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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove excess wax residue from my skin?

If you are having trouble removing the wax from your body, it’s important to know that the KIMIKA Coconut and Raspberry waxes are resin based waxes. This means that they can be cleaned up with our Kimika Pro Wax Off Oil or skin safe alcohol.

Please be sure to remove the excess wax immediately with the wax strip in the opposite direction (not upward direction). Do not leave the wax on your skin for an extended period of time. Always apply wax on skin in ultra thin layers.

Does waxing with this product hurt?

KIMIKA wax is a professional grade product made with the highest quality ingredients to minimize pain. Unless you are very sensitive, it is normal to feel discomfort but not pain. It is very important to carefully follow the instructions provided and take special note to the following:

1) Wax temperature and consistency should resemble warm honey.
2) Apply thin layers of wax. More wax does not equal better results.
3) Remove the strip in the opposite direction NOT in an upward direction.

How long does waxing last?

Depending on your hair growth cycle, waxing typically lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks. There are many factors to consider such as the area to be waxed, as well as the accuracy of the application that will determine the length between waxing appointments, or if you're doing it yourself, the frequency in which you will do it at home.

How long does leg waxing last?

When you wax your legs, you can expect to have smooth legs for up to 6 weeks. However, you may start noticing new hair growth after 3-4 weeks, and it's during this phase that hair will start to grow back faster than in the bikini/Brazilian area or anywhere else that waxed areas don't get a trim as often.

How to prevent ingrown hairs after waxing?

If you want to prevent ingrown hairs from coming occurring, it's important to use cleansers and exfoliants for your skin as a preventative measure. Not only will this help get rid of the top and dead layers of the skin, but it also helps ease skin irritation after a waxing session.

How to make waxing be less painful?

Hair removal can hurt, particularly when getting waxed, and a good way to make it less painful is to apply a numbing cream roughly 30 minutes before waxing or take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

How long should your hair be for waxing?

Your hair needs to be at least ¼” long, with just a touch of the hair at the root. The length will also vary depending on how thick and curly your hair is. If the hair is too short, or if your hair growth isn't even, you might have to go through another cycle or two to achieve a consistent length between cycles.

How long after waxing can you swim?

It is recommended to wait a minimum of 48 hours before returning to the pool or beach. If it is your first time, you may want to wait up to 5 days as the area will be very sensitive. This is because waxing removes the top layer of the skin and you're more prone to infection.

How long does sugar waxing last?

Sugar Waxing usually lasts around 3 weeks, although it could last up to 6 weeks. If you are consistent with this waxing method, then you may find that the growth phase will be slowed down over time and find that it becomes less painful too.

How to prepare for waxing?

Whether it's for your next waxing appointment or if you're Waxing At Home, some good ways to prepare for a waxing session are by calming the skin and exfoliating it before removing hair from the root. Also, make sure you have freshly washed skin, this helps to avoid any skin irritation.

How to numb the skin before waxing?

To numb the skin before waxing, you can either take aspirin or apply a topical anesthetic cream an hour or so before. These creams are perfect for areas such as the lip, chest, underarms, or genital area, which can be more pain-provoking areas of the body.

What thickness of wax should be applied to my skin for best results?

It is very important during the waxing application that you apply a very thin layer of wax. This will reduce the excess wax on your skin and will increase the efficiency of the product. The temperature of the wax is also very important and should be liquid enough to apply thin layers without burning the skin. The consistency of the wax should resemble that of warm honey.

Do you have any water-soluble alternative waxes?

Absolutely! Resin based waxes can often be tricky, especially if you are new to waxing or if you have sensitive skin. This is why we’ve developed an alternative.

The KIMIKA Maple Sugar and Cold Sugar waxes are both water soluble, easy to use and can be simply cleaned up with warm water.

Can the wax strips be reused?

Yes! Make sure to apply thin layers of wax and you can reuse the wax strip, during the application, up to 3 times. Dispose of the wax strip after you have completed your waxing application.

How long does waxing last on the face?

Facial waxing lasts between 2 to 8 weeks, but because everyone has different growth stages, it varies from one person to another. This is a very good method for those who don't have the time to tweeze hair as the results last much longer.

How to exfoliate the vagina area before waxing?

When getting a Brazilian wax done, opt to use a gentle exfoliator on the outside of the vagina, and NEVER on the inside. A gentle glove is best as you should not use anything with fragrance in the delicate bikini area. You should do it at least a day or two before waxing because it will make the waxing process easier and less painful.

What to put on the skin before waxing?

Gentle exfoliation is recommended before waxing because it helps remove dead skin cells surrounding hair follicles. It also helps loosen any existing ingrown hairs and will improve your waxing results.

How to exfoliate vagina after waxing?

Your bikini line should be properly exfoliated after waxing, and you can do this by using either a scrubbing tool or an Exfoliating Glove, and in a small circulation motion, you'll want to gently move along your bikini area. When you exfoliate, you're preventing ingrown hairs from coming through and it also helps rejuvenate the skin. It is recommended to wait at least 3-5 days before exfoliating raw skin. 

How long does Brazilian waxing last?

Having a hair-free bikini line feels so liberating, and you can expect the results to last anywhere between 3-6 weeks. Depending on your growth rate, you will start to see hair re-growth by the 3rd or 4th week.

How to prevent ripping skin while waxing?

Hair removal may come with some discomfort, including ripped skin, and it can be especially painful if you have sensitive skin. To help avoid this, it's important to use a High-Quality Wax, and you should also make sure your skin is moisturized before your waxing appointment or if you plan on doing it yourself. Avoid waxing during ovulation and during your menstrual cycle. Due to hormonal fluctuations, the skin will be thinner in this area. Also, while it is safe, be aware that pregnancy also causes these hormonal changes and may heighten sensitivity in some people. 

How to get rid of bumps after waxing your eyebrows?

Whether you've waxed before or it's your first wax, having bumps after waxing your brows isn't attractive. To help eliminate this, you can use an icepack or run a washcloth under cold water and apply it to the affected area for around 20 minutes or so to avoid getting bumps. A cooling product such as aloe vera gel may also be helpful. 

How long does eyebrow waxing last?

When you get your eyebrows waxed, you can expect it to last a couple of weeks. Depending on your personal hair growth, it can take as long as 6 weeks before your eyebrow hair grows back.

What to put on the skin after waxing?

Waxing aftercare is extremely important, and it's good to use a Post Wax Lotion such as Vitamin E to smooth out the skin's surface and keep it soothed and hydrated.
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