Waxing

Why Not Shave?

Shaving may seem quick and convenient but its results are short lasting, causing the hair to grow thicker and coarser over time. Stubble! not the most romantic feel! The smart solution for hair removal would be to come in for a Mojo wax. It’s the the least you can do to control unwanted hair.

What’s Special About Mojo?

Convenience! Price! Privacy! and Comfort! Mojo is a mobile service that will come to you and complete the required treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Home Care Advice

All Areas
  • No hot tubs.. or pools.. or lakes.. for 48 hours – they are full of bacteria.
  • Avoid sun exposure or hot water immediately before or after waxing.
  • Avoid really hot baths, the use of soaps, fragranced lotions, perfumes, make-up, or deodorants on the area for 24-48 hours.
  • Wear loose fitted clothing.
  • Exfoliate the waxed area 24-48 hours after waxing. Continuing exfoliating 2-3 times per week to help prevent/reduce ingrown hairs.
  • Apply a light body lotion after bathing.
  • Do not apply sunless tanner within 24-48 hours.
Face
  • Use mineral makeup because it does not hoard bacteria.
  • Wash your makeup brushes once a week to prevent spreading bacteria on the face.
  • Avoid touching the waxed areas for 12-24 hours.
Underarm & Bikini
  • Avoid deodorants and antiperspirants for 12-24 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for the remainder of the day. This includes yoga especially bikram.
  • Wear cotton panties/boxers that breathe for comfort.
  • An alternative to deodorant would be tea tree oil or holly oil which serves as an antiseptic. Holly oil and lavender will help to reduce the odour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if my skin turns red after waxing? What is wrong?
A: This is quite common. After waxing the skin will be more sensitive than normal. Preventative care would be to avoid drinking liquids that have caffeine 24 hours before waxing. Avoid waxing just before, during, or after menstrual cycle. Use a tea tree or aloe vera based lotion.

Q: What if I have some minor blood spots?
A: This is normal for the underarm or bikini areas. They will disappear. If it’s bothering you, use a tea tree or aloe vera lotion and cold compresses to relieve these areas. This is most common for first time waxing.

Q: Sometimes I see blisters or pimples appear after waxing, what is wrong?
A: Blisters and pimples are common for first time waxing clients. Trapped sebum (oil) is brought to the surface. Ensure you are using a proper cleansing lotion prior to waxing. This helps minimize breakouts. Apply cold compress to blisters.

Q: How long should my hair be before I’m ready to be waxed?
A: Approximately 2-3 weeks without any hair removal. Depending on your hair growth

Waxing Facts

Hair is found all over the body except on the palms, soles, eyelids, and lips. The study of hair is called Trichology. A hair shaft is made up of keratinized cells that develop in a pocket of the skin called a hair follicle. There are two types of hair; terminal hair is the longer coarse pigmented hair found on such areas as the head and underarms; lanugo hair is fine and downy and covers most of the body.

Stages of Hair Growth

The lifespan of a hair ranges from 2-5 years for the head to 2-5 months for lashes and brows. Hair grows in three stages from being produced to being shed.

Anagen- this is the active stage of hair growth. The hair is at the beginning of its growth cycle. It is firmly embedded in the nourishing germinitivium (basal) layer of the epidermis and is being supplied nutrients throughout the blood vessels at its base. If hair is removed at this stage the new hair will take the longest to grow back because the follicle will continue to grow through the other two stages.

Catagen-this is the transition stage of hair growth. The hair reaches maturity and does not need to be nourished so it detaches from the germinitivium (basal) layer is no longer in need of nutrients.

Telogen-this is the rest stage of hair growth. The hair has stopped growing; may be ready to, or has fallen out of the follicle and is in this stage until the anagen stage begins the cycle again. A hair removed at this stage will grow back the quickest because the follicle is ready to begin a new cycle.

There is no way of knowing what stage a hair is in and all hair will be in various stages at any one time. When doing hair removal such as waxing, clients will state that sometimes it seems longer or shorter time is needed between waxing appointments. While there may be other factors such as health, hormones, and seasons, the greatest cause is the various stages of hair growth.

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