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how long should hairs be for a leg wax?

(5 Posts)
bambooyoohoo Fri 07-Aug-15 10:58:52

I've got an unexpected child free afternoon and I want to book in for a leg wax. I've got about 1 week's growth since shaving, will that be enough?!

Aquamarine70 Sat 08-Aug-15 13:06:12

I'm a beauty therapist & that's not quite long enough. 10 days is pushing it, 2 weeks is best.

WickedWax Sat 08-Aug-15 15:36:14

Hair needs to be at least the length of a grain of rice - I ask for at least 2 weeks since your last shave and ideally 3 weeks, though I know growing it out is a pain. If the hair is too short the wax won't pick it up so you're wasting your money.

chanie44 Sat 08-Aug-15 15:55:13

I did a home wax on my lower legs for the first time. When the hair growth was really short, it barely worked. When I retried after about 3 weeks, it was so much better as more of the hairs were removed.

cuckooflamingo Sat 08-Aug-15 17:56:07

Thanks all, I went to the salon and she confirmed exactly what you've said, needs 2 weeks' growth at least. She told me to come back in a week. Currently sweltering in jeans! Bloody legs! angry sad

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