The first bad news is that waxing hurts. Imagine it being like having a large Band-Aid torn off. A person’s pain threshold largely determines how much it hurts. However, no matter how you look at it, removing hair from the follicle is smart.
The good news is that there are many things you can do to reduce waxing discomfort.
Finding a skilled, experienced waxer is the most crucial step. The procedure will be completed as quickly and painlessly as possible by a skilled professional. They will have comfort-enhancing techniques. If someone waxes frequently, they are also more likely to use higher-quality, more expensive products, such as Bombshell Wax, which contains buffering agents and essential oils to speed up the process and make it safer and more comfortable. Ask your friends who wax for recommendations; now is not the time to let your fingers wander aimlessly through the Yellow Pages.
There are a few things you can and should do in advance now that you’ve found a dependable waxer and scheduled an appointment. As these substances will heighten your sensitivity, avoid caffeine, nicotine, and sugar for at least two hours before treatment. Take aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, or another OTC analgesic into consideration. Get comfortable and eliminate any sources of stress from your life. When you’re most likely to be at ease, try to schedule your treatment. Allow enough time to travel to your appointment. A glass of wine or a cocktail before waxing may help some people unwind and lessen the discomfort.
Inform your waxer of any worries or fears while you are both present in the same space. It frequently helps to discuss the process. Remove anything constricting or even the slightest bit uncomfortably fitting, and wear loose clothing. If it’s hot or stuffy, request a fan. If it’s cold, ask for more heat.
Now that you’re prepared to have your hair removed by waxing, make sure your waxer rubs or presses the newly waxed area. Without being told, a skilled waxer will understand this. Additionally, there are many activities you can engage in to divert your attention from any pain or discomfort your body may be going through. Nothing works for everybody but you might experiment with one or more of these techniques:
*Hold a towel or stuffed animal to squeeze
*Suck on mints or hard candy or chew gum
*Focus on why you’re there and the end result of your efforts
*Use breathing and visualization (think Lamaze) strategies to disassociate yourself from the procedure and any discomfort
*Bring a friend for support and distracting chit chat
*Arrange for a foot massage or reflexology during treatment
Do not forget that the first waxing is always the most challenging. Waxing a body area frequently will lessen the amount of hair that grows there and make any remaining hairs simpler to remove. The pain and difficulty of subsequent waxings will diminish over time.