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Everything you need to know!
If you're in the market for a waxing service, you've probably asked yourself “Should I shave or should I wax?
Let's break it down.
Here are the top three differences between waxing and shaving…
1, How long does each last?
The short answer: waxing lasts longer than shaving; significantly longer. The reason for this is because when waxing, hair is pulled from the root. The downside is that it's more painful but more efficient. However, with shaving, the hair is cut at the surface level. Shaving is more time-consuming than it is to have a professional wax. (Plus, no one wants razor burn.)
2. How much does each cost?
Waxing is more expensive than shaving because it requires more steps and it is a service rendered by a trained professional. The steps involve prepping the skin, applying the wax and then removal. It takes skill and experience to get it right every time — which is why some spas charge as much as $75+ per session, depending on the area.
3. What about ingrowns?
Shaving can contribute to ingrowns because hairs below the surface can easily revert in the wrong direction, wrapping around itself instead of growing through the surface. This can lead to bumps, inflammation and irritation. To be fair, ingrowns can also occur as a result of waxing but usually this happens due to improper technique or when the hair grows back and is unable to pop through the skin’s surface. The likelihood of this happening is substantially lower with waxing versus shaving but still possible nonetheless. Some sufferers also get ingrowns due to medical conditions like PCOS, or an imbalance or dysregulation of hormones, genetic or other environmental factors that have an internal effect.
So which is the winner? If you’re shooting for an end-result of semi-permanent lasting results with fringe benefits of silky, soft skin, recouped time, efficiency and less water usage, then waxing is your winner. Waxing gives better results all around the board with the only major exception being in cost. Waxing is not permanent but it will leave your skin smooth and hair-free for weeks at a time.
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