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Underarm waxing – is it worth it?

Tired of shaving every single day? Try underarm waxing.

AFTER underarm waxing

AFTER underarm waxing

If you have been shaving for 20 years, yes, one more day is to much. You might not be able to see as well as you once have so save time and money by being waxed by a professional.  Give underarm waxing a try. It’s quick, not painless but after the initial peeling off of the wax, it is so worth it. Haven’t shaved for 3 weeks and still looks great.

Yes, you say, then book here. 10 minutes and done over lunch.

Underarm waxing BEFORE

BEFORE underarm waxing

I decided to go native for a few months to prepare for my underarm waxing for the first time in my life.  Native meaning not shaving for a few months. Growing up we were taught hygiene habits of shaving every day although I didn’t enjoy shaving every day my hair doesn’t grow quickly. By looking at the photo it certainly looks like a furry animal!

I have to be honest, I was getting  uncomfortable with the length of my underarm hairs. I was cautious to not lift my arms up to far for fear that the longer hairs would dart out beneath the short sleeves of my shirt at work.

I was told by  our waxing professional at our South George Street location,  that the hair only needs to be as long as a piece of rice. Preferably 3 weeks of growth.

I visually understood that but mine was a pinch longer!  She told me that she would trim it down to the right length to make it easier to wax. The longer the hair means more painful! She makes it easy to understand and I felt totally comfortable with her approach. She analyzed my underarm hairs to see which way to start the waxing.  You have to understand the hairs have separate growth patterns that have to be handled differently. Waxing the wrong direction could cause ingrown hairs.

The type of wax used is important. She told me that hard wax is applied, left to cool, then peeled off quickly. Strip wax is wax that is softer that has to have a muslin strip applied on top then the waxed is peeled off. Take into consideration the types of waxes such as soft, hard, olive oil moisturizing, beeswax, lavender and so on. The harder waxes are generally used for coarser hair that is hard to remove.

I learned that the hair grows at different rates too. When the underarm waxing is done the first time after you have just shaved, some of the hairs will emerge after a week that were just under the skin. The 2nd underarm waxing will be more successful taking more hair out thus getting into a routine of waxing.

She sanitized, she applied the wax and gave it a rip! Wow……little more than pulling a bandaid off but truly, it was worth it. I said let’s get to the next one. I was done in less than 10 minutes. Love it and will do it again. Perfect timing for over lunch.  My recommendation is to make sure you wear something loose fitting. The underarms feel “warm” to the touch but she had a cooling agent that cooled own the fires from my first time.

I set up my appointment within 2 – 3 weeks to make sure I had my consistent appointment to prevent ingrown hairs, stay in a routine because to me, shaving was not worth it but waxing the underarms saved me time which is worth it.

Feel free to make an appointment online by clicking here  for your appointment for underarm waxing, body waxing, brazilian for both men and women, bikini and facial waxing.

As a side note before you actually wax, make sure you tell the front desk coordinator at Indulge Salon how long its been since you had been waxed in order to book you properly. If you are having your first time bikini or brazilian wax (front to back taking it all off) please tell them to allow some extra time.If you are booking onine, please book multiple waxing services.  If you decide to be brave by having your
tell them Kimberly sent you. If you have questions call 717-846-4424. Our staff is educated on waxing proceduresd.

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