What sanitary measures do you take at the Waxi Taxi?
We are meticulous when it comes to sanitation. Here are some of the precautions we take and why:
Any one receiving body waxing (other than facial waxing) is assigned their own PERSONAL pot of wax. Not one other salon or spa offers that! This is to avoid cross contamination.
• We wear nitrile gloves.
• We use sanitary bed coverings.
• We use hospital grade sanitation for all our instruments like tweezers including a chemical disinfectant and an autoclave.
What can I do to make my waxing more comfortable?
We have heard that clients receive a very comfortable service after they take 1 or 2 pain relievers 1 hour prior to their waxing service. It has also been reported that Aspercreme is helpful to apply prior to waxing, it contains hydrocortisone. You are more then welcome to try this if you like.
Does waxing get easier?
For sure! Each time you wax it becomes less & less uncomfortable. Maintenance is the key. It gets faster and more comfortable after each waxing. You will notice considerably less hair the second time. It also grows back weaker and finer. This combination creates a much easier waxing experience.
Is there a certain time of the month that is better to get waxed?
It is best to be in the center of your cycle. A few days before or after will make it a bit more sensitive for some women. This is a factor for Bikini waxing.
How long will my waxing last?
Your wax should last between 2 to 3 weeks before you see any hair growth. You will probably see hair growth a little sooner after your 1st Brazilian due to the hair growth cycles. After you get waxed a few times you will notice the hair takes longer to re-grow. This is due to the fact that you have hair growing in many different growth cycles before you get waxed. These cycles change when you get waxed and allow for longer time periods between waxing.
When will the redness go away?
The redness after a wax should go away in a few hours but may last up to a few days depending on how sensitive your skin is. This is all based on your skin type. Customers with sensitive skin will stay red longer then customers without sensitive skin.
What are the white dots that look like whiteheads?
That is your body’s defense mechanism reacting to the hair follicle being removed. This is a common occurrence and should subside in a day or so. This actually means your hair has been removed directly from the root and will not re-grow for a long time. Some people get these white dots but most don’t. That should not happen on your 2nd waxing as your body adjusts to the waxing.
Should I shave in between appointments?
NO. When you shave you cause the hair to grow thicker and can cause ingrown hairs. Waxing changes the structure of the hair and causes the hair to grow back softer and finer. Regular waxing and proper maintenance ensures soft skin, fine hair and less ingrown.
When should I get waxed again?
To properly maintain your wax, appointments are recommended between 4 to 5 weeks.
Am I able to call for a last minute appointment?
Yes, but you may not get the day and time that is most convenient for you. If you contact us 1 to 2 weeks ahead of time you will be more likely to get the time and day you want.
After waxing Do Nots
• DO NOT get waxed if you are using any topical means of exfoliation. Such as Retin-A or Glycol Acid. Also, avoid waxing if you are taking steroids, antibiotics, or any drugs prescribed for acne such as Accutane. To do so may cause skin to come off.
• DO NOT use tanning beds for at least 24 hours.
When you get waxed it exfoliates the area and removes all the dead skin that provides a layer of protection from sunburn. You need to give your skin at least 24 hours (48 hours if possible) to regenerate its protection.
• DO NOT take hot shower or bath for at least 12 hours.
Because after waxing your hair follicle is left open, it makes that area susceptible to hot water entering the open hair follicle during a shower or bath which will irritate the area and create discomfort. Once your follicles close you can return to your normal bathing routine.
• DO NOT have intimate contact in the waxed area for at least 6 hours. This pertains to bikini waxing. Use your judgment but remember rubbing and perspiration can cause irritation. If you get waxed on a regular basis irritation will be less likely.
• DO NOT wear super tight clothing for 12 hours.
This can be a judgment call by you but the rubbing of super tight clothing can cause irritation. Should this happen wear looser clothing until the irritation go away.
DO NOT do heavy exercising for at least 24 hours.
Rubbing and perspiration can cause irritation. If you exercise, perspiration will enter the open hair follicle and irritate the area. Give it a day or so before resuming your exercise routine.
I feel little tiny hairs after my waxing. What is that? SEE THE CHART BELOW.
All the hair above the skin was removed and very little if any of that hair was broken during your waxing. The hair is also checked when removed to see if the root was removed as well. The first 2 illustrations show the hair in the ANAGEN (growth) phase. That is hair right below the skin getting ready to come up. If you feel any hair above the skin, this is what you are feeling. This new hair growth will be very fine and not stubbly at all. This was not able to be removed because it was NOT above the skin yet. This will minimize and be eliminated after additional waxes.