What is waxing ?
Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. There are many different methods of waxing in which different types of wax are used, and the two major types are:
- Strip wax: It is accomplished by spreading a sticky wax combination thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair. It’s a relatively cheaper but more invasive way of waxing.
- Hard wax: The melted wax is applied with no cloth or paper strips and then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the striping. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin as it’s more hygienic and less invasive to the skin.
Where can you wax ?
Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. but some parts should be given special consideration due to sensitive skin.
How long does it last ?
It waries from person to person. Normally new hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. If waxing is done regularly for several years, permanent hair reduction may be achieved.
Is waxing good for you ?
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer and lighter in color and the amount of regrowing hair will be permanently reduced. The use of a hair inhibitor will also aid the slow re-growth of hair. So with a good regular waxing regime, permanent hair removal can be achieved.