Skin which is smooth and hair-free is pleasant to the touch and looks healthy. Such a look can be achieved by using a wax kit, such as the GiGi Wax Kits. These kits are easy to use hair removal systems providing results similar to those at beauty salons. Several GiGi kits are available depending on the desired hair removal, including Brazilian Bikini Wax kit, Mini Pro Waxing kit, the Professional Brazilian Waxing Kit. The instructions for these kits are similar.
Cleanse the skin area which will be waxed and exfoliate to remove dry skin.
Remove the cap of the jar of wax and heat it in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Use a large applicator to break up the surface of the wax. Return to microwave and heat for 15 seconds, and break it up again, then heat for another 15 seconds.
Continue until you can stir the wax easily and it turns into a honey-like consistency. Do not heat longer than one minute. Let it cool until you can easily touch it. Remove from microwave carefully. Some of the GiGi kits such as the Professional Waxing kit, include a wax warmer which is used instead of the microwave to heat the wax.
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Use the Pre-Hon lotion to cleanse the area which will be waxed and pat it dry with a tissue. Test the temperature of the wax before applying it to skin.
Apply a thin layer of Pre-Epilation Oil to skin.
Using an applicator, apply a thick layer of wax in the direction of hair growth. Let it cool on skin for 30 seconds, after which it will be soft. Some of the GiGi wax kits, except the Brazilian Bikini Wax kit, contain muslin strips which must be placed on the wax as soon as it is applied, and then ripped off together with the wax. If strips are included, a thinner layer of wax would be used.
Hold skin taut and quickly pull off the wax in one motion in the opposite direction of hair growth. Keep the wax as close to the skin as possible. Do not reapply wax to this area. Use your hand to press down on the waxed area to clean it up.
Apply Wax Off solution in a thick layer onto the waxed area which will remove any wax residue and moisturize skin.
Apply Slow Grow daily to skin after showering. It will keep skin smooth and hair-free longer.
Skin may be red for a few hours or even days after waxing and this is normal. Keep skin moisturized at all times to avoid redness, rashes or bumps. Use the kits for exactly what they are intended. For example, don't use a bikini waxing kit all over your body since it is designed for coarser hair.
Be careful with the wax which may be hot. Test a small area before applying all over skin. It may cause burns, scars or blisters.
Aleksandra Ozimek has been writing professionally since 2007 for a fashion blog, various online media and the "Queens Courier," in addition to interning at "Cosmopolitan" magazine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in journalism and photography from St. John's University, where she is completing her master's degree.