Everybody wants a thick, beautiful head of hair that’s easy to style and maintain. That said, the key phrase here is, “head of hair.” Not many women are happy to have hair, thick or otherwise, on their faces — unless you’re talking about neatly groomed eyebrows, of course! That’s why many women turn to waxing to remove unwanted facial hair in the form of peach fuzz, a unibrow, or a mustache. Unfortunately, there are a lot of facial waxing myths that can stop you from setting your first appointment.
Facial Waxing Myths Debunked
Waxing facial hair can be a very effective means of removing that unwanted facial hair if done by a professional. Professionals also know how to protect sensitive skin during facial waxing. The last thing we want is to replace an unwanted bit of facial hair with bumpy, irritated, or red skin! So take the rumors about waxing with a grain of salt. If these three myths are holding you back, schedule an appointment at Deseo Salon & BlowDry in Denver to see what professional facial waxing looks like.
Myth #1: Waxing hurts too much to do it regularly.
Maybe you’ve thought about waxing to groom your unruly eyebrows or to get rid of peach fuzz on your upper lip. But you’ve heard horror stories about how painful it is. After all, aren’t you essentially having those hairs “ripped” out by the roots? The truth is that waxing can be painful. For most people, however, it’s not even close to unbearable. In fact, there are ways to minimize any discomfort associated with facial hair waxing.
First and foremost, trust a professional who knows what they’re doing like our pros at Deseo Salon & BlowDry. You should also avoid waxing right before your menstrual cycle, when many women are more sensitive to pain. But the best way to minimize discomfort from waxing is to have it done regularly: every four weeks or so.
Myth #2: Facial waxing gives you wrinkles.
Another common fallacy about facial waxing is that it will stretch your skin and cause wrinkles. Yikes!
But don’t worry. A professional will hold your skin taut when removing wax. This minimizes skin movement and stretching. The wrinkle factor would really only come into play if you were waxing daily, using soft wax, or using harsh, chemical waxes.
Myth #3: Hard wax is hard on your skin.
There are two general types of wax: soft and hard wax. Soft wax is heated, applied with a roller or spatula, and then removed with strips of cloth. But hard wax dries hard enough to be removed without the aid of the cloth strips. At Deseo Salon & BlowDry, we prefer to use the hard wax method for a couple of reasons:
- Comfort: It doesn’t need to be heated to as high a temperature as the soft wax does. That makes the application more comfortable on delicate facial skin.
- Less irritation: Hard wax requires less pulling or stretching of the skin, which makes it a better choice for sensitive skin.
- Easy final touches: If any hairs are missed, hard wax can be reapplied immediately while soft wax cannot.
If you’re nervous, try threading.
Threading is another method for removing excess facial hair. If you have more sensitive skin than most, try threading as your first foray into professional facial hair removal. But make sure you book an appointment with professionals: threading is not for the beauty DIYer. It involves using a thin cotton thread that is doubled, twisted, and rolled over hairs to pull them out. It’s an effective and gentle procedure. But it can be tricky, so it’s best left to a professional who’s been trained in how to do it correctly.
Facial waxing at a salon is definitely worthwhile. If you’re looking to get rid of peach fuzz on your upper lip or chin, or you’re looking for the neatest, most precise way of grooming those all-important eyebrows, trust the professionals at Deseo Salon & BlowDry to deliver the results you’re looking for. Book your appointment today and get firsthand experience to debunk those facial waxing myths.