Vajacials: What is a Vajacial Treatment and How Do I Perform One?
Have you considered adding additional services to your spa? Vajacial treatments are a great service to consider adding to your services menu because it easily compliments waxing services. In this article we will discuss what a vajacial treatment is and how to perform a vajacial.
CLIENT BENEFITS OF A VAJACIAL TREATMENT
Generally performed in under an hour, vajacials can help balance out the skin tone around the bikini area, eliminate germs on and under the skin, and brighten the skin to reduce hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Vajacials can also be used in conjunction with skin-lightening treatments to reduce discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
Vajacial treatments help with vaginal skin care by reducing irritation caused by shaving or waxing the vaginal area. The vajacial not only helps keep the vaginal area in good condition and promotes the aesthetic benefits of doing so, but it also encourages a more positive body image, helping to make the client feel better about themselves.
ADDING VAJACIAL TREATMENTS TO YOUR SERVICES
Being a wax professional can be challenging, and strictly waxing may make you feel like your ability to offer a wider range of services is limited. I am here to tell you that it is possible to have a well-rounded service menu without having to add full skin care services. If you're like me, you want to stay within your niche but want to provide the best quality care to all your waxing clients.
Offering vajacials may be your way of bridging the gap between skin care and waxing while staying in your waxing niche.
What is a vajacial treatment? How does it work? Do vajacials help the skin of the most delicate area? What do vajacial results look like?
Let us walk you through it in a way that will really make sense.
WHAT IS A VAJACIAL?
A vajacial is exactly what you might think it is: it’s a facial for your vulva (not for your vagina!). Additionally, a vajacial is not just for women. Men have hair down under too. They can experience irritation and could use help from a treatment like a vajacial too - this is usually part of a manzilian treatment.
The vajacial treatment is not applied to any internal areas. It is only meant for the surrounding skin area. Treatments help maintain and improve skin health by eliminating ingrown hair and getting rid of bacteria both under and on top of the skin. It also helps keep the pH balance in the safe zone.
VAJACIAL TREATMENT STEPS: ALL THE INS AND OUTS
Vajacials are performed on skin that has been previously waxed or shaved. The steps involved in a vajacial vary depending on the products you want to use. The products you use also determine if you include a vajacial right after a wax service or later. I typically recommend having your client wait 10 days because clients may begin experiencing irritation 7-10 days after a wax, which is when the hair starts to grow back in.
Step 1: Cleanse
As a first step of the vajacial, you'll want to cleanse the entire area of any dirt and oil. You can use any cleanser you may like. it's just like a facial. Pick a cleanser suitable for your clients needs.
Step 2: Steam and Exfoliate
Exfoliation and steam are the most important part of the vajacial. Using a gentle enzyme will help loosen the buildup in the follicle walls. If you don’t do this step, you must skip step 3.
Step 3. Extraction
Extractions will help remove embedded hairs and bacteria under the skin. Extracting ingrown hairs while removing bacteria reduces irritation and is an important part of the vajacial treatment.
Step 4: Tone
Cleanse with a toner to remove any bacteria that might have spread to the surface of the skin.
Step 5: High Frequency
A high frequency wand used during a vajacial can help zap any left-over bacteria that might still be on the skin and soothe irritation. High frequency wands can also be used help treat vulvar acne.
Step 6: Masking
During a vajacial, using a hydrating or mask geared toward pigmentation will help with discoloration and soothe irritation after the enzyme and exfoliation.
Step 7: Moisturize
This step of the vajacial is a perfect time to pull out one of your retail products that the client can purchase for home use. It can be a gentle hydrator, a treatment moisturizer, or a body oil (non-comedogenic).
VAJACIAL TREATMENTS: WRAPPING IT ALL UP
Consider thinking outside the box when it comes to adding services to your menu, especially when you provide strictly waxing services in your spa. Vajacials can be extremely beneficial for you and your clients because they will be much happier with the results of your service, while sticking to a treatment plan that works great in conjunction with regular waxes.