Women, and increasingly men, are obsessed with getting rid of excess hair, not from the head, but pretty much everywhere else. Deciding what is the best hair removal method for you is never easy, whether or not to be a waxer or a shaver is kind of a big deal. Here are some tips on how to make the best decision for your hair removal. Pros and cons of waxing and shaving:
=> In order to stay smooth when shaving, it must be done daily.
=> Shaving can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs, especially in really sensitive areas.
=> With wax hair removal, you stay smoother for up to three weeks, but it takes a few waxes before all the hair will be removed at once, and there is a mandatory ¼ inch that must be grown out before each trip to the spa or salon.
=> The most common irritation from waxing, is red, inflamed pores, but it usually only lasts for a few hours, and only happens the first few times. You can also wax at home, but if you’re not careful, you may end up wishing you had paid a professional to do the job. There are plenty of things that can go wrong and cause pain, bruising and burns. Just make sure you know what you are doing if you attempt to wax at home.
Waxing may be an option, because waxing works on all body areas, from the legs, to the bikini to the face. But some question how good this method is for your skin. If you have very sensitive skin, it’s best to look for a hypoallergenic wax, or just stick to shaving. Waxing can put tender skin through the wringer, resulting in bumps and swelling. Shaving is less likely to irritate, especially when you do the following:
Overall, it just depends on your lifestyle. If you don’t mind being a little fuzzy for one week out of the month, and have a high tolerance for short-lived pain, then waxing is definitely the route for you. It is low maintenance and will cut down on your shower time. But, if you are the type that can’t stand the feeling of any body hair for even a day, then it is probably better to stick with the good old razor.