Waxing in the Winter:
Everything You Need to Know
Ahh, a cold, glistening snowy winter. Cute scarves, fuzzy hats, cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and...waxing!
Wait, what did we just say? Waxing in the winter?
Ok, we know, that probably sounds like an oxymoron since waxing and summer bikinis seem to go far more in hand than long pants, thick jackets, and waxing.
But bear with us a moment and follow our line of thinking for a little while. Waxing during the winter is actually a prime time to wax! There are many benefits, especially for those new to waxing.
So, without making you wait any longer for jack frost to nip at your nose, let's get right to it!
Why Bother Waxing In The Winter?
Just because our wardrobe has changed to bundling up doesn't mean the hair has magically stopped growing on our bodies.
And there are lots of times and opportunities for you to show off your skin despite the clothing layers we often put on in winter.
- Winter months often call for lots of parties, and often these parties are inside a warm home. Shorter dresses might be within your dress code and will still reveal your legs and any hair left on them!
- We are confident we're not alone when we say snowy, cold weather and hot tubs are an amazing match! So, bikinis and swimsuits aren't out! Hairless bodies are necessary if you still want to pull your swimsuit off in the winter.
- Maybe other parts of your body stay wrapped up during winter, but what about your face? No one wants bushy winter eyebrows or a mustache! Waxing those regularly, even in the winter months, should still be a regular part of your routine.
Alright, so now you're convinced that it's essential to keep up your regular waxing routine in the winter months. However, what about waxing newbies? Should they start their waxing journey in winter or summer?
Start A Waxing Routine During Winter Months
If you're new to waxing and looking for a way to ease into the process, winter is a great time!
The first few months of starting your waxing regimen aren't always the easiest.
In the beginning, waxing can be a little more painful and give some discomfort. But...after those initial few months (remember, your appointments for waxing can be spread anywhere from 4-6 weeks), you'll be hooked!
Initially, your body may react to waxing in different ways too. Sometimes after waxing, your body will create a slight inflammatory or reactive result leaving you excessive redness, bumps, or even pimples.
Allowing your body time to adjust and heal up will ensure much more flawless results as you continue on your waxing journey. The more often you wax, your body will learn how to respond better and better.
So, think of it this way.
In the winter months, you show your skin off a lot less. If you use this opportunity to go through the transitional beginning phases of waxing and take on whatever slight reactions wax may bring when no one can see, you'll be more apt to continuing your waxing process!
The more you continue to wax regularly, the better your body will respond, and you'll find yourself with more pristine results.
Now let's factor in hair growth cycles.
There are four phases of hair growth: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.
During the anagen phase of the hair cycle, hair is actively growing; this is when you want to wax! This portion of the growth cycle can last anywhere from two to even six years! Getting through the transitional changes of waxing during the winter will ensure great results when summer comes around.
The other three phases are not quite as crucial to waxing. However, it is helpful to know some basics about hair growth so you can better understand why waxing is still incredibly important!
The catagen phase lasts for just 10-14 days, and the telogen phase lasts 50-100 days before the cycle resets again, with the anagen phase starting over.
As you can see, hair has the potential to grow for years before it even reaches that last exogenous phase.
Since each hair follicle can be on a different phase in the hair growth cycle, you may notice that you're not always getting the longest-lasting hair removal results when you first begin waxing.
When you begin to wax with regular appointments, you'll start to wax each hair while it is in the anagen growth phase, so eventually, all of your hair will be on a similar hair growth pattern.
This assures that the more often you wax, the more flawless and long-lasting results you will get! Hence, if you start waxing in the winter months and give yourself this grace period, you have a good chance your hair will be on the same growth pattern making you most ready for the summer months- the months you really want the best waxing results!
What Is The Best Time To Wax?
The best time to wax is regularly every 4-6 weeks, continuing throughout the year- even in the winter months! If you are new to waxing, the best time to start waxing is in the winter months, for all the reasons listed above!
Don't hesitate making an appointment with your esthetician, or you will be waiting until next summer to get started on the waxing process and wishing you began in the winter!
Additionally, just as not all salons and estheticians are made the same, all waxes are not made the same.
If you're new to waxing, you may find yourself not as comfortable with a particular salon and find that the wax they use has an adverse effect on your skin. Don't give up on all waxes quite yet! There is a wax out there made just for you, but it may take a few tries to find it.
Starting in the winter months assures you time to get settled with the facility you like the most and which wax is best for your skin to give you the best results for the summer months to come.
Speaking of wax, which wax is best for those winter months?
Which Wax Is Best In Winter?
Starpil's Stripless Hard Wax is the best wax for winter!
There are a multitude of options offered by Starpil to meet all the needs of our clients, newbies, or regulars!
Our Coral Wax is a top choice, in our not-so-humble opinion (we know this stuff is amazing!), for the winter months not just because it reminds us of the warm and spectacular coral reefs in the Mediterranean during the chilly snow days, but because of its fantastic ability to pull hair.
It's called a skin-enhancing formula for a reason! It reduces redness and irritation, ideal for those just beginning their wax journey in the winter months, but promotes skin regeneration for glowing and revived skin after the wax service.
Winter months don't scream glowing skin. Actually, they often scream for life because skin tends to be more dry, cracked, and dull from the cold weather. Any bit of extra life you can bring to your skin during the winter is a reason for gratitude.
Believe us when we say you'll be so grateful you used this wax during the winter!
You can even check out an application technique designed just for this special wax.
If this wax doesn't suit your fancy, and you'd rather start out with something extra sensitive, our Starsoft Hard Wax, which is the only hard wax formula with neurosensory properties on the market, is a superb option for our ladies with hypersensitive skin!
In addition to Starsoft, we also have our sanitizing and moisturizing Calendula Hard Wax. This formula not only creates a barrier between skin and bacteria that keeps it clear of breakouts and ingrowns, but also works to hydrate and soothe sensitive skin.
All in all, hair removal isn't left just for one particular season. Even in what some people consider "off" months, ahem- the winter, waxing is just as important!
If you are a waxing regular, continuing your waxing services throughout the winter is vital to keeping those flawless results you are already achieving. Plus, you still want to always be ready to show off that clean bikini line in your swimsuit when you head to the hot tub!
If you're contemplating jumping on the waxing bandwagon, the winter months are the perfect opportunity to begin.
Because of hair growth cycles, it will take a few months for all of your hair to end up on the same cycle and leave you with the longest-lasting results waxing can offer.
In addition, in case your skin first reacts with extra irritation or redness, giving a few months before summer rolls around will give your skin a grace period to get used to the waxing process and particular wax your esthetician uses.
Using Starpil's stripless hard waxes is a decision you won't regret! These formulas will leave you with not just hairless skin, but with a glow and a radiance about you that makes a perfect addition to the winter!