|Posted on October 6, 2016 at 9:25 AM|
I love the look on a client’s face when I’m asked, “Wow, you can wax your underarms?". But I remember a very long time ago when I was first introduced to it and thought the same thing.
I asked the very same question when complaining that I could no longer shave my underarms. You see, I would develop very nasty boils after shaving.
I mean -- had to go to the doctor multiple times through my childhood to teenage, then young adult life -- nasty boils, in my armpits.
I was then left with the options to discontinue shaving allowing the hair to grow under my arms (not a good look) or continue shaving and dealing with the agony of boils.
I never mentioned it to people because it was an embarrassing subject, but after being at my wits end, I vented my issue to a friend and she responded, “Why don’t you just wax your underarm?"
What, you can wax your underarms!?
Her suggestion was really life changing. It was life changing for my confidence, self image and who would’ve known, the career path I ended up taking.
You may not deal with boils, but you may deal with discoloration or irritation from shaving and fortunatley for you waxing is one of the hair removal methods that can help.
I have been waxing my underarms for many, many, years and have never-ever had another boil!!
Here’s the thing though, how do you deal with the wait in order for the hair to grow long enough to be waxed?
I always tell clients to start during the cooler months.
It’s easier to hide the hair because we’re not wearing sleeveless attire.
The goal is to make the hair less course so you can continue to wax during the summer, but if you have to revert back to shaving during the hotter months, the hair and skin may be more tolerable.
With waxing being a natural exfoliate, waxing underarms is also a great way to help in fading discoloration.
This along with exfoliating, preferably with an exfoliating BAR soap and/or sugar scrub with lemon in it is the absolute way to go.
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