BENEFITS OF WAXING OVER SHAVING
Many people still turn to shaving when it comes to hair removal but there are many reasons why waxing is much better for you including saving you time, caring for sensitive skin and for safety!
If you’ve had enough of shaving, maybe it’s time you tried waxing! Keep reading to discover a few of the many benefits of waxing and see why so many people have converted to waxing as a method of hair removal.
Waxing is fabulous at quickly, affordably, and safely removing hair from most areas of the body. Waxing lasts longer than shaving, which is the usual alternative. Whilst you’ll be reaching for the razor again within a day or two, with waxing you can be hair free for as long as six weeks.
The biggest benefit associated with waxing is that the hair doesn’t grow back very quickly.
Waxing removes the hairs from the root. As opposed with shaving, the hairs are cut off close to skin level. Even with a very close shave, this still leaves a considerable amount of hair just below the surface ready to appear in a day or two.
However, when it comes to waxing even those who experience fast regrowth can expect to enjoy the benefits of waxing for 3-4weeks. What’s more, if you make waxing a routine habit with your beautician, then you’ll find the right frequency for you, ensuring you see less regrowth overall.
It’s important to not only focus on the amount of regrowth, but also the type of regrowth you’ll experience. With shaving as we mentioned, you cut off the hair. This results in a blunt cut. Hairs aren’t naturally blunt! It’s why hair regrowth after shaving feels stubbly.
With waxing, the hair is removed at the follicle. This means that when the hair regenerates and grows back, it does so with a finely tapered end. This end is finer and not stubbly, meaning that even whilst waiting for your next wax your skin won’t feel as hairy as it would do post-shaving.
Over time, individual hairs may stop growing back altogether and you end up with a sparser coverage of hair.
A build-up of dead skin cells and grime on your skin can cause outbreaks, blemishes, and dryness. It’s why we exfoliate, to remove it all.
With waxing, all of this is removed for you, as part of the process. The result is that the waxed area is smooth, radiant, clean & fresh. That said, it’s not specifically an exfoliation method, and for best results we recommend you exfoliate a few days before your waxing appointment.
Don’t exfoliate for 48 hours either side of your waxing appointment as this can make your skin more sensitive.
NO MORE SHAVING RASH
We’ve all been there – and experienced a bumpy & itchy rash from shaving! This rash is inflammation of the skin caused by irritation. If you’re prone to shaving rash then one of the main hot wax benefits is that you should be able to avoid it ever again.
With shaving you’ll be exposing the area to friction every few days, which only makes inflammation worse. With waxing, you can avoid this for over a month at a time giving your skin chance to calm down.
FEWER INGROWN HAIRS
Shaving can be a disaster for many people and cause many issues in terms of ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs can be painful and look unsightly. At worst, they can become infected and lead to scarring.
A professional waxing specialist will knowledgeably ensure they remove the wax strips in the way best proven to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. This involves a fast removal whilst the skin is held tight. If you’re particularly prone to ingrown hairs then let you beautician know and make sure you exfoliate and moisturize well, two days after the wax.
SAY GOODBYE TO ITCHING
Many people find that immediately post-shave they experience itching, and then as soon as regrowth starts, the itching ramps up again. With waxing, you’ll experience the brisk sting and a subsequent prickle, but then you should be itch-free for longer.
What’s more, you won’t need to reach for any shaving products which irate your skin or make the itchiness worse.
NO MORE SHAVING CUTS
You may have years of experience shaving your legs and still somehow nick your ankle with the razor. It’s not surprising as you need a good lather for a clean shave which means that you, your hands, and the razor are all slippery!
A professional waxing treatment will not result in nicks or cuts, or any type of skin damage.
IT WON’T ALWAYS HURT AS MUCH AS THE FIRST TIME
There’s no avoiding it, waxing can hurt, especially if it is your first time but by having it done by a professional using a quality wax will keep the pain to a minimum.
It also depends on the person and often, the time of day can affect the sensitivity of your skin. A professional will use pre and post care products too, prepping the skin and soothing and cooling red or sore skin following the treatment.
Many quality waxes are also developed with micro-circulation technology, which means it sets around the hair rather than pulling on the skin.
A SMOOTHER FINISH
How often do you shave but when you run your hands over the area, you can still feel a slightly prickly stubble? Annoying, isn’t it! However, when waxing, pre-wax products will soften the skin before hair removal and a quality wax will pull the hair right out leaving no stubble.
SAVES YOU TIME
Standing in the shower, getting into awkward positions, and finding the right angles to get to all the difficult-to-reach areas can take time and often, you will probably miss a few spots. Save yourself the time and hassle by letting a professional carry out a fast and efficient treatment.
You will also be confident that you are hair free and avoid any worries of those awkward spots you missed.