Top 5 Reasons to Wax Instead of Shave

Is it better to shave or wax?

“Is it better to shave or wax?” is one of the most popular questions we hear from our clients. It’s a good question, too, and luckily, we have a good answer. 


Waxing is better than shaving. But if our word isn’t good enough for you, consider these top 5 reasons to wax instead of shave:


1. Waxing lasts longer than shaving

With shaving, it only takes a couple of days for the hair to begin growing back, meaning you’ll be shaving again. Shaving cuts hair off at the thickest section of the follicle, which means it’ll grow back pretty quickly. It may also grow back thicker due to being shaved at the thickest section of the hair follicle.


Because waxing pulls hairs out from their roots, it takes much longer for the hair to grow back compared to shaving. Waxing results can last nearly three weeks, and as a bonus, the hair grows back thinner and sometimes, even lighter in color.


Waxing lasts longer and takes up less of your time. It’s more efficient and effective.


2. Waxing is better for sensitive skin

Razors are known for aggravating skin, and it’s even worse if you have sensitive skin. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, shaving pubic hairs with a razor often results in a rash of little red sores that itch and may even hurt.


With waxes, there are multiple different types of waxes you can choose that works best with your skin type or lifestyle. If you have allergies, go with a hypoallergenic wax. If you want to avoid products that use animal testing or products, there are more than enough vegan waxes to go around.


With razors, you don’t have a large selection of products to choose from. Sure, you have shaving creams and soaps, but you’re still using a metal blade that irritates your skin.


3. Ingrown hairs are less likely to occur with waxing

While it is still possible to get ingrown hairs from waxing, they occur less frequently than the ingrown hairs you get from shaving. When you shave, hairs are cut in the middle of the follicle, which results in the hair growing back and getting stuck under the skin.


Waxing, on the other hand, pulls most of the follicles out entirely, right from the root. Of course there are some hairs that might not be long enough for the wax to reach properly, but this occurs less often with waxing.


4. Waxing exfoliates your skin

When wax is pulled off of your skin, not only does it remove hairs, but also dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. All of these things clog up your pores, which can lead to the creation of pimples. When the wax removes dead skin cells, dirt, and oil, it prevents breakouts and leaves your skin looking and feeling healthier than ever.


5. Waxing has a better, smoother finish

One of the most annoying things with shaving is when you run your hands over where you just shaved, and you still feel stubble! After all of that work and time spent trying to get rid of those hairs, they’re still there! 


With waxing, you won’t have to worry about finding stubbly spots you’ve missed or couldn’t get rid of hair. Waxing removes hair from the root, leaving your skin smooth and free of stubble.


Ditch the razor and get a wax at Nashville Skin Company

If you’re sick of razor burns and dealing with stubble and ingrown hairs, book a waxing session at Nashville Skin Company today.