Waxing Q+A

Here at YOU Massage and Therapies we want to answer all YOUR questions about waxing. So do read on for more information from our expert therapist Julia


  • How long or short should my hair be? – The hair should be ¼ inch to ½ inch for best results.  If you have courser hair, it should be ½ inch for the first few waxes. Finer hair can be waxed at a shorter length.  Hair grows at different stages – in different cycles, so it can take several sessions before the hair and skin feels smoother.  It is very important to avoid shaving in between waxing, as this will disrupt the growing process, and stimulate the hair growth again.
  • Is there anything I should do before my waxing appointment? Please do not take a bath or shower immediately before treatment. Make sure the hair is the correct length ¼ inch to ½ inch.  Please check with your Doctor if you are unsure whether you can have waxing while on medication (refer to the Contraindications section).  
  • Should I exfoliate before waxing? Yes, gently exfoliate your skin a day or two before waxing (not the same day) to remove unwanted dead skin cells.
  • How often should I get my waxing treatment? Every 4 – 6 weeks. It is important to have regular treatments as skin becomes less sensitive, and the hair follicle will not have as much grip on the hair being pulled out, resulting in softer, finer hair – and less of it!
  • What should I expect after my waxing treatments? Finer, softer sparse hair growth, and smooth skin!

How will I benefit from waxing?  The more you wax, the less the hair!  Waxing pulls the hair out from the follicle (root), resulting in finer, thinner, and reduced hair growth – not to mention saving you a lot of time.

Myth:  waxing causes the hair to grow more.  This is not true.  Regular waxing reduces the hair growth, resulting in your hair becoming sparse, and less coarse.  The only thing that causes more hair growth is hormones.

If you are still not sure please call the studio on 02380 639747 and our reception team will help you through your questions.



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