Showing posts with label depilatory oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label depilatory oil. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bikini Waxing for Sensitive Skin - Don't Get Burned

I recently had a pricey wax done at a famous five star salon here in New York. If you read my blogs you'll know I typically do my own waxing because I don't trust double dippers... but this salon assured me that they follow the strictest hygienic protocol since they are a medical spa facility.

Ahhh... protect skin and keep
Clients coming back!
Little did I know, double dipping should have been the LEAST of my concerns. I should have run out of there as soon as I noticed the tech did not even bother to prep my skin. She went straight into the service with strip wax on my bikini area and started ripping. I winced in agony and could feel the burn of my fragile skin and asked, "Aren't you going to apply pre wax oil?" She said, "No, we don't do that here!". Oh my goodness... 15 minutes later my French Cut bikini wax looked more like French Fried! In between my legs were two, pink, pork chop sized burns from a rough waxing procedure with no prep. Argh! And I was leaving for Aruba in the morning!

My skin has become conditioned to a natural oil prep. The oil helps to protect the skin so the wax pulls up only the coarse hair, not the skin.  So despite their fancy blend of red currant and berry wax, without a conditioning prep, my skin took weeks to heal and I spent my vacation in a muu muu.
Take the pain out
of Waxing

I can't say enough about the quality, integrity and effectiveness of Mancine waxes for clients like me with ultra sensitive skin. Their Pre-Wax Prepatory Oil is one of the best I tried. Brazilian Strawberry or Vanilla Flexxx waxes are also exceptional... and I have tried a countless number of professional waxes.  I told the esthetician I was incredibly sensitive... a patch test should have been performed.

Try prepping your client.  See what a difference it makes in their comfort, efficiency and removal!




Saturday, June 16, 2012

Prepare and Protect with the Cirépil Pre-Depilatory Oil

Recently, I decided to take the plunge and have my upper and lower legs completely waxed.  On a scale of 1-10, I would have to say the pain was along the lines of 'I would rather have a Bikini Wax every week rather than do this ever again.'  Within a week, I developed a serious case of ingrown hairs and now, between the bumps and subsequent ingrown removal, my legs are still recovering.

My negative waxing experience could have been prevented if the correct pre and post depilatory products had been used.  The majority of my experiences have involved some baby powder, then straight to the wax.  While powder can work in certain hot and humid environments, it is essential to use Pre-Depilatory Oil, especially the Cirépil Pre-Depilatory Oil / 8.8 oz.

Cirépil Pre-Depilatory Oil / 8.8 oz. is a Jasmine-based oil that both conditions and protects the skin during depilatory services.  It acts as a barrier between the skin and the wax so that only the hair is being pulled, rather than the skin.

Usage:
  • Use sparingly on very dry areas of the skin or cold skin prior to waxing.
  • Use after waxing procedures as desired.
  • Can be used in massage therapy due to its light texture.
  • Caution is recommended: over-application will cause the wax not to adhere to the hair.
What it all boils down to is making your client's experience a pleasant one and ensuring that they are experiencing the absolute best service that you can provide.  Its always important to remember that not only do happy clients come back, but they also bring friends!

Click HERE to see all of the excellent Cirepil products!