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Waxing 101: Everything You Need to Know

Waxing 101: Everything You Need to Know

Are you considering waxing at home? Waxing at home is a great option for everyone from the most inexperienced to the most experienced waxers. With a little bit of practice you can be waxing yourself at home in very little time. Read on as we cover a variety of topics and dispel some common rumors in regards to waxing at home.

Does Waxing Hurt?

While waxing does hurt, it doesn’t hurt nearly as bad as people think. The first time is always the worst as your hair follicles are at their strongest. However, each time you wax your hair follicles grow weaker. This leads to decreased pain over time. Additionally, some areas, such as your bikini and upper lip, can be more sensitive than others. Remember, the pain will decrease over time in these areas as well.

Is waxing a good fit for me?

Waxing is actually one of the better options for individuals with sensitive skin. These individuals are extremely prone to ingrown hairs from shaving, especially in the bikini area. If you are worried about sensitivity to the wax products, there are multiple gentle products to consider, such as sensitive skin formula wax strips, organic waxes, and sugar waxes. As with any product, Make sure you do a patch test before applying the wax to the entire area.

Is waxing messy?

Waxing at home can actually be a very clean process! This is because there are a variety of at-home products to choose from that make mess a non-issue. For example, Parissa offers wax strips that require no heating to use. This allows for easy application and removal, leaving little to no wax behind.

Parissa also offers sugar waxes. The benefit of these sugar waxes is that they are water-soluble. This means even if you were to spill or some were to get left on your skin, it could be easily wiped off with a warm, damp cloth.

Is waxing difficult to learn?

Just like any other beauty regimen (putting on makeup, your first time shaving, etc.) waxing takes a little bit of practice to learn how to do it properly. However, most people have fully gotten the hang of it by their second session. The trick is to ensure you are holding the skin tight before you zip off the wax. Parissa’s products come with easy to follow photo instructions for an easier learning experience. In fact, even waxing your own brows is easily doable using the instructions provided in the kit.

If that's not enough, there is also a variety of helpful how-to videos if you need more information. Parissa also offers an in-house waxing specialist, who is available to assist you online or over the phone. 

Will it work for my hair type?

While some forms of hair removal only work for certain hair types, such as laser, waxing is not one of them! Waxing can work on absolutely everyone!

Keep in mind that Parissa carries a variety of different salon-quality products. These products are all designed with you in mind. Some are specifically designed for sensitive skin, while others are designed for specific areas such as the bikini zone or the face. Between all these options, there is something for everyone, no matter what your skin type is or what area you are waxing.

Doesn’t waxing take a long time?

Waxing at home is actually one of the least time-intensive forms of hair removal. The fact that you can do it at home saves you the time it takes to commute to the salon, wait for the esthetician to be ready, and then finally get the waxing done. At home, you can start waxing immediately and multi-task by doing other things, such as watching tv, while you do your waxing.

Compared to shaving, you save even more time overall. Shaving needs to be done very frequently, almost daily, if you plan to keep up with it. If you added up all the time that was spent shaving each month, it would bypass the time taken to wax once a month by far. Parissa offers a variety of quick to use products, such as our easy to use wax strips, which require no heating beforehand and can be used immediately.


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