faqs
answering your most frequently asked questions

 
 

If this is my first time, how long should the hair be?

 

  • you will need to  stop shaving, trimming or using of nair at least 3 weeks before a wax appointment. 

 

How should I prepare for my Brazilian Wax appointment?

 

  • Take a warm shower/bath at least 2 hours before the appointment. This helps the skin to soften up and the pores to open 

  • Wear loose clothing as in yoga pants or basketball shorts. 

  • Take an ibuprofen at least 30 mins prior to wax appointment. 

  • Avoid alcohol/caffeine at least 2-3 hours before the appointment. This can cause the skin to be more sensitive by in-taking alcohol/caffeine too close to your appointment. 

  • Hydrate with lots of water. Waxing over dehydrated skin can cause sensitivity or waxing over dry skin which can cause discomfort. 

 

What should I do after my Brazilian Wax appointment?

 

  • Make sure you schedule your wax appointment on a day that you are not busy afterwards. In order to prevent any possible irritation, you do not want to do anything that will cause you to sweat excessively.

  •  Wait at least 24-48 hours before you workout, sit in a sauna or go to the beach/pool. 

  • Make sure to wear loose clothing only as stated above for the remainder of the day.  

  • Follow your after-care instructions. Each client may have different after care steps depending on your hair and skin type. 

 

Can I still get a Brazilian wax if I am on my menstrual cycle?

 

  • Absolutely! As long as you place in a new tampon right before your appointment starts or use a menstrual cup during. However, you are more sensitive during this time & at least 3 days before your cycle starts.

  •  Schedule your wax appointment accordingly if you know you tend to be more sensitive during your cycle. 

 

Can I still get a Brazilian Wax if I am pregnant?

 

  • Definitely! You can still get waxed when you are pregnant unless your Doctor advises not to.

  •  I always suggest to start waxing in your early stage so that you get used to the wax by the time you are at your last trimester. 

  • After birth, wait at least 8 weeks before you come in for your next wax appointment. 

 

How soon can I wax after surgery or having a baby?

 

  • You are required to get clearance from your doctor before you decide to get a wax; specifically a Brazilian wax. 

  • Its typically no less than 6-8 weeks after any type of surgery. 

  • C-section- Wait more than 8 weeks 

  • Vaginally- Wait more than 6 weeks 

 

Waxing precautions and contraindications!

 

  • Waxing can NOT be done on clients that are currently taking Accutane Adapalene, Differin,Isotretinoin, Tazarac or anything similar to Accutane. You must be off of these medications at least for 1 year prior to waxing.

  •  The following medications should be discontinued at least 3 months prior to waxing; Alustra,  Avita,  Azelex, Clindamycin, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Madifloxicine, Metronidazole, Prednisone, Renova (Retin A), Retin A, Tazarotene, Tetracycline, Tretinoin or anything similar. 

  • It is very important that you consult with your medical provider who prescribed you any type of medication prior to waxing. 

  • If you are sunburned, wait at least 7 days before your wax appointment. If you tan in a sun tan booth, wait at least 48 hours.

  • Facial Waxing: If you have received any type of chemical peels or an  exfoliation treatment,  wait at least 7 days before your wax appointment. 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS THAT WERE NOT ANSWERED ABOVE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT info@thewaxassassins.com