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5 Reasons Is Waxing Better Than Shaving

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Many people still turn to shaving when it comes to hair removal. Depending on your skin type, shaving can be uncomfortable. When using shaving on certain areas, especially the bikini line, there are many reasons why waxing is much better for you including saving you time. Here at Imagine you new we are always using the best waxing products, type of wax and advanced techniques.

Is Waxing Better Than Shaving? - Imagine You New

  1. It will last a whole lot longer

It only takes a few days after shaving for the area to start feeling prickly with hair re-growth. Even if you use shaving cream it seems it never lasts very long.

Especially if you have to be somewhere right after shaving. It can feel inflamed or even stingy.

You may have rough skin that could even look like poison ivy . The skin can become very dried out and look dull.

If you have hyaluronic acids that's always good to mix in with some lotion or use, or by itself.

If you wax instead, you could have smoother skin that can last for almost three weeks.

It could even last longer than three weeks if you get waxing done consecutively for an amount of time.

Each time you do it, you may be able to space the appointments out further apart. It just depends on how long you have been doing it, or if the hair follicle is damage enough.

When we apply the wax on the facial hair or when doing a lip wax, eyebrow wax or bikini , wax strips are used from our waxing kit to apply over the area.

When doing the bikini area there are many bikini wax styles that can be used. Including leaving a landing strip.

Wax pulls the hair out from its root so it has to completely re-grow, giving you weeks of that smooth silky feeling. The wax only removes from the root up.

This is ideal for people who are in swimwear or vacationing a lot. Also, really good for people who just like the clean feeling it leaves on your skin.

2. The hair will grow back thinner

Many clients report that after regular wax services, hair begins to grow back thinner and sometimes lighter. People claim to have the feeling of healthy hair. It really does leave your skin feeling silky soft.

If you shave, you will be breaking the hair off at the thickest part of the follicle causing it to grow back appearing thicker. Most would rather have the hair then shave.

Having the hair loss is hardly worth it.

3. The first time you do the treatment, it hurts the most.

There’s no avoiding it, it can hurt, especially if it is your first time, but by having it done by a professional using a quality wax, will keep the pain to a minimum.

When you come back a second time, it will be a breeze. Its just that first time.

Many quality waxes are also developed with micro-circulation technology, which means it sets around the hair rather than pulling on the skin.

Is Waxing Better Than Shaving? - Imagine You New

4. A smoother finish

How often do you shave but when you run your hands over the area, you can still feel a slightly prickly stubble? Sometimes irritating skin. This can be feel annoying!

As mentioned before, Pre products will soften the skin before hair removal and a quality wax will pull the hair right out leaving no stubble.

Post products and exfoliation also play a big role in the way the hair grows back and the prevention of ingrown hairs.

5. Ingrown hairs are less likely

While ingrown hairs can be a common complaint along with a razor bump feeling skin, they will be far less likely than when you shave.

This is because it removes the whole hair right down to the root of the hair follicle, leaving you with smooth skin.

Its important to grow hair out before the wax because if its too short it may break before pulling the root.

When it grows back it is thinner has a slow hair growth and is tapered so it is less likely to get trapped under the skin.

At Imagine You new we have the best wax products in the industry.

We are always looking for advanced treatment and therapies that can help the waxing experience with pain levels, and with slower hair growth.

Pros and Cons


Waxing removes hair from the root hair follicle.

Waxing leaves the bikini area hair free.

Waxing exfoliated the area.

Bikini wax doesn't cause razor burn


Shaving everyday is time consuming

Shave cream can irritate the skin

Professional wax jobs cost money

In summary, the pros and cons of waxing vs shaving are, waxing is great on sensitive skin to prevent razor burn and overall has much more pros than the cons.

A person with sensitive skin should get waxed with soft wax.

When using a professional wax, waxing removes dead skin cells, and makes the skin hair free.

At Imagine You New in St.Petersburg Fl, we have a full service menu of waxing services. Get in touch with us for more info.

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Miembro desconocido
03 may 2021

I’ve always been interested in waxing but too afraid to actually give it a try. Ingrown hairs have become a struggle for me lately. I might just have to try bikini waxing and see how I like the results.

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