Hairline waxing is a trend that was seen on various social media accounts. It involves waxing the hairline to remove baby hairs to define an uneven hairline or change the shape of your face. Hairline waxing is not new. Kim Kardashian famously lasered off her baby hairs in 2011 (though now “regrets” doing so). “I lasered my baby hairs off years ago, because my forehead had all these little baby hairs, and I would always break out because of them,” the star wrote in a post on her website.
To get the full scoop on hairline waxing I turned to Esthetician Beka Husson, owner of 3BWaxing (https://www.3bwaxing.com), located in Santa Ana, California. While hairline waxing can be safe, it does require exercising a bit of caution, especially if you’ve treated your hair chemically within the last 72 hours. If done properly, hygienically and regularly, waxing is the fastest, most efficient method of temporary hair removal. Contrary to popular belief, waxing over a long period of time will not make your hair grow back thicker and darker. In fact, the hair may even grow back thinner and lessening regrowth. As a result, waxing may extend the period of time between waxing treatments.
To Get The Best Waxing Results Possible, Consider The Following 4 Tips:
- Be sure to exfoliate prior to your waxing treatment.
- Waxing may be uncomfortable. So if you are concerned, consider taking an anti-inflammatory, such as an Ibuprofen, 30 minutes prior to your appointment. (I’m not a doctor, so please check with your medical doctor to see if it’s appropriate for you).
- Refrain from drinking caffeine. Caffeine tends to stimulate the nervous system, which in turn could lead to increase pain of waxing.
- Always stay well hydrated.
There is no ‘danger’ unique to the hairline. However, like any other treatments, it is important to exercise caution when waxing the thin hairs around your face, especially if you treat your hair with chemicals. Following any hair removal procedure, abstain from bleaching, dyeing, or chemically treating your hair (as in with a keratin straightening treatment), because your skin may be more sensitive after waxing and therefore more prone to irritation. Speaking of irritation: those with dandruff or sensitive scalps “should refrain” from waxing the hairline. Doing so could worsen any active inflammation or irritation.
As For The Pain…
A good rule of thumb to follow is the thinner the hair, the less painful the waxing experience. Fortunately, baby hairs are by nature, very thin, so the pain should be minimal. Keep in mind that if you continue to wax regularly and avoid shaving in between, the hair thins out and hurts less. Also, Beka has techniques that help make your wax less painful.
My Waxing Experience
I was first contacted by Beka owner of 3BWaxing via Instagram. Beka greeted me with a smile as I walked into her salon and laid down on what I like to call the “beauty chair”. The aroma of scented candles and calming music turned my nerves down a notch. Beka is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions pertaining to the specific wax that she uses.
Beka uses the Berodin Blue hard wax. The overall experience was fast, efficient and gentle. This stripless wax is formulated with revolutionary polymers for flexibility. I didn’t feel any pain when the hard wax was tugged away from my forehead. The wax adheres firmly to fine and coarse hair without sticking to skin and is heated at a low temperature to minimize irritation. I was so relieved and couldn’t wait to see the end results. After about 7 applications of hard wax I looked in the mirror to see my well-groomed forehead. Thanks to Beka at 3BWaxing, I feel more confident about my forehead and overall appearance. And as an added bonus, my boyfriend loves my new look! Right after my waxing experience, he said I look smashing!