Waxing vs. Shaving

Difference Between Waxing and Shaving

Be it woman or man, waxing and shaving are two most essential personal care activities in one’s life. Both processes are used to remove unwanted hair such as armpit hair, facial hair, eyebrow and pubic hair.

Waxing is very painful. In this process, a thin film of hot wax is applied on the body part and with the help of a strip, pulled with force against the growth of hair. You can, well, imagine the pain. Even though, most of women go for it because post waxing, growth is slower as they are pulled from their roots.

Shaving, on the other hand, is painless and done by a razor or electric shaver. It is cheaper and can be done at home. Until you cut yourself accidentally, the process is pain free. By applying shaving cream prior to shaving moisten the skin and ease the process.  Comparing to the hair re-growth period of 2 to 8 weeks of waxing, shaving only gives hair free body parts for 3 to 4 days only. Despite that, shaving is easy and can be done by a razor.  Shaving can be skin irritant for people with sensitive skin.

Waxing needs to be done at a parlor and is painful. It can be a messy job with all that hot wax, strips and pulling. It is expensive too.  Other than these, there are epilators and laser treatments for hair reduction but waxing and shaving are the most tried and trusted formula. Before you choose either of these two, decide which one suit you best in terms of skin sensitivity and comfort.