Your follicles are exposed. Think of it as an
open sore and you are prone to infection! SO
PLEASE don't do ANY
of the following stupid things for at least the
first 12 hours after your treatment (the next day
• Sunbake ("Suntan" for those who don't know)
• Go to the beach or swim in the sea (It's ONLY 12
• Go in a chlorinated pool
• Hang out in a jacuzzi - you don't know whose
been or done what in that water
• Ditto for a steam bath or sauna - it's hot in
there are bacteria that just LOVE hot, dry and
• Use any strong smelling creams or lotions - it
might burn the hell out of you to remind you of
• Beware of condoms and/or lubricants
• Don't have unprotected sex
• Allow any 'body fluids' (other than your own) on
your waxed areas... unless you know your partner
• Don't go in the gym. Everyone is sweating on
everything and who knows what is in the shower
with you that you can take away with you....
|Redness and Burning
settles within a couple of hours after. If it does
not, what did you do that you should not have? Go
see your physician.
Vitamin E cream is excellent for good skin
generally and this helps your skin after waxing!
Available from your pharmacy, rub the cream on the
waxed areas after every shower.... or get someone
to help you with this...
Other products available that are great as
after-wax care includes commercial mixtures like
tee tree and green tea lotions. However, if it
burns too much, chuck it!
Experiment until you find something that works
best with your particular type skin. You are not
like other men. No two men are the same in fact
and everyone reacts differently for their own
reasons. Go experiment!
Your skin will close over your follicles soon
after your treatment. (A follicle is the small
tubular cavity containing the root of a hair...
for those who don't know) The hairs will start to
grow again soon and will want to break through
You'll have to help them with this OR you might
get ingrown hairs along with those horrible red
bumps and you'll look a mess in the gym change
DO THE FOLLOWING: Get a SOFT
brush from your chemist (NOT a nail brush!) OR
just use an exfoliating mitt if you don't want to
be caught doing the brush-thing. After soaping up
in the shower, GENTLY brush in circular movements
over all the waxed areas. Yep, you guessed it....
'there' too. This goes a bloody long way to keep
skin supple and healthy, like any good massage....
Continue this for a few days.
NOTE: We said GENTLY brush in
circular movements.... Mate, cut your macho
I-feel-no-pain-thing of scrubbing till the blood
flows every time. Don't be an idiot! You CAN do
'gentle'. No-one will know! Irritating the skin
with rough scrubbing will cause you to expose
yourself to infection in those no-go areas for
longer than you need to!
Anything that stretches does not breath because
it has latex in it. Those stretchy designer briefs
that make your bits look so great are the BIGGEST
ingrown-creators because of their high latex
content. These fabrics sit close to your skin,
pressing down on the waxed follicle, and stop
hairs from growing up and out to the open air,
Jeans do the same. They are very dense and don't
breathe well either.
Wear something looser for a few days OR try
freeballing (no underwear for those who don't
know) or boxers or 100% cotton tighty whiteys
(briefs for those who don't know) for a few days
to give your poor hairs a chance to see the light.
It's not forever and you might immerse yourself in
a new experience.....
Sooooo.... You didn't listen when we said to do
There are commercial products to help with
ingrowns. Ask your therapist for some. No doubt
they'll stock it for you. Stuff like Legolé and
In-Grow Gold and Ingrown-X-it.
Either that or get the sharp and tweezers and dig
them out one at a time... or get a caring soul to
do it for you... could be fun!
When the hair grows back, go back to your
therapist and get cleaned up...!