Why winter is the best time to start waxing

So you’ve been waxing regularly throughout the summer so you’re always beach ready, whether it be legs, bikini or underarms. Come autumn the woolies come out and everything gets covered up so why bother waxing again until next year? You may be surprised to hear though that winter is the best time to wax your legs and any other areas you tend to neglect during those wet, cold months.

If you start a regular waxing routine now you’ll reap the benefits come next summer. It’s all down to the hair growth cycle.

The ultimate time to get waxed is during the first phase of the hair growth cycle (the Anagen phase). During this phase the hair is actively growing. The structures that surround the hair follicle that are responsible for hair growth are weakened when the hair is repeatedly removed from the full depth of the follicle on a regular basis.

During the final phase of hair growth (the Telogen phase), is the worst time to get a wax and the results won’t be as long lasting. The reason for this is that new anagen hair may be growing underneath the telogen hair and start showing within a few days of your appointment.

You need a regular waxing routine to get ultimate results and try and catch the hair in the anagen phase. If you get into the habit of waxing every 3 – 4 weeks during winter, all of your hair will eventually come through at once and once at that stage you can reduce your appointments to every 4 – 6 weeks because the results will be longer lasting.

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