Brazilian Bikini Wax Information.
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Having trouble removing hair while Bikini Waxing? It could be due to one
of the following:
The hair is not long enough. Hair should be at least 1/4 inches long to
The Bikini Wax wax strip was pulled off too slowly or in the wrong
The Bikini Wax strip was not applied immediately after wax application
and rubbed firmly for 3-4 seconds in the direction of hair growth.
For better Bikini Wax wax adhesion, lightly dust the area with
talcum powder to absorb any excess
oil or moisture on the skin
before waxing (eplilation). Slight irritation is normal after any Bikini waxing
session, but swollen, discolored or irritated skin could be the
result of poor technique.
When pulling off the
Bikini Wax wax strip, hold the skin taut and
pull the wax strip off parallel to the skin. If your client
experiences discomfort, apply gentle pressure to the area with your
fingertips. Ice also works to decrease sensitivity. You can also use
GiGi Bikini Wax Soothing Cream with 2% Lidocaine, a 'numbing' lotion
designed specifically for use before and after
Make sure the
bikini wax is at the correct temperature – too hot
will burn your client, and too cold will cause the cotton muslin
strip to rip or not adhere properly to the wax.
Your client may be sensitive to waxing, or reacting to the Bikini
Wax you’re using. GiGi's
Crème Wax is
the ideal method of hair removal for clients with sensitive skin or
for hair removal in delicate areas. Crème Wax is a smooth
Crème formula recommended for sensitive skin
types. Crème Wax conditions the skin when applied and leaves the
Crème Wax melts at medium temperatures.
Before your client leaves, here are a few tips to pass along to
To minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs, avoid wearing
tight clothing over newly waxed areas.
Exfoliate the skin 24 to 48 hours after the waxing session to
prevent the build up of dead skin cells
(which will result in ingrown hairs.)
After waxing, men and women are advised to use GiGi
growth inhibitor to prevent hair growth or to slow down the growth of
Do not expose newly waxed areas to the sun for at least 48 hours
after treatment. A good sun block is also recommend to protect the
Sundown SPF 30 Spray is formulated with Wheat
Germ Oil, renowned for its anti-inflammatory, hydrating and soothing
Because skin tends to be more sensitive right before and right after
your menstrual cycle, waxing can be more painful. Try to avoid
scheduling waxing sessions 3-4 days before and 3-4 days after your
Bikini Wax Clean Up:
Keeping your waxing station and surrounding areas free of wax is
easy using ... GiGi Sure Clean is a no-rinse formula that is perfect for
maintaining your wax warmer as well as most salon surfaces. In
addition to wax, this all-purpose cleaner also removes chewing-gum,
grease, crayons and lipstick from carpets, floors and upholstery.
To keep your wax station and roller heads clean, wipe
them with GiGi Sure Clean after each use.
Sure Clean can also be used to remove wax residue from counter
tops and other surfaces.
Other Clean-Up Tips:
wax applicators and empty wax
cans can get messy if you’re not careful.
Use disposable bags to protect wastebaskets from bikini wax residue.
Cover waxing stations and treatment tables with disposable paper or
clean sheets between clients. Not only is it sanitary, but this
simple step will prevent these areas from getting sticky.
Before applying wax, clean one side of the wax applicator by rubbing
it against the rim of the wax can.
Too much wax on the wax applicator can drip, making a mess of your
waxing station and your client!
Also, always use a new wax applicator with each new client.
Before waxing you should consider the following
- To eliminate after wax redness, recommend that clients
take an antacid 1-1/2 hours before the wax service.
Do not wax over moles or warts.
- Do not wax clients that have the following condition:
diabetes, phlebitis, recent scar tissue, or other skin conditions.
- Due to the side effects of increased sensitivity and irritation,
it is not recommended that you wax clients that are using Retin A,
Accutane, Tetracycline or Glycolic Acid.
- Be aware that during pregnancy clients can experience increased
- During the 24-hour period following a waxing service,
should avoid hot baths, tanning beds, saunas or other heat
ALL AT HOME WAXING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES OR PROMISES WHATSOEVER REGARDING
THE USE OF HAIR REMOVAL WAX IN AN AT-HOME SITUATION.
The FDA has issued recent warnings about resistant strains of Staph
and some hair removal professionals
feel waxing exposes
clients/users to unacceptable health risks. Sanitary preparation of
the area is vital -
as in all procedures which can introduce
invasive bacteria into the body and blood stream.
TEST A SMALL AREA OF SKIN FOR SENSITIVITY. THIS PRODUCT SHOULD NOT
BE USED BY PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DIABETES OR WHO HAVE VARICOSE
VEINS, MOLES OR WARTS. DO NOT USE ON IRRITATED OR INFLAMED SKIN. DO
NOT USE ON RECENTLY TWEEZED AREA. DO NOT APPLY TO AREAS BEING
TREATED WITH RETIN-A, GLYCOLIC ACID, OR ALPHA HYDROXY PRODUCTS. DO
NOT USE SOAPS OR ASTRINGENTS FOR 2 HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER
AVOID TANNING AND HOT WATER FOR 8 HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER ANY HAIR
THE FDA CAUTIONS THAT THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PEOPLE
WITH DIABETES AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS WHO ARE PARTICULARLY
SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION. WAXING CAN LEAVE THE SKIN SORE AND OPEN TO
INFECTION. WAXES SHOULD NOT BE USED OVER VARICOSE VEINS, MOLES, OR
WARTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED ON THE EYELASHES, INSIDE THE NOSE OR
EARS, ON THE NIPPLES, OR ON IRRITATED, CHAPPED, SUNBURNED, OR CUT
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