Shaving vs Waxing – Which Hair Removal Method Is Best for You?

By Le Salon Cache August 5, 2019 8:42 pm

You need to get rid of all your unwanted body hair – but how?  There are plenty of hair removal methods out there, but by far the two most popular are waxing and shaving.  Which is best is often a matter of preference – whether you are more interested in short-term or long-term results.

Here’s a quick look at the differences between these two methods.

Shaving vs Waxing – Comparing the Two Main Hair Removal Methods

  1. Shaving

Shaving, of course, is the act of using a razor to manually remove body hair.  This is frequently done in the shower and can take around 15-20 minutes (or longer) to get all the hair on the body.

The primary benefit of shaving is that, when done properly with a fresh razor, it is nearly painless.  However, that is the only significant benefit.  Otherwise, shaving is a very short-term solution. Since it only cuts hair off at skin level, that hair continues to grow without interruption.  You may already have stubble returning within a few hours of the shave.

Plus, given how many times a month one has to shave to keep themselves smooth, this can mean many hours lost just to the act of shaving!

  1. Waxing

Waxing involves placing a layer of wax directly onto the skin, which grabs onto each hair beneath the wax.  When the wax is pulled away, it pulls all the hair with it – including the hair follicles.  This means waxing provides a much longer-term solution to hair growth.  Generally speaking, a waxing session should keep you smooth for at least a week or two.

Also, while an individual waxing session takes longer than a shaving session, you have to wax so less often that it turns into real-time savings!

The only drawback is the potential discomfort involved.  However, experienced wax professionals know that you get used to it!  The first time a woman waxes it can be a bit of a shock if she’s only shaved in the past.  However, after a few sessions, the discomfort becomes far less of a problem.

Le Salon Cache Has the Hair Removal Methods You Need

We are an exclusive by-appointment-only beauty salon in Scottsdale, offering only the latest and most advanced beauty techniques.  From hair removal to our full line of world-renowned Biologique Recherche products, we have everything you need to look and feel amazing.

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