Is your hair the right length? Is your skin clean and dry? Not sure? Make sure you read our pre-wax checklist before you begin.
Body Wax Checklist
Confirm the direction your hair grows by running a hand over skin parallel to the hair. If the hair is mussed up and moved in multiple directions, that is against the direction of hair growth. If the hair is smoothed to the skin and looks neat, that is the direction of hair growth. It’s normal for leg hair to grow in multiple directions.
Pull strips slowly apart, to ensure even wax distribution (Do not rub the wax strips between your hands to warm them up. Our soft gel wax comes ready to use).
Place a strip on your leg. Rub the strip firmly in the direction of hair growth. You do not need to leave it on the hair for any length of time (doing so can make the wax messy and melt-y from body heat). If you have thoroughly massaged the hair into the strip, you’re good to go.
Pro Tip: use the heel of your hand instead of your fingers to rub in the strip.
Pull skin taut at the base of the strip with your non-dominant hand. Then pull the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth, quickly and close to skin. Do not pull up, but across (pulling up can potentially hurt skin).
Repeat steps 3-4 until all your desired hair is removed. Start by waxing only each section once. You may need more than one pull to remove all of the hair in one area, but listen to your skin. If you find yourself going over the same spot more than twice, stop to avoid irritation and come back to that spot tomorrow.
Use a post-wax cloth to remove any excess wax residue. If you had a spot test reaction to the cloths, use a cotton swab and an oil you’d feel comfortable using on your face (think argan, squalane, jojoba, etc) to remove instead.
What to Expect
After Body Waxing