Question for a new waxer

I have always gone to a professional for waxing, but my husband had back hair and is embarrassed. So I was thinking of buying a professional kit (warmer, wax, strips etc), but I’m a little nervous because I’ve never waxed myself. Is it hard? Are there any tips anyone can give me? My husband will probably choose electrolysis later, but its too expensive right now.

hello there new waxer,

waxing is a great alternative while you wait to save some money for electrolysis… but if you want to know more about waxing, there are tons of great info about waxing in this section of the forum… you can try searching my name (rachelle) or just the word “waxing” and alot of posts with lots of info will pop up for you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

regarding buying a good waxing kit… buy one that requires you heat the wax in the microwave. the package should contain some strips cloths and popsicle stick for applying the wax on the skin… there alot of these on the market and i am sure they all work the same…

… when you apply the wax, make sure you heat the wax enough so that its liquidy… caution, it will be hot but manageable…apply the wax with the applicator stick and make sure you dont load the wax on the stick as you slid the stick with the wax, thinly, in the direction of the hair… do small strip sections of this and quickly apply the cloth strips, rub over it and pull the cloth opposite the direction of the hair, while pulling the skin tightly in the opposite direction of pulling the cloth strip… get it?

thats about it really… please do read some more posts on this forum for more information… you will be very pleased with the info you get here <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

good luck! do let us know how it goes.


The kits with a little warmer are expensive but a little easier to use than the microave ones (which can heat the wax unevenly). Since you have had it done yourself, you knid of know the drill.

If you are worried, you can test it on yourself. One good option id for him to get his initial clearing done by a pro, and you can do maintenance. If he hasn’t done it before, there will be more hair, and a pro can make it more breable and faster.