Monday, May 14, 2012

Quick Tip: Waxing Strips

'Sup guys! So there are a lot of different brand of strips out there that can be sold all over the place. Today I'm going to share some good brands as well as some tips for doing it correctly!

Let's start with the tips:

First, you want to clean your legs (taking a hot bath will open your pores and will help to make waxing less painful).

Next, make sure your legs are completely dry and rub and warm the strip in your hands to make the wax pliable (I suggest applying some talcum powder before sticking the strips on - this will give the wax a better grip on your hairs. Applying the powder is not necessary).

Then, separate the strip and firmly smooth it onto your skin in the direction of your hair growth.

After that, pull the strip off quickly in the opposite direction, keeping it close to your skin as you go.

Then, search your legs for any stray hairs that might not have been picked up and pluck them with tweezers.

Finally, rinse your legs with cold water to help close the pores and apply some cocoa butter or non-alcoholic lotion to your legs. *Remember to exfoliate 2-3 times a week to prevent ingrown hairs.

It also might be easier if you take 1-2 painkillers (ex: ibuprofen) 30 minutes before waxing!

Some brands that I have found/heard to work great include:

Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kits
Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit
Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit
Nads Natural Gel Kit

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