We’ve all been there – whether we’re just starting out or whether we’re well into our waxing profession – ensuring clients don't leave with little bumps on their newly waxed skin is one of our top concerns. Here at Bare Beauty Wax Supply we want to set you up with not only the best information on how and why these bumps happen, but how to prevent them with our quality techniques and products.
Why tiny bumps form right after a waxing session
The truth is, tiny bumps can form for a number of reasons after your waxing session. As a professional, it is critical to understand why these bumps form, what we can do to prevent them and guide your clients along on to the best possible waxing experience.
What is folliculitis?
Sometimes mistaken by clients as ingrown hairs, folliculitis is a blanket term for a common condition in which the hair follicle becomes inflamed (for a number of reasons) and potentially infected. This occurrence creates an acne-like rash that can potentially be itchy and uncomfortable.
Outbreaks of folliculitis can happen for various reasons and can be especially prominent with those that shave often. It is critical in reducing the likelihood of folliculitis to ensure that your clients (if this is a common occurrence for them) are aware that they can reduce the likelihood by ensuring the frequently-affected areas are cleaned of sweat, oil, and debris regularly to avoid any unwanted inflammation.
What are ingrown hairs?
Whether your client regularly shaves, tweezes, or waxes, there is a likelihood that, if not properly cared for and exfoliated, dead skin can build up and create an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are a direct result of hair attempting to regrow after being removed. The hairs subsequently find themselves trapped when dead or dry skin prevents them from growing appropriately. The trapped hair growth will begin to form these bumps we have all come to know a little too well.
Ingrown hairs can be more prominent for people with curly hair and can commonly occur in areas with a thicker hair follicle, such as ingrown hairs after a brazilian wax.
Steps to take after and in between waxing appointments
To ensure that your client has the best experience and gets the most for their session, it is crucial to do your part as a professional and remind them of the best practices after and in between waxes – even if you think they may already know. Ensure your customers stay away from bodies of water, rubbing their brows, physical activity that may cause them to sweat and any exfoliating cleansers for at least 24 hours post-waxing session.
Post-wax tips for redness and irritation
Regardless of what brand of wax you use and its quality, there will still be times in which your client can become irritated and red from the session. We suggest using a post-wax gel or lotion such as Harley Waxing’s Aloe Soothing Gel.
What to recommend for your clients to use at home for exfoliation and redness
Advising your clients on proper skin care following their waxing session is almost just as important as performing a professional wax alone. Make sure you’re going over these recommendations for at home exfoliation, hydration, and skin care with your clients.
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Sugar and body scrubs
Exfoliating post wax is just as important as exfoliating before the waxing session. Educating your clients on the need to remove dead skin and potential build up sets both of you up for success. Having a recommended brand of sugar or body scrubs ready to offer your client will give you that upper hand at the end of the day.
As suggested before, aloe vera is an amazing recommendation when it comes to reducing redness and irritation. Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory that’s limited in ingredients which makes it the perfect fit for post wax skin care. In addition, if your client has an allergic reaction to the wax you’re using – we know, it happens! Aloe vera is gentle enough to help cool and soothe the affected area.
Lastly, when it comes to taking care of the skin, making sure it stays hydrated is crucial. Cutting down on dry skin limits the issues and irritation that might occur, especially with clients who have sensitive skin.
Prevent future irritation with high-quality waxing supplies
As always, you can trust Bare Beauty Wax Supply to set you and your business up for success. Making high quality products accessible to those in the industry is crucial to us. Together, we succeed in creating the best possible experience for your clients!