Are you trying to decide between waxing and shaving? Waxing is definitely the way to go. It may take more time and seem more expensive, but it is beneficial in the long run. Here are some of the ways waxing is much better than shaving your hair.
Reduce the Ingrown Hairs
Shaving causes ingrown hairs. While waxing can too, it is less likely to make then as bad. The problem with shaving is that the hairs are cut at odd angles and only at the level of the top skin layer. The hair grows back sooner and catches underneath the top layer of skin. When waxing, you are pulling the hairs out deeper, limiting the chance of them not growing straight.
You Don’t Have to Do It As Often
Just think, waxing removes the hair from deeper into the layers, which means it takes longer for the hairs to grow back. While the wax kits may seem more expensive, when you consider you don’t have to remove hair as often, you will save money. It does take more time, but you won’t spend as much time doing it because the hair takes longer to grow back.
Your Skin Isn’t as Irritated
Shaving causes all sorts of problems, especially if you have dry skin. The shaving foam can cause allergic reactions and you could cut yourself. All this leads to itching and irritation that cause further problems. When you wax, your skin isn’t as irritated, so you are less likely to get those annoying little bumps everywhere.
Less Stubble to Deal With
Don’t you hate feeling the stubble by the end of the day or by the next day? That’s what happens when you shave because the hair is only cut at the layer of skin. When you wax, the hairs are that low down that it can be a fortnight before you have to do it again. The stubble and that annoying stubble rash that you can have with it are non-existent.
Hair Grows Back Thinner and Easier to Manage
When you wax, you’re taking the whole hair from the follicle. It means new hair has to grow back in its place. This can help make hair grow back thinner, finer and much easier to manage. It doesn’t matter whether you’re doing your legs or your bikini line. When it comes to shaving, it’s just like trimming your hair and does nothing against the rate of growth.
Waxing Includes Natural Ingredients
Your skin will feel softer and silkier after a waxing session. The wax is full of natural ingredients that nourish and protect your skin. When you shave, even if you use shaving cream you don’t get that benefit. Some shaving creams are full of chemicals to help keep the hairs soft and easier to remove, or you just have the water to contend with.
Use Less Moisturiser
Remember the natural chemicals? They can help reduce the amount of moisturiser you use. There’s no need to apply it right after waxing, unlike shaving. So you can instantly save money.