Waxing at Home - Hard Wax
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Frequently Asked Questions
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If you’re learning how to wax at home for the first time, or are new to doing body wax at home, follow these self-waxing tips to get the best results.
What You Need to Wax at Home:
- High-quality microwavable wax or film hard wax and a warmer.
- Pre and post-wax care
- Waxing applicator sticks for face and body
Follow the instructions below and heat the wax according to them.
- Start by using Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel Cleanser to clean and calm skin.
- Heat your wax according to the instructions on the packaging. Test it on the inside of your wrist to ensure it’s at a safe temperature and has a honey-like application consistency.
- Use a small amount of wax and apply it in the direction of hair growth. Flip up the bottom edge to pull from once wax has a couple of seconds to cool down.
- Remove the wax by pulling it against the direction of hair growth. Pull straight back – not up and back.
- Repeat as necessary.
- Apply soothing Miss Cire Post-Depilatory Emulsion to soothe the skin and remove any wax residue and then, to keep skin protected from breakouts and ingrown hairs, use Miss Cire Ingrown No More Hair Serum.
Follow these tips for at-home waxing to avoid unnecessary injury, ingrown hairs, and post-wax breakouts.
- Start by ensuring you have what you need to wax at home to get the best results. This includes only using the best hot wax for hair removal at home from Miss Cire.
- Hair needs to be at least a quarter of an inch long. Use safety scissors to trim it shorter if needed for a cleaner process and to make it less painful.
- Don't wax if you’ve recently used products that contain retinoids to avoid skin lifting or burns. Consult your board-certified dermatologist to let you know when it’s safe to do a full-body wax at home.
- Exfoliate the day before waxing to remove dead skin cells and dirt buildup so it doesn’t get in the way of smooth waxing results.
- If you’re extra sensitive, try taking pain medication half an hour before waxing and applying cold packs to the freshly-waxed area afterward.
- Warm the wax according to the directions on your wax’s packaging and test it on the inside of your wrist to make sure it’s not too hot.
- Wash your hands.
- Don’t apply wax until the area is thoroughly cleaned with Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel.
- Don’t double-dip into your body wax at home to avoid getting bacteria into your wax.
- For best results, spread the wax in smaller skin sections in the direction of hair growth. As you get more wax-savvy, you can expand the sizes of your strips.
- Never pull wax up and out. You want to keep skin anchored while pulling the strip straight back, parallel to the skin.
- Hold the skin taut with one hand while pulling your strip in the opposite direction.
- Take a deep breath right before you pull to help minimize discomfort.
- After removing each strip, press on the area to soothe your skin.
- After you’re done waxing an area, apply Miss Cire Post-Depilatory Emulsion to soothe skin, cleanse and remove any leftover wax residue.
- After waxing, wear loose clothing (cotton and linen fabrics are best), avoid hot baths or pools, and apply cold packs. Only use gentle, non-comedogenic products on skin a day after waxing. Use Miss Cire Ingrown No More Hair Serum.
- Twenty-four hours after waxing, gently exfoliate skin and continue doing it once a week in between your waxing sessions to keep skin clear and smooth.
If you experience swelling or redness even after a couple of days, consult a board-certified dermatologist.
Even if you’re using the best wax at home, hair removal from the root isn’t always comfortable. Here are some tips for at-home waxing to minimize pain.
- Always exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and debris 24 hours before waxing so the wax adheres well and to avoid ingrown hairs, post-wax breakouts, and “strawberry skin,” (red dots).
- Make sure that your wax isn’t too hot before you apply it.
- For legs, start at the toes and ankles and move up.
- Don't revert to shaving if you want to body wax at home. The more you wax, the less painful it can be; plus, alternating between waxing and shaving can interfere with getting all the hairs onto the same growth cycle, increasing your chances of ingrown hairs and poor waxing results.
- After a wax, avoid excessive sun exposure, sweaty activities or pools, and tight clothing.
- For an at-home Brazilian wax treatment, you can prepare the area by applying a numbing cream and take an over-the-counter product such as Advil or aspirin about a half-hour before you start waxing to relieve the pain.
- First-time waxers may consider using a cold compress to numb the area and cooled rose water to help ease tension.
Here’s how to do wax at home on an upper lip.
What you need to wax at home: Lip
Mirror (not a hand-held one; you’ll need both hands)
Cream Film Hard Wax (we recommend Miss Cire Mademoiselle Pink Cream, Luxe Metalic Pink Cream, or Boy Toy Gunmetal Metalic Cream)
Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel Cleanser
5.5" Disposable Facial Wax Applicators
Miss Cire Post-Depilatory Emulsion
Tweezers (but probably not)
How to Wax Your Upper Lip
- Always wash your hands before you wax.
- If you’re nervous about waxing your lip at home, try practicing on a small spot like on your arm or knee.
- Don‘t wax anything on the face if you’re taking Accutane; also, check with your board-certified dermatologist about any skin conditions you want to wax over.
- When your lippie hair has reached an an-ideal-for-waxing ¼ of an inch, you can go ahead and get out the best at-home hot wax, a Miss Cire cream film hard wax for your skin type.
Lip Wax Prep
- Warm wax based on what the instructions say on its packaging.
- Prepare the facial area with your pre-wax gel and pat dry.
- Always test the wax on your wrist to ensure the wax is warm and not too hot.
- Divide the upper lip into three sections to go with the different hair growth patterns.
Section 1 and 2
Left and right side of the upper lip
- To get up on the corners of your mouth – hair’s sneaky hiding spots – puff out your cheek to flatten and expose the teeny hairs.
- Then, apply wax with a 5.5” facial waxing stick evenly in the direction of the hair's growth. You want the wax to cover the hair evenly – not so thick that it can't be easily removed.
- Give a couple of secs to let the wax set, then flip up a free edge and press gently over the strip with your fingers until wax has cooled.
- Anchor skin and then pull off the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth. Press over freshly-waxed skin to comfort.
The skin around the cupid's bow (the philtrum column at the center)
- Tuck your lip under your teeth. And follow the application and removal steps for Sections 1 and 2.
- If you've missed any hairs, you can go over an area more than once. But if you’re too sensitive and are super red, switch to tweezers and apply your post-wax care lotion.
What You Need to Wax At Home: Face
- Mirror (not a hand-held one; you’ll need both hands)
- Wax Warmer
- Cream Film Hard Wax (we recommend Miss Cire Mademoiselle Pink Cream, Luxe Metalic Pink Cream, or Boy Toy Gunmetal Metalic Cream)
- Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel Cleanser
- 5.5" Disposable Facial Wax Applicators
- Miss Cire Post-Depilatory Emulsion
- Tweezers (but probably not)
Preparing An At-Home Wax for Face
Before you start a facial wax at home:
- Make sure that your hair is long enough to wax to prevent breakage or ingrown hairs
- Wash your hands and face thoroughly.
- Melt the wax according to the directions on its packaging and melt it down to a thick honey-like consistency.
- Test wax on your wrist for safety.
- Apply Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel on the facial area and pat dry.
- Apply the wax evenly in the hair-growth direction. Don’t make it too thick to remove.
- Flip up a little free edge behind the hair as it cools, and press on it with your hands until it sets.
- Hold skin taut at the edge where the tips of hair are (direction of hair growth), grasp the flip and pull the wax off in the opposite direction of hair growth. You can repeat if necessary, with hard wax but not soft wax.
- After you've finished, apply Miss Cire Post-Depilatory Emulsion.