ASK THE WAXTHETICIAN™: Why is waxing better than shaving?

Ask the Waxthetician is an ongoing series of questions that our customers ask.  If our fabulous customers are pondering these questions, maybe you are too.

 What is a Waxthetician? Well, we made that word up because it sounds awesome and we like it :-)  To us: a waxthetician is an esthetician who specializes in waxing.


Lashaye: Waxthetician

Shaving has long been a part of almost every woman's feminine routine.  Whether it's once a week, twice a week, or every other week, most of us have experienced it at one time or another.  With results such as fast regrowth, thicker and sharper ingrown hair, let's not forget the razor burns. . . I could go on and on about the perils of shaving but why when there is a safer and better alternative like waxing.  Waxing reduces hair growth, hair grows in finer, there are no dark spots, or razor burns.  Most importantly, the results lasts for four to six weeks.  How?  Well, when you wax, the hair is pulled from the root.  The follicle is being damaged each time, which makes the hair grow in weaker.  With a few appointments, you'll definitely see a difference.  Over time there will be little to no hair.  So, if you're tired of redness, itchiness, or cuts that leave the skin raw, try waxing and experience smoother and healthier looking skin to the eye and touch.

Melissa: Waxthetician

In my opinion, waxing is the better option for hair removal than shaving. When you shave you are cutting the hair off at the surface of the skin, which means that the hair comes back in a day or so.  Shaving also gives the hair growing back in a blunt end making the individual hairs look thicker, which in turn also makes it look like you have more hair than you actually do.  When the hair grows back from shaving, many people will experience itchiness and discomfort because that blunt end left on the hair that was just shaved will catch on the inside edge of your pore and cause bumps and itchiness.  Razors also harbor all sorts of bacteria which is not good for your skin, and can cause rashes and other problems because the bacteria on the razor gets pushed down into the pores when you drag it across the surface of your skin.  With waxing, these problems don't occur.  When you wax you're pulling the hair out by the root, follicle and all. While the first time can hurt a lit bit, the waxes afterwards are much more comfortable.  Your follicle can sit inside your pore and grow hair for somewhere between 3 and 5 years, which means that the follicles coming out on the first wax are a bit larger than the follicles coming out of your pores during subsequent waxes.  That also means that the hair coming back is finer and the hair growth is less dense than before your wax. Hair also can take up to 4 weeks to grow back which is very convenient to having to shave almost every day, which can save you a lot of time.  As you wax, your skin is exfoliated and is left looking healthy as well which is an added bonus.  Keeping up with exfoliation at home is important so that ingrown hairs don't occur.  Also, when the hair grows back from waxing the end of each hair is round, and there is really no itching or discomfort at all when the hair is coming back in.  Just keep up with your exfoliating while you are in the shower, which is great for your skin and something we should all be doing anyway.  As a result, your skin will look beautiful and hair free for weeks. If you ask me, waxing is definitely the better alternative to shaving, in my professional opinion, and I believe that everyone should give it a try to experience the benefits for themselves.