Waxing 101: Waxperts Ellen Kavanagh busts these major waxing myths

Getting  a wax is something that many women dread - without any need to especially since Waxperts came on the scene more than ten years ago.

Waxperts has been making waves in the beauty world in recent years and are rapidly becoming one of the most popular waxing brands across Europe.

It was established in 2008 when owner Ellen along with friend and business partner Trish O’Brien began the journey of creating their own wax, the only of its kind in the world.

As busy mums, getting a wax is a treat for many of us - so first off, what exactly is waxing?


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Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. 

Waxing not only removes hair, it also exfoliates the skin- double win!

While the therapist waxes the skin she will also remove dead cells revealing a new layer of super smooth skin.

Waxing also lasts much longer as shaving only removes the visible hair on the surface of the skin whereas waxing removes hair from the root allowing two- six weeks (depending on the individual person) for hair to grow back.

As waxing removes hair from the root, this in turn weakens the hair follicles, and therefore overtime hair will grow back thinner.

While many of us will associate waxing with pain - Waxperts Wax is here to save the day for us.

It is formulated for sensitive skin types to achieve a smooth, pain free, easy wax with little to no redness afterwards.

Waxperts Wax was formulated to be applied thinly, so it would then glide off during removal and leave no sticky residue behind.

Waxperts has a unique waxing technique to make waxing easy for therapists, and as comfortable and pain free as possible, almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face and bikini area.

It sounds divine to us.

Ellen Kavanagh Founder of Waxperts busts some Waxing Myths and shares some top tips that we all need to know.

MYTH: “Waxing makes hair grow back thicker and darker”

The whole point of waxing is to minimise hair growth. Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal and removes hair from the root, meaning the hair will grow back lighter and finer. The more you wax the more you start to minimise the hair growth.

MYTH: “Waxing causes ingrown hairs”

Ingrown hairs can appear from any type of hair removal, be that waxing, shaving, hair removal creams or simply wearing tight restrictive clothing causing friction on the area.


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How to prevent:

Get a Waxperts wax by an officially trained Waxpert who will ensure that the hair is removed right from the root.

Use Waxperts Wonder Pads daily to condition, exfoliate and treat the area.

Exfoliate 2-3 times weekly with exfoliating gloves to allow the hair to grow out without any dead skin cells causing a blockage.

Use Waxperts Beautiful Body Oil to keep skin moisturised and hydrated in between waxes. 

Avoid tight restrictive clothing, e.g tights, skinny jeans and boots.

MYTH: “Waxing your brows will make your skin sag”

We would always recommend a hot wax with a pre-wax oil to be used for facial waxing.

The pre-wax oil creates a barrier on the skin so when the wax is applied it will only grip the hair, not the skin.

With the use of this method (and a good stretch during removal) the skin will remain nice and firm.

MYTH: “I need to trim before a wax"

No, you should never trim before getting waxed.

For waxing to be most effective, the hair would need to be at least as long as a grain of rice.

We always say the hairier the better!

Leave it up to your wax therapist to make the decision on trimming.

Find your nearest Waxperts salon at www.waxperts.ie




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