Why is wax applied in the direction of hair growth

Discussion in 'Skin' started by elliebee, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. elliebee
    OK I admit. I am a little bit nerdy and like to know "Why?"

    I understand why we remove wax against the hair growth but what is the benefit of applying in the direction of hair growth?

    If hairs are left after I remove a strip, I re-apply (as taught) going against the growth to catch the shorter hairs. But I believe Lycon teach to apply against in the first instance to ensure the shortest hairs are caught first time.

    Can someone explain so I can sleep tonight please :biggrin:
  2. vgml
    If you are talking about hot wax then it's not true that it has to be applied in the direction of hair growth...

    As for strip wax I think it is easier to spread the wax and hair will stick to the strip all the way if you know what I mean.
  3. elliebee
    IThank you for taking the time to reply Bella. I suppose my question related more to strip wax.

    Anyone have any other opinions as to why this is the best way?
  4. NiceHair
    I would imagine that it's so that we can get a good grip of the hair and as we pull back on the hair it would be 'yanked' out more easily? If you know what I mean! X

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  5. Lolly22
    I don't think you have to apply with the hair growth for strip wax Ellie. I never apply totally against but sometimes the hair will grow like horizontal kind of, like the outer thighs. And I still apply this vertically but remove against the hair. I'm sure this is ok to do :)

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