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Why not shave between waxing?

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Waxing and shaving are both popular hair removal methods. Shaving might seem convenient and easy at first. However, waxing offers so many more benefits. If you are tempted to shave in between waxing, consider these reasons why you should resist the urge.

Disrupt your wax schedule
If you shave in between your wax treatments, you will disrupt your schedule. Shaving will mean that you will have to wait that much longer before you can go for a wax. So, if you waited a couple of weeks before shaving, you will need to wait all over again for your hair to grow long enough to be waxed.

Increase sensitivity and discomfort
When you wax for the first time, the hair follicle is tough. It will take a few appointments before these follicles soften and the treatments become less uncomfortable. If you shave in between waxing, you will give the follicles a chance to toughen up again which means that you will not enjoy the benefits of softer follicles.

Changes to the hair texture
Shaving cuts the hair which results in coarse regrowth. When you wax, the hair is removed at the root. It will grow back but, when it does, it grows back sparser and finer because of the weaker follicle.

Less than perfect results
The main disadvantages of shaving include possible cuts, missing hairs here and there and stubble. These are all things that you will not have to worry about if you keep up with your waxing schedule and avoid shaving.

Increased risk of ingrown hairs
Shaving cuts the hair off and the tip of the hair is sharper than it is when it grows naturally after waxing. These sharper hairs can easily become 'turned around' and end up penetrating your skin. Ingrown hairs are not only unsightly but they are painful too. Waxing removes the hair at the root and when the hair grows back, it will do so slowly and the hairs will be finer and softer. You will be far less prone to ingrown hairs.

The next time you are thinking about shaving in between your waxing sessions, keep these points in mind. It might be difficult to allow your hairs to grow to the right length for waxing but the results are always worth it.


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