It is that time of year where we are shedding our clothes and baring some skin! Are you a wax skeptic? We’re not and let me tell you why.
Waxing vs Shaving
First, I love that baby smooth feeling that I get after waxing, don’t get me wrong, I know you get that when you shave too but after one day of shaving my legs are back to stubble. When I wax I have that baby smooth feeling for days.
Unlike shaving, that needs to be done frequently, waxing can be schedule for every few weeks to a month. Waxing pulls the hair from the root where as shaving is just cutting the hair.
Shaving can also cause ingrown hairs and razor burn. Now, after a fresh waxing the skin may appear a little pink but this usually will not last more than a couple of hours.
Second, waxing over time can thin out the hair so you are actually growing less. If you don’t believe me you should check out my left eyebrow that I waxed one to many times myself when I was a teen. Opps! Now I always leave my waxings to the professionals.
Are you ready to join the waxing band wagon?
For best results hair should be 1/4 of an inch long. If it is too long then a lot of time is spent trimming to 1/4 of an inch.
If you are worried about the pain take an Advil prior to your appointment. Remember that you are pulling out hair by the roots so it may be uncomfortable during the process but once it is completed there is no pain.
It is a good idea to exfoliate the day before and do not wear lotion the day of your waxing.
Never wax after you have been sunbathing.