Hair Removal : The Difference between Salon and Home Waxing

Waxing is fast, easy and has long-lasting results. In case you weren’t aware of what waxing is, it involves the removal of unwanted hair from the body using hot or cold wax. The hair is pulled out from the root, which helps to give longer-lasting results than shaving. When it comes to waxing you have two choices: you can choose to have a beautician wax you in a salon, or simply wax yourself at home. Whatever you choose, waxing need not be a nightmare. Let’s take a look at the effectiveness of both salon and self-waxing. You might just learn a thing or two about keeping those unruly hairs at bay.

Beauty Spa Benefits

Beauty spas are created to pamper you whilst taking care of your every aesthetic need - including the eradication of undesirable hair. Spas provide a friendly, intimate and luxurious space where you’re treated like royalty by a professionally-trained beautician – for  a nominal fee of course. With the salon, you can rest assured knowing that the waxing is being handled by a beautician with lots of expertise! There’s something satisfying about seeing your legs newly-smooth as you leave the salon. Your confidence receives a big boost, and you feel very attractive and clean. You’ll have a spring in your step as you slip into that new little black dress!

Why Home Waxing?

Waxing at home is a lifesaver for anyone who is rushed for time and budget-conscious. Veet can help you wax in the intimate surroundings of your home with our extensive range of hair removal products. If you don’t have a lot of time to spare, Veet’s Wax Strips with Easy Grip are perfect for use on sensitive areas. Why not take the home spa experience up a notch with Veet’s new Spawax Stripless Wax Warming Kit? There’s no need to use strips, just heat the wax and apply it directly to your skin. You can choose from wax that is scented with purple lily and sugar fig or white orchid and vanilla. So you’ll be feeling spa-ctacular in no time, and for a long time!

DIY Waxing

Beauticians will prepare you for a wax by cleaning and disinfecting the area. You can do this in your bathroom with water, soap and, although not always necessary, disinfectant wipes. Once the skin is dry, apply the wax and remove small sections of hair as you go along. If you’re worried about pain, it’s best to take a deep breath before you pull the strip or hard wax from your skin. This age-old salon trick helps to distract you from the pain for a few seconds. Another trick is to apply your hand on the freshly waxed area. The pressure can help ease the pain, and if you have ever been to a professional, your beautician likely has tried this technique during your wax.

Effective Waxing

When you wax, hair is pulled directly from the root. Beauticians understand that the hair will grow back quicker if they merely remove the hair from above the skin. When waxing at home, it’s important to check your Veet Strips or Stripless Wax for hair follicle roots which indicate that you’ve grabbed all of the hair.

Post-Wax Care

It’s always a little painful after a wax but the discomfort tends to subside quickly. You’ve probably seen your beautician apply a cream to your skin post-wax. Well, the same rule applies when you take waxing into your own hands. Apply a skin-soothing gel containing soothing substances such as Aloe Vera or sandalwood oil to give the skin a protective, healing barrier.

You could be your own skincare-expert in no time with the right ingredients and know how. Just remember that like any good beautician,  you should never rush the process of waxing. Try lighting some scented candles, put on your favourite music and most of all – relax and enjoy the experience!