Waxing vs Shaving: What should we be doing?


The opinion about waxing and shaving varies from person to person. Whether you only do one, or vary from one to the other. Here are the important differences between both.

Pain is the first thing we panic about when we consider waxing. Of course it hurts slightly, but it depends on the area and the person. Waxing lasts a lot longer so if you find you get sore after shaving, you will have to experience that pain more regularly, whereas waxing is just a second of bravery, intense pain and then, boom, smoothness all round.

How long does it last?
Waxing removes the entire hair follicle rather than just slicing off the top of the hair which is why waxing lasts for so much longer. Over time, waxing also causes the hair to become thinner so it will stop growing back as much as it did before. Shaving needs to be done regularly and doesn’t grow back as nicely as the hair that you’ve had waxed. Shaving can cause stubble and itchiness. However, in order to be able to wax the hair it needs to be quite long so you need to wait for it to grow back.

There can be problems with both waxing and shaving but like anything, it depends on each individual person. Both can irritate the skin, leaving it itchy and red. Shaving can also cause the hair to grow back thicker and darker which is why you should never shave areas such as your face and arms (even if you’re tempted for a quick solution.)

The pro’s of shaving
1. It is quick
2. It is less painful
3. It is helpful in emergency, going out last minute scenarios
4. It’s cheap

The pro’s of waxing
1. It lasts much longer than shaving
2.  It can reduce hair growth
3.  Skin stays smoother for longer
4. Ingrowing hairs are less common