How Long Does Body Hair Have to Be to Have It Waxed?

Body hair needs to be a quarter of an inch long prior to waxing. When a person goes to a salon to be waxed or waxes at home, hairs longer than a quarter of an inch can be trimmed down with no problem. Attempting to wax with hair shorter than a quarter of an inch can result in a painful waxing session or possibly ingrown hairs.

When someone decides to be waxed, it is recommended to avoid the sun for 24 to 48 hours in order to avoid sensitivity. A person should not wear lotions or creams on the area to be waxed because it will prevent the wax from adhering to the skin. Exfoliating the area before an appointment or home wax will help get better results as well.