There is nothing worse than unwanted hair. That’s why different hair removal methods have been created, with everything ranging from shaving and waxing to laser hair removal. Today, we’re going to focus on the two most common methods: shaving and waxing.
You might have those friends that swear by their waxing salon while others are hesitant to schedule their first waxing appointment. We’re here to explain the benefits associated with waxing and shaving, along with situations where waxing or shaving is better.
Waxing requires the use of hair removal wax to remove unwanted hair while shaving using a razor blade to trim hair as it grows back. But it can be hard to say if waxing or shaving is better, especially since it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. For example, if you want to go longer between waxing sessions, you can use a razor to shave your hair between waxing appointments.
Read through some things to consider when you’re deciding between waxing and shaving.
Convenience and Longevity
Shaving is convenient because it’s something you can do at home. Yes, waxing is also something you can do from home, but since you’re applying hot wax to certain areas of your body that you may have a hard time reaching, we always recommend going to a professional instead.
When you choose shaving, you have to spend more time re-shaving as hair grows back. In fact, you might notice some small hairs within one to two days of shaving. Typically, you can wait three to six weeks between waxing appointments, depending on how long it takes your hair to regrow. But you also have to wait until your hair is ¼-inch long for the best waxing experience.
If you’re going for convenience and the length of time you can wait between hair removal, waxing is your best option. Why spend time shaving every time you shower when you could pamper yourself with a trip to a waxing salon?
Length of Time
Shaving is something you can do in the shower in under 10 minutes. But waxing is also a fairly quick procedure, especially since you get to wait longer before your hair grows back. A standard waxing appointment usually lasts for around 30 minutes — much faster than taking the time to teach yourself how to use an at-home waxing kit. No matter which you choose, both waxing and shaving are fairly quick methods.