Why Using Pre and Post Wax Products is a MUST
The waxing industry has greatly evolved since its start. From being one of the most painful hair removal practices women dreaded, (pain is beauty, right?), to now having near-painless options that provide long-lasting results. Not only that, there are wax care practices that have developed along the way to improve the experience of both the waxer and the client getting serviced. The most appreciated addition to the waxing process is the use of pre and post wax products.
Ladies, we are all familiar with the ‘instructions’ or ‘questions’ that estheticians shoot at us every time we walk in the salon. And those in the esthetics business agree that it can be frustrating when a customer comes in for a follow-up waxing appointment without proper after-wax care following their last visit. These little details carry significance and can negatively affect the results, leaving both of you with an unpleasant experience.
What should I do before and after waxing?
What you do before and after waxing has a significant impact on the overall experience. It is crucial to follow best practices for pre waxing and post waxing in order to get the best results.
The important thing to remember is that waxing the skin should never start or end with the wax. Don’t worry, we’re going to explain what pre and post waxing is so that you can get smooth skin that lasts.
What is Pre-Waxing?
Pre-waxing is the process of prepping the skin to be serviced. This includes using pre-wax care products to cleanse and get the skin ready for waxing.
Pro Tip: Exfoliate 24-48 Hours Prior to Waxing.
Around 24 to 48 hours prior to waxing, gently exfoliate with a gentle brush or scrub in order to remove dead skin cells that encompass hair follicles.
Use caution when exfoliating. Scrubbing too hard can cause skin irritation, which could harm the skin further when waxed.
Exfoliating also helps loosen any ingrown hairs and ultimately enhances your waxing results.
How to Prep Skin for Waxing
Cleanse the Skin
Begin your waxing session with freshly washed skin for optimal results. Use soap to scrub and get rid of any sweat, oil, dirt, makeup. Then, use pre waxing care products to remove any other residue before waxing.
Dry the Skin
Wax doesn’t adhere properly to wet skin and hair. Dry the area to be waxed with a clean towel or cloth.
Trim Hair if Too Long
The ideal length for hair to be waxed is ¼-inch as recommended by The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Hair shorter than 1/4-inch long, won’t allow the wax to adhere properly to its surface and may not pull out entirely.
Hair that is longer than this should be trimmed to avoid a more painful experience. Trim the hair using a clean electric trimmer or safety scissors.
Benefits of Pre-Waxing Care
There are numerous pre-wax products available today which make sure that you go through a less painful, faster, and more efficient waxing treatment.
The most basic use of pre-wax care is to cleanse the skin of oils, bacteria, sweat, and dust. It’s important not to skip this step, as it might prevent thorough hair removal due to previous oils and creams applied or infections, rashes, and more.
Although it is recommended to use the pre-wax products regardless of the type of waxing treatment.
After you complete your waxing service, you are ready to start your post-wax care.
What is Post-Waxing?
Post-waxing is what you do as soon as you finish a wax. The best thing to do is use products that remove leftover wax residue, soothe the skin, and prevent further hair growth in order to prevent irritation and have your smooth skin last longer.
Benefits of Post-Wax Care
Waxing can get a little messy if you’re not careful. And no matter how precise you are, you’re going to have to do a bit of cleaning. Post-wax oil is a great way to get rid of the sticky leftovers from the skin to leave it shiny and smooth.
Another benefit to be mentioned about post-waxing products is that they can help with skin sensitivity after waxing.
Not everyone has a high pain tolerance when it comes to waxing. Even with gentle wax options, there are people who avoid waxing services because of their skin’s sensitivity or a previous negative experience.
Redness, puffed up skin, blotches, and rashes are some of the effects people notice after a bad waxing service.
Check out the video below to learn more about proper after-wax care:
What can I use for pre and post wax?
Starpil pre and post waxing products offer the most variety and best value for effective wax care.
Discover our unique collections:
Original - The OG Starpil Wax pre and post wax collection
Starsoft - Crafted with neurosensory properties for a luxurious feel.
Calendula - An ultra-soothing blend of calendula and tea tree oil to limit bacteria, redness, and irritation.
Best Pre and Post Wax Products
Pre-Wax Gel - Used before waxing to cleanse and remove excess oil, sweat, and environmental debris.
Post-Wax Oil - Used after waxing to completely remove wax residue. It also calms and soothes the skin leaving it hydrated and protected.
Post-Wax Lotion - Used after waxing to make sure your skin gets an even tone, remains moisturized, and does not get infected follicles. It also slows hair growth, reduces breakage on future wax treatments, and hydrates the skin.
Post-Wax Mousse - Used after waxing to restore the skin’s hydrolipidic mantle after waxing to leave it feeling nourished, refreshed, and lusciously smooth. It facilitates skin drainage while weakening hair growth at the root for a bacteria-free and protected waxing service.
Brazilian Waxing Mask - Enriched with essential oils and antioxidants which soothe intimate waxing, providing comfort. One mask can gently moisturize, restore sensitized skin tissue after an intimate wax.
Post-Wax Intensive Care Lotion: This highly absorbable after-wax cream dulls pain and helps regenerate cells to speed-up the recovery after waxing. Restores skin moisture levels, and relieves potential irritation.
Ingrown Hair Serum: Stop your inner hair growth issues by using the Starpil Ingrown Hair Serum (Hair Puller) spray that works wonders for ingrowns. Use 24-hours after waxing.
Pre and post waxing is essential whether you own a salon or are an at-home waxer. We carry both professional sized 500ml and smaller sized 200ml pre and post wax products.
If you’re mostly an at-home waxer or are just starting out, Starpil waxing kits include pre and post wax care
When you choose Starpil, you are going for one of the best wax brands in the world. We offer quality you can trust and customer service you can depend on.
If you’re a professional, making pre and post wax care a mandatory part of your waxing service relieves you of two things - The stressful endeavor of waxing on unprepared skin and handling your customers’ questions on relieving the skin after waxing. For at-home waxers, using pre and post wax care products really levels-up your waxing experience. If you haven’t added pre and post care as a habitual part of your services, try Starpil and experience the difference for yourself.