Frozen Follicles – Waxing in Winter

winter waxing tips

WINTER WAXING – AS IMPORTANT AS SUMMER WAXING

Cold temperature often means low humidity which dries out skin. During the winter month’s people find their skin is rough, tightened, cracked or peeling due to dryness.

Most clients like to push their waxing appointments for as long as they can in the winter months, believing it’s a waste of time when we are covering up wearing trousers, leggings or tights. In fact, waxing in winter can be more important than waxing in summer, as in the colder months wearing clothes such as tights and leggings, which rub against and break our hair, can lead to uneven hair growth. Maintaining your waxing in winter, will keep hair growth even, your skin silky smooth, and you’ll always be prepared for any unexpected events.

HOT WAX USE IN THE COLD WEATHER

Try and keep the salon comfortable and warm.

When waxing larger areas with strip wax, Coastal Banksia Oil can be used after our Alpine Bluebell pre wax to prepare and soften the skin prior to treatment. Spray the oil onto your gloved hands and apply using friction massage movements to warm the surface of the skin.

We recommend hot/hard wax for all intimate waxing and in the winter months it’s even more important. Hot/hard wax has more workability in intimate areas of waxing; when the weather is cold you have less time to work with strip wax in intimate areas before it starts to set, so there is more chance of breaking the hair at the surface.

Coastal Banksia is our pre and after wax oil and  is perfect for intimate waxing, used as a pre wax and setting oil for hot/hard wax. A fine mist of spray it is applied to the area about to be waxed to soften and protect the skin making for easier hair removal. Once the wax is applied, immediately apply a light amount of the oil on top of the hot wax and smooth over the surface whilst pressing down with your gloved hand before removing.

FACIAL WAXING IN THE WINTER MONTHS

Some people find facial waxing very painful in the winter. There is less moisture in the air and what natural oil you do have in your skin can be blown away by the wind. Once inside, central heating is also very drying, our skin feels much tighter in cold weather and if you have sensitive skin, the dryness will lead to flaking and itching, damage to the barrier can cause inflammation and more sensitivity.

To cleanse skin for facial waxing, on a cotton pad mix 60/40 pre wax cleanser with our pre and after oil together and wipe over area to be waxed, remove using a warm towel or facial wipe,

Apply a small amount of Coastal Banksia Oil onto the fingertips of your gloved hands, gently pat a fine film on the surface of the skin, tissue off any excess oil and apply hot wax in the direction of the hair growth, use the oil as previously explained to set the surface of the hot wax and remove against the hair growth.

For facial waxing to effectively remove peach fuzz we recommend the reverse method of waxing. Use the matching Coastal Banksia after wax Lotion for best results in winter on facial areas.

Michele Hetherington. National Sales & Training Manager Jax Wax Australia.