Believe it or not, we see it quite often: clients coming in for their waxing with hair that is TOO SHORT! Did you know the length of your hairs is the key component to a flawless wax?
Read on to let us help you determine the perfect length that will save time, money, and razorburn (ouch!).
Here are a few quick ways to check and see if your hair is ready for removal:
Hair should be about 1/4 – 1/2 inch long. A good way to test this is to see if your hair covers at least half to three-quarters of your pinky finger nail.
Hair should be the length of a grain of rice
If you can grab it, we can wax it
If you trim or shave, let hair grow approximately 2 weeks before getting waxed. Two weeks of growth is usually the minimum amount of time needed for the proper length of hair. We know you might be thinking- “UGH! That’s so long!”, but trust us, growing it out the FIRST time is definitely the worst. It gets better as you wax!
Please do NOT shave or trim the hair prior to your waxing, even if you feel it is too long. If the hair is shaved/trimmed too short, the wax will not be able to grab onto the hair and you will not be able to get waxed.
So, here in this blog is an example of hair that is TOO SHORT to get waxed!
Although this re-growth MAY look long enough to wax, it is best to let it grow about twice this length. If the hair is too short, like the picture above, the wax will not be able to grab onto it, resulting in left-over little hairs. That’s not a smooth wax!
Patience is a virtue when it comes to hair removal…but we promise the wax is worth the wait!! And in the end, you will thank yourself…and us 😉