Everything you need to know about Waxing

Waxing can seem to be a very straight forward treatment to book but for those of you who have never had it done before or perhaps only have the treatment performed in the summer, here are a few regularly asked questions and answers to help you plan your course of treatments.

We pride ourselves in being the very best place for your waxing treatments. We are highly trained, and use the very best waxing products from Outback Organics. Not only do they give the best results (and they look and smell incredible!) but they fuse the latest cosmetic ingredients with innovative natural extracts from the coastline, forests and bushlands of Australia to create ethical products.

Our products

Our entire range is free from synthetic colouring and fragrances, parabens, and other harsh chemicals. We will never test on animals and endeavor to make as many of our products as vegan friendly as possible.

Our ingredients

Many of our luxurious Australian botanical products contain either pure, organic tea tree oil or lemon myrtle oil – two of nature’s strongest known antiseptics and wonderful natural remedies in the treatment of countless skin ailments, cuts, scrapes, insect bites and minor infections.

Warm Wax Hair Removal

How long, or short, should my hair be for waxing?

The hair should be at least 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch for best results. If you have coarse hair it should be closer to 1/2-inch for the first few waxes. Once the hair becomes finer it can be waxed at a shorter length. If your hair is longer, I recommend shaving the area and booking your waxing appointment for two to three weeks later. It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows in stages and all of your hair is never at the same stage. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate hair growth again. So if you’re going on holiday and want to be hair free while you’re away you need to plan your waxing treatments now, for the best results.

How often should I get my waxing treatment?

Every four to five weeks. Regular waxing is essential. The skin will be less sensitive if waxing is done regularly. Over time the hair follicle will have less and less of a grip on the hair to be pulled and the hairs will come out more easily. Another reason to wax frequently is that you may even experience less hair growth over time.

Is there anything I should do before my waxing appointment?

Yes. Refrain from taking a shower or bath immediately before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective.

Make sure the hair is the appropriate length for waxing.

Make sure that the area(s) to be waxed are clean.

Eyebrow Waxing

What should I expect after my first waxing treatment?

Hairless skin! Also, everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments, but you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Slight itchiness may be experienced as the hair grows out. Our range of Outback Organics post-wax products will alleviate these symptoms, so please ask our therapist what they can advise. If you’re a bride, attending a special occasion or going on holiday, We recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day or departure to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, reschedule another wax a few days before.

Will I get ingrown hairs?

It’s possible. Waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Here are a few tips to avoid them

  • Our range of Outback Organics post wax products are specially designed to alleviate any symptoms, so please speak to our therapist at your appointment!

  • Direct sun exposure and tanning beds

  • Creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate

  • Deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles

  • Wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation

  • Excessive heat, such as that from hot tubs and saunas. Warm showers are okay.

  • Exercise, if it may cause chaffing or sweating

  • Touching the freshly waxed area: this encourages irritation

  • After 24-48 hours, regular exfoliation with a shower gel and loofah or exfoliating glove will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs. Apply an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to any exposed treatment areas. Since waxing exfoliates as well as removing hair, your skin will be more prone to sunburn in the days following your treatment.

How do I benefit from waxing?

To get the very best, and sustained benefits of waxing, it's best to have a waxing appointment approximately every four to five weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls it out by the root, so it grows back softerfiner, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week. The more you wax, the less hair grows back.

Can I shave between waxing appointments?

No. Please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair at your next appointment.

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?

Absolutely not. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse. When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble. The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial. What is a Hollywood or Brazilian wax? A Brazilian wax is the removal of most hair growth, leaving only a central strip untouched. A Hollywood waxing treatment removes ALL hair growth in the Bikini area. Waxing Treatments What should I do to prepare for a Brazilian or Hollywood waxing appointment? If it’s your first treatment it’s a good idea to trim the hair to about 1/2 inch in length. This will make it easier to wax and be a little less uncomfortable for you.

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