Waxing is the semi-permanent and the most favorable way of removing excess or unwanted hair from the body from the hair-root with the use of a sticky substance called wax. It involves a warm mixture that is applied to the skin and removed with quick speed once it cools down. Waxing is a more effective method of removing hair and it takes 3 to 8 weeks for the new hair to grow from the waxed area. In comparison to other hair removal techniques such as threading and shaving; waxing is more superior and potent and can be done on almost any part of the body including arms, legs, back, eyebrow, chest, abdomen, face, bikini area, feet and even nostrils.
Relatively two types of wax are considered most favorable for waxing; soft wax and hard wax. Soft wax requires strips to remove and is made with rosin, oils, and other additives in where the wax is applied, and the strip is placed on top to remove the hair against the direction of growth. Whereas, in hard wax it firms up on its own and is made from beeswax, resin, and oils which can remove the hair without any help of strips; this method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin.
Benefits of waxing
Waxing is considered the much effective and cheap way of removing the hair from the root. Numerous benefits of waxing are mentioned below:
• Enduring smooth skin – Waxing removes hair from the root, thus making it take more time for new hair to grow back. The period before new hair growth differs from person to person and skin type, but it’s mostly observed to take 3-8 weeks. The technique ensures an extended period of smooth and hair-free skin.
• Exfoliation – Besides leaving the skin soft and smooth, waxing also revitalizes the skin by removing the dead skin cells. As you remove the hardened wax, dead skin cells come with it.
• No skin damage – Unlike other types of hair removal methods like shaving and threading, waxing does not cause detrimental effects such as pigmentation, cuts or badly smelling skin. The wax used in the process is 100% natural thus leaving no chance of reactions.
• Softer and finer body hair – After waxing, the hair that grows back is soft and fine.