My First Waxing Experience | Epilfree South Africa Review
My First Waxing Experience | Epilfree South Africa Review. I had my first ever waxing experience last week thanks to Epilfree and OMG has my life changed! I hadn’t ever gone waxing before last week and to be honest with you I don’t really know why. Shaving with a razor at home has always seemed more convenient and (what I used to think) more effective, but I will be the first to say I was wrong.
Taryn from Honey Box PE contacted me last week Wednesday and told me about Epilfree and how they wanted to give me a complimentary waxing treatment and of course your girl was game!! I will have to admit that I was a tad bit scared going into because hello, have you watched online waxing videos?
I went over to Lush Beauty Salon and was greeted with nothing but warmth and smiles (which is really good because I was still a little nervous). Taryn went first and had her treatment as I was speaking to Van Lee from Epilfree and not hearing her cry out in pain (honestly) did relax me a bit.
After Taryn was up it was my turn! Thanks to Chantelle from Lush I was extremely relaxed during the entire process and Van Lee also made me super comfortable having explained what the experience was going to entail and what is was going to feel like before I lay down to get my treatment started.
About Lush Beauty Salon
Before I even go into detail about my experience with Epilfree I just have to mention Lush Beauty Salon first. It is located in a quaint, quiet place in Glen Hurd Drive. The facilities are clean (yes, I notice such things), and Chantelle was extremely friendly and reassuring.
They specialize in various beauty treatments including facials, sugaring, manicures, pedicures, tinting and of course waxing. Some of the brands used at Lush include Lamelle, Depileve, Alexandra Sugaring, Essie Nail products, Incoco, Gelish, Professionails, MD Lash Factor, SpaValous Massage Candles and now Epilfree.
I have been obsessing over their Instagram feed lately and I am seriously thinking about heading over there to get eyelash extensions soon. Thank you to Chantelle from Lush for the amazing and relaxing experience!!
Developed in Israel by Dr. Yoel Konis PhD and Dr Zhai Selkovits Dermatologist, Epilfree is a professional hair reduction system. It is a post-epilation treatment that offers permanent hair reduction. Treatment with the preparation is suitable for all types of hair including light hair, and there is no risk of skin damage and no risk of sun sensitivity post-treatment.
It is based on a unique scientifically formulated combination of natural and safe synthetic ingredients (no chemicals) that inhibits and slows down the regrowth of unwanted body hair. It works in conjunction with a regular wax routine and is applied post-wax-treatment to the waxed area. It basically gives you laser-like results without the limitations (e.g. light hair) and excessive costs!
For the results you ultimately get, Epilfree offers a pocket-friendly solution to permanent hair reduction as treatment does not require the use of expensive equipment operated by a medical team. You can also choose to take single Epilfree treatments at a time meaning you won’t have to make sizable long-term commitments and can rather go for treatments as and when needed! (Don’t say that I’ve never given you financial advice lol).
The treatment can be used on all parts of the body by both men and women, young and old. The preparation does contain active ingredients though so please note that if you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should not use it!
Step 1 of the Epilfree experience involves inspecting your hair growth to see whether there is enough growth in the area about to be treated and which way your hair follicles lie so that the wax can be applied accordingly. Unlike conventional waxing treatments nothing is applied onto the skin beforehand to ensure that the Epilfree products penetrate the skin and pores without blockage post-treatment. High-quality epilation treatment (hair removal with Epilfree approved wax) is them performed.
Now listen, I have watched one too many waxing videos online and that didn’t help with my anxiety during this step but ———- and Van Lee made sure I was super relaxed and knew what to expect. It actually wasn’t too bad at all. I mean in my head it was a little more dramatic than what it probably looked (you know me lol). The wax was warm but not uncomfortably hot or anything, the entire thing was over before I even knew it!
Step 2 is when Activator A (a clear lotion) is applied and spread across the treated surface. It is patted onto the skin to stimulate the skin and contains eucalyptus and rosemary and keeps the follicle sterile. It also has a high pH so it opens up the follicle to four times the size, preparing it for the toner. This stays on the treated area for 3min.
Step 3 is when Toner B (the gold lotion) is massaged into the skin of the treated surface. This solution made from Alcanilia Vulgaris also named “Ladies Mantle”, which softens and preserves the skin keeping it in good condition. I was recommended not to perspire for six hours after the treatment in order to allow the toner to work effectively and help prevent hair from growing back in the treated area and remove unwanted hair in the long term.
There is a reason why I chose to write this blog post now and not earlier/sooner than this. I plan on releasing a comprehensive video discussing my experience and final results. This is more of a first impressions post and I wanted to wait about a week or so before discussing my results.
Before the treatment (as you can see) there was quite a lot of work to be done lol. I hadn’t shaved in a while and good thing I hadn’t done so because then I could truly see accurate results. It has been more than a week now (it’s been exactly two in fact) and I have not used any other hair removal methods for my armpit which is amazing!!
With normal shaving my hair growth would not only be visible but I would definitely be able to feel it by now. The pricks are un-ignorable (that’s not a word, I know, but you get me). My skin has never felt so smooth before and especially not for so long! I swear the last time my armpits felt this way was pre-puberty, no joke!
There is super-microscopic growth but nothing you can see unless you are literally laying in my armpit (not advisable). The regrowth that is there is nothing you can feel without having to consciously do so. No sharp edges and no uncomfortable feeling. I am more than impressed.
Depending on personal factors (such as hormones), you may need up to roughly 12 treatments. Some people need way less and some people may go over the recommended but that’s all on an individual basis. I will keep monitoring my results and keep you updated. I should be going for my next treatment in about three weeks or so depending on hair growth but I am already more than happy with the results thus far.
My next update on Epilfree (as stated) will be in video form and will contain more details (seems impossible considering this is the most jam-packed blog post I have ever written). So head on over to my YouTube channel, subscribe and turn on post notifications so you don’t miss the update.
To find out more about Epilfree and Lush Beauty Salon visit the links below. x
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