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Five Myths About Waxing

By Tanvi Rastogi @tanviidotcom
Waxing The City Tanvii.com Thank you Waxing The City for sponsoring this post. Unwanted hair is part of life…and so is getting rid of it. From brows - to backscaping - to bare it all Brazilians –we’ve seen it all. With 100 locations open –you’ll be sure to find a Waxing The City studio near you. First time customers get 50% off their first service!

I have been waxing my hands and legs for as long as I can remember. Since puberty, I suppose. I did try shaving a couple of times in my early 20s but soon after realized it was not for me. All the cuts, and burns were just not worth it. I went back to waxing and have been happy ever since. Waxing The City Tanvii.com

Last week, I visited Waxing The City at their Alexandria location for my monthly waxing services. This was my first time trying them out. Firstly I was impressed by how clean and organized this establishment was. Gigi, at the front desk was so friendly and professional. She had been helpful right from the beginning, when I called to make an appointment till the end when I needed some help taking the below picture. The decor of the place is contemporary, which is inviting and relaxing both! The waxing 'cerologist' (a term I just became familiar with which means 'a waxing expert') was excellent and she knew what she was doing. There was minimal-to-no-pain and was easy to talk to which is always a plus! The best part is that their price are extremely competitive. Okay ladies. Let’s get real about body hair. His 5 o’clock shadow might be ruggedly sexy. Yours…not so much. But have no fear, Waxing The City is here with an offer that’s hard to refuse! First time customers get 50% off any service. Call or book an appointment with Waxing The City so you can enjoy a hair-free, care-free summer. They have a couple of locations in the Virginia area and the one is Alexandria is a stone-throw-away from D.C. If you are looking for a clean and reliable place for your waxing needs, you must check them out.

Waxing The City Tanvii.com As someone who has been sharing her personal beauty regimes and tips, I often get asked from other women who have never waxed: To wax or not to wax? While Body hair removal is completely a personal choice, and should not be done for any other reason except personal satisfaction. However, if you do decide you want to go the waxing route this summer, I am here to bust the most common myths about getting it done! The good news is that not everything you’ve read or heard is all true. 

MYTH 1: Waxing Makes Your Hair Grow Back Thicker

Both long and short term, waxing regularly can drastically change your hair. Many believe that removing the hair on a regular basis will cause it to grow back thicker and darker than before. In fact, the results are to the contrary and hair grows back finer, more sparse and the rate of growth is also slowed. This makes waxing less painful and therefore it definitely pays to wax regularly.

MYTH 2: You Need Long Hair to Wax

It’s easy to imagine that if the hairs are too short, the waxing agent won’t be able to get enough grip. In reality, longer hair can actually make the waxing hurt more. In order for the wax to grip body hair, you need approximately a quarter of an inch, or 4mm. For brows, you need about an eighth. No need to break out the ruler; this isn’t an exact science. As you become more experienced, you’ll know what works for you.
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MYTH 3: Waxing Always Hurts

Since you're pulling hair out from the root, waxing isn't going to feel like getting a massage. The bottom line is that everyone reacts different to waxing so the pain level varies from person to person. That being said, the technician's technique also plays a factor in how much discomfort you'll feel.
When scheduling your wax appointment you should also take your cycle into consideration. You might find that the skin is more sensitive during period and the few days leading up to it, so you experience more pain than you would on other days of the month.

MYTH 4: Waxing harms the skin

While waxing may cause some minor side effects such as inflammation and the dreaded ‘plucked chicken look’, these will disappear within hours. Waxing does not cause long-term damage to the skin - it even exfoliates and benefits the top layer of skin. Waxing The City Tanvii.com

MYTH 5: Waxing prevent the formation of ingrown hair

Ingrown hairs refer to the hair that grows up and curls back into the skin after a hair removal process. This commonly affects those people who have thick and frizzy hair.
The popular understanding is that if you choose to wax over shaving for your regular hair removal sessions, ingrown hairs could be done away with. This isn’t true. Whether you choose to wax, epilators or shaving, ingrown hairs can turn up, irrespective of the procedure. With proper moisturizing and exfoliation you can prevent the growth of ingrown hairs.

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The effects of waxing can last up to 3-4 weeks and this improves the more regularly you wax. We recommend maintaining a routine of getting a wax every 3-4 weeks so that your hair gets into a cycle and so that your wax is as effective as possible. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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