Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes your hair from the root. New hair grows back in the waxed area after 3 - 6 weeks.
But some ladies may start to see slight regrowth within 1 - 2 weeks from the treatment as some of their hair might be on a different growth cycle.
Almost any area of your body can be waxed.
Blush uses one of the top leading brands of depilatory waxes and pre-wax & post-wax aftercare products from Australia to ensure our clients receive waxing services of the highest quality.
Our premium wax prevents hair breakage, ingrown hair, redness and it eliminates the painful sting that is associated with other common waxes. Our scented soft and hard wax also contains unique titanium dioxide technology.
DOES WAXING HURT?
Yes, waxing does hurt.
Your hair follicles are pulled from the hair shaft, which causes there to be pain when the nerve endings are triggered.
But, most women find the pain to be tolerable. Here are some tips for you to reduce pain during waxing!
Don't tense up.
Try to maintain a steady breathing pattern during your waxing treatment. This will help you cope much better with the pain.
Try taking painkillers before your session.
This will hopefully dull the nerves so that the shock of pain when waxing will not be as intense. However, do seek professional advice if you are not sure if taking medication is the most suitable for your body.
Avoid consuming caffeine or alcohol 24 hours before your waxing session.
They are stimulants which will increase your blood flow, making your skin feel more sensitive.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BE WAXING?
It is best to wax during the middle of your menstrual period, right around the time when you are ovulating.
It would be easier and less painful for us ladies around that time.
You should avoid waxing a week before and after your period as your skin will be more sensitive then.
WHICH PART OF MY BODY CAN I WAX?
You can wax almost any part of your body - arms, legs, underarms, face, bikini line, and more.
Do check out our price list for the areas we offer to wax!
WHAT ARE THE DOs AND DON'Ts BEFORE WAXING?
It is advisable to prep your skin several days prior to your appointment – lightly exfoliate the area to lift off any possible ingrown hairs and moisturize to prevent dry skin.
However, please skip the moisturizer on the actual day of your appointment as wax would not work well on greasy skin.
Do check that your skin is in good condition – no rashes, redness, peeling, etc.
Avoid consumption of caffeine and alcohol 24 hours before your waxing service as they are stimulants and will increase your blood flow. They will make your skin more sensitive. Do refrain from prolonged sun exposure 48 hours prior to your appointment as well.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOFT AND HARD WAX?
Soft wax is applied in a thin layer with a waxing spatula or with a roller.
It would be removed with a waxing cloth or muslin strip. In most cases, traditional soft wax is generally used for areas such as your legs and arms.
Hard wax is thicker in consistency and applied with a waxing spatula.
The wax hardens after a short period of time and would be removed without the use of a strip. Hard wax is good for waxing an extra sensitive area such as the vagina for a Brazilian wax.
Hard wax attaches itself only to the hair, and not the skin. Therefore, it minimizes discomfort and reduces the possibility of skin irritation and tugging. It is also better at "grabbing" shorter and coarser hair, almost eliminating the need to wax over the same area again.
HOW LONG WILL MY WAXING RESULTS LAST?
This will depend on the rate of individual hair growth. The average hair-free period you can enjoy would be for about 1.5 - 2 weeks. It is advisable to wax every 4 - 6 weeks for optimal results.
With more sessions completed, you can expect slower regrowth of your hair, and it would be possible for the intervals between each waxing treatment to be stretched up to 7 - 8 weeks long!
HOW LONG MIGHT MY SKIN BE RED AND TENDER?
Your skin may unfortunately become red and tender after waxing. This might last from anywhere between 1 - 24 hours after your treatment, depending on your skin's sensitivity.
The wax we use at Blush does enhance gentleness on the skin, allowing our clients to experience minimal redness and irritation. However, we still recommend "Tea Tree Lotion", one of our popular post-wax products, to help speed up the healing process.
WHY SHOULD I WAX INSTEAD OF SHAVE?
The effects of waxing lasts longer as compared to shaving.
Shaving only cuts the hair from the skin surface, which might cause hair to grow out quicker, with the appearance of a 'stubble'. The 'stubble' is usually blunt and darker than normal hair. Some clients even experience hair growth the very next day after shaving. Long-term shaving can also cause skin damage which might result in uneven skin tone, for example, underarm darkening.
Waxing, on the other hand, removes hair from the root. It would take a few weeks for your hair to regrow. Waxing also does not cause razor burn and it would eliminate the risk of cuts in sensitive areas.
ARE THERE ANY LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF WAXING?
The only possible side-effect of waxing would be ingrown hairs, especially if your skin is prone to them. For most of our clients, this is not a very common problem.
The major benefits of waxing would be that the regrown hair will be softer and finer. Waxing also helps to remove dead skin cells.
DOES IT ITCH WHEN HAIR GROWS BACK?
Unlike shaving, waxing would not cause itching as your hair would be removed together with its roots.
Regrowth will be much finer at the tip of the new hair. Clients with drier skin types will experience slight irritation but this can be reduced with exfoliation and skin moisturizer.
HOW DO I PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
Exfoliating gently on a weekly basis will help to remove dead skin cells and thus prevent ingrown hairs.
Do note that exfoliation should only be done 48 hours after your waxing session. You can also moisturize your skin frequently to prevent ingrown hairs.
In addition to that, we recommend using our product, Hive Tea Tree Lotion to prevent ingrown hair. It is a daily light-weight moisturizer that contains tea tree essence that would help to cleanse and prevent clogged pores that is one of the causes of ingrown hair.
HOW DO I PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
Bikini wax is great for waxing first-timers / beginners. It is great as a quick clean up as it will not take off too much hair, and would not require you to remove your panties. For ladies who are not comfortable with being bottom-half naked around a stranger, we would recommend you try out a bikini wax.
There are two types of bikini wax – bikini line and full bikini wax.
Bikini line wax removes hair on both sides of the front bikini area and below the navel, if needed.
Full bikini wax removes both sides of the front bikini area, next to the labia (area near the inner thigh), and below the navel, if needed.
Brazilian wax, Blush's most popular treatment, is ideal for someone who wants to go completely clean and hairless. It removes hair at the entire area, from front to back. You can also opt for a strip design on the front.
CAN I HAVE A BRAZILIAN WAX WHEN PREGNANT?
WHEN CAN I RESUME BRAZILIAN WAXING AFTER MY DELIVERY?
Yes, you can still come for a waxing session while you are pregnant, even up till the last few weeks prior to delivery. However, we would advise all soon-to-be moms against waxing during the first trimester and wait till pregnancy is stable before continuing.
Most mommies resume waxing 2 - 3 months after normal delivery and at least 6 months if they have had a caesarean delivery.
WHAT PRODUCTS ARE USED AT BLUSH?
Our waxes, pre-care, and aftercare products are from Australia & France. Using products from top leading brands will ensure a quality treatment for all of our clients.
Avoid hot baths / suntanning / sun exposure / swimming / heavy lotions / perfumes / deodorant / exfoliation / abrasions / tight clothing (e.g. tight pants) at areas waxed for at least 48 hours after your session.
We strongly recommend ladies to apply tea tree lotion after wax as an antiseptic to prevent inflammation and rashes. This should be done on a regular basis to cleanse the pores to prevent ingrown hairs.
Do also try to scrub the area gently 5 - 7 days after waxing to remove dead skin which will help to minimize possible ingrown hairs.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION...
The optimal hair length for waxing is about 1cm. If you have just shaved, please allow your hair to grow for at least two weeks before coming for your waxing session. You don't need to trim your hair before waxing, we will take care of that, if needed!
Towels and wet wipes will be provided at Blush, so don't worry about bringing any additional items!
I'M NOT SURE IF I'M SUITABLE TO UNDERGO WAXING TREATMENT...
Blush checks to make sure every client is ready for waxing treatment. We may decline treatments for clients with the following condition(s):
Sunburned, irritated skin
After chemical peel / microdermabrasion / laser (for face)
Pregnant ladies during their first trimester
Certain medical conditions, e.g. diabetes
Please inform us if you are on any oral medication for your skin, or topical medication for the treated area. Some medication can cause the skin to be more sensitive and thinner than usual, especially topical retinoid products such as Retin-A and Differin. This might cause your skin to be more vulnerable to lifting and more sensitive to pain during a waxing treatment.
Please also ensure that the area is clean and your skin is in good condition. Avoid waxing if your skin feels dry or sore!
Do contact us and let us know if you have any other queries on whether you are suitable for waxing!