1 - Is waxing better than shaving?

We believe waxing is better than shaving! In fact, we wonder why anyone would risk razor cuts, stubble, and in-growns for hair removal that only lasts a day or two. Waxing is sanitary, effective and the results last for weeks. Not only that – you can do it just about anywhere.

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2 - Will it hurt?

Any time you pull hair out at the root, you are likely to feel some discomfort (think of pulling off a bandage), but the initial sensation only lasts a few seconds. Naturally, you may experience some discomfort when waxing sensitive areas and first time waxing can feel more tender. It gets easier over time as the hair becomes weaker and finer the more you wax it. Here are some tips to minimize pain: Baby steps. Get comfortable doing legs before trying a more sensitive or challenging area like your bikini or underarms. Women tend to be more sensitive the week before their periods, so try to avoid that time if possible. Ibuprofen can help diminish pain and relieve swelling when taken 30 minutes to an hour prior to waxing. Do not wax immediately after a bath, shower, or sunbathing. Use the wax on completely dry skin – free of oils and lotions. Put a thin layer of talcum powder or corn starch on the skin beforehand. Breathe and Relax. Try not to hold your breath. Try to breathe into your pain- Deep breath in as you apply, then full exhale as you pull back the strip quickly in the opposite direction as hair growth. Give yourself enough space, time and privacy to perform the wax. This will help you to relax. Prepare your area with everything you need before getting started, and hey, why not a little soothing music and lit candle as well?

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3 - Is it difficult to use on myself?

If your hands can reach it then your wax can too! It can be surprisingly easy to wax yourself, once you’ve become familiar with the technique. Some areas are easier to wax than others. Waxing your legs is a great way to start honing your waxing skills. When you feel comfortable handling the wax, then move to an area like your underarm or bikini, which are areas that tend to have more bends.

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4 - How do I clean it off?

BodyHonee SUGAR Wax is water soluble, so it can rinse away with just water. BodyHonee SPA Wax can be wiped away with the accompanied Finishing Oil or any kind of oil (coconut oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, etc.).  

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5 - Can my daughter use it?

Yes, we recommend fist timers start with the Sugar Wax. BodyHonee Sugar Wax is so gentle and natural that it is perfect for sensitive skin or beginners. However, before you start any hair removal process, we recommend that you do a test patch first.

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6 - Can men use it?

Yes. All BodyHonee products are made for both men and women.  BodyHonee is so effective that it will  even remove the coarsest of male hair. In fact, many of BodyHonee’s users are male athletes and body builders.

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7 - Do I need to apply any type of lotion or oil after using BodyHonee?

For SUGAR WAX: No. BodyHonee’s exclusive Sugar Wax formula is water soluble.  All you need to do is wash the area with warm water. For SPA WAX: Yes.  All you need to do is apply the Finishing Oil that comes with your kit.  If you run out of the Finishing Oil, any type of oil can be used (olive, coconut, vegetable oil, etc.).

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8 - Why am I having trouble removing hair when I wax?

You are probably having one of the following problems: 1. The hair is too short. Hair needs to be at least a quarter of an inch long to wax. 2. The wax strip was pulled off too slowly or in the wrong direction.  Make sure to stroke the strip firmly onto the wax about 3-4 times in the direction of hair growth. Then, in one quick motion remove the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth, as close and parallel to the skin as possible. 3. Too much wax was applied.  Holding the spatula at a 45 degree angle, always apply the wax in a thin, transparent layer IN the direction of hair growth.   Do not allow the wax to cover any area that is being untreated at that moment. 4. If any water or too much moisture gets into the product or is on your skin, the wax will become ineffective.

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9 - Why wont my wax stick to the hairs?

For superior wax adhesion, lightly dust the area with talcum powder or corn starch before applying the wax onto the skin.  The talcum powder will absorb any excess oils and moisture that are on the skin. Dry and oil free skin will lead to better adhesion of the wax onto the hairs.

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10 - Why is my skin reddish or swollen after waxing?

Skin irritation is normal after any waxing session, but very swollen, irritated, or discolored skin could be the result of poor technique. When pulling the wax strip off, hold the skin very taught and pull off fast in the opposite direction of hair growth, as parallel to the skin as possible.  Also, make sure the wax is at the correct temperature – too hot and it will burn your skin, too cold and the wax will not adhere to the hairs or strip.

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