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How Often Should I Wax?

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Question: How Often Should I Wax?
Answer: Waxing can last up to six weeks at a time but depends on many factors like hair growth cycles, age, sex, who is doing the service and the area you're getting waxed. Also, hair generally needs to be about ¼" long before it can successfully be removed (see more about waxing length).

Frequent at First

When you first get waxed, you could see hair in as little as the next couple days or weeks. This doesn't necessarily mean that the technician did a poor job. Although there could have been breakage (especially if you did your own waxing), hair that was growing beneath skin's surface at the time of the service is now beginning to show (learn more).

Maintenance

It's recommended that you get waxed every two to four weeks after your first appointment for a couple of times. This will help remove the hair that was growing underneath the skin at your last appointment(s). After that how regularly you should get waxed will depend much on how noticeable the hair is, how much it bothers you and your budget. The average time to go between appointments is three to eight weeks.
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