Waxing is all about getting rid of hairy bits from their roots and securing your place in hairfree heaven for 2-3 weeks. This hair removal system involves applying wax to clean skin and then ripping it off with cotton strips. Hair comes off with the strips.

If you are going to treat yourself to a wax, in order to avoid a waxing disaster and to get those sexy smooth results, there are a few things you need to know first.

The waxing menu (your selection):

  • Hot Wax: This process can be done either at home or at a salon. It works by having hairs stick to wax which is ripped off the skin (ripping the hairs out with it). The newest hot waxes are formulated to not even require cloth strips – they solidify on the body. Waxing is not permanent, although results do last for weeks.
  • Cold Wax: Here is a hair removal system that works on the same principle as hot wax, but is a little less messy. Some cold wax kits come with the wax pre-applied to cloth strips – just press them onto skin and rip off.
  • Sugaring: Similar to cold wax, but the product is made of sugars instead of wax. It makes the clean up much easier too, since you can rinse the sugar off. Keep in mind that sugaring kits should be less expensive than most waxing kits.

The places to wax:

Basically any body part where hair sprouts. In no way is waxing just a woman’s domain – increasing numbers of men get their pubic hair, back, legs and even eyebrows waxed. Select from the links below to learn all you need to know about waxing specific body parts and related topics.

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