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Waxing or Shaving, Which is Better For You?

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Is waxing better than shaving?

Despite the fact that both waxing and shaving are procedures of hair removal, they are completely different in every other way. Waxing is a method that employs hot wax to manually pull the hair follicle from the hair shaft, which can be uncomfortable and even painful.

On the other hand, shaving is when you use your good ol’ razor blade to remove hair. A number of factors influence which strategy is best.

Let’s face it, we all want to be hairless on some parts of our body and there are only two inexpensive ways to do that: waxing or shaving. Because laser treatments are expensive, you need to allot your time and money for it.

Consider the following factors while deciding between waxing and shaving:

Advantages and Disadvantages of Waxing

Waxing normally requires a significant amount of preparation. Whether you use a home product or go to a salon, you must first grow your hair to a quarter-inch length, which takes time and needs an unpleasant grow-out procedure.


Some women are brave enough to do this on their own, but some just leave it to the professionals to avoid a negative outcome.

If you choose to go to a waxing salon, you’ll need to make an appointment ahead of time and add the time it takes to get to and from the location.

Waxing is a pretty quick procedure, and depending on where you are, a session might take up to 30 minutes.

With waxing, it can take up to two weeks, on average, before it regrows. You can prolong the period between appointments by waxing regularly.

Here’s the brutal truth…

It’s uncomfortable. No matter how carefully you prepare, waxing your pubic area is considerably worse than waxing other areas.

Naturally, physically pulling the hair out of the follicle is a painful experience. Nevertheless, you must also take into consideration the wax’s unpleasant temperature and the resulting residual skin tenderness that might result.

Don’t be scared if it looks like raw chicken after the procedure.

A wax kit for at-home use can cost the same as a shaving kit, but you normally get only a few uses out of it.

The cost of a professional wax appointment varies depending on the hair removal area and your location, but it may be rather expensive, especially if you add the tip to your estimate.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Shaving

Shaving is as simple as getting in the shower whenever you need to or whenever your schedule allows.

You can easily do it at home while traveling or anywhere else that is convenient for you. You don’t even need a kit; all you need is your trusty razor and shaving foam.

It will take anything from a few minutes to ten minutes, depending on how much hair you shave.

Depending on your hair growth, you may need to repeat it after a week. Hair growth varies by individual and on areas of the body, such as the armpits, legs, or bikini area.

When done correctly, shaving is generally painless. The possibilities of rasping nicks and razor burn are substantially decreased if you have thoroughly exfoliated the region. Always use a sharp razor and a shaving cream, and follow up with a moisturizer.

Although, you have to keep in mind how frequently you shave and the expense of replenishing the razor, this is the most cost-effective option at first glance.

You may buy a pack of disposable razors for a few dollars, or you may spend on a reusable, high-quality razor. Add a can of shaving cream that will last you a long time.


The only downside of shaving is when you’re in a rush and you have not properly prepped the area.

It will be very itchy when your hair starts to grow and there will be bumps due to ingrown hairs. So when shaving, prepping is key! Also, it helps to use a hot shower or a hot pack to open the pores first.


Overall, the decision between the two strategies is entirely up to you and your personal preferences.

Some people find that the intensity of waxing is sufficient to tolerate all of the painful aspects of shaving. Others find the idea of shaving on a regular basis far too time-consuming.

When it comes to waxing vs. shaving, there is no better or worse option; only what is best for you.

With waxing, you will be hairless for weeks at a time, with shaving you will have to shave every few days. It just really depends on your lifestyle and how much time you have on your hands.

Photo credit:  Cottonbro, Pexels


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