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Should You Save on Your Beauty Budget and Wax at Home?

Whoever decided that lots of female body hair was unattractive definitely wasn’t a woman. As women we spend a significant number of days in our lifetime just removing our unwanted hair. Trimming, shaving, plucking, waxing. It can be painful and time-consuming, but we do it anyway. Especially in the case of waxing, it can also be expensive. Nowadays we do a lot of things ourselves to save money. If you want to save on your beauty budget, should you wax at home? Here’s a lot at the process to help you decide if DIY waxing is right for you.

Waxing Kits – Waxing Made Easy

There are lots of waxing kits available for purchase, and they all promise to solve your hair problems. There are all different types of wax, and it can be hard to make a decision. The best kind to get is a hard wax kit. With hard wax, the wax will solidify so that you can pull it off by itself, no cloth waxing strips necessary. Hard wax is the way to go because it simplifies the process and eliminates an extra step. Your waxing kit will include just about everything you need, and most importantly it will have directions. Truth be told – if you can follow directions carefully, you can wax at home.
The Basics

If you do at-home waxing right the first time, you’re likely to do it again. If you do something wrong, on the other hand, you’re likely to think you made a terrible, terrible mistake. There are some basic things to remember in order to have success. First of all, the hair you want to wax should be approximately a quarter of an inch long. It’s a good idea to shower before waxing to soften up the hairs and open your hair follicles. There will be a pre-waxing cream to put on first, and that’s very important. It’s also a good idea to first clean the area with rubbing alcohol, and after the pre-wax, pat on a little bit of baby powder.
You’ll likely heat up the wax in the microwave, but check to make sure it’s not too hot before you apply, or you’ll get burned. Coat a small area of your body with wax, applying in the direction of your hair growth. When it dries, just grab a corner and pull in the opposite direction. Viola! Waxed! Repeat until you’re satisfied, but don’t wax over the same area twice. If you miss some hairs, use a tweezer. You will get better at this with time. Apply some Aloe Vera lotion or the post-wax cream, and pour yourself a drink. You can relax now; it’s over.
Saving Money

Waxing at home can save you a ton of cash. You can even turn it into a fun girls’ night out. You might not want to wax each other’s you-know-what’s, but a little help is great for eyebrows. If you don’t get waxed because it costs too much, or if you just don’t want to spend that much anymore, try doing it at home. You might find you even do a better job taking care of yourself than anyone else could do for you.

About author: Ashley Cole is a stay at home mother and avid gardener who loves to write about her passions and interests. She never writes without the help of a grammar checker in order to ensure her work adheres to all the grammar rules and is of a high quality.