Waxing is one of the most common ways to remove body hair, but not everyone wants to try it. The most common reason is they have heard stories about how painful or unpleasant it is!
So, let’s bust a few of the common waxing myths and let you make a decision based on the facts, not the stories.
Does Waxing Hurt?
As anyone who has ever waxed knows, a pain factor is involved. But is it unbearable?
The truth is that everyone’s pain tolerance is different, so what might be too much pain for some is just a tickle for others. It’s like pulling off a plaster. When it is done quickly and efficiently, it doesn’t hurt that much.
Plus, it’s always more painful the first time. Most people report that the pain from waxing is less each time they have it done.
Is a Bikini Wax Embarrassing?
Bikini lines are one of the most annoying areas to keep in good shape, but some people don’t like the idea of letting someone near such an intimate area.
The important thing to remember is that beauty therapists do this day after day – and will likely have waxed a few bikini lines before you that day! If you’re feeling self-conscious, simply explain this to your beautician, and they’ll be happy to change their method to make you feel a bit more comfortable with the process.
Does Waxing Cause Sagging Skin?
One of the most common waxing myths is that it can cause wrinkles or the skin to sag. Some people worry that the tugging motion of the waxing can cause sagging or even wrinkles. However, a good beautician will always keep the skin-tight while pulling away the wax or strip.
Plus, waxing isn’t something that you have done too often and therefore, it’s not something that could have a long-term impact on the skin. So, if you’re worried about wrinkles, you can rest assured that waxing won’t cause them.
How Long Does the Waxed hair Need to Be?
You may have been told to let your hair grow out for weeks or even months before waxing. Fortunately, this is no longer the case! Nowadays, wax can be effectively applied to much shorter lengths of hair. For legs and the bikini line, hair only needs to be a quarter of an inch long, and for brows, only an eighth of an inch is required.
Waxing When Pregnant?
If you’re pregnant and thinking about getting a wax, don’t worry – you can go ahead and book that appointment! Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly safe to wax while pregnant.
Experts recommend starting waxing in the early stages of pregnancy so that by the time you reach your third trimester, the hair will be finer and thinner, and hopefully, the waxing process will be more comfortable.
Busting those waxing myths
These are some of the most popular myths around waxing, and as you can see, there’s not a lot of fact behind them! So don’t let the myths put you off, and instead, try it for yourself to make your own decisions.