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Waxing vs. Shaving vs. Laser – Which Hair Removal Solution Is Right?

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Waxing vs. Shaving vs. Laser – Which Hair Removal Solution Is Right?

Onset of summer means you need to add hair removal task in your beauty routine. You may be wondering about your hair removal approach like ‘Should all those pesky hair on the legs, underarms and bikini line be removed using waxing, shaving or laser technique’.

Everyone is familiar that keeping body hairless in right parts is not easy. Waxing, shaving and laser are all hair removal techniques, so which one wins? Each removal method has its advantages, potential problems and general discomfort.

Waxing – Semi permanent solution

How this works?

Hot wax is needed Vectus [to carry out] this technique. A thick layer of hot wax is spread on the area that needs to be waxed. Wax is allowed to cool and on cooling it hardens then a cloth or paper strip is applied on this wax layer and jerked or ripped off in opposite direction of your hair growth very quickly. With the wax, hair also gets pulled out from the root.

Pros

  • Large amount of hair is removed efficiently from the root with a single pull.
  • Hair regrowth takes 2 to 8 weeks.
  • Long lasting than shaving or depilatory cream method
  • Repeated waxing makes hair finer overtime.

Cons

  • Painful, when hair gets jerked from the roots.
  • Ingrown hair, red bumps, and minor bleeding can be experienced.
  • Cost is high when done professionally.

Shaving – Temporary solution

How it works?

Electric shaver or razor is used to shave off the hair from skin surface. Shave in hair growth direction after applying shaving cream or soap.

Pros

  • Cheapest hair removal technique.
  • Easy, quick and painless.
  • Shaving cream applied keeps skin moist and soft.

Cons

  • As hair get cut on the surface regrowth is quick.
  • Hair that regrows is blunt and not tapered, so appears thicker.
  • Risks of cuts, nicks, and razor burns.
  • Regular shaving causes ingrown hair.

Laser – Permanent solution

A high-tech method uses heat from laser and targets hair follicles. The heat damages them from the root and thus future hair growth is prevented.

Pros

  • Does not damage the dermis, so people with sensitive skin can also choose this method.
  • Destroys follicle, so permanent removal can be achieved.

Cons

  • Works on women with light skin and dark hair only.
  • Heat sensation from laser can be painful.
  • Redness or swelling.
  • Numerous visits to dermatologists are required for great results.
  • Very expensive.
  • Touch up treatments are also necessary for maintaining.

Which hair removal approach to consider is subjective and need the person to consider the pain, expense, commitment, convenience and longevity.