What Causes Ingrowns? #5 Lack of Maintenance

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

One trip to the waxologist won’t solve a lifetime of ingrowns. It takes patience and maintenance.

To control or eliminate ingrowns, regular visits are crucial. For new clients, I recommend appointments every 3 weeks for the first 2-3 visits. This aligns the hair growth cycle and removes "old" hairs, keeping the skin smoother for longer.

After this period, switch to every 4-6 weeks, depending on hair growth. I usually book for 5 weeks and adjust based on results—shorter if the hair is too long, longer if too short.

The number one rule is no shaving, trimming, or tweezing between appointments. Incorrect tweezing can break hair, and shaving or trimming distrupts the growth cycle.

Education and home care (Buff Stuff and Wonder Whip) are key. Make sure the client understands the process and benefits.