Hair tends to start growing in the most uninvited places. Unwanted hair can start growing on areas like the face, hands, feet, etc.
Even though it may get a little painful, waxing is considered as one of the best hair removal techniques. Waxing has a ton of benefits, which is why the pain of your hair being pulled out of its roots is worth it. After all, after every storm there is sunshine!
A few benefits of waxing are mentioned below:
The hair re-growth process slows down once you get your skin waxed. There is a good reason for this: waxing pulls the hair right out from the root, which is why it’s painful. Your skin stays smooth for a long time after waxing as compared to other hair removal methods. The average time for your hair to grow back is about 3-4 weeks. However, with other hair removal methods, your hair might grow back in 2-3 days.
Produces finer hair
Waxing pulls your hair out right from the root. This causes the hair follicle to become weaker over a period of time. The hair produced by your body gets sparser and finer. However, for most people, genetics determine the characteristics of their hair growth.
Over time, your skin gets darker due to all the pollution and dirt you’re exposed to. Waxing gets rid of the uppermost layer of the skin, making the skin brighter and smoother. Waxing, therefore, mildly exfoliates your skin. However, it is recommended that you get post-waxing exfoliation done to keep ingrown hair at bay.
Cause Less Inflammation and No Discoloration
Shaving repeatedly can lead to chronic skin inflammation and discoloration. Using a razor very often has some serious ramifications such as thicker hair and more active melanocytes – pigment-making cells. You won’t have to wax hair as often as you’ll have to shave them – reducing the chances of repeated friction. This means lesser chances of inflammation and skin discoloration.
Prevents Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hair is hair that grows right back into the skin, causing red bumps. Using an appropriate waxing method can avoid the growth of ingrown hair. The skin should be held tight and the wax strip should be pulled quickly to avoid this. This method will not only be less painful but also effective for easy hair removal. Post-wax exfoliation will further dim the chances of recurring ingrown hair.
You might have noticed that 2-3 days after shaving, your hair starts surfacing, which causes distressing itchiness and prickliness. Your hair takes longer to grow back after waxing. The longer it takes for the hair to reach the surface, the smoother your skin remains. Additionally, the growth of your prickly hair is more visible after shaving as compared to waxing.
These were just a few benefits of waxing. Waxing may hurt a little, but believe us— the pain will be worth it!