The Differences of Waxing and Shaving

A lot of people consider leg waxing as their best solution and alternative in getting rid of unwanted hair from their legs. It is true that waxing can be highly effective and efficient in dealing with the pesky hair – especially if you want a result that lasts for longer period of time. However, you may want to consider shaving as well. Waxing and shaving are different, and each has their own strength and weakness.



When it comes to shaving, it is pretty convenient and even comfortable. You only remove the hair on the surface of the skin, so it is pretty painless – well unless you are being careless and cut yourself with the razor. Shaving is also time efficient because it only takes you a couple of minutes to get everything done. Not to mention that the equipment is quite economical. A disposable razor and the soothing cream will cost you less than $10. But the hair is pretty much growing back again rather fast, which means that you may shave twice in a week to get a smooth result.

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Waxing, on the other hand, can deliver last longer result, because you basically pull the hair from the root. The hair will need some time to grow again, allowing you smoother legs for a while. However, since the action involves pulling the hair, it is pretty painful – especially if you aren’t accustomed to it. The possibility of side effects is always present. Not to mention that the equipment is pretty costly and the preparation time is quite long. You need to heat up the wax, apply it, wait for it until it cools down, and so many more. If you aren’t accustomed to waxing, it is advisable that you ask for help from the expert. When you get used to it, then you can try doing it on your own.