With the sun recently making an unexpected but very welcome appearance in our skies this week, we’ve been stripping back the layers and revealing our pasty winter skin for the first time this year. And for many of us this sudden burst of sunshine has us fretting over our fuzzy bits and wondering whether to grab a razor or head to the salon for the complete wax works!
But is waxing really a better option than shaving? Although we love the idea of a few weeks worth of silky smooth skin on the one hand, on the other hand we have to accept that there will be a certain amount of pain that must be endured for our stubble-free existence.Meanwhile, although shaving provides pain-free and instant results, it can leave a nasty rash, cause a stinging and itching sensation afterward, and the unwanted hair grows back thicker and faster with every shave.
It’s time to break down the pros and cons so you can decide which is the right hair removal option for you!
- Instant results
- Easy to do anytime, anywhere
- No substantial regrowth required before next shave
- To stay smooth, must be done almost daily
- Hair grows back thicker and courser
- Can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs, especially in sensitive areas
- Hair taken directly from the root
- Skin stays smooth and hair free for at least three weeks
- Hair grows back finer and softer
- Some amount of pain during wax (but stinging sensation quickly passes)
- Expensive compared to shaving
- Hair regrowth required before next wax can be done
So, which form of hair removal should you choose? Well, really it all depends on your lifestyle.
If you don’t mind being a little fuzzy for one week out of the month, and have a tolerance for short-lived pain, then waxing is definitely the best option for you. In addition,waxing is low maintenance and significantly cuts down on your shower time! But if you want to keep your skin hair free without having to make an appointment at a salon every three weeks, then shaving may be better suited to you.
For many of us, life is a combination of waxing and shaving. Some of us will use waxing for our more intimate areas while we choose to shave lower legs and arm pits – or vise versa!
Our advice is to at least try waxing, if you haven’t already, to see how you feel about it. Come in and see one of our professional and highly trained hair removal technicians so we can take good care of you and ensure the best results with the least amount of pain. Just have a small area waxed at first. Gradually, as you become accustomed to the sensation, the pain lessens, the hair grows finer and eventually you’ll have the desired results. If you choose to shave, we recommend that you use a high quality rust-free razor and a good shaving foam that promotes skin healing and use a good moisturising cream to apply after shaving.
See full list of waxing services on our website and get in touch with us to make an appointment.