“The First One Is The Worst One” – the science behind why your second wax hurts less

Let’s set the scene: Imagine you’ve never been waxed before. You’ve been shaving and trimming your pubic hair for years. The hairs are coarse, dense, and have been living happily in your pubic area for a very long time. They’ve also been connected to a blood supply down in your dermis, which has been helping them to grow big and strong.

Basically, they’re well-rooted, thick, and hearty. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Then you go to your first wax appointment. All those coarse, dense hairs get completely removed, which isn’t very comfortable. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

But! After your first appointment, all of your follicles have to produce brand new baby hairs, which are all softer and finer because they’re baby hairs – they’re brand new! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป

Four weeks go by, and now it’s time for your next wax appointment.

Now, which do you think hurts more to remove: thick, well-rooted hairs, or soft, fine baby hairs? ๐Ÿง That’s right – those new hairs slide out much more easily.

The moral of the story? When you’re consistent with waxing every four weeks, your appointments won’t be as painful, because the hairs have only been there for a week or two. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Bonus points if you’ve been moisturizing regularly, since moisturized hairs slip more easily out of hydrated skin.

I hope this post was helpful if you’ve been considering getting waxed, or if you’re nervous about going back for a second appointment! ๐Ÿ–ค

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