Ok let’s not get all grossed out and actually acknowledge that we all have hair and most of us want to rid of it but sometimes the process is annoying and painful. I’ve learned some pretty good tricks through trial and error and from professionals, so as a girl to girl, or man even, I thought it would be fair to share my tips.
- Apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth and rip the wax strip in the opposite direction.
- Apply cold water on the newly wax area to stop it from itching and to close pores.
SHAVING: I find shaving to be a little more delicate because it is done usually more frequently so it requires a heavier maintenance for optimum results.
- If you are really suffering from ingrown hair then shave in the direction of the hair growth however if you want a really close shave do it in the opposite direction.
- Use a 3 or 4 blades razor that does not have big moisturising strips as I find those to not be very effective. I really like the Gilette simply venus razors.
- Forget about the chemical shaving mousse, they usually have a heavy fragrance which is irritating for sensible areas such as underarms and bikini. Instead use Johnson’s baby oil, it is very gentle on the skin, gives of close shave and at the same time gives you baby skin!
- Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! If you don’t want ingrown hair, you need to get in the habit of exfoliating and not just with a weak salt or sugar scrub but with an actual round exfoliating brush or exfoliating gloves!
- After waxing or shaving the area gently dab (I said dab and not drag on the skin) a cotton pad with Witch Hazel which will prevent ingrown hair, itchiness and bumps.
- Slather the hair free area with a none fragrance moisturiser such as Cetaphil and let the area breath.
Hope my tips will be useful xxx