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Why Waxing is Generally Superior to Shaving, Part 1

August 11, 2020

For those regularly interested in removing hair from various parts of their body, a single question has become very common to hear in modern times: Shaving or waxing? As two of the primary hair removal methods out there, many struggle to decide between these two based on their needs, budget and personal appearance desires.

At His & Hers Waxing, we’re proud to provide not only a wide variety of men’s and women’s waxing services, but also expertise and vital information on our services and their benefits. We’ve gone over the benefits of waxing over shaving for numerous clients, and we’ll be happy to do the same with you – for those with frequent hair removal needs, there are very few circumstances where waxing is not the ideal choice. This two-part blog will go over everything you need to know about why this is the case.

Dead Skin Cell Removal

As those who have shaved for years are surely familiar with, many shaving sessions do not end with the smooth feel you’re looking for. Rather, the area still feels somewhat rough – this is because of the presence of dead skin cells that are not removed by shaving.

Waxing, on the other hand, exfoliates the skin during hair removal, pulling out dead skin cells along with the hair being removed. This leaves you with a brand new layer of skin that’s completely smooth every time, with a soft and silky feel that simply can’t be matched by a razor. This process is also far more beneficial for the skin on a long-term basis.

Hair Regrowth and Lasting Results

Shaving is generally considered a temporary method – it will remove hairs at the skin level, but they will grow back (often thicker). Waxing, on the other hand, pulls hair from the roots, weakening hair follicles over time and eventually slowing or even stopping hair growth in the area.

Not only does this make waxing less and less painful with time, it also means results last far longer than shaving. This also saves you money on things like razors that will have to be replaced constantly, plus time and hassle from shaving multiple times per week.

Itching Reduction

Another common issue for those who shave regularly is itching, a frequent occurrence for both men and women alike. This may even extend to subsequent days after shaving, as hair begins to grow back and often causes the itch.

With waxing, these concerns are heavily reduced or even eliminated. There are numerous nourishing waxes out there that will prevent itching and other discomfort side effects, and our team will be happy to discuss these with you if you have sensitive skin.

For more on why waxing is a better option than shaving for most hair removal needs, or to learn about any of our waxing salon services, speak to the staff at His & Hers Waxing today.