Reduce the regrowth of body hair with waxing
It is common for people to complain about thicker hair growth after shaving. Although it’s technically impossible to stimulate hair growth through shaving, it may give the hair a thicker appearance once it starts growing again. If you shave the hair off the face or body, it grows back blunt. Growing out can make the tip feel rough or “stubby” for a while. In addition, there is a chance that the hair will appear darker or thicker during this phase.
Shaving removes just a portion of the hair and offers an alternative method to prevent it from growing back for a more extended period. The process of waxing, for instance, removes hair from the root, which results in slow growth of the hair. On the other hand, the mechanical method of epilation and laser hair removal both produce longer-lasting results.
Learn more about the different methods of hair removal.
How does waxing affect the growth of body hair?
Hair growth occurs in three stages, and each hair on your body moves through the stages at different times. Hair regularly grows during the active growth period. In the next phase of hair growth, the hair follicle becomes weak and detached; during this transitional stage, body hair typically falls out on its own. Finally, hair goes into a dormancy phase, during which it stops growing. Dormancy phases differ for everyone, but they typically last three to four months.
Waxing affects the dormancy phase. In repeated hair yanking at the root, the brain sends signals that rapid regrowth is unneeded. Waxing regularly seems to extend the dormancy period of some people’s hair. By damaging the hair follicle, it disrupts the hair growth cycle. Hair that grows after waxing will be finer, shorter, and weaker when it grows back. The act of waxing also causes the hair follicle to be damaged and weakened, leading to a longer resting cycle, finer hair, and reduced hair growth.
Wax is the correct way to prevent regrowth
Hair growth is not guaranteed to stop entirely with waxing. However, regular waxers will notice their hair looks finer and sparser afterward. You can maximize the benefits of waxing by doing the following:
- Make sure to choose a wax that’s safe and high-quality.
- Make sure you wax every 30 days or more often. If you skip too many waxing sessions, your hair follicle will have time to repair itself.
- Wax hair in the range of 1/4 to 1/8 inches.
- Prepare your skin for waxing by exfoliating it beforehand.
- Don’t shave the stubble when it returns.
The benefits of waxing your body hair
Skin free of stubble
Compared to shaving, which simply cuts off hair from the surface, waxing removes hair entirely from the roots. In addition, skin can feel rough and stubbly after shaving, whereas it feels soft and smooth after waxing.
Shaving can result in a dotted appearance on your skin, also known as strawberry legs. However, this doesn’t happen with waxing.
Reduces regrowth of body hair
Having the hair pulled from the root is one of the reasons regrowth is slower when you wax. Thus, your skin will remain smooth for an extended period, during which the ripped hair follicle regenerates, and the hair shaft reaches the skin’s surface. An average waxing appointment usually lasts between three and four weeks.
The hair that grows back will be finer and sparser.
Over time, waxing tears the hair follicle apart from the roots, causing the terminal hair to be weaker. The hair that grows from weak follicles is fine and sparse. Despite this, genetics is a determining factor for most of your hair characteristics, including colour, thickness, and growth rate. Don’t expect dramatic changes from coarse to fine in a few appointments. A substantial change will take time to occur.
There are no skin irritations or allergies.
It is important to note that, unlike shaving gels and creams used to remove hair, the wax usually used for body waxing procedures does not contain any additional ingredients that can irritate the skin. Therefore, in the hands of qualified and experienced professionals, waxing can result in very little or no redness.
Skin texture is improved.
Waxing removes excess, unwanted hair and dry, dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. As a result, waxing results in an extremely even and smooth complexion, which cannot hair removal creams or shaving are yet to achieve. In addition to aloe and butter, some waxes are formulated to moisturize the skin further.
Cuts and bruises are minimal.
The process of trying to improve your skin’s appearance can be frustrating if it results in harm to your skin, such as cuts or bruises. These things aren’t always pleasant, but they’re still annoying, even if they’re temporary. In contrast to shaving, waxing does not cause cuts, but bruises are rare.
Exfoliation of skin
Many studies have proven that skin exfoliation has multiple benefits. As waxing removes the topmost layer of skin, you will see a smoother, brighter complexion, but keep in mind that waxing is not an exfoliation. To prepare the skin for waxing, exfoliate a few days before the appointment. Exfoliating on the same day as your appointment can make your skin too sensitive. Instead, you can wax a few days again after your meeting: any redness will have diminished by then, and your pores will have closed. In addition, you can prevent ingrown hair with post-waxing exfoliation.
If you still cannot decide whether you want to shave or wax your body hair, read more about the pros and cons of shaving vs. waxing.
Hopefully, you will not only enjoy silky smooth skin after this procedure, but you can also expect to enjoy more benefits as a result. The slower hair growth will also reduce your costs for waxing supplies and allow you to go longer between sessions. Enjoy the benefits of smooth waxed skin from the comforts of your own home by booking the waxing services from Yes Madam