You’ve probably been using razors for hair removal your whole life, and this may have seemed like the best option at the time, but there are some alternatives that have real benefits worth exploring. While waxing may take slightly longer than shaving, the fact you’ll have to go through the hair removal process much less frequently means you’ll spend less time and money in the long run. Here’s a look at the practical reasons for why waxing is the preferred choice.
1. Waxed hairs grow back softer than shaved ones
This is because waxed hairs are removed from the root, rather than just cut away, so they grow back without the hard, ridged edges that you can get with shaving. It’s those edges that give that sharp scratchy texture after just a short time of growth, so avoiding the shaving process leaves you with smoother-feeling legs for longer.
2. Ingrown hairs
This is something that can happen with any form of hair removal, but it’s especially common with shaving. The sharp ends of the hairs tunnel into the skin instead of growing out of it, which at best can be seen as “undergrowth” – dark dots under the skin – and at worst can manifest itself as shaving rash, leaving angry red and bumpy patches of skin.
3. Waxed hairs grow back finer over time
There is an old wives’ tale that waxing can make hair grow back thicker, which is simply not true. If it was, we might see a lot more men in salons getting the tops of their heads waxed! The reason for this myth might be that waxing pulls out even very short hairs, so that after a few waxing sessions, all of the hairs might be on the same growth cycle and growing longer together. (This is a good thing, as it guarantees you’ll get them all every time!) The fact is that when it comes to epilation, the act of pulling out these hairs from the roots can actually weaken them, meaning that hairs will grow back finer over time.
Regardless of the advantages and disadvantages of certain hair removal methods, it’s always important to choose the best option for you. Everyone’s body reacts slightly differently to different treatments, so try out different techniques before you settle on one. Weigh up the pros and cons, and take a look at the Veet® Product Range to get a better idea of what options are out there. Beautifully smooth legs are within reach.