So you’ve finally decided to ditch the disposable razors, stop shaving, and consider booking a waxing appointment. We’re happy you’re thinking of making the switch! Shaving might seem more convenient when compared to waxing, but it’s really not.
When you shave, you’re exposing your skin to a lot of potential irritations and bacteria, especially if you don’t change your razors as often as you should. It’s recommended to replace your razor every 1-3 weeks depending on how many times a week you’re shaving. And let’s face it, you probably have an 8-week-old razor sitting in your shower right now. YIKES.
But don’t worry, we’ve all been down the shaving road at some point. That’s why you can trust us when we tell you waxing is the way to go! It’s beneficial for so many different reasons, not just because you can avoid all those razor burn marks and have less ingrown hairs. Here’s why you need to make the switch to waxing:
You’ll have less growth between appointments
When you shave, your hair grows back after a couple of days. The reason for this is because the razor cuts the hair from the skin’s surface, only removing the visible part. When you wax, we pull out the entire hair follicle, meaning it needs to grow back from nothing before it reaches the surface. This process takes weeks, and the results of waxing should last you about 4 weeks. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
Your hair will grow back finer and sparser
The more frequently you wax, the less hair you’ll actually have growing back in that area. This is because waxing tears the hair off from the root, which causes the follicle to get weaker over time from consistent damage. Weaker hair follicles produce much finer and sparser hair! However, this takes time. Typically, clients won’t notice a change until after a lot of waxing appointments.
Less ingrown hairs and no more skin irritations
Waxing is a lot more gentle on the skin compared to shaving (believe it or not). With shaving, there’s a lot of constant friction against the skin, and if you haven’t prepped your skin properly, you’re bound to end up with an irritation. When you wax there’s no constant friction, and since we’re pulling the hair from the root, it’s less likely that you’ll get ingrown hairs. This is probably one of the greatest benefits, and a huge reason why people choose to start getting waxed. No one likes razor burn bumps and ingrown hairs ruining their smooth skin!
We can see more than you can
The idea of having certain parts of your body on display to a waxer may scare some of you, but that’s okay! It’s completely normal to be nervous about showing off your body to a stranger. You never have to worry about coming to our salons, though. We see all body types and we never EVER judge! The good thing about waxing at a salon is that we can see all the little nooks and crannies that you can’t see yourself. We’ll make sure every spot leaves the salon hairless.
We hope that reading this convinced you to finally make the switch from shaving to waxing. There’s so many other reasons why waxing is more beneficial than shaving. We only scratched the surface in this blog. If you want to know more, chat with us at the salons or follow us on Instagram @bareessentialswaterloo and @bareessentialsguelph! Happy waxing to you all!