Are you sick of shaving, don't have the time to shave as often or suffering from skin irritations caused by shaving?
Well, maybe it is time you try waxing! These top 10 benefits of waxing over shaving will give you an overview of why many people have converted to waxing as their new favourite method of hair removal.
Top 10 Benefits of Waxing over Shaving
Waxing lasts longer than shaving.
One of the top reasons people prefer waxing over shaving is that the results will last much longer. This is because Wax removes hair by the root, whereas razors remove only the hair above the surface of the skin. Typically waxing can give you hair-free skin for several weeks longer than shaving.
No cuts or nicks.
Shaving often leads to cuts and nicks that can even cause scarring, especially when your skin susceptible to discoloration even from a minor cut. While it is normal for waxing to cause temporary redness, you won’t be left with cuts or scarring when you follow the proper steps.
Shaving can cause rashes on sensitive skin.
All razors can potentially cause cuts, red bumps, razor burns and rashes, especially on sensitive skin. With waxing products, skin is less susceptible to these types of abrasions. There are many products that are formulated to be suitable for waxing sensitive skin, or with ingredients that can help soothe skin and reduce irritation. We recommend Nad’s Hair Removal Eco Salon Wax or Nad’s Hair Removal Sensitive Bikini & Underarm Wax Strips.
Waxing can make the hair grow slower and finer.
Waxing consistently can not only help to slow hair regrowth, but hair will grow back thinner and fine over time. It’s important not to shave between wax sessions, as this will cause your hair to continue to grow coarsely. The length between waxing can vary to anywhere between 3-8 weeks, as hair grows back at different rates for different people and body parts.
Waxing produces smoother results.
We’ve all felt the prickliness just a few days after shaving! Waxing gives your skin a smoother, softer-feeling result since the hair is removed by the root below the skin’s surface.
Less itchiness and stubble.
If you don't shave often enough, your legs will feel rough and abrasive. With waxing, slower hair regrowth and finer hair means less itchiness after when your hair is re-growing.
Razors can lead to bacteria.
When you shave, you’re not just removing hair, but you’re also scraping off skin cells, oils and other things that bacteria are attracted to. When left in the shower, razors can not only rust, leading to nicks and cuts, but the collection of moisture which can lead to skin infections.
Shaving is more expensive over time.
The average woman changes her blade less than once a month, but dermatologists advise replacing it after a few uses! Paired with how frequently you have to shave to stay smooth, the cost of shaving can really add up. For the price of one razor, a product like the Nad’s Hair Removal Body Wax Strips allows you to get multiple wax sessions in one box with results that last up to 5 weeks—meaning less spending on hair removal over time!
Contrary to popular belief, waxing is not always painful.
if you do it right, it is almost pain-free and gets easier and less painful each time. To help reduce pain, be sure to hold your skin taut with your free hand before removing the wax strip and be sure to pull it away in one quick motion.
Waxing is fast and convenient.
There are waxing products that are made to be faster and more convenient for at-home use, such as the Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Sugar Wax Kit, which does not require heating and warms up with your body’s natural heat. Other products such as the Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Wax Strip Kit come with various wax strip sizes for different body parts and are quick and easy to use.