What To Expect During Your First Back Waxing Session


Although back hair is perfectly normal and natural, there are several reason why a man might choose to remove it. Some guys prefer the way they look with a smooth back. Other guys feel as though it collects sweat when they work out and prefer the convenience of having it removed. A lot of men do it, and there’s no shame in giving it a shot. If you’re considering waxing your back for the first time, you might have a few questions you want answered. You might be surprised to find that it’s no big deal at Greentoes in Tucson.


Why Wax Instead Of Shaving?

Despite the availability of shaving devices designed to make it easier to shave your back, shaving isn’t always the best idea. For one, it’s easy to miss spots when you’re shaving your own back. There’s also the issue of razor irritation and the commitment it takes to shave. Since hair is cut midway through its growth cycle, prickly stubble will pop up just a few short days after a shave. You’ll need to shave frequently, and there’s not much you can do when the regrowth is too short to shave.

Since waxing removes hair from the root, it takes a few weeks for the hair to grow back. It comes in with the thin, tapered tip, rather than the blunt cut left behind by shaving. The regrowth is softer, lighter, and easier to live with until your next waxing appointment.

Why Can’t I Have My Friend Wax My Back?

The right wax and the right method work together to create a seamless back waxing experience. You don’t want any patches left behind, and it hurts to have to go over the same spot multiple times. While your friend might have great intentions, they likely don’t have the experience necessary to quickly and efficiently wax your back without making any mistakes. Couple that lack of experience with the fact that the wax you purchase at the drugstore isn’t the same quality as salon wax, and you’ll find that the probability of a great experience becomes somewhat low.

What Will The First Session Be Like?

If your back hair is long, it may need to be trimmed to a length ideal for waxing. Hair that’s too long won’t take properly to the wax – it might pull without coming out, or tufts of hair may only partially be removed in a single pass. Your waxing expert will be able to make the determination if a trim is necessary.

If you’re taking any medications or using any products that might make your skin more sensitive (such as acne products), be sure to tell your waxing professional. He or she may need to take special care to avoid using the wrong products and methods for your sensitive skin.

Once you’re ready, your aesthetician will apply the wax in small sections. The wax is applied in the proper direction to assure maximum grab, reducing the potential for missed spots. The hair is pulled out quickly from the root with the proper amount of pressure. The skin is treated post-waxing to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce redness or irritation that naturally occurs as a result of waxing.

Does Back Waxing Hurt?

Pain is subjective. Some people will say that back waxing doesn’t hurt at all while others will be quick to caution you that it does. Regardless, you’re going to feel it. Pain is significantly minimized when an experienced aesthetician and the proper products are used to wax your back, because the skin is less likely to be overworked or unnecessarily damaged.

Many people claim that each additional waxing session is much easier. After the first waxing, keeping scheduled appointments means that you’re down to maintenance only. Maintenance waxing is typically quicker and easier, and the sensation becomes a little more familiar. Over time, regrowth will become softer and thinner, reducing the discomfort associating with waxing. The more you do it, the less it hurts.

What About Aftercare And Ingrown Hairs?

Some people are more prone to ingrown hairs than others. If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, be sure to regularly exfoliate your back. Exfoliation removes dead surface cells, making them less likely to clog your pores and follicles. Moisturizing your back is also important, and it helps to use lotions made for sensitive skin. Some lotions are made specifically to prevent ingrown hairs. If you find that you experience painful ingrown hairs, these can be treated with warm compresses, anti-inflammatory products, and retinoids.

We Can Help You Out

If you’re looking to get your back waxed, we have the perfect place in Tucson. The waxing experts at Greentoes will be happy to guide you through your first back waxing experience. Our calm environment will keep you relaxed – don’t let your nerves psyche you out. You can book with us online or by phone as soon as you’re ready to start.

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