You’ve stocked up on the hottest swimsuit styles of the season, what next? Wax on, wax off. It’s time to get your groom on down there. And if you don’t live near one of Spruce & Bond‘s locations in New York, no fret. Specialist Keiann Roberts has a few handy tips you need to know before heading to your next wax appointment in order to avoid ingrown hairs and skin irritation.

Make sure your hair is a quarter inch long
If your hair is too short, the wax may have a hard time gripping the hair. At Spruce & Bond, hard wax is used for more sensitive areas and soft wax for other areas. This wax is patented and exclusive to the brand, specially formulated to grip hair and not skin, helping to minimize ingrown hairs and irritation.

Don’t shave in-between appointments 
This can lead to the possibility of ingrown hair and irritation to the skin. Shaving will exacerbate the problem, causing uneven hair regrowth in-between waxing sessions as well.

Don’t exfoliate pre-appointment
The wax itself will exfoliate while removing unwanted hair. After 48 hours, gently exfoliate the waxed area once every few days to fend off ingrown hairs.

Don’t get physical post-appointment 
Don’t do anything physical (like going to the gym) after you leave. Tight workout clothes and movement can irritate the area, creating unwanted redness.

Avoid the sun for 48 hours afterwards
Get your wax at least 48 hours prior to going in the sun. This skin may be more susceptible to sunburn so it’s important to avoid the sun and be sure to lather up with SPF on a daily basis.

Cheers to a smooth spring!

xx, The FabFitFun Team