Call Us On: 0191 374 9168   Visit Us At: 8 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NP

Call Us On: 0191 374 9168
Visit Us At: 8 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NP


Waxing Precare & Aftercare

Follow these tips to ensure a quick appointment that is a little less painful.


For best results hair should be left for 3-4 weeks growth since previous shaving or 5 weeks from previous wax treatment

Exfoliate the waxing area 24-48 hours before your appointment. This will keep the skin soft and smoother and prevent ingrown hairs.

Bath or shower on the day of your appointment to open up the follicles, allowing for easier hair removal.

Do not apply any deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes or self-tanning products to the area to be waxed.

Take 1-2 paracetamol about 30 minutes before your appointment if you have never had a wax before or find the process painful.


For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating to the skin:

No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only).

No saunas, hot tubs, massage or steam treatments.

No tanning (sunbathing, sun beds or fake tans).

No sport, gym work or other exercise.

Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.

Wear clean, loose fitting clothes.

Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.

Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist.

Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area

After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.


To soothe and calm the skin we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will rehydrate the skin and sooth any distort you may experience. Tea tree oil can also be applied to the area for its anti-bacterial properties in ensuring the area remains bacteria free.

You may notice a small amount of re growth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results.

Please do not shave between your appointments.

Return to Miracles Hair and Beauty Lounge to maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks