The Anagen stage is the growth stage of the hair follicle. During this stage is when the hair will fully grow out. Most of your hair is usually in this stage.
The Catagen stage signals the end of the hair growth phase. During this stage the hair follicle will contract and detach itself from the dermal papilla, where the follicle gets its nutrients. Usually around 1% of your hair is in this stage at any one time.
And finally, the Telogen stage, or the resting stage, is the final stage in the hair growth cycle. The Telogen phase lasts until the fully grown hair is shed. Sometimes the hair won’t shed until the next Anagen stage has begun and it gets pushed out.
Your hairs can be at all different stages of this cycle. When we wax we want to get all the hairs at the same stage.
When you shave at home, you are obviously cutting the hair at skin level, meaning your hair will still be at different stages of growth. So some hair will grow fast than others.
This may be why at your first 1-2 visits you may not be 100% smooth as you may have been expecting.
When you get into the routine of regular waxing, usually body waxing is done every 4-6 weeks, your hair will be at the same growth stage and be growing at the same rate meaning we can achieve a much smoother look and finish.
So next time you go for a wax, be sure to book your next appointment at Aesthetically Pleasing ahead of time so you don’t forget and have smooth skin all year round!