How to do waxing at home

We inherited the hair cover from our ancestors, which plays a protective role for certain parts of the body, protecting them from the sun, cold, dirt, insects, and other things. The modern conception of beauty does not welcome any thick vegetation, unless we are talking about hair on the head, so people who have a lot of dark hair, for example, on the legs of women or on the back and chest of men, try to get rid of them, resorting to a variety of methods.

Razor – a relic of the past. There are many alternatives. The most popular method is waxing. Many beauty salons and beauty parlors provide such a service, but you can also conduct the procedure yourself at home.

The editorial staff of Expertology has prepared a simple and clear guide for those who dare to do waxing at home.

What is vaksing?


Waxing – a method of hair removal, when the hairs are removed by using a wax mass, applying it with a special spatula or roller. After it dries, it is removed against the growth of the hair from the skin.

Waxing is simple and accessible, so it is the most popular. The hairs are removed along with the root, but the follicles are not affected, because they are deep in the skin. Removing hair from the root allows you to forget about the unwanted vegetation for a long time, about a month and a half. By the way, after the hair begins to appear again, it will not grow as densely as before. In addition, the more procedures are done, the thinner and inconspicuous the hair will be.

The benefits of waxing at home

  1. affordability;

  2. long-lasting effect (no hair for up to four to six weeks);

  3. The ability to remove hair from large areas in one procedure;

  4. Low cost of the products required for the procedure.

Disadvantages of waxing at home

  1. The risk of getting burned;

  2. folliculitis-induced ingrowth of hairs;

  3. Painfulness;

  4. Skin irritation, swelling, redness;

  5. risk of hyperpigmentation in case of improper care after the procedure;

  6. discomfort during removal of hair in hard-to-reach places.



Before proceeding to waxing, check whether there are no contraindications. The procedure should be abandoned if:

  1. is present pregnancy;

  2. Have diabetes or thrombophlebitis;

  3. Damaged skin, have burns or fresh scars (up to three years);

  4. Taking medication with tetracycline or using “Retin A”;

  5. Are suffering from a bacterial, fungal or viral infection;

  6. wax causes an allergic reaction.

What kinds of wax are available?

Waxing can be done with the following products:

  1. Cold wax kits (special cloth strips);

  2. Cartridges with wax;

  3. A special warm wax with additives for plasticity, even without heating to a high temperature;

  4. With a classic hot wax that has to be heated to melting point.

What you need for waxing

To carry out the procedure, you need to buy a wax. It can be hot, warm or packaged in cartridges of wax, as well as special sets of strips on which the desired layer is already applied. You can buy the products in cosmetic stores and pharmacies.

Wax is usually sold in discs, jars, pellets, cartridges. Usually fragrances and various oils are added to it. Take into account the type of hair: for stiff hair it is better to prefer hard varieties.

Melt the wax either in a steam bath, placing the mass in a glass or ceramic container, or in a wax maker – a special machine for depilation, which would greatly simplify the procedure at home. It is equipped with a temperature sensor, which allows you to keep the wax heated for the required amount of time. The device does not let the wax overheat, which means there is no risk of getting burned.

The melted wax is applied to the body with a wooden or plastic spatula, then a cloth is placed on top, so the strips must be prepared in advance.

Wax your own hands

Wax with your own hands

Here are two simple recipes:

  1. One hundred grams of beeswax, two hundred grams of rosin and fifty grams of paraffin mix and put to melt in a water bath, then let the mixture cool down to forty degrees.

  2. Prepare three hundred and sixty grams of carnauba wax, one hundred and thirty grams of beeswax, seven milliliters of glycerin, and two drops of any essential oil. Melt the wax in a steam bath, give it a few minutes to cool, then pour in the glycerin and essential oil. Cool to forty degrees. The mixture can be kept in the refrigerator and, if necessary, melted by using a microwave oven.

Preparing for the procedure

To avoid pain, you can take an analgesic or anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen, Nurofen, etc. d. The product should be taken forty minutes to an hour before the procedure. Use also pain-relieving gels containing the same ibuprofen or diclofenac in the composition. But it is not recommended to use anesthetic ointments, because they will create a greasy film on the surface, which will complicate the wax application.

In addition, we advise you to make a special compress with demixid. To do this, dilute it with water at a ratio of one to three and add two ampoules of lidocoin, then soak the composition of gauze or bandage and apply to the areas of the body where you plan to do hair removal. Wrap polyethylene film on top, such as food film, and remove after twenty minutes, well cleaned skin with warm water.

In a couple of days

Cold waxing

Cold Waxing

Before waxing, exfoliate with whatever scrub you have on hand. That way you avoid unpleasant side effects, such as ingrown hairs.

You can prepare the scrub yourself. You need unrefined vegetable oil and pre-dried coffee grounds. Mix it with oil and massage it onto your skin for about five minutes. Leave it on the body for another ten minutes, then rinse well. Also popular are scrubs based on sugar, sea salt and table salt.

Before epilating at home, spread baby powder on your skin to absorb moisture and oil to help the wax grip your hair.

Cold wax is used in kits with strips that are already coated. In addition may contain aloe vera juice and oils to soften. The kits also usually include special wipes soaked in soothing lotion to treat your skin after the procedure. Strips are easy to use, as there is no need to melt the wax and cut tissue strips.

No need to heat the strips. Just hold them between the palms of your hands for thirty seconds.

Remove the protective layer in the form of a film and apply the strip to the area of the skin from which you are going to remove hairs. Press down well, smoothing the.

Rip the strip off with a sharp movement against the growth of the hair.

One strip can be used two or three times, so repeat the procedure if not all hair is removed on the first try.


  1. Almost painless;

  2. simplicity;

  3. Availability.


  1. Not all hairs are removed the first time;

  2. Repeating it many times will cause additional skin irritation.

Warm waxing

Warm waxing

Warm contains special additives that make it supple without heating. Some of the companies that make this wax recommend using a microwave to heat it up, but it all depends on the brand and packaging, so you should study the instructions carefully before using.

Using the heated up mass, apply the spatula usually included in the kit to your body where you want to remove hair.

Take a fabric strip of the right size and place it on top, pressing it well.

Wait until it is completely cooled down (the time depends on the manufacturer and is specified on the package or in the instructions) and rip with a sharp movement against the growth of hair.


  1. It is impossible to burn;

  2. All hairs are removed in one time.


  1. Less adherence to the hairline;

  2. Recommended for thin and soft hairs, not suitable for hard.

Waxing cartridges

Waxing cartridges

This wax is also warm, but packed in special cartridges.

Before the procedure, place it in a warming device.

Once melted, spread thinly over the skin with a roller.

Put a cloth band on top (in some cases they come with it) and smooth it out well, pressing down.

Rip it off against the hair growth with a sharp movement.

Remove the remains of the wax with tissues, if they were included, or a cotton pad soaked in vegetable oil.


  1. ease of use;

  2. No risk of burns;

  3. Elimination of hair from the first application.


  1. Not suitable for areas with stiff hair.

Hot Waxing

Epilation with hot wax

It is the most effective product in the fight against stiff hairs. Best used to remove unwanted hair in the bikini zone and on the legs.

  1. Take a glass or ceramic bowl and a saucepan filled with water in which the selected container will fit.

  2. Warm up the wax in a water bath: place the piece in a bowl and put it in hot water, which is preheated in a saucepan. Wait two or three minutes. You can also use a microwave oven, if this method is allowed by the manufacturer.

  3. When the mass becomes viscous, remove it from the water bath.

  4. Cool the wax to forty degrees.

  5. Using a wooden or plastic spatula, spread over the area to be waxed and leave for thirty to sixty seconds. It is important to apply the wax in the direction of hair growth.

  6. After the wax has hardened, tear against the growth of hair with a sharp movement.

  7. Remove the remains with special cloths or by moistening a cotton pad with vegetable oil.


  1. Cures all hair types;

  2. removes all hairs from the first time.


  1. laboriousness;

  2. Risk of burns;

  3. You can not repeat the procedure, even if not all the hairs were removed the first time;

  4. can cause severe skin irritation.

The nuances that are important to consider when waxing legs, bikini zone and face

Nuances that are important to consider when waxing legs, bikini zone and face


If you have never tried vaxing, then start with the legs. Removing hair on the legs is the most painless, as the skin on this part of the body is quite dense. Even if there is discomfort, in time it will disappear. The more treatments you have, the less pain, the new hairs will be thinner and the hairs will be less frequent.

Take a shower two hours before waxing, as the body should be completely dry. Do not forget to treat the surface with baby powder or talcum powder to remove grease and moisture. Pay particular attention to the area under your knees.

Bikini area

Difficult to access, and therefore the most problematic is the bikini area, as here the skin is thin and delicate, and the hair is the toughest.

Those who have experience in self-waxing and all the necessary tools for the procedure at hand, as well as having a low pain threshold should not be intimidated by vaxing on this area of the body even with the use of hot wax. The main thing is to follow all the points.

  1. For a classic bikini you need to remove the hair protruding behind the swimsuit, so we advise you to wear a bikini bottom before the procedure to be more comfortable to navigate.

  2. For beach bikini waxing it is necessary to remove all hairs, even if they are covered by a swimsuit, including on the buttocks. To make it more comfortable, you may want to stock up on a mirror.

  3. For deep bikini and Brazilian epilation also remove all hair.

  4. Before waxing you should shave the hair about five days before the procedure, so that at the right time they grew to four to six millimeters – shorter hairs won’t catch the wax, and longer ones will be more painful to remove.

  5. To look flawless on the beach, you should perform the procedure at least two days before going to the pond or the pool.

As with legs, shower two hours in advance and cover all areas with baby powder or talcum powder. Epilate while lying or half sitting with the help of a mirror to look in hard to reach places. After the procedure we recommend wearing seamless underwear made of natural and soft materials, so as not to irritate the skin additionally.


If you have unwanted facial hair, it is better to resort to cold waxing, buying sets of strips. They perfectly cope with thin and sparse hair.

Waxing on any parts of the face should be done very carefully, because the skin here is sensitive, and any irritation or redness can take a long time to pass that will provoke unnecessary complexes, because the face is always in sight. Especially carefully need to remove hair in the nasolabial triangle, over the upper lip – this is the most sensitive area.

Care procedures after waxing

It is important not only to properly perform epilation at home, but also to give the skin the necessary care after the procedure to soothe and moisturize it. This will avoid unpleasant consequences in the form of irritation, redness, and drying.

Prepare ice cubes from decoction of chamomile or calendula. Use these to wipe the areas to be treated and allow the surface to dry. The cooling will relieve swelling, and the herbs will soothe the skin.

Moisturize and repair skin with special creams. D-Panthenol and Bepanthen work great. Before going to bed you can apply a nourishing cream.

Do not wet the skin after epilation for six hours.

You should also avoid sunbathing, as it can lead to hyperpigmentation. If you must go out in the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen, a special cream or gel with SPF.

You can scrub the skin or use peeling only after three or four days, when the dermis has fully recovered.

Wear clothes made of soft natural fabrics on your waxed parts of your body.

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