I’m a 21 year old male, and I just tried professional waxing for the first time two weeks ago on my back, shoulders, and upper arms. It seemed to work great; I got a few bruises and I had to pluck a little when I got home, but overall it worked really well. But the past week has seen a really drastic change, as thick dark hair is beginning to come back in all over the place and become ingrown. I;ve had to resort to plucking some of the out so it doesn’t become painful- it’s worst on my shoulders and upper arms. Does anyone know what I can do to prevent these ingrown hairs? Or if I should just leave it alone for a little while and then get waxed when the hairs are long enough again? I would really appreciate some help here, this really didn’t turn out as expected.
exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate!!
get some exfoliating cream/gel/substance from the local store and scrub the area with some water (follow instructions on bottle). Oh and use a lofa or one of those onion sac scrup things when you wash. Do it as a regular ritual when ever you take a shower. Before and after waxing and whenever you shower. It will leave your skin nicee and soft and help with ingrowns. Try not to pluck. It will only irritate the skin and leave you with possible scaring and discolouration of the skin. then as soon as the hair is long enough for waxing, clean the area, exfoliate and go ahead with waxing.
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In addition to Rachelle’s great advice, do a search for Tend Skin liquid in your locale or just go online and order some. Read about this great product at www.tendskin.com or there are many other websites where you can garner some info on Tend Skin as well.
OK thanks very much to the both of you. I’ll get a loofa, some exfoliating cream, and some TendSkin as well. Any recommendations as to an exfoliating cream brand? Also, it’s nice to know I should stop plucking, that’s been a real pain. Thanks againQ