Despite your best efforts to plan ahead, it’s not always possible when you’ve got an unshakeable self-care routine and a period that didn’t get the memo.
If you happen to unexpectedly get your period and you’ve got a waxing appointment coming up, you may be wondering, “can I get a below-the-belt wax on my period?”
The answer is: Absolutely you can!
Below are some frequently asked questions and what you need to know when it comes to waxing on your period.
How is waxing different during your period?
Aside from perhaps being a little more sensitive, waxing during your period is really not that different from any other time.
Periods are no reason to interrupt your regular waxing schedule, and like any other time of the month, we do our best at Fuzz to ensure your experience is as pain-free as possible.
Is it safe to get a wax on your period?
It is totally safe to get a wax on your period. At Fuzz, we kindly ask that any client who has their period use a tampon when they come in for their appointment.
How come? It is the safest and best menstrual product to use when waxing while on your period. We just ask that you tuck in your string, so it doesn’t get in the way of waxing.
If you forgot a tampon or don’t typically use them, we have your back. All Fuzz locations are equipped with our favourite products from joni. Their products are 100% organic and are chemical and fragrance-free, perfect for freshly-waxed skin. Plus, they’re packaging is environmentally friendly and is completely compostable! You can learn more and purchase their products in-store or online at Fuzz.
If you’d prefer not to use tampons during your appointment, another wax-friendly option is the menstrual cup.
Should I tell my Fuzzologists beforehand?
You don’t have to disclose anything you’re not comfortable with. However, if you do let your Fuzzologist know, they can remind you of everything we’ve told you here, and answer any questions you may have. Remember, our Fuzzologists are the experts and are always here to help and provide the best care possible!
How to prep for waxing on your period
What to do:
Before your wax, you’ll want to make sure your hair is at least ¼ inch long, so it will have a better grip on the wax.
Gently exfoliate the day before using a washcloth, buffing mitt, or Fuzz's Skin Perfecting Body Scrub. This helps soften your hair and prevent any possible ingrowns from popping up.
What to avoid:
Avoid tanning, and try to cut back on alcohol and caffeine intake the day of your appointment.
Check your skin for cuts, scrapes, moles, skin tags, and cold sores. Be sure to let your Fuzzologist know if you find anything before your service begins.
Skip the use of any lotions, oils, and gels at least 24-hours before your appointment.
What to bring:
You won’t need to bring much to your appointment, but if you’re going mid-menstruation, there are a few things you can bring to make yourself more comfortable.
Here’s our list of must-bring items for getting a wax while on your period:
- Wear clean, breathable, cotton underwear to avoid irritating sensitive skin post-wax.
- Bring any menstrual products you may need! A friendly reminder that we require you to use a tampon or menstrual cup during your service, but if you happen to forget one, we are happy to provide you with one at Fuzz!
- If you can, freshen up by taking a shower prior to your appointment. If you happen to be coming from work or running errands beforehand, you can use a cleansing wipe. We love these ones from I Love My Muff!and always have them available for you at Fuzz.
- We pride ourselves in making your experience as quick and pain free as possible, but if you want, you can always take an ibuprofen prior to your appointment to make your experience more comfortable.
What to expect on your visit
During your visit, your Fuzzologist will walk you through what to expect and you will be able to ask them any questions. Additionally, your Fuzzologist will lead you through different breathing techniques to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.
Fun fact: At Fuzz, we use a hard wax which is best for sensitive skin. Hard wax pulls directly from the follicle rather than grabbing at the skin — perfect for your more delicate areas. That, coupled with our speedy waxing method, will help to ensure a pain-free experience.
After your wax is complete, we always send you home with post-wax care tips to guarantee the best results.
How to maintain your after wax routine
We recommend you ramp up your exfoliation and moisturizing game 24 hours after waxing. To prevent ingrown hairs or bumps, use our Fuzz V-Mask to continue nourishing your skin at home.
An ice roller is also a great way to soothe your skin after wax and can be used to help calm bumps or ingrown hairs.
We recommend avoiding sexual activity or any strenuous workouts for about 24 hours after your wax. Also, be sure to avoid any harsh soaps or body washes and instead use a gentle lotion or scrub that can help prevent ingrown hairs..
Waxing on your period
To sum it up, next time you get your period and happen to have a wax appointment booked, you can feel assured you can still come in for your appointment! It is very common and totally safe, all we ask is that you take a couple extra precautions before you come in.
On the day of your appointment, make sure to wear a tampon or menstrual cup. We also carry our favorite chemical free, organic menstrual products from joni at every location.
You don’t need to disclose it to your Fuzzologist if you don’t want to. They will always walk you through what to expect and how to keep up the best post wax routine after.
Before your wax, prepare by cleansing your body and avoiding caffeine or alcohol, harsh lotions and gels. After your appointment, make sure you keep up with your wax-care routine by exfoliating and soothing the skin with gentle products like our V-Mask, Ice Roller and Hydrating Body Lotion (all available in-store and online at Fuzz).
For the first 24 hours after your wax, do not go to the sauna, and avoid working out or engaging in sexual activity. After that, you’re good to go!
We’ll see you soon.