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Waxidents Happen!

By: Crickett
Posted: March 1, 2014, from the March 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Waxidents Happen!

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These simple tricks will have you on your way to getting unstuck in no time.

  1. When using soft wax, apply hard wax over the soft wax, covering it completely. Allow the hard wax to dry and then remove it. The hard wax will pull the soft wax up with it.
  2. When using hard wax, apply a small amount of powder to the top. The powder will absorb the moisture and allow the wax to dry. After a few seconds, you will be able to remove the wax.
  3. When working with longer hair, apply wax to the root only. This prevents the wax from matting in the excess hair. You can also trim the hair.

2. You waxed off part of or all of an eyebrow

Waxing an eyebrow off is easier to do than you might think. Why is this such a common occurence?

  1. Once you put the strip down while using soft wax, you can never really be sure where the wax will end up, which could potentially result in pulling off an entire brow in just a few seconds.
  2. Soft wax is more likely to drip off the stick into hair you didn’t intend to wax off.

What can be done to fix this sticky situation or even prevent it from happening? Use hard wax for the brows.

It takes a bit of getting used to, but one of the many great benefits of hard wax is that it stays where you put it. Once you lay it down, it isn’t going to migrate into hair you don’t want it to be in. And because it is low-temperature, it’s less likely to just fall off the stick.

If soft or hard wax gets in hair you don’t want it in, you can remove the wax and start over without removing the hair, depending on the amount of wax to be removed, with the following steps:

  • Take a dime-sized amount of pre-oil or balm, and a clean cotton round;
  • Saturate the cotton round with oil or balm and lay it over the wax to soften it, leaving on for a minute or two;
  • Gently work the wax out of the hair with the cotton round; and
  • Once wax is gone, clean the area to remove all oil and start over.