Although shaved hair does grow quickly, it’s painless, fast, cost-effective and low on waste. Lather up Dr Bronner’s Lemongrass Shaving Soap and massage into damp legs then use Zero Waste Club’s stainless steel razor in long, upward strokes, taking particular care around knees and ankles.
Underarms, Bikini Line and Upper Lip
As these areas are more sensitive and prone to ingrown hairs, we like to use Acorelle’s hypoallergenic sensitive wax strips, made only with natural ingredients and enriched with aloe vera and organic honey.
- Prep skin the day before by exfoliating with a mitt, scrub or body brush to remove dead skin cells.
- Make sure skin is clean and free from any products when you’re ready to start waxing.
- Warm up the way strip by rubbing between the palm of your hands. Pull apart and set one half aside.
- Apply the strip onto the area, smoothing down in the direction of hair growth
- For your upper lip, this would mean smoothing down from your nose towards your chin.
- Pull the skin taught and rip in the opposite direction to hair growth. Do it quickly and with intent, otherwise you’ll have to do the area again!
- Areas like the underarms and bikini line have different directions of hair growth, so you may need to go over the same patch at different angles to get all of the hairs.
- Work methodically across the area until most of the hair are gone. Tidy up with a pair of tweezers.
- Use the sweet almond oil to help remove any tacky bits of wax and to nourish the area.
Ingrown hairs can be a problem will all methods of hair removal. The best way to prevent them is by exfoliating the skin between hair removals. We like to use a Hydrea’s dry body brush on our legs before showering and a body scrub in the bath or shower to slough off dead skin cells.
Hair removal - especially shaving - can leave skin feeling dry, so make sure to keep skin moisturised. We love Fushi’s Really Good Cellulite Oil or Virgin Shea Butter to nourish and repair.