We all long for long, thick lashes and a head of voluminous hair. But most of us would rather get rid of the hair anywhere else on our body. We know that hair removal can be bothersome, especially if you still haven’t found the method you’re comfortable with.
If you’re thinking about converting from shaving to waxing, read on because we’re about to make it a lot easier for you.
We rounded up the 5 main waxing tips with do’s and don’ts to ensure a silky smooth waxing experience. Even more, we’ve also done a deep dive in Hong Kong’s waxing scene to find the best places to whip that hair away and finally embrace the hair-free life.
Make sure you check it out before you book your appointment and finally say bye to ingrown hairs or itchy red bumps. Waxing effect lasts way longer and it prevents your hair from growing back the next day like it does after shaving. Try it once and you might never pick up your razor ever again!
While long hair can be more painful to wax, most women unnecessarily worry about their hair being too long and over trim it. Remember that hair must be at least a quarter of an inch in length, for the therapist to remove it. When trimmed too short the esthetician might not be able to grip the hair and wax it off. The ideal length of hair for a flawless wax that’ll give you the least amount of pain is the length of a grain of rice (6mm).
Regularly exfoliate and moisturise the skin to encourage hairs to grow through properly. sloughing away dead skin cells that might be blocking hairs, will result in a more pain-free wax and will also help prevent ingrown hairs.
After a wax, your skin will be extra sensitive. Therefore, until everything goes back to normal for at least 24 hours you should avoid common irritants such as tight clothing, products containing alcohol, strong sun exposure, heavy exercise, and excessive perspiration. You should also avoid hot baths or exposure to any extreme temperatures as well as touching, scrubbing or rubbing the waxed area. The proper aftercare will prevent bacteria from getting into the pores and causing an infection.
In case you find your skin a little bit irritated or inflamed soothe it with an oil. The tea tree oil, for example, protects and moisturizes skin, and also works as an antiseptic. Applying it will ward off ingrown hairs and prevent bacteria-related bumps.
Although there’s no perfect time for a wax, some times may be better than others. You can expect to have a higher pain tolerance in the late afternoon as opposed to early in the morning. Get your hair on a growth schedule and book yourself regular late afternoon appointments every four to six weeks (when it grown at least a 6mm).
A good esthetician will be fast (so there’s less pain), hold skin taut so there’s less pulling, and use the right amount of wax and type of wax for your particular hair type and skin.
We’ve all heard once or twice those stories about a botched waxing job or awkward encounter with a therapist. The best way to avoid those less-than-desirable situations and get the job done right is choosing the salon carefully. With so many waxing salons in Hong Kong, it may be difficult to decide which one is best. But we did the work for you and brought you a list of the top trusted salons in Central you can finally wipe that hair off at. Check them out, make your pick and go hair-free!
Scroll down to see the best waxing spots in Central where you can get your hair removed at the lowest prices. Click here to see the full list of top salons and decide which one is best for you.
150 – 450 face
$ 200 – 500 – arms
$ 350 – 520 – legs
$ 400 bikini
$ 100 – 160 face
$ 180 -260 arms
$ 230 – 420 legs
$ 250 – 400 bikini
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$ 200 eyebrow threading
$ 260 – 360 arms
$ 340 – 550 legs
$ 360 – 440 bikini
$ 120 lip wax/threading
$ 180 – 380 arms
$ 320 – 400 legs
$ 250 – 350 bikini