Did you know winter is the perfect time to start your waxing routine?
It gives your body time to settle into a routine that allows you to achieve the very best results from waxing ready for summer next year.
Why should I have a waxing regime?
Just as we have different stages in life such as baby, toddler, child, teenager and adult our hair growth has cycles too. The 3 different stages of hair growth are what determine the ultimate success of your waxing treatment.
There are thousands of hair follicles in each area of your body, all growing at one of the different stages described above. Receiving regular wax treatments forces them into a set pattern of growth so that your legs stay hair free for longer, and eventually the hair grows back thinner and sparser.
Usually treatments are recommended every 4 – 6 weeks dependent on the area and your personal background.
Active stage of growth is when your hair is actively growing and in contact with a blood supply. The hair is visible outside of your skin. This is the best stage for hair removal by waxing as doing so weakens the root of the hair, causing future hair growth from that follicle (the pocket the hair sits in) to be weaker. In addition removal of hair in this stage of growth forces the follicle to retreat into stage 3 – allowing them to all grow back together at the same time.
Changing stage is where the hair is beginning to move away from the blood supply and is winding down in order to fall out. You can see the hair outside of your skin and they may be longer than the others. Removal of the hair at this stage will cause minimal weakening of the hair – so these hairs will still grow back stronger, however, removal at this stage will again force the hair to move into stage 3 and return all together.
This is the resting stage and is not visible. This is because the hair follicle is in complete rest, has no blood supply and no hair growth within it. In the root of the follicle miniscule cells await the signal from your body to start reproducing a new hair. This stage is not affected by waxing.