Every man desires flawless skin. Waxing is one of the most suitable treatment methods to achieve it.
Many individuals prefer waxing to epilating or shaving. It is not only painless but a long-lasting treatment, which can eliminate hair for at least four to six weeks.
However, before performing a waxing session, we recommend trimming unwanted hair to avoid discomfort when removing more stubborn hair during waxing.
Trimming hair before waxing can make the experience more pleasant. Some ingrown hairs can occur after waxing, so keeping it trimmed down to ¼ inch is beneficial.
However, if you leave your hair much shorter than this, it may be too difficult for the wax to grip onto the waxing strip. If it’s longer, it gets difficult to pull out all the hair uniformly.
There’s no hard and fast rule for the optimal length of chest hair to use during a waxing appointment. Most men typically wait until their hair reaches about a quarter of an inch before scheduling an appointment – this will allow for proper plucking in a single session.
However, some men choose to keep this area trimmed down to control how long the hair grows and make it easier for them, and our specialists, to maintain an even surface area throughout the session.
To deal with this is to trim down the hair in the areas that you intend to wax. This means that the hairs will be short enough for a clean, swift removal at the root level.
All of the surrounding hairs will be exposed so your wax can grab a firm hold of all of these hairs simultaneously during one sweep.
The simplest way to control the length is to use a pair of clippers or trimmer. You set the clipper or trimmer to a specific length and trim.
By doing it this way, you ensure that you aren’t going too short. We recommend setting your clippers or trimmer at no shorter than ¼ inch (0.25).
Trimming your hair before waxing makes the waxing procedure even more effective. This is because you cut the unnecessary hair off from the roots and allow easier application and removal of the strip.
Having your hair cut to an even length makes it easier for you to determine the direction of hair growth.
Exfoliating before waxing helps enhance the blades glide across your chest. It also reduces the chances of irritation and itching.
Exfoliation ensures smooth, consistent waxing. The practice of exfoliation involves manually removing dead skin cells from the surface of the chest muscle.
Simple snip and trim. Just wait until your hair is longer than an inch, then trim everything down with a flat top ¼ inch guard attachment. It is the ideal length for versatile clean-cut styles and a perfect length for the use of an attachment.
Rinse off the excess hair and lather. Take the muslin cloth and dip it in some warm water, then brush it over the area you just waxed to remove any wax residue and soften up any of the hairs that didn’t quite pull out during this first round.
To help keep hair in check longer, follow up your trimming with a moisturizing body wash or body scrub.
We recommend moisturizing within 24 hours before your waxing appointment. Do NOT use a body lotion that has alcohol or fragrance. These types of lotions will dry out your skin and make it very flaky before the appointment.
Trimming your hair before waxing is one of the most critical steps in the entire process. It makes your wax treatment easier and more effective.
By removing any extra hair surrounding the area to be waxed, you allow your wax application to remove all of the hair that you want removing. Our professionals will help you to decide how you want your finished result to look and determine if waxing services are right for you.
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Genet Nemeth is the owner of SOS WAX and Skincare in Las Vegas. She loves talking about skincare and waxing with employees and clients. When not in one of her shops, you can find Genet enjoying a matcha tea ice cream cone at her favorite café.