Winter or summer, who doesn’t like to have silky smooth legs? Getting them is one thing but keeping them smooth on a regular basis can be hard work. If you’re tired of having to shave your legs on a daily basis and struggling to stay on top of the stubble that seems to grow back practically overnight, it might be time to consider ditching the razor and say hello to leg waxing.
To make sure you get the most out of your session, here are our top leg waxing tips.
1. Let it grow.
This is why it’s best to get your first leg wax when it’s still cool enough to wear pants: you need about a week-and-a-half to two weeks of hair growth. Of course, it depends how fast your hair grows, but we usually recommend that the hair is the length of a grain of rice. So, embrace the fuzz and be like Frozen: let it grow. On the plus side, consider this the last time you’ll ever have uncomfortable stubble, because anything that grows post-wax will be soft, fresh new hair.
2. Exfoliation is key.
In the days before your appointment, prep your legs by exfoliating. Dry brushing before you shower is best, as it really sloughs off skin, but an in-shower scrub can also do the trick. Proper exfoliation will ensure all the hair is removed. Don’t forget to exfoliate post-wax too: use both a dry brush and in-shower scrub for at least 10 days after. (And just fyi, your in-shower loofah is too gentle to be considered proper exfoliation—it’s just a good way to get a lather.)
Hydration is a must before and after you wax. Many scrubs contain moisturising ingredients, but keep your legs extra happy by applying lotions or creams as soon as you’re out of the bath or shower.
4. Don’t shave. Just don’t.
The hardest part about becoming a leg waxing convert is dealing with hair growth between waxes. You may be tempted to shave, but we promise you that the longer you stick with waxing, the better it gets. If you do it once a month and never shave in between, your hair will start growing back finer and much slower and many people will only need to return every six weeks for a treatment. Once a good waxing regime is established the idea of returning to every-second-day shaving will seem incredibly unappealing.
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