icon
Search

Why Is Waxing Better Than Other Methods?

Why Is Waxing Better Than Other Methods?

You’ve decided to remove some of your body hair, now what? How long will your chosen method of hair removal last? While body hair removal is always a personal choice, many people have unwanted hair that they opt to remove. Hair growth is affected by many things including genetics, hormones, and even certain medications. These factors will determine how quickly your hair will grow back after removal.  

There are many different methods of hair removal. Though most methods will result in eventual hair regrowth, some options will stay smoother for longer. It’s important to find the method that is best for you!

WHAT IS WAXING?

 

If you thought that hair removal was a modern trend, you would be mistaken! The earliest documentation of hair removal dates all the way back to 3000 B.C. within Egyptian, Roman and Indian cultures. Waxing is a traditional method of hair removal, which involves removing the hair from the root, thus weakening the follicle, and discouraging new hair growth. Over time, the hair will grow back finer and more infrequently. 

Waxing can be done at home or by a professional in a salon and once the hair has been removed it will take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to grow back. The speed and quantity of hair regrowth will vary depending on your hair type and growth rates.

OTHER HAIR REMOVAL METHODS

Shaving

Shaving differs from waxing in that it only removes hair that is visible above the surface level of your skin. This method lasts anywhere between a couple of days to a few weeks depending on your personal hair growth. Shaving is best for legs, arms, and facial hair, though it should be noted that shaving may cause ingrown hairs, especially in the pubic region. Shaving does not last as long as waxing.

Lasering

Lasering refers to a method of hair removal that uses a laser beam or light pulse to destroy hair at the bulb. One of the longest-lasting methods of hair removal, lasering can be quite expensive. Laser treatments need to be scheduled 4-6 weeks apart and require four or more treatments to be fully effective. Lasering is most effective on dark, coarse hair and must be done by a highly trained technician or doctor.  

Tweezing

Tweezing is the practice of pulling individual hairs out at the root and is done on a much smaller scale than waxing. It is an effective method for removing a few stray hairs at a time (for example, shaping your eyebrows) but tweezing can be painful and should not be used on a larger scale as it is tedious, time-consuming, and the misuse of tweezing can result in ingrown hairs or worse, scarring.  

Threading

Often used to remove hair from the face and brows, threading is a traditional Indian method of hair removal now offered at many salons by professionals. Strings of thread are twisted and used to remove hair at the root, lasting anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks, depending on where your hair was removed from and your personal growth patterns.  

WHAT AREAS DO MOST PEOPLE WAX AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST

Body hair removal is always a personal choice, typically done on the legs, bikini, brows, and/or underarms. Though these are the top spots, believe us - we’ve seen it all!

As with all hair removal methods, results from waxing will vary from person to person as hair growth is affected by many things, including but not limited to age, genetics and countless environmental factors.  

Your hair grows at different rates and textures all over your body. For example, the hair on your head has a regrowth cycle of anywhere between 2 to 6 years, whereas the hair on your arms and legs has a growth cycle of about 30 to 45 days! Because of these different cycles, you will notice that the hair on your eyebrows will grow back at a vastly different speed and rate than the hair removed from your legs - no matter the method you choose!  For most people, regrowth after waxing will occur within 4-8 weeks.

TIPS TO SLOW REGROWTH 

Want to slow the regrowth of your hair? The good news is waxing consistently will make your hair grow back slower and thinner! That means the more you wax, the less painful and longer lasting your results will be.  

Maintaining a waxing schedule to align with your hair regrowth cycle will keep you smoother longer and help to prevent prickly hair regrowth between waxes.

Last but CERTAINLY not least, using the Ingrown Rescue Kit regularly will help you get the most out of your hair removal routine by preventing unsightly ingrown hairs while keeping your skin smooth and moisturized to prevent breakage during your next wax!

Leave a comment (all fields required)

Comments will be approved before showing up.
The idea of at-home waxing may seem daunting at first, but we promise it’s not nearly as difficult as it sounds! As with most things in life, practice makes perfect.
  • 3 min read
As this new era of manscaping takes hold, men are focusing more attention and care on their grooming routines, and a huge percentage of them are setting aside their razors and choosing to wax as their go-to hair-removal method!
  • 3 min read
The earliest documentation of hair removal dates all the way back to 3000 BC! For centuries, people have relied on some rather creative methods to get rid of unwanted body hair. Nowadays hair removal is as simple as a trip to the salon, or, even more conveniently, at home waxing!
  • 3 min read
There’s a new oil in town! The Parissa Ultra Soothe Oilis a lightweight hydrating body oil that can be used daily to moisturize, soothe, and repair skin while combating ingrown hairs!
  • 3 min read

You Got This. And We Got You.

If you run into trouble or have any questions, visit our FAQs or contact us directly and we'll be happy to help you out.