Waxing Aftercare Advice

Thank you for choosing Fair Hands for your waxing.  Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your skin is cared for properly.

Please note:  some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this if your first wax.  These symptoms should subside over  24-48 hours.  If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Keep the waxed area clean and avoid heat and friction for 24-48 hours.  This means:

No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only).

No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments.

No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans).

No sport, gym work or other exercise.

Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.

Wear clean, loose fitting clothes.

Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.

Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist.

To soothe and protect the skin, appy an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for three days following your treatment.  Always wash your hands before applying any product.


To prevent ingrown hairs:  starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin three times a week in the bath or shower using a loofah or exfoliating mitt.  Also moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally.

You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so.  It can take up to four treatments for your hair to get on to a growth cycle that gives best results.  hair needs to be at least 5mm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave between appointments.  To maintain your smooth appearance we recommend regular waxing every 3 - 6 weeks.