When it comes to grooming, there are many ways to trim or remove unwanted hair. The list is quite extensive and includes lotions, epilators, razors, waxing, sugaring, tweezing, laser hair removal, and more. Today we’re going to focus on one of the most popular forms of removing unwanted hair: waxing.
What is Waxing?
Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal that removes the hair from the root. It works via the application of warm wax onto the desired area which is then swiftly tared away pulling the hairs out with it. It sounds painful but comes to be less painful the more you do it, and is less painful when administered by someone that knows how to do it properly. So if you’re one of those people that keeps buying the waxing pads, waxing away at home, screeching from the pain, and contemplating life each time you pull the wax strip - you’re probably doing it wrong.
Despite this, waxing remains one of the best and one of the most popular methods of hair removal. Keep reading to learn about some of the benefits of waxing that have allowed it to keep its top spot in hair removal!
Benefits of Waxing
1. Smooth and Even Skin
Gone will be the days where you step out of the shower and realize that you missed a spot (or more than one). Getting waxed ensures that you’ll be silky smooth all over and there will not be the slightest rough patch left behind. Also, you don’t have to spend a long time in the shower with the water splashing all over your face while you’re trying to focus on not missing any spots.
2. Long Lasting Smooth Legs
One of the best parts about waxing is that it lasts a lot longer than shaving does. This is due to the fact that waxing is pulling out the hair from the roots, causing it to take longer to develop a new hair follicle. In fact, most people depending on which body part they got waxed, do not need to go back until about 4 weeks later. This is different than shaving and hair removal creams where the hair is either burned or trimmed at the surface level. The fact that waxing lasts longer is also a great reminder that you can wake up multiple mornings in a row without having to worry about touching up your shave so that your legs don’t feel rough from the hairs growing back.
3. Thinner Hair
The more you wax the thinner your hair grows out. Simple as that. By waxing you’re generating less hair or thinner hair. Why? The more you wax the more you weaken the hair follicles in that area. Over time if you need to stop waxing at some point or you need to delay an appointment during a busy time, you will notice that the hairs will be less noticeable. By waxing more, you will not completely eradicate the hair but you will have less to worry about it.
4. No More Nicks, Cuts, and Razor Burns.
Last but not least, no more nicks, cuts, and razor burns! Shaving and hair removal creams can sometimes cause skin reactions and leave a little rash so we can’t forget about those too. By waxing you are eliminating those painful and uncomfortable marks on your body that you created by accident. No more needing to rush for bandages after your shower, or cold packs to cool those razor burns. When waxing the hair is coming directly from the roots and all the leftover wax is wiped away. More importantly, by going to a professional, they will treat your skin with care and know which direction the hair should be removed from.
When comparing waxing to all other forms of hair removal it is by far one of the most affordable forms when you are looking for longer lasting results. So next time you’re going on a trip, or even if you feel a busy month coming up and you want that extra time to sleep or get ready instead of having to shave - get that wax and thank yourself later.