Waxing is an efficient way to get rid of unwanted hairs from arms, legs, eyebrows, face, back and abdomen. It has been the part of women’s beauty regimen since ancient times. Whereas sugar lotion was used for waxing in ancient Egypt, women in Middle Ages used bandages soaked into pet’s ammonia and walnut oil for the procedure. It was 1915 when Gillette launched first razor for women while wax strips were introduced in 1960s. Today, depilatories business has become the billion dollar industry in the USA.
Waxing is very common and every woman is expected to be familiar with it. However, there are some common beliefs about waxing which are not true.
Here we have listed such myths about hair waxing.
Myth: Hair Removal Triggers Enormous Hair Growth Which is Thicker and Darker:
Wrong! We don’t know on which ground this belief came into existence. It is one of the common misconceptions about the hair waxing. A hair waxing cannot change the hair texture and density determined by your genes. Putting in other way, you have removed the hair from the root; the hair that grows back will be the entire hair growth in comparison with just cutting it at the thickest part like in shaving.
Myth: Waxing causes wrinkles
This is just a myth and nothing else. It may be the false propaganda spread by laser and threading removal companies to scare women away from waxing and apply their products instead. Pulling the skin doesn’t cause wrinkles.
Myth: Waxing is Intolerably Painful
Some people claim that they feel like crying while pulling off the waxing strip while other say that they can bear it easily. It depends on your tolerance power and conditions like alcohol consumption and periods. Waxing is not always painful. A beginner’s skin is the most sensitive for waxing, but it gets easier over time. The discomfort only lasts for few seconds.
You can use Dr. Numb numbing cream an hour before your waxing session. It will dull your nerve endings that carry pain signal to the brain, thereby making you feel less or no hurt.
Myth: Anyone can do Waxing
While waxing seems an easy process, you are required to do it from a professional to avoid issues. Different body parts require different types of wax, so you may not get good results on every part at home. An inexperienced aesthetician may not be familiar with the proper waxing techniques. Besides, he or she should provide you aftercare tips avoid ingrown hairs or irritation and when to back for next session.
Myth: You Should Not Wax on Sensitive Skin:
You can wax on sensitive skin with safe waxes like beeswax. Beeswax is known for its skin-conditioning agent with moisturizing properties, so you will end up silky smooth skin after.
Myth: You are Too Old for That
You can enjoy waxing in any age. Many women get waxed in their 70’s. A professional takes care of the older client’s skin to avoid tears and bruises while doing waxing.
Myth: Hard Wax Hurts Less Than Soft Wax
When it comes to pull out the hair with a strip, you feel pain. Hard wax takes longer, so even if it did hurt less, you will have a pain for a longer period of time. Hard wax is compatible for the skin being allergic to the soft wax.
So, these were the common waxing myths debunked here. To make your waxing more beneficial, start it with right professional while end it with following the aftercare.