Hair Removal: Waxing Vs. Shaving

Is waxing better than shaving? The eternal question that so many men and women have asked themselves in an effort to make their lives easier and hopefully save themselves time and money. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of waxing and shaving to determine the answer to that question once and for all.

Shaving Pros

Shaving is usually your first experience with hair removal for a few reasons:

  • It’s cheap.
  • It’s accessible (you can do it yourself, anywhere).

Those are some solid positives. However, there are also significant cons involved with shaving too.

Shaving Cons

Even though shaving is cheap and easy to do yourself there are some drawbacks that may have led you to look for another hair removal method. Depending on how close you shave and how fast your hair grows, it doesn’t last nearly as long as waxing or other methods. It also can be hard to avoid nicks, bumps, and ingrown hairs which can be unsightly at best and extremely painful or infected at worst. Another con of shaving is how thick and uneven your hair could grow back.

Waxing Pros

Waxing makes your skin ultra-soft and smooth. Because the wax used pulls the hair from the root, you don’t have to do it nearly as often as shaving. Results should last 4-6 weeks. Regular waxing also helps to:

  • Exfoliate and remove dead skin
  • Minimize the growth of ingrown hair
  • Encourage hair to grow back thinner and lighter
  • Eliminate the risk of cuts or shave bumps

Waxing Cons

While waxing can be done at home, it’s almost always worth it to have it done by a professional. This does make it a little bit more expensive, but when you factor in all of the other benefits, it’s worth it in the long run.

So, while shaving may help you in a pinch before a last-minute event, you probably see how much better waxing can be long term. If you’re interested in waxing, you’re in luck! We offer a wide range of waxing services. To schedule an appointment call us at (309) 662-6772.

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