Waxing, shaving, or creams: Which is the best for summer hair removal?

Those summer days spent in the sun, legs and arms out in the breeze, are dreamy enough to get us warm during cold winter nights.

When it comes to summer hair removal, there are several options available to us. But when you boil it down, which is the best method of hair removal for summer?

Here, we’ll go through waxing, shaving, and hair removal creams, and determine which is the best for summer.

Hair removal methods for summer

At-home hair removal methods are a great and cost-effective way to maintain hair growth throughout the summer. But each type has its own pros and cons.


Without a doubt, waxing is the most effective method for summer hair removal. Can I use waxing strips on my bikini line? Absolutely! It can be used all over the body, including underarms and upper lip.

Waxing pulls hair from the root, rather than the strand, like other types of hair removal. It can last up to 28 days, and with proper skin care and attention to a waxing routine, skin irritation or ingrown hairs are minimized. Does Veet® remove hair from the root? Yes! You could try cold wax strips, like Veet® Pure Cold Wax Strips for Legs & Body,* for fast and easy hair removal.

Watch our how-to video guides to perfect your waxing technique


It’s just you and your trusty pharmacy store razor. Shaving is likely the cheapest way to keep you hair-free this summer but it doesn’t last as long as other options and comes with its fair share of skin care woes if not used properly. Thoroughly wash and exfoliate skin 24 to 48 hours before hair removal. Glide the razor gently along the skin to pull from the strand, not the follicle, and avoid bumps, strawberry skin, and redness. You may get some nicks along the way – that’s the con of shaving.


Hair removal creams, also known as depilatory creams, are an easy way to get rid of any unwanted body hair. Like shaving, hair removal creams remove hair from the surface, or the strand, and not the follicle. Such creams help break down the hair in a way that, after the set period, it can be scraped off. Consider using a Veet® cream, like Veet® Professional Full Bikini Kit*, our first ever hair removal cream that can be used on the full bikini area for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Which is the best hair summer hair removal method?

We don’t like picking favourites so we’ll settle for waxing and hair removal creams. Skin remains smoother for longer with either of these options — a bit less so with hair removal creams, but still with the option of fast and easy removal.

*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the product label before use.