You can do this at home or you can have it done by a professional in a salon. My current Esthetician is Kim at E. Claire Salon and she is one of the best in the Hot Waxing business in Southern Illinois. Between Brazilian sessions, I do my own legs and underarms. However, at-home waxing can be messy, a bit painful and may leave some hair behind because they can break off. Because this method pulls from the "root" the finish is smooth and last about 3 weeks. And, the more you consistantly you do it the thinner the unwanted hair becomes, therefore the less you will have to remove (YAY!!). If you choose to use hot wax at home, it is best for brows (if you have a steady hand & good eye), underarms, legs, upper lips and the bikini area. I recommend a hard wax for the bikini area. You should not use this method if you also use certain types of prescription acne creams (such as Retin-A) on the area.
Tips for Safe Hot Waxing at Home:
1. Test your wax on your wrist (yes, like a baby's bottle). You don't want a hot wax burn.
2. Put down a towel (that you don't care about ruining) to catch excess wax that may drip.
3. Use an actual wax oven, wooden application sticks, and cloth strips. The smaller hand-held or microwavable items on the market I find can easily get too hot or the wax gets too hard and breaks.
4. Watch my "Wax Off" video on my Youtube Channel
I am an esthetician. spa owner, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Wellness.