Waxing is done with hot wax and cotton strips. The hot wax is my choice because it pulls the hair from the root and you will have 10-14 days with no hairs. Within 11-15 days you will feel the hair tip and it could be barely visible. The hair will be ready to be waxed again within 4 weeks where it will be one-eighth of an inch, which is the minimum length for safe and effective removal. The hot wax removal is the treatment that really reflects the slogan “no pain, no gain.” It’s much more painful than the hard wax, but the results are worth the pain.
If you have had any of these treatments recently, you should not wax the area: Microdermabrasion, lasers, chemical peels, waxing, or botox injection.
Be cautious of waxing if you have diabetes, varicose veins, phlebitis or skin irritation. You should not apply soaps, perfumes or makeup for at least 12 hours after waxing to the area treated.
Ingrown hair could be a sign of heavy metal toxicity, principally mercury. Skin defense binds heavy metal and removes it from the body, diminishing the ingrown hair at the source of the cause.
I also recommend a soft exfoliation of the area 3 times per week. The exfoliation can be done in the shower with any form of exfoliant including body scrubs, loofah, hand towel, etc. You should not exfoliate 1-2 days after the waxing.