There’s nothing like running your hands over freshly waxed skin. The gentle, smooth sensation feels so calming and is best enjoyed on a fresh set of sheets. Or even better, your favorite bikini on a hot summer day!
Whether you’re heading to a dreamy beach vacation or straight to the couch for a weekend of seriously comfy lounging, Brazilian waxes are always a good idea. But how long can you expect your Brazilian wax to last?
What should you know about the hair regrowth cycle?
Our bodies constantly change and rearrange, making space for new, rejuvenated cells overnight. And after waxing, one of the most powerful forms of exfoliation and hair removal, you might notice that cycle starting to change. Generally speaking, your first Brazilian wax will last between 2 to 4 weeks. Everyone’s hair growth cycle is different though, so take this as an average!
Factors that affect hair regrowth
There’s a wide range of variables that affect your hair regrowth cycle. Some of it might be related to genetics and your DNA, and some have to do with the food you use to nourish your body.
Hormones play an enormous role in regrowth, like testosterone helping body hair to grow quickly. Even aging can affect skin cell renewal and growth after age 30, as this is typically when your hair growth begins to slow down.
Does regular waxing slow regrowth?
The more you wax, the finer and sparser your hair will grow back in. In addition, it will be softer, and slower growing as well. Regular waxing not only slows hair growth but helps your body hair take on these beneficial adjustments over time.
Aftercare makes a huge difference in your hair growth cycle
You spend so much time preparing for your wax appointment that after it’s all said and done, it is easy to forget that aftercare is one of the most important parts of the wax experience.
Keeping up with a quality moisturizing and exfoliating routine once you’re home and settled is the key to happy skin and the best results. Give your freshly waxed area a couple of days to breathe, and for at least 24 hours after your appointment before starting your new daily aftercare routine.
How to prevent ingrowns, dry skin, and more in between sessions
Your skin loves hydration. It thrives off of being well-moisturized and taken care of. And in between wax sessions, how you choose to take care of your skin will affect the wax appointments to come.
If you don't already have a skincare routine established for areas like your booty and bikini line, now’s the perfect time to start.
Exfoliate the bikini area for best results
Gentle exfoliation is more than enough. So instead of worrying about frequency, think about quality. Give your newly waxed skin a couple days for any irritation to calm down before starting your routine. After that, you should be focused on gently exfoliating 2 to 3 times a week. Exfoliation helps prevent the buildup of dead skin cells, and prevents hair growth from being trapped under the skin. All the things that lead to ingrowns!
Moisturize and keep your body hydrated throughout the day
We know we sound like everybody’s mother right now, but hydration truly is the key to healthy skin. If you’re meeting your water intake, and moisturizing after the shower, there’s a good chance you’ll notice your skin feeling a little smoother, and maybe even a little brighter in no time. In addition, moisturized hair and skin make for an easier and more flawless follow up waxing appointment.
Silky smooth skin takes work and consistency
It’s easy to fall off of your skin care regimen because self-care-based activities are usually the first to go when life gets a little crazy. But our skin health correlates directly to body health, so by taking care of your skin, you’re taking care of your mind and body simultaneously. Silky, smooth skin takes dedication and consistency, and one wax appointment won’t fix all of your concerns.
Book your follow-up appointment about 4 to 5 weeks out to set yourself up for success.
Invest in your skincare with Stripped Wax & Beauty
Your skincare journey is your own! At Stripped Wax & Beauty, we aim to support that journey. If you’re thinking about getting a Brazilian wax, we’d love to guide you through our process. Connect with our website to schedule an appointment with one of our wax specialists.