Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will grow back in the waxed area after 3-6 weeks, although some people will start to see slight regrowth in only 1-2 weeks due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed.
Blush uses one of the top leading brands of depilatory waxes, pre & post waxes after-care from Australia to ensure quality treatment to all clients.
Our premium wax prevents hair breakages, ingrown hair, redness and the associated painful sting. Our scented soft and hard wax contains unique titanium dioxide technology.
DOES WAXING HURT?
Yes, waxing does hurt, but most women find it to be tolerable.
WHEN SHOULD I WAX?
It is best to wax during the mid-cycle of your period, right around the time when you are ovulating. It will be easier and less painful if you keep up with regular waxes. Some first-time clients do take some painkillers, but it is up to personal preferences.
Avoid waxing a week before and after your period as your skin will be more sensitive.
WHERE CAN I WAX?
You can wax any area of your body – arms, legs, underarms, face, bikini line, and more.
WHAT SHOULD I DO & AVOID BEFORE WAXING?
It is advisable to prep your skin several days prior to your appointment – lightly exfoliate the area to lift off any ingrown hairs and moisturize to prevent dry skin. However, please skip the moisturizer on the day of your appointment as wax does 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. This will make your skin more sensitive. 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 using a roller. It is removed using a waxing cloth or muslin strip. In most cases, traditional soft wax is generally used for areas such as legs and arms.
Hard wax is thicker in consistency and applied warm with a waxing spatula. The wax hardens after a period of time and it is removed without the use of a strip. Hard wax is the better choice when waxing for 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 also has the ability to “grab” shorter and coarser hair, almost eliminating the need to wax over the same area twice.
HOW LONG WILL MY WAX LAST?
The growth of hair will depend on the rate of individual hair growth. The average hair-free time would be for at least 1.5 to 2 weeks. It is advisable to wax every 4 to 6 weeks for optimal results.
With more sessions done, you can expect slower regrowth and the intervals between each treatment can stretch up to 7-8 weeks.
HOW LONG WILL I STAY RED?
The skin may stay red and tender anywhere from 1 to 24 hours, depending on the individual’s skin sensitivity. The wax which we use at Blush further enhances gentleness on the skin. Hence, clients will experience minimal redness and irritation.
We strongly recommend “Tea Tree Lotion”, one of our popular products, to speed up the healing process.
WHY SHOULD I WAX INSTEAD OF SHAVE?
The effect of waxing will be more long lasting as compared to shaving.
Shaving will only cut the hair out from the skin surface, causing hair to grow quicker, with the appearance of a ‘stubble’. The ‘stubble’ will be blunter and darker than normal hair. Some clients experience hair growth the next day after shaving!
On the other hand, waxing removes hair from the root, so it will take a few weeks to see regrowth. Waxing does not cause razor burn or run the risk of cuts in sensitive areas.
Long-term shaving causes skin damage which might result in uneven skin tones (e.g. underarm darkening).
WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF A WAX?
The major benefits of waxing are that the regrowth will be softer and finer. Waxing also helps to remove dead skin cells.
The only possible side effect would be ingrown hairs, especially if you are prone to them. For most of our clients, this is not a very common problem.
DOES IT ITCH WHEN THE HAIR GROWS BACK?
Unlike shaving, waxing does not cause itchiness as hair is being removed along with its roots. Thus, regrowth will be much finer at the tip of the hair. Clients with drier skin type will experience slight irritation but it can be reduced with exfoliation and application of skin moisturizer.
HOW TO PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
Exfoliating gently on a weekly basis will help to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs. Do note that exfoliation can only take place after 48 hours of your waxing session. Another method would be to moisturize your skin.
One of our products, Hive Tea Tree Lotion, will be able to prevent ingrown hair. It is a daily light-weight moisturizer that contains tea tree essence to help cleanse and prevent clogged pores that might cause ingrown hairs.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIKINI AND BRAZLIAN WAX?
A bikini wax is great for beginners as it will not take off too much hair. It is ideal as a quick clean up and does not require you to remove your panties. For those who are not comfortable with being bottom-half naked around a stranger, a bikini wax is the one for you!
There are two types of bikini wax – bikini line and full bikini. Bikini line will remove hair on both sides of the front bikini area and below the naval, if needed. Full bikini will remove both sides of the front bikini area, next to the labia (near the inner thigh), and below the naval, if needed.
Brazilian wax, the most popular option, is ideal for someone who wants to go completely clean and hairless. It removes hair on the entire area, from front to back. You can also opt for a strip design on the front.
CAN I HAVE A BRAZILIAN WAX IF I AM PREGNANT? WHEN CAN I RESUME BRAZILIAN WAXING AFTER MY DELIVERY?
Yes, it is still possible to wax, even up till the last few weeks prior to delivery. However, we advise all soon-to-be mums to stop waxing during the 1st trimester and wait till pregnancy is stable before continuing.
Most mommies resumed their waxing 2-3 months after normal delivery and at least 6 months if they had a caesarean.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
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.
THINGS TO TAKE NOTE
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE?
No hot bath/ suntanning/ sun exposure/ swimming/ heavy lotions/ perfumes/ deodorant/ exfoliation/ abrasions/ thigh clothing (e.g. tight pants) for 48 hours
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
Gently scrub the area 5-7 days after waxing to remove dead skin which causes buried hairs and ingrown hairs
WHAT'S THE HAIR LENGTH REQUIRED?
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE?
Hair length should be at least ¼” to ½” for effective waxing. Allow your hair to grow for at least two weeks after shaving. There is no need to trim or buzz before your wax. We will take care of all that, if needed.
Towels and wet wipes are provided; hence, you do not need to bring any additional items.
WHO ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR WAXING?
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, causing it to be more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.
Please also ensure that the area is clean and the skin is in good condition. Avoid waxing if your skin feels dry or sore. Waxing should be avoided in areas that are being treated with any topical retinoid products such as Retin-A and Differin.