Other products to keep in mind are Strivectin, Proactiv, Avita and Avage. Clients taking Roaccutane must wait 6 months after finishing their medication before receiving a hot waxing treatment.
We are also unable to remove hair from skin that is sunburn, chafed or broken, or skin that has been treated with steroid cream within the last 3 months. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to predict how skin will react, no matter how many precautions are taken. You should avoid making a waxing appointment one week before a menstrual cycle and after a spray tan, suntan or solarium treatment.
How Can I Avoid In-Growing Hairs?
Exfoliate the skin thoroughly to remove dead skin cells. Moisturise the skin every day. If the skin is supple, new growth can break through more easily reducing the risk of in-growing hairs and infection.
How Long Will The Results Last?
In most cases, you will see minimal re-growth during the first 3 weeks, with a noticeable increase after that. Continued waxing encourages slower, sparser re-growth.
How Often Should I Get Waxed?
We recommend that you come in every 4 -6 weeks.
Hot Waxing Aftercare
For a better waxing experience, why not read our simple waxing guide.
- Do not undertake any other skincare treatments within 48 hours of having a waxing treatment
- Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat e.g. hot baths, saunas for 48 hours after having a waxing treatment
- Avoid friction from nylon material or tight clothing.
- Keep skincare products to a minimum for 24 hours after waxing, then after 24 Hours it is vital that you use a good quality moisturiser such as Outback Organics Hand & Body Tea Tree Lotion – available at Truly Scrumptious
- Avoid using perfumed body lotions or creams. To minimise any risk of infection always wash your hands before applying the lotion. We recommend Outback Organics Antiseptic Skin Wash.
- For long term improvements, book-in for regular treatments and do not shave between treatments
- For in-growing hairs use an exfoliator.