Read the usage instructions carefully
Every product is a different so read the usage instructions and caution statement carefully. This will make you avoid any unpleasant surprises. The best hair removal technique for that specific product is also normally described so it’s a good source of information in general.
Practice makes perfect
The first time you try to remove hair, it can be a bit awkward and difficult. Like with all new things you need time to learn what works best. For hair removal creams, it can be how long to leave it on the skin for optimal results. For waxing it is often erfecting the technique to get the studio results you wanted, at a fraction of the cost.
Have good after care products on stand by
There are many creams and oils that solves a multitude of issues related to hair removal. A soothing cream or oil will calm the skin and decrease the risk of getting a rash or red bumps. If you wax make sure you have wax removal wipes or oil ready to use.
Exfoliate after hair removal
Exfoliating is your best defense against ingrown hairs - for all hair removal methods. If you're already suffering from an ingrown hair, exfoliate the area with a gentle scrub. Buy an exfoliating sponge, glove or good exfoliator cream. Make it part of your daily showering routine.
Buy hair removal products of high quality
Don’t try to save on your hair removal products. Buy products specifically designed for men and that are fit for purpose. Is it thin hair around your private parts? You will find out why a product made for your legs will not be ptimal for your balls…
TIPS FOR CREAMS
Experiment to find the optimal application time for each body part
The time for the cream to work is very dependent on the type of hair and skin. Thin light hair will need less time than thick and dark hair. The same depilatory cream can need a different time to work depending on where it is used. The usage instructions normally include a minimum and maximum time of usage. experiment to find the perfect time for each body part.
Use a microfiber cloth or towel with your hair removal cream
Wiping away the hair removal cream with a microfiber cloth (or glove) is an excellent way to get better results. With one wipe you remove all the cream and hair. You get closer to the skin and will remove the hair on a deeper level than when using a spatula. Fiber cloths are available in most grocery or drug stores in the cleaning or beauty section. A towel is softer on the skin.
TIPS FOR WAX
Make sure the skin is 100 % dry
For the wax to work properly it is very important that the skin is 100 % dry. So, no using in the shower! Even a moist bathroom after a hot can shower can decrease the effectiveness of wax. If it is hot outside and you feel the skin is sweaty, you can apply a thin layer of body powder to ensure the skin and hair are dry.
Do not remove wax with soap and water
To remove wax residue, best is to use a wipe for wax removal. Baby or body oil can also work. If you do not have baby or body oil, normal cooking oil like olive or raps, will work just fine.
When waxing, ensure hair is not too long or too short
Ideally you should wait at least four weeks in between waxing sessions to allow the wax to grab the hair. The hair should be at least 3-4 mm long. The exact length needed for an effective waxing depends on the hair type and body part. Conversely a common mistake is to try to wax hair that’s too long, especially in delicate areas. Trim it down first so it’s about 0,5 - 1 centimeter.
Cut the wax strips into shape
Wax strips come in different sizes. There is no need to buy all of them, you can just cut them into the shape you need for a certain area. Cut the strips before you separate them.