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THE WAX GUIDE

WAX ON, HAIR OFF
Waxing works by removing hair from the root, which means you’ll be smoother for longer. Our strips are made with a soft, gel wax (from Spain!) that can grip even the finest, shortest and spikiest of hairs.
They’re gentle enough to remove hair from your face yet strong enough for larger areas like your legs or back. Dermatologist tested, our formula is safe for all skin and hair types.
MAXIMIZE YOUR WAX
BEFORE
  • Do a patch test or chat with your derm ahead of time, you know, just to be safe
  • Prep your skin by making sure it’s clean and dry
  • Hair should be at least 1.5mm long
DURING
  • Firmly smooth strip down in the direction of your hair growth
  • Deep breath in, deep breath out (repeat as necessary)
  • Pull skin taut & quickly pull the strip off in the opposite direction of the hair growth, staying as close to the skin’s surface as possible
AFTER
  • Take a moment to bask in your hair removal bravery (and no, it’s not weird to analyze your used strip)
  • Remove stickiness, soothe skin with our post-wax essentials
  • Repeat the above steps on surrounding hairy areas

Tips From Our Experts

Waxing Tip #865

Feeling a little less than comfortable post-wax? Apply a cold compress to just waxed areas. Sit back and relax.

Waxing Tip #281

Always pull away in the opposite direction of the way that your hair grows. And pull quickly.

Waxing Tip #493

Soaking up the sun and waxing don’t mix. Don’t use strips for 24 hours before or after prolonged sun exposure.

Waxing Tip #305

Gently exfoliate skin a day or two before you wax to help to make the wax more effective & minimize ingrowns.

Waxing Tip #436

If you are using any retinoids, which typically make skin more sensitive, talk to your derm before you wax.

Waxing Tip #156

Wait 24 hours before using any alcohol-based products or deodorants on your just waxed areas.

Waxing Tip #121

Don’t wax immediately after bathing as your skin is likely to be more sensitive.

Waxing Tip #801

Feeling sticky? Use our Post-Wax Cloths or coconut oil to remove any excess wax from the skin.

Waxing Tip #930

Don’t use moisturizers or oils on your skin right before you wax. They can prevent the wax from gripping the hair.

Waxing Tip #671

Waxing your toe hairs? Our smaller Face Wax Strips are the perfect size for this area.

Waxing Tip #891

Keeping skin taut is the key to a successful (and less painful) wax. For your underarms, this means keeping your arm high above your head.

Waxing Tip #485

Avoid working out immediately post-wax. Sweat and friction can cause chafing or irritation in sensitive areas.

Waxing Tip #669

To minimize tension on the skin (and some of the pain), always pull the wax strip parallel to your skin, not up and away.

Waxing Tip #264

Waxing with friends is fun! Grab some snacks, turn on a movie, and help each other with those hard-to-reach places.

Waxing Tip #372

Keep in mind that it’s totally normal for skin to be red after you wax, even for a few hours. Factor this in when timing your wax.

Waxing Tip #811

If you’re waxing, avoid shaving the same area between sessions. Our wax formula works on hairs as short as 1.5mm, so you can wax as often as you need to!

Feeling more confident? We thought so.

Give them a try, we have a feeling you'll be pleased.

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