Did you know that the average time between waxing appointments is typically three to four weeks? This is due to the fact that the waxing process is designed to remove hair from the root. With shaving, on the other hand, the razor merely cuts the hair shaft on the skin's surface. The result is a temporary solution to unsightly hair growth that will require another bout with the razor in a matter of days. Therefore it’s true! Waxing customers will see less regrowth of hair once waxing is being done consistently.
Because waxing removes hair from the root, hair follicles grow weaker over time, thus producing finer, sparser hair. Be advised, however, that genetics largely determine most characteristics of hair such as coarseness, color, and growth rate.
Waxing removes the outermost layer of skin, which imparts a smoother, brighter feel to the applied area. That being said, please keep in mind that waxing is not a replacement for proper exfoliation. In fact, it is highly advisable that the waxing client exfoliate a couple of days in advance of scheduled appointment with a professional esthetician in order to prepare the skin for the procedure. Incidentally, post-waxing exfoliation is a great way to keep ingrown hairs from developing.
As many of us know, shaving can lead to chronic skin irritation due to the friction caused by repeated use of a razor (yet another disadvantage to shaving). This painful experience can be avoided with the advent of regular waxing, thus reducing the element of friction on delicate areas of the body.
That uncomfortable itch, and prickly sensation occurs when hair is in the process of surfacing. The level of discomfort becomes increasingly more noticeable after shaving. Why? Because the razor cuts hair at an angle. Waxing, on the other hand, delays the process of re-surfacing hair, allowing skin to stay smoother for longer periods of time.
It goes without saying that the do-it-yourselfer runs the risk of cutting themselves when attempting to use a razor as a method of hair removal. Simply put, waxing will eliminate any exposure to this type of danger.
It is important for the client to visit a professional esthetician in order to insure that proper waxing techniques are applied. This practice goes a long way toward avoiding the problem of ingrown hairs (usually marked by unsightly red bumps). Beauticians know that the “pull” has to be quick; the skin held taut in order to provide the best results for clean hair removal. It is important to stress that both exfoliation and proper moisturizing can be instrumental in avoiding the problem of ingrown hairs altogether.
Professionals know how to handle every step of the waxing process, as most have plenty of hair removal experience behind them. In addition, most salons now offer a full-on relaxation experience. So why not save the hassle of attempting to wax at home and visit a true professional for any and all hair removal procedures!