When the weather forecast has you eyeing that cute summer dress you bought on the clearance rack last year, what to do? To shave or to wax? The eternal dilemma.
Everybody agrees shaving is quick, easy and painless (except when you’re not careful… ouch!). But razor blades are very irritating to the skin and the results they yield are, at best, transitory. Indeed, because hair is cut at the surface of the skin, regrowth occurs quickly. Waxing, on the other hand, is much gentler to your skin, and because it removes the hair alongside its bulb, results are more durable. You can expect to see noticeable regrowth in 3 to 4 weeks. An additional perk of waxing is that, as hair is subjected to the procedure over a period of time, it becomes gradually thinner and less conspicuous. Nice!
Quite a few will be tempted, in the spirit of thrift, to undergo the waxing procedure at home. But are the risks are really worth the possible burns, irritations or other injuries one may inflict on our own clumsy self? We think not. Indeed, having a professional take care of the job is a smart move, especially in the case of hard-to-reach or sensitive areas, such as the bikini. Improper technique also risks deforming the hairs, which may promote ingrown hair growth.
As far as the wax itself is concerned, first understand that all are not created equal, far from it! Just have a look at our very own Gala range right here: http://www.dectro.com/en/depilatory-waxes. Creamy, semi-creamy, liquid, soft or hard, with or without fragrance, strips-based or free-flowing, there are many, many kinds to choose from, for every taste, every type of hair, every region and every skin type – enough to make your head spin! Another reason why you should definitely leave waxing to the pros!
Because it is the most visible and recognizable part of ourselves, we take special care of our faces. And as well we should! This is also true of hair removal.
Let us take eyebrows as an example. Most do the work in front of a mirror with tweezers. Others will let a beautician take care of it using depilatory wax. This is all fair and good, but as long as one is satisfied with temporary results. But is there a way to make or a permanent eyebrow line? One may look to laser or IPL (photoepilation), yet neither are safe for use in such close proximity to the eyes, nor are they suitable for detail work. In any case, neither of these techniques will yield a complete elimination of unwanted hairs, but only a permanent reduction of pilosity.
This is where electroepilation comes in. Because it proceeds one hair at a time, one can create a very precise outline. In this, electroepilation performs in a similar way to tweezers, only with permanent results! The eyebrow region is particularly sensitive. Yet under the care of a seasoned practitioner using the latest technology, there is very little to no discomfort involved. Besides, because eyebrow epilation is a highly localized matter, sessions tend to be short (less than 30 minutes a piece), which means the whole thing will not amount to a big time investment on your part.
So suppose you’ve decided you want to go ahead with this procedure. Great! A clean eyebrow line has a huge positive impact on your overall look. Good thing you can leave such business to professionals, especially because of the permanent nature of the procedure! But let us give you one piece of advice. During your first session, resist the urge to go for a “trendy” look, say, a pencil-thin eyebrow. Your electrologist will surely suggest a more classic, natural look. By all means, listen to her! In the long run, you’ll be glad you did.