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Waxing mysteries and myths


Waxing mysteries and myths

Waxing doesn’t synch up hair cycles. Hair growth is determined genetically. By waxing every 4 weeks or so we give the client the best chance at the maximum amount of hair free days. Hair reappears finer because a hair that regrows after waxing is a new hair, as compared to a shaved hair which has simply been cut off at the surface with a razor.

The hair appears thinner because the new growth doesn’t appear right away. The hair waxed in June is not the hair that is regrown and waxed in July. It takes about 3 waxes to cycle through “all” the hair and start over again.

This is also why the first “virgin” wax is so much more uncomfortable than subsequent waxes – more hairs are being pulled at one time! As waxing continues month after month, only about a third of the hairs are pulled at any given time.

Also I think that repeated waxing causes the hair to “loosen up” a bit in the follicle, making it easier to remove.

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Lynne Shirvandehi

Skincare expert Lynne is the owner of goddesslynneBODYandSKIN in Westwood, CA. Since 1998 she has been a prominent figure in the Beauty Business in West Los Angeles. Her #peacefulpretty studio is a favorite with everyone from business execs to busy moms to UCLA faculty, staff and students.