It's true that waxing at home for beginners can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! Waxing is actually one of the easiest and most effective ways to take care of your skin and hair, and there are so many benefits you get from doing it regularly.
That's why we've set your minds at ease and put together a post all about how to wax at home for beginners! Nova wax is not just perfect for salon-quality waxing experiences, but it is an easy wax to learn how to use for any novices!
There are many benefits of waxing at home. Let's first examine those, so you can be confident that learning how to wax yourself will be worth it.
Benefits Of Waxing At Home
Waxing will help remove any unwanted body hair in the quickest way possible. It will also ensure that hairs won't grow back as quickly or in great numbers compared to shaving or epilating in other ways.
You know those frustrating razor bumps you experience while shaving?
Say goodbye to them with waxing!
Waxing also results in better-looking skin since it exfoliates the top layers of your skin, meaning you'll be left with much smoother and brighter-looking skin.
Waxing is great for sensitive areas like your bikini zone, underarms, and face!
Plus, investing in your own waxing arsenal at home can save you money by doing it yourself! We all still love going to our favorite esthetician for our hair removal needs, but for those months when we are a little tighter in budget than usual, you won't need to sacrifice a fresh wax.
Waxing at home can be done by anyone who has some basic knowledge of how to remove hair-so don't think this is something only professionals should do!
Now, there are loads of waxes on the market- how do you choose a quality wax easy to use for beginners?
Which Wax Is Best For Beginners?
Nova's Stripless Wax Tablets are best for beginners because of their gentle and effective properties. Nova's wax is a high-quality wax easy to use for starting as a waxing amateur. These wax tablets can be used in both salons and personal homes, and it's a simple way to get salon-caliber results right at home!
As a professional wax, it is known to have exceptional adherence to hair and be very gentle on the skin in the process, which makes it easy for beginners to get an easy hair pull on the first try.
Since it is thin like a clear wax but is a hard wax, fewer materials are needed in your beauty arsenal to wax, making it so simple to use!
Nova Wax is also applied to the body at a lower temperature, leaving less room for accidental burns when learning how to wax yourself.
Overall, Nova's Stripless Wax Tablets are easy to use, excellent quality, and recommended for beginners by professionals everywhere.
You can snatch our hard wax tablets, but as a beginner, you probably need more than just wax, and we at Nova have you covered with this too!
Best Waxing Kit
The best waxing kit for beginners is Nova's Premium Mini Wax Warmer Kit. Perfect for getting you started with your waxing endeavor, this kit includes a mini warmer created in the ideal size to care for your at-home waxing needs.
In addition to the wax warmer, it contains a 500g box of Nova's hard wax tablets, 100 of the 4.5 in wooden wax applicators and the Pre & Post Care Bundle.
Nova's Pre & Post-Care Bundle is made for any skin type, including sensitive skin. Including a cleansing gel to cleanse and prep the skin for a flawless wax and a hydrating and smoothing lotion for post-care protection and soothing, your skin will feel as radiant as ever. It also contains a Dual-Action Oil that can be used for both pre and post-care to nourish and hydrate dry skin.
With all the primary necessities to wax yourself at home, this kit is a perfect addition to start you on your waxing journey.
In addition to the waxing kit, Nova also has other tools and supplies for a flawless wax, like our new antibacterial Exfoliating Bath Mitt. Even if you are a waxing beginner, we're sure you know just how important exfoliating is for your skin in a general sense. This mitt is a must whether you wax at home or you regularly wax at a salon! When it comes to waxing, exfoliation gives added benefits of helping prevent ingrown hairs post waxing and keep flawless, smooth skin for the most extended period of time.
Once you begin to notice how easy it is to wax at home and you want to start waxing multiple large areas in one swoop, the professional wax warmer is a perfect upgrade as it holds over 400 oz of wax!
Since you're not waxing multiple clients at home in a day, the warmer may only be beneficial to you once you've been waxing at home for a while, have gotten comfortable with it, and are trying to wax maybe a bikini, leg, arm, and do a facial waxing all in one period and notice you need more wax than your mini warmer can hold.
How Do You Wax Your First Time At Home?
To wax your first time at home, you need to first prep your skin.
Gently exfoliate the area you will wax with your Exfoliating Bath Mitt a day or two before you plan to wax.
Immediately before you wax, you want to cleanse your skin. Since you're at home, take advantage and wash up with some soap and water. Being extra clean always helps, never hurts, when it comes to waxing! Follow up with your cleansing gel to remove all oil and impurities from the skin.
Before waxing, your skin must be dry of any moisture or oils for best results during and after waxing.
NOTE: ** Don't forget to assess the length of your hair before waxing! Hair should be 1/4 of an inch or longer to get effective waxing results. Before you begin waxing, make sure your hair is at least this long.
Now it's time to warm up your Nova Wax Warmer by turning the knob to the max and place your wax tablets in it. After about 30 minutes, the wax should be at a honey-thick consistency.
Be sure your hands are very clean before you get started. It is best waxing hygiene protocol to wear gloves while you wax too. This way no excess oils or dirt can get into your pores while you wax.
Using your wooden applicators, apply a portion of wax to the desired area in the direction of hair growth. As a beginner, it's better to start with small sections and with small quantities of wax. This gives you the most control and an opportunity to see how the wax performs at first.
Let the wax cool for just a few seconds where it has hardened enough to pull off in one piece. Lift the edge of the wax slightly, hold the skin tight with the opposite hand and pull in the opposite direction of how your hair grows- this is the opposite direction of how you applied the wax.
Immediately after the wax pull, place light pressure from your hand onto the area you just waxed to help with pain relief.
Continue this same process until the entire area you are waxing is hair-free. Be cautious about waxing in the same place twice. This can cause excessive irritation.
After waxing, apply your post-care lotion or dual-action oil to the waxed location. This will help to soothe and hydrate the skin for silky-smooth radiance.
Waxing, in the beginning, may take you a little longer as you're applying the wax in smaller sections and may be a little more apprehensive about the pull, so take your time! It wouldn't be wise to start waxing at 2 when you have an appointment at 2:30 that is 15 minutes away! Don't rush the process, and allot yourself the necessary time to get the waxing done.
You see? Not as bad as you thought! And we guarantee you, the more you wax yourself, the easier it will get!
Our guide on how to wax at home for beginners is as simple as can be. Waxing yourself at home doesn't have to be so intimidating!
With Nova's Mini Wax Warmer Kit, you have the necessary items to get you started and ease into waxing at home. Designed for professionals but easy enough to use at home, your waxing arsenal will be top-notch with this wax in it! As a high-quality, gentle yet powerful wax, Nova's shimmering bars of silver will stun you with how well the wax works at home.
Follow our steps and tips for an excellent at-home wax experience, and you'll be so glad you tried it out yourself!