Five reasons why waxing is the best method of hair removal
We’ve all seen the movie scenes where some poor unsuspecting patsy, usually male, is subjected to the cruel and unusual form of punishment that is waxing.
But for many women, and men too, hair removal is an essential part of their beauty routine. And when it comes to which method to use, there are so many different ways of removing hair nowadays, from the simple razor, depilatory creams to laser-removal, just why should we go down the potentially painful waxing route?
With waxing, typically hot wax is applied to the bikini line, legs, or underarms, and removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling hairs out from the root.
It’s great for those with coarse, darker hair that tends to be stubborn and temporarily removes hair at the root for an average of three weeks of smooth skin, which can range from two to six weeks depending on your hair type and thickness. Treatments can be moderately painful, as hair is indeed being ripped out at the root, but it becomes more tolerable over time. However, it can also result in ingrown hairs, typically a problem for those with coarser hair.
We spoke to the beauty experts at Live True London, an independent group of hair and beauty salons, who shared the five reasons why they give waxing their seal of approval.
Results are guaranteed
While shaving at home always comes with the imminent threats of someone walking-in on you shaving, cutting yourself accidentally, and, the post-shave mess clean-up, waxing is seamless. Wax on, wax off!
It’s less painful
When compared to laser removal, which most people describe experiencing a “snapping” sensation against the skin, as well as the sensation of heat from the laser, waxing is a less painful option. And over time you become more tolerant to the process.
Waxing will give you an average of three weeks of smooth skin depending on your hair type and thickness. And an added bonus is that it naturally exfoliates the skin, revealing the supple, softer skin layer beneath.
It’s cost effective, and you can always shop around, but remember, less isn’t always more. Look for a salon that uses good quality wax, which will mean you have a less painful experience.
One minute, you’re smooth as, the next, the bush is well and truly back. But there’s no need to stress, it’s more convenient than booking a laser appointment as salons offer walk-in appointments, which means last-minute waxes can easily be arranged ahead of your hot date, or pool visit.