Considering your first Back Wax? Here’s what to expect and how to prepare…

Male back waxing is a very popular treatment all year round at The Waxologist in Manchester however we have a spike of busyness in summer for this treatment as many men feel more confident on holiday with a lovely smooth back.

Why not DIY Back wax?

We have many men come for a back wax that have previously tried to tame the hair themselves either by shaving, depilatory cream or waxing. It’s an area that’s hard to reach and see so you’re unlikely to get the best results doing it yourself and neither shaving or hair removal creams last long as they remove only the hair above the skin whereas waxing removes the hair right out of the root so a new softer finer hair grows back taking more time and giving you smoother skin for longer.

My Partner wants to wax my back!

Fact. Waxing is fun. Here at The Waxologist we wax all day long and it’s satisfying to take a client from hairy to bare, but here’s the thing… we’re highly trained, qualified and experienced as well as being insured. We’ll remove the hair quickly with minimum trauma to the skin using products chosen to suit your skin and hair type. I’m sure your partner is a wonderful person who would enjoy watching you wriggle and shriek as they try out a home waxing kit that could lead to a silly argument, a rubbish job and you’re more likely to suffer contra indications or issues afterwards. There are better ways to spend an evening with your loved one so JUST SAY NO!

When shall I book?

If you’ve never had a wax before it’s a good idea to have a trial back wax before the holiday back wax, this will allow us to see what works best for your skin and hair type. Ideally you would come for your holiday wax two or three days before you go away, this allows any reaction to settle and you’ll be able to follow aftercare by not swimming or sunbathing in the 48 hours after the wax. For the trial wax six weeks before would be perfect to allow enough time for the hair to grow through ready for the subsequent wax.

How often do I need to wax my back?

You don’t need to wax your back! It’s a choice and its individual. We have many clients that we see once a year before a holiday and we have regulars we see every four weeks. Most men start to develop more hair on their back with age so at 30 years old there might be a light spattering of hair on the shoulder blades and a patch on the lower back just above the waist band but by 40 years old hair will have spread out to the whole back and as the years progress the hair may become longer and denser. If you want to see a reduction in hair growth and you like having a smooth back, then we’d suggest coming in every four to six weeks otherwise just book in whenever suits you.

What do I need to do before I get my back waxed?

If you normally shave or trim don’t remove hair for a minimum of four weeks before your appointment. Stay out of the sun or off the sunbed as sunburnt skin cannot be waxed. Exfoliate gently in the shower and don’t apply any potions or lotions prior to your appointment. If you can avoid caffeine for a couple of hours before your appointment it can minimise pain as stimulants in the system can sensitise you to pain.

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