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Human Hair Growth Patterns

Human Hair Growth Patterns

The Human Hair Growth Pattern for Male Waxing

Put simply, body hair grows towards extremities, eg 'lumps and holes'.

For example, hair on the middle arm grows towards the elbow, while the upper arm grows towards the shoulder.

Hair on the stomach grows towards the navel, while hair on the lower leg grows towards the feet.

Male pubic hair grows towards the tip of the penis, women’s pubic hair grows towards the vagina.

When waxing, in all cases, apply the wax in the direction of hair growth with 'mildly firm' pressure, then remove swiftly in the opposite direction.

Sometimes it can be difficult to apply wax in the exact direction of hair growth, in which case, a slightly diagonal application will often suffice.

However, the more accurate you are in following the hair growth pattern, the less pain for the client, and the better result.

Be a thinking Therapist. Never apply wax against the hair growth pattern.


Just as hair growth patterns are the same from person to person, so are areas of tenderness. Many of the areas are common for men and women.



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Have a brilliant day,
Andrew Thompson.

Andrew Thompson, Reef Studios Rockhampton