Avoiding Ingrown Hairs: During and Post-Wax Tips for Holladay Clients
In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at why ingrown hairs form, plus some initial tips on how to avoid them when taking part in any kind of waxing. Ingrown hairs can be painful and frustrating, but with the right simple steps taken, they will not be a concern with any form of waxing you’re interested in.
At His & Hers Waxing, we’re proud to offer the very best women’s and men’s waxing services in Holladay and other parts of Utah, from body waxing to facial waxing, Brazilians and more. In part one of our series, we went over pre-waxing tips to avoid ingrown hair risks — today’s part two will dig into some tips for during and after the wax, plus a quick tip on a few helpful additional tips.
During the Wax
Whether you’re performing a home wax or having waxing services carried out for you by our professionals, here are some themes that should be followed:
- Wax should be placed in the direction that the hair is growing. This may seem like an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how often people go against the grain!
- Make sure that the wax is not too hot. You should be able to hold it comfortably in your hand without issue — if it’s too hot, it could cause burns or further skin irritation.
- Wax should be pulled off in the opposite direction of hair, making it more likely the entire follicle will be removed.
- Oils and soothing: After the wax, your technician will likely apply a soothing oil or lotion to the area. This is important both for comfort and preventing ingrown hairs, so make sure you listen to their advice on what product to use and how often to apply it!
Avoiding ingrown hairs post-wax is less about doing anything specific, and more about not doing a few negative things that might irritate the area or otherwise increase the risk. These are some key pointers:
- Don’t exfoliate the area for at least 24 hours after waxing. This will give your skin time to recover and avoid any irritation that could lead to problems.
- Avoid tight clothing or anything that might rub against the area and cause discomfort.
- Wait until the area is completely healed before considering any further hair removal methods like shaving, epilation, etc.
- Avoid aggravating themes like sweaty workouts, overly hot showers or baths, etc.
Moisturizing is important for anyone who is waxing, as it helps to keep the skin healthy and less prone to problems. Look for a product that is labeled as non-comedogenic, as this means it won’t clog pores and lead to further issues. Apply it according to the package directions, usually once or twice per day.
However, it’s important to avoid overdoing it on the moisturizer front. Applying too much can lead to clogged pores and aggravate existing ingrown hairs, so it’s best to stick to the recommended amount.
For more on how to avoid ingrown hairs surrounding the waxing process, or to learn about any of our men’s or women’s waxing services in Holladay or nearby areas, speak to the team at His & Hers Waxing today.