Waxing is by far one of the most preferred depilatory procedures voted by the Gen X populace of the 21st century. Not only is it effective but also bestows long-lasting results. Although it might seem like a pretty simple hair removal technique involving spread and strip, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.

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Right from missed hair, unwarranted pain, sudden breakage, inflammation, and redness, to ingrown hairs,  a bad waxing experience can occur due to several reasons.

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Common DIY Waxing Blunders To Dodge

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Achieving that smooth, soft, flawless results without damaging the skin using a method that’s intrinsic to a degree of discomfort requires mastery, skill and constant education

To wax like a pro without errors, you need not have to spend bucks at a high-end salon. We got your back ladies! Here is a curated list of common blunders made at home, and how to prevent and avoid them

#Mistake 1:

Inappropriate Prepping Up Of Skin

Making the skin ready is the fundamental step to achieving a smooth and even wax. Smudge your skin clean with a tissue or a damp towel to eliminate any dirt, sweat, grime particles or filth. After that, pat the skin dry using a dry cotton cloth. To keep the skin well hydrated and avoid unnecessary dryness and flaking, pre-wax gels and lotions are a great inclusion in the home waxing method. Even applying a little pre-epilation oil (for hard) or talcum powder (for soft wax) right after the skin is cleansed and dried, is another great prepping-up step. Both these ingredients work with their specific kind of wax to buffer the skin, which allows for bestowing you with the best possible results.

#Mistake 2:

Excessive Usage Of Wax

Waxing works on the idea that ‘the less the better'. All you need is a very thin and even layer of wax on each portion of your skin while waxing. The flimsy layer of wax adheres to your hair and guarantees that it can be pulled out quickly without much pain. On the other hand, a thick layer of wax causes uneven removal of hair while stripping and even leaves behind a waxy residue on the skin. A thicker application of wax might not only cause more discomfort and bruising, but also result in an added chance of hair breakage above or below the skin's surface and needless wastage of waxing liquid.

#Mistake 3:

Not Heating The Liquid Wax To Appropriate Temperature

Maintaining the right temperature of the waxing liquid is or of the most crucial steps of waxing. Removing the hair with sheer efficacy is directly proportional to the temperature of the wax. If the wax is too cold, it will not stick properly to the skin and will form lumps when applied resulting in uneven removal of hair. Then again, if the wax is too hot than the skin's normal withstanding power, there is a major risk of burning and inflammation.

Well, to avoid this, heat the wax to room temperature for just about 5-7 minutes before applying it on the skin. Ensure that the consistency of the wax is caramel-like and can be slathered easily onto the skin.

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#Mistake 4:

Applying Wax On Open Wounds

One vital thing to keep in mind is to strictly avert waxing over any fresh or open wounds or bruises. The wound and the skin around it get more damaged and delay healing on the application of the hot wax and the sudden pulling action. Hence, it is best to wait until the wound or the bruised area heals up properly before waxing on and around the skin.

#Mistake 5:

Removing The Waxing Strip Slowly

While it is surely tempting to pull the waxing strip off slowly when DIY-ing it at home. The gradual removal of the wax makes one feel that it is less painful but in doing so you keep having the pain for a considerable amount of time. To ensure that the hair is removed properly and even the pain is minimum, one must pull the waxing strip quickly and efficiently in one go in the opposite direction of hair growth.