Beauty is pain, but that’s not the only thing it is. Beauty is also a little bit expensive. When you’re ballin’ on a budget, but still looking for incredible services that make you look great, you want to make sure that each and every service that you invest in lasts for as long as humanly possible.

Rather than let yourself go or try DIY waxing kits, the team at Ona Salon has a few helpful tips that will ensure your next wax lasts a little bit longer.

Tip #1: Let it Grow

While no one really likes letting their hair get out of control, it’s much easier to get a good wax when there’s plenty of hair left to pull. Now, we aren’t talking about letting that bush grow wild, but when it comes to waxing you want to have anywhere from ⅛ -¼ of an inch worth of hair to wax.

When hair is this length, the wax can get a better grip on the hair and you don’t have to worry about it breaking. The longer that it is, and the better grip that the wax has on the hair, the longer the wax will last. When you can pull the full hair, you get all the way down to the root and the hair itself won’t grow back any faster. If you’re not looking to drop money on a wax within your standard 6 week time frame, then this is a tip you should definitely take advantage of.

Aside from that, your wax will also look so much better when you give it the time to fully grow out so that you can remove the hair follicles entirely. Ultimately, you should wait around 4 to 5 weeks in between waxes for optimal results.

Also, remember not to shave in between waxes ,as tempting as it might be. This will mess up the texture and the growing process, making each wax another starting point of the cycle. Give it some time and you’ll see that your hair will start to react to the process of waxing.

Tip #2: Quality Matters

Of course saving money is important, and we totally understand the reality behind saving from these services, but here’s another reality check. If you think that you’re saving money by doing this at home, you’re wrong. The do-it-yourself kits that you can find in drugstores may make the procedure affordable, but they need to happen more frequently and will usually only give you a portion of the supplies that you really need.

The trick here is that you wind up spending just as much, if not more, with these kits. Now you are not only winding up with results that you hate, but you’re also spending just as much money as you would have on a professional service.

Trust us, the quality that you get when working from someone that knows what they’re doing is incomparable, it really shouldn’t be something that you settle for.

Tip #3: Exfoliate Each Time

Another bummer that is closely wound with waxing are those darn ingrown hairs. We’ve all had them, but we still are always so embarrassed when one does decide to show up. If this is something that you’ve dealt with on more than one occasion, you know how much it can ruin your waxing schedule.

You have this nice, clean wax and then all of a sudden there’s an unexpected, ingrown hair. When there’s more than one, that can usually mean you have to move your waxing schedule up so that you can enjoy a nice fresh wax again, but there are ways that you can work around this.

The important thing to remember about this tips is that no matter how many times you’ve been waxed, this still needs to be completed each time. Exfoliation on your skin, or a nice scrub, will drastically reduce the chances of you getting any ingrown hairs. Do this after your wax and the process may even remove any follicles that weren’t fully removed. Remember to be gentle as you do this, and to always moisturize alongside this care tactic.

Aside from these main tips, remember to stay on schedule. Each time that you get off schedule, your body starts from scratch with the growing process. It’s definitely not ideal for this to happen and it can make getting waxed a much more frustrating process. Trust us, if you stay on schedule you’re more likely to enjoy quality results, but also long-term results.

When you’re ready for your next wax, Ona Salon in Nashville is the only place to go. We have a team of experts that are trained to provide you with long-lasting, incredible results. Browse the selection of waxing services that we offer and find the one that takes care of your hair removal needs. Contact us today to schedule your next waxing appointment.