BEFORE + AFTER CARE

New to Wax-Co? No worries, you’re in great hands. Here’s everything you need to know before your first visit.

Before your wax

Skip the razor. For best results, your hair should be ¼ of an inch. If you feel your hair is too long, do not trim. Just come in as you are and we will take care of you!

Have a shower and gently exfoliate before your visit. If you don’t have time, no worries! We’ve got towelettes for you to freshen up at our place!

Stay hydrated! Skip the caffeine and alcohol before your wax.

If you’re worried about discomfort, take an Advil 30 – 40 minutes before your visit.

Avoid lotions and oils prior to your appointment. This creates a barrier between your hair and the wax.

Aftercare

Leave it be! Don’t use any lotions, body wash, or fragrance for 24 hours post wax.

Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, saunas or hot tubs for 48 hours. We also recommend avoiding workouts for 24 hours to reduce sweating and irritation of the area.

After 48 hours, we recommend exfoliating 3+ times per week to keep ingrown hairs at bay. Ask your waxologist about our product recommendations.

Don’t shave between appointments. Consistency is key! Shaving between appointments prolongs the path to sparse regrowth, which is the goal.

Before your laser

Stop waxing or plucking the area 6-8 weeks before your first laser treatment (we need to be able to see hair density, colour, and texture to decide the appropriate treatment plan)

Avoid UV exposure (tanning + sunburns), tanning beds, and self tanner for 4 weeks prior to your treatments

Areas to be treated must be freshly shaved before your appointment

Arrive to your appointment without any lotions, perfumes, or deodorants on areas being treated

Aftercare

Keep treatment area free of makeup + perfumes for 24-48 hours post treatment

Avoid saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, working out and swimming for 48-72 hours

Avoid tanning + sunburns during the entire course of your laser treatments

Protect skin from UVA + UVB rays with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF 50 or higher, during the full course of treatment

Do not wax or pluck hairs during the full course of laser treatments

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I LOVE the girls at Wax-Co! They are so personable and fun. It makes getting a wax so much easier.

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