Hair removal is a big thing if you like smooth and silky soft skin with nothing in the way of six ‘clock stubble, like after an early morning leg shave.
People can umm and ahh for long spells of time before deciding which method is the one for them. There are just so many different ways of removing hair, that it’s impossible to ignore all the potential methods. From shaving, to waxing and IPL laser treatments, there are many options, with different degrees of cost involved.
The two most commonly used options for removing hair, are still waxing and shaving. Waxing beats a shave hands down any day for many reasons.
Let’s look at our top ten reasons to wax instead of shaving.
1 – No Six PM Shadow
We can’t underestimate this one. Who wants to have stubble on legs, just a few short hours after shaving?
2 – Less Frequent De-fuzzing Sessions
Hair removal by waxing lasts longer, as it removed the hair right from the root, which helps to keep excess hair away for a few weeks.
3 – Silky Smooth Skin
This is probably the biggest reason that people wax for. That lovely smooth feeling after a wax, especially if it’s a good wax being used. Pain would be minimised and with good techniques, the pain of a couple of decades ago, isn’t a comparison.
4 – Good Value
Lasts for weeks at a time. Granted, shaving can be cheaper, but it needs to be done repeatedly.
5 – Hair becomes thinner over time – With regular waxing, hair becomes thinner overtime which simplifies the waxing process and lessens the frequency and extent of waxing required.
6 – Added essential oils and fragrances – This enhances the salon experience and turns the chore of hair removal into a pleasant spa experience. Waxes come is an array of blends like Aloe, Rose, Chocolate, Lavender and Summer Fruits.
7 – Impossible to cut yourself…. Everyone who shaves seems to cut themselves at some point, and it hurts. Waxing saves having this experience, and done well, discomfort is at a minimum.
8 – Pain decreases over time. Honestly, it does. As the hair becomes weaker (see point 5 above) the pain becomes less.
9 – Less ingrowing hair. With shaving, there is a high chance of ingrowing hairs, especially on sensitive areas. Waxing helps to reduce that potential.
10 – More environmentally friendly. When disposable razors and new blades are used, they are often plastic and metal, and will end up as disposable items, thrown away onto trash heaps, as they cannot be recycled.