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Home Waxing Mistakes: Hair Amount, Speed, Challenge Areas

December 14, 2021
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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common mistakes to avoid if you’re performing any kind of body waxing at home. Many people combine spa waxing services with their own home waxing, but there are a few common errors you need to steer clear of if you’re going this route.

At His & Hers Waxing, we’re proud to offer a variety of quality women’s and men’s body waxing services, plus to offer tips and expertise to those who supplement our services with at-home waxing. What are some other major mistakes you should avoid if you’re waxing at home? Here are several.

Waxing Too Little Hair

Some people are simply so excited to get into the waxing process that they attempt to wax areas that have too little hair. This causes a lot of extra work for you and may cause scabs or other issues due to the over-waxing process.

If the hair is too short, it will be nearly impossible to remove with wax strips. If this happens, simply tweeze out any strays that remain after your waxing session until more hair grows in.

Waxing Too Much Hair

On the other hand, some people wax too much hair at a time. This can cause discomfort and skin irritation, as well as ingrown hairs. When you’re waxing at home, it’s important to take your time and only remove what you can handle in a comfortable way.

Trying Challenging Areas First

If this is your first time trying body waxing at home, we recommend starting off with areas of the body that are relatively simple to wax. Your arms, for instance, are a good place to start.

Once you get more comfortable with the waxing process, you can then move on to more challenging areas like your bikini line. Remember: when it comes to home waxing, slow and steady wins the race!

Waxing Too Slowly

In many ways, think of body waxing similarly to how you’d consider pulling off a Band-Aid. A lot of people think it’s best to go slowly when removing waxing strips, but this can end up causing more discomfort.

The biggest mistake you can make here is moving the wax strip in direction that’s opposite to the hair growth pattern. This causes tearing and split skin (yes, it does hurt). Instead of pulling slowly, try pulling quickly in the same direction as the hair growth for less pain and a neater overall look. This will also help reduce the amount of hair left behind.

For more on how to avoid some of the most common mistakes people make when performing body waxing on their own at home, or to learn about any of our men’s or women’s body or facial waxing services, speak to the staff at His & Hers Waxing today.