From your face down to your legs, there’s multiple ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. Two of the most popular ways both men and women remove hair is by shaving and waxing.
Which one is right for you? Let’s compare some of the key differences below!
With shaving, hair is removed at the surface of the skin with a blade, leaving the bulb (or the root) of the hair intact. Waxing involves using soft or hard wax to completely remove hair from the root, making this a semi-permanent process.
Since waxing removes hair from the root, yes, you will feel it! Everyone has different pain tolerances and most of my clients experience fairly minimal pain. Remember — the more you wax, the less it will hurt.
Since shaving removes hair at the surface, the results only last a few days before you start to feel stubble. Also, shaving cuts hair at its thickest point, so it may appear thicker as it grows back. Waxing lasts much longer, for 3-4 weeks, and hair usually grows back thinner.
Exfoliation is key aftercare for both of these methods! It will help keep those annoying ingrown hairs at bay and help maintain soft, smooth skin.
Razors should be rinsed after each use and should be replaced every 5-10 uses as they can spread bacteria. With waxing, a new wooden applicator is used with each strip applied, making it much more hygienic than shaving.
While shaving is easier, it has to be completed often to maintain a smooth look — this can get time consuming. Waxing is more convenient since it only needs to be done about once a month to maintain a smooth finish. Body waxing during the warmer months, or in preparation for a vacation, can save time and give you one less thing to worry about in your pampering routine.
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