Home waxing kits should come with specific instructions for how to use the enclosed product, whether it is a cool wax, wax strip, hot wax or wax analogue kit; these instructions should be followed specifically due to the varying nature of home wax kits. In addition to following the instructions that come with the kit, at-home waxers should take a few extra precautions that apply to all types of waxing, including exfoliating the skin before and after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs, cleaning and thoroughly drying the area to be waxed to ensure the best wax adherence, testing the temperature of hot wax prior to applying it and pulling the wax strip off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
In addition to the steps mentioned above, at-home waxers should research different types of wax kits to select the right one. Those who simply want to wax their eyebrows may be able to use a cool wax strip kit specifically designed for brows, avoiding the hassle and pain of a hot wax kit. People should also be careful to avoid waxing over the same area multiple times to avoid damaging and even tearing the skin. If any hair remains after the wax strip is pulled, it can be removed with a tweezer.